Here is our list of the 1000 Greatest Poems of All Time. You can't believe the hate mail I get from putting together a list like this. People get a little crazy about their poetry. I'm happy they are so passionate. I understand how much people care about writing, so this is not a definitive list. It is an evolving list, and we are asking for your help.Our readers really … [Read more...] about 1000 Greatest Poems of All Time
Please! Help! So I am writing this post of 1000 writing prompts. It might be a little misleading because I have no where near 1000 prompts. What I am doing is asking you to help, please. I will add to this post every day or so, and I would really like it if you added prompts too. If you enter a prompt in the writing section I will add it to the list. We will work together to … [Read more...] about 1000 Writing Prompts
Call for Art Submissions This is renewing an old call for art submissions! We want your art. We are looking for art of all kinds to display on our site and in our free digital magazine. We have dozens of visual artists on our site, but lately we have not been encouraging submissions.We are looking for art for our site. We are looking for photos, paintings, computer art, … [Read more...] about Call for Art Submissions
Gayle Kellner is a writer, an artist, a poet, and an educator. Her essays and poems have appeared in Utne Magazine, Orion Magazine, The Loop, The Beachcomber, and The Nature of an Island. She is currently a regular guest on Voice of Vashon’s community radio program … [Read more...] about Poem: Instructions: On Getting Ready to Die by Gayle Kellner
500 word scary story contest! Welcome to our 2017 500 word horror story contest! We are looking for submissions of horror stories that are scary, and 500 words are less. These stories can be about anything, but as we get them and like them we will publish them on EWR: Short Stories, and if they are in before September 15 they will be published in our print issue.We have … [Read more...] about 500 Word Scary Story contest! Over $10,000 in promotions.
Welcome to our game for writers. It is an Exquisite Corpse. An Exquisite Corpse is a writing or art game where you complete the story, poem or drawing in parts. Each author or artist cannot see the previous artists/writers work. In this case we are writing a poem together. It is a poem about anything.In this case there is no restriction on words. This EC goes until we get … [Read more...] about Exquisite Corpse Game for Writers
A new forum is born. So we have had infinite troubles with our Message Boards for Writers. We had a message board that was a SMF, or something, then BBpress, then on and on. I think in all we've had 6 different message boards using 6 different software platforms, and all of them have trouble after a while. I made the observation that the native messaging system doesn't usually … [Read more...] about Message Boards for Writers
50 Word Scary Story Summer Contest! Yes, once again we are doing it! I’ve got a bunch (more than 3 fewer than 10) asking, hey when are you doing another 50 Word Word Scary Story Summer Contest. I like those contests….Thank you for those emails. I really enjoy these too. I like reading wonderful and amazing stories that are so short, you are amazed at the writing.To that … [Read more...] about Winners: 50 Word Scary Story Summer Contest!
We were all so relieved when book publishing became fast and easy. Everyone believe they could realize their dream of publishing their book. We quickly found out, publishing is the easy part. If you don't promote your book it won't sell. So here are 10 ways to promote your book. 10 Ways to Promote Your Book 1. Build an author’s website If you build a website do not … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Promote Your Book
We are launching a new venture today: Every Writer store front. This is the first time we are offereing merchandise to our readers. We hope you enjoy the products. They are all for writers, and all about writing. Some of these are the best way to get products that support the writing community and show your interest in writing.In designing these, we are using classic … [Read more...] about Writing Gear
Welcome to our Christmas Poem Haiku contest. We are looking for the best Haiku about Christmas. It can snowmen in it too, but it must be Christmasy. So you know the Haiku form. 5, 7, 5 is what we are looking for, it doesn't have to get anymore completed than than. Winner of this contest will get published on Every Day Poem. The winner will be announced on Christmas Day. Leave … [Read more...] about Christmas Poem Contest
'Twas the Night Before Christmas (A Visit from St. Nicholas) by Clement Clarke Moore Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of … [Read more...] about Poetry Discussion: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
Last week, a few days before Thanksgiving, I was able to sit down in a clean well lighted cafe with Mr. Kris Kringle. We met in Portland, Oregon. Mr. Kringle was kind enough to take time away from his busy schedule to talk with us. This time of year is particularly busy for him. This interview is from the audio recording. It is very close to what was actually said. I was a … [Read more...] about Interview with Kris Kringle
The only thing that comes close to winning our Horror Story contest, or the EWR: Horror Story Award is winning our 50 Word Horror Contest. Winner takes home $1000 ad package on our site. That's email blast, social network promotions, and ads on our most popular pages. You can do all this for 50 words. We are looking for the scariest story. The rules are easy enough:50 Words … [Read more...] about 50 Word Horror Story Contest 2016
Once again welcome to our annual Horror Short Story contest. For about 3 months EWR has been out fishing. We are back. This contest kicks off our heavy publishing cycle. We want your stories. The stories have to be scary. Scariest story wins. The deadline for our contest is October 27, 2016. The word count this year is 1000 words. Winner takes $1000 in ads from EWR. That’s an … [Read more...] about 2016 Horror Story Contest (1000 words)!
Horror Haiku Contest! Right now we are running 2 major contests, so we’re not going to offer a prize on this one. We will do 2 things for you. The winners will be announced the same night as the Horror story contest DETAILS HERE (soon), and we will do 1st,2nd,3rd place. We will put your Haiku on tiles and publish them around the web, AND we will publish the top 3 on Every Day … [Read more...] about Horror Haiku Contest!
The many faces of writers today have changed from days of old. Now writers are expected to have an audience and a platform before before they even publish a book. Do you think that now the writer has become as important as the work. I know that this is the case with some writers in the past, but it used to start with the work. It used to start with the reader reading the book, … [Read more...] about Discussion: A book by its author?
I taught high school English and composition at The University of Akron. I have two college-aged children and write poetry, short stories and novels. Laura Wrocklage Flesher … [Read more...] about Second Place 50 Word Contest: Cotton Candy
Ok, welcome to our first Winter Storm Tanka Contest. We have a short story contest every season, and I'm starting to feel a little bad that we don't do a contest for poetry. It's an oversight really. So this is our first poetry contest. If you notice we never do anything like a "normal" contest. We run a 50 word story contest, so we need a nice and short poetry contest.Here … [Read more...] about Winter Storm Tanka Contest
This discussion is based on a comment left by Tim Rogers (http://www.blueowlbohemia.com/). Below is his comment:In a digital age, when social media and electronic communications trump face-to-face interactions, the presence of the glowing screen looms large in our lives. Here we are right now, in our separate worlds, interacting with physical others in virtual isolation. … [Read more...] about Discussion: In a digital age…
Hello everyone out there in readerville. We are looking for suggestions to get some discussions going on our site. Lately we have be putting up poetry discussions, but those discussions haven’t fallen….flat. So we are right now going to the smartest people we know, you! Our loyal and awesome readers for ideas.Please, in the comments below, post a topic for discussion. It … [Read more...] about Discussion Suggestions Please
Winter 50 Word Contest Welcome to our Winter 50 Word Contest. We run one of these every once in a while. You know how they go. This is a 50 word story contest, and the story can be about anything. It just has to be 50 words. The winner of the story will win $1000 in free ads on our site. You can promote anything writing related, your book, your magazine, whatever you like. It … [Read more...] about Winter 50 Word Contest
Should I get a BFA in Creative Writing? Not a lot of universities and colleges offer a BFA in Creative Writing, but is it a good idea to get a degree like this? Will it help you be a better writer? Will a BFA give you any chance at getting a job?I will start by saying I have a BFA in Creative Writing. I wanted to be a writer all my life. I signed up for school, found the … [Read more...] about Should I get a BFA in Creative Writing?
We accept submissions of short stories year round. We publish between 2-7 short stories per week. Most of the time we publish 2 or 3. We only take submissions of short stories high quality. EWR: Short Stories is one of the most read short story sites on the web. Our site EWR gets 180,000 to 250,000 unique visitors per month and about 12,000-15,000 unique visitors per month come … [Read more...] about New Short Story Guidelines over 500 words ok
Cesar Valtierra hails from the sun soaked desert of the wild, wild western city of El Paso, Texas. He wields a pencil like an outlaw gunslinger, drawing up a storm since the tender age of two. He is infamous throughout the land for his provocative ink drawings, his meticulous vector illustrations, and his eye catching graphic design work. Like a thief in the night, Mr. … [Read more...] about Art by Cesar Valtierra
Welcome to our weekly writing exercises page. We were publishing these as single posts, but we've found putting them all on one page is beneficial and easier for everyone. So each week you can stop by this page for new writing exercises and prompts. We are going to do out best to keep these up to date, and to add one each week.They will be listed from news (at the top) to … [Read more...] about Weekly Writing Exercises
Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless sea. So twice five miles of fertile ground With walls and towers were girdled round; And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills, Where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree; And … [Read more...] about Poetry Discussion: Kubla Khan
When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer By Walt Whitman When I heard the learn’d astronomer, When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me, When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them, When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room, How soon unaccountable I became tired and … [Read more...] about Poetry Discussion: When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer
I thought we'd try this once, and see the response. Sometimes online this is difficult. This is our poetry discussion. Just write what you think of the poem in the comments. We will do this from time to time. If it has a good response, we'll do it on a regular basis. If it doesn't we won't. So write your comments about the poem in the comments. This is an early Dickinson poem. … [Read more...] about Poetry Discussion
Give Yourself a Gift This Season!After you've drafted your novel, there's still one last page to write: the query letter. WordTango's Weekend Query class is two days focused on.the art of the hook and query ...and producing a query that will SELL!Most writers dread the query, when they have to take off the creative hat and put on the sales hat. We've created the … [Read more...] about WordTango’s Weekend