Poetry Bridging Continents Event

The Magic of Monadnock: Poetry Bridging Continents

October 9 – 12, 2017, Keene State College, Mason Library

Keene State College, Cheshire County Historical Society, and Monadnock State Park will be hosting at least six pastoral poets from China and the US for a weeklong festival of how geography influences poetry. All sessions and readings are open to the public without charge thanks to generous support from KSC Mason Library, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Poetry Society of New Hampshire, and Monadnock Writers’ Group.

You can click here for a copy of the program schedule.

Please note—these programs require advance registration:

  • Monday, Oct. 9: American renga (linked-verse) creations
  • Wednesday, Oct. 10: Ranger-led talk and hike to Thoreau’s Rock on Mt. Monadnock ($5 park entrance fee) and tour of poet Henry Walters cabin.
  • Participants in these events can register with Rodger Martin at rmartin1@keene.edu.

Participants in the college events can pick up parking passes for the week when they arrive at the Mason Library. This is meant to be a community/campus fellowship so all will be welcome.

~ Rodger Martin


MWG Call for Submissions–The Mud Chronicles

MWG is currently working on its seventh print anthology, The Mud Chronicles: A New England Anthology.

The Mud Chronicles: A New England Anthology seeks submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and images from New England writers and those who have a strong connection with the region. We seek work that reveals the transitional essence of “the fifth season” in both physical and emotional landscapes.

Submission Guidelines:

Submission Period is October 1 to December 31, 2017. Please send only previously unpublished work. Send submissions to: mwgmudchronicles@gmail.com

In the subject line of the email include title(s) of work submitted.

In the body of the email please include a short biography statement of no more than 100 words with full name included.

Writing Submissions:

Send up to three poems in one document (individual poems should be on separate pages), or up to 2500 words of fiction or nonfiction (double spaced), in a Word file (.doc/.docx) or Rich Text Format (.rft) attachment in your email. Do not include identifying authorship in the attachment.

Visual Image Submissions:

Submit up to three images in color or black and white. Attached files should be no more than 5 MB each in .jpg format. Do not include identifying authorship in the attachment.

Editorial decisions and notification of acceptance will be made no later than July 1, 2018.

Please note that due to the volume of submissions we will only be sending out notices of acceptance.

If your work is accepted elsewhere before final editorial decisions are made please contact us at monadnockwriters@gmail.com.

New England Memories: Call for Submissions

New England Memories: MWG member Linda Thomas took a hiatus this past spring and summer from publishing her quarterly New England Memories magazine. However, she’s currently working on the Fall 2017 Issue and will be reading submissions for this issue through October 8th. If you’d like to submit prose, poetry, or artwork, please read the submission guidelines and past issues at http://www.newenglandmemories.com/. You may also submit work year round for consideration in future issues. Linda will be publishing issues of New England Memories on a new semiannual schedule (spring and fall). Between issues, readers can subscribe to articles about recording memories in prose, poetry, and artwork, related book reviews, and interviews with writers.