New Books
Poetry, Fiction, & Non-Fiction
photo of writer Deyva Arthur at the Albany Public Library

“Gamble Mom” by Deyva Arthur

"Gamble Mom" by photographer, writer, activist, and mother Deyva Arthur, which was named Best Flash Fiction in the 2023 HVWG Short Fiction Contest.

Photo of typewriter keys

Three Poems – Robert Harlow

Three poems - "And Sometimes Something Else," "My Slender Book—The Loaner Version," and "Lasting Words" - by Albany poet Robert Harlow.

Next Up To The Mic
Next Up to The Mic Episode 22: Rebecca Schumejda Live at The Linda
Austin Houston Live at The Linda
Episode 20: James H Duncan Live at The Linda
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Event & Workshop News
From The Blogs
Don Levy reading at the Poets Speak Loud open mic on Monday, January 28, 2019

Mid Reading Year Look Back

It's almost the end of June, and it's the perfect time for Don Levy to look back at his reading year so far.

Cheryl A. Rice at the WordFest Open Mic, Albany Public Library, April 21, 2012

The Flying Monkey: My Thing

In this latest edition of The Flying Monkey, Cheryl A. Rice discusses how important it is for her to get out to poetry readings and open mics.

Stack of Books

How Many Books Are Too Many?

Don Levy loves books and he really enjoys going to book sales to stock his shelves. In this edition of "The Next Chapter," he asks, how much is too much?

Calls For Submissions
Dorset Prize

Dorset Prize

Tupelo Press awards a prize for a previously unpublished, full-length poetry manuscript.

Larry Levis

Levis Reading Prize

The Levis Reading Prize is awarded annually for the best first or second book of poetry published in the previous calendar year.


Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition

The Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition encourages the creation of lasting nonfiction that is outside the realm of conventional journalism and has relevance to North Carolinians.


Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award

The Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award is granted to an LGBTQ writer who has shown exceptional talent and the potential for continued literary success and significance in the future.

John Steinbeck

Steinbeck Fellow Program

The Steinbeck Fellows Program of San José State University offers writers of any age and background a $15,000 fellowship to finish a significant writing project.