Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Writers Market Online Now Available to You

Did you know that the library now subscribes to Writers Market online? You know that enormous tome that lists all the places you can publish your writing? Yeah, the one you hardly dare look through because it's so intimidating? Well, we do have a physical copy of that, but we now have a Calvin subscription to the searchable website as well.

If you would like to use it, just ask one of the librarians for the access codes. Or you could talk to Prof. Rienstra in the department.

Of course, we hope that you will also try out Calvin Writers Recommend, our own Calvin-student-oriented version of Writers Market. Much less overwhelming and aimed specifically at Calvin student writers. Check it out here.

Hamlet Happenings

In keen anticipation of CTC's production of Hamlet, which opens next weekend, the CAS department is sponsoring two events that may be of interest to writers and sundry Hamlet fans. First, the 2009 RSC film production of Hamlet, starring David Tennant as Hamlet and Patrick Stewart as both Claudius and the ghost (!), will be shown Friday, April 1, from 2-5 in the Bytwerk Theater. Second, calling all photographers: look for the Hamlet photo contest running this weekend on campus. On Friday, a table will be set up in Johnny's to explain how it will work. Upload a Hamlet-related photo to CTC's Facebook page and you could win one of several really good prizes. There will be some suggested categories, but inventiveness will be rewarded. For more details, you might contact Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence,

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Cash Prize for Creative Nonfiction

Creative nonfiction writers, here's a chance to earn a summer free of that summer job. Earn your college funds by writing instead.

Check out the 2011 Norman Mailer High School and College Writing Awards for
Creative Nonfiction. Cash prizes of $5,000 to $10,000 will be awarded to
National Winners.

Visit for more info and to download
a brochure.

The submission deadline is April 28, 2011, Noon CST.