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Sundress Academy for the Arts Accepting Fall Residency Applications

The Sundress Academy for the Arts is excited to announce that they are now accepting applications for short-term artists' residencies in creative writing, visual art, film/theater, music, and more for our fall residency period, which runs from August 21st to December 31st, 2018. For the fall residency period, SAFTA will be pairing with VIDA to offer two fellowships (one full fellowship and one 50% fellowship) for a week-long residency to two women writers of any genre. VIDA's mission as a research-driven organization is to increase critical attention to contemporary women's writing as well as further transparency around gender equality issues in contemporary literary culture. Fellowships will be chosen by guest judge, Elissa Washuta. The deadline for applications is May 1st, 2018.

[ 15apr18 ]
SAFTA Announces Second Annual Retreat for Survival and Healing

The Sundress Academy for the Arts is hosting its second annual generative writing retreat celebrating survival and healing on July 21st and 22nd, 2018. This two-day retreat for sexual assault survivors will be held in Oak Ridge, TN and will be a safe space for creativity, generative writing exercises, discussions on ways to write trauma, advice on publishing, and more. Come join us in mutual support for a weekend of writing time for healing, safety, and comfort. Scholarships available.

[ 11apr18 ]
SAFTA Looking for Readers for 2018-2019 Sundress Reading Series

The Sundress Academy for the Arts would like to invite writers to read as part of their 2018 - 2019 reading series. Since 2013, SAFTA has hosted poets and prose writers as part of their award-winning Sundress Reading Series in the heart of Knoxville, TN, just miles from the Great Smoky Mountains. An extension of Sundress Publications and the Sundress Academy for the Arts, the Sundress Reading Series features nationally recognized writers in all genres from around the US while also supporting local and regional nonprofits. Find out more here

[ 10apr18 ]
New Issue of Pretty Owl Poetry Released

Pretty Owl Poetry released its Spring 2018 issue featuring contributors Ana Jovanovska, Jessica Server, Denise Jarrott, Guy Biederman, Geoff Anderson, AnnaLee Barclay, Sarah A. Chavez, Cameron Morse, Jen Stein Hauptmann, Jonah Simonak, Rebecca Fradkin, Shannon K. Winston, Jess Turner, Roseanna Alice Boswell, Amber McBride, and Adrian S. Potter!

[ 01apr18 ]
Rogue Agent 37 Released

A plum, a secret room, hands as bandages... Rogue Agent 37 is here! Featuring poetry by Julia C. Alter, Daniela Buccilli, Tara Shea Burke, Willa Carroll, Eric Cline, Leslie Contreras Schwartz, Laurinda Lind, Bo Niles, Remi Recchia, and Shannon K. Winston. Plus check out our interview with Jenny Johnson discussing embodied poetry and writing In Full Velvet!