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Kimberly Reed
Director/Producer of Dark Money Wins
Sundance Institute/Amazon Studios Producers Award
PBS Acquires the Rights to North American Distribution

“Kimberly Reed’s work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, NPR, The Moth, and in Details Magazine. One of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film,” she directed/produced PRODIGAL SONS, a “whiplash doc that heralds an exciting talent.” PRODIGAL SONS (First Run Features, Sundance Channel) landed on many Best of the Year lists, screened at more than 100 film festivals, and garnered 14 Audience and Jury awards, including the FIPRESCI Prize. Ms. Reed was recognized as one of OUT Magazine’s “Out 100,” and as Towleroad’s “Best LGBT Character of the Film Year.” She also produced/edited/wrote PAUL GOODMAN CHANGED MY LIFE (Zeitgeist Films), and produced THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARSHA P. JOHNSON (Netflix).”

Kimberly was a longtime student in The Writers Studio NYC Master Class. Read more about her film Dark Money here.

Alumni News

Alice Hatcher’s Debut Novel The Wonder That Was Ours
Available September 8
Alum of The Writers Studio Tucson on Long List for First Novel PrizeAlice Hatcher’s debut novel “The Wonder That Was Ours” made the long list for the 2018 The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. In an essay on her website, the author traces how she felt starting in a beginning class at The Writers Studio Tucson, despite being an accomplished professional with a PhD, and how she found the right voice for her novel by doing exercises. Read the essay here. Order the book here.

New and Recent Additions to Fall Classes
Hudson Valley Poetry Workshop

This all-poetry workshop is open to students new to The Writers Studio as well as continuing and returning students. More information and registration here.

NYC/Brooklyn Level 1
This eight-week class is a full introduction to The Writers Studio method. Open to writers new to The Writers Studio, and returning students who wish to continue or return to Level 1 in a new, convenient location. More information and registration here.

Online Over-50 Workshop

This six-week class uses exercises by writers who published their first books “on the late side.” Open to all writers 50+ who wish to write fiction, poetry, and/or memoir. Students new to The Writers Studio, as well as continuing and returning students are all welcome. This is an ongoing workshop you can take over and over again, or you can move on to other levels from here by recommendation of the teacher. More information and registrationhere.

See the full fall lineup here.

Craft Class News
Get a jump on your reading — the fall Craft Class reading list is now available. This term Philip Schultz will teach Franz Kafka, not to be missed. The reading list is here. Register for the fall Craft Class here.
Opportunities For Writers
Fiction, Nonfiction
Boulevard’s mission is to publish the finest in contemporary fiction and poetry as well as definitive essays on the arts and culture, and to publish a diversity of writers who exhibit an original sensibility. It is our conviction that creative and critical work should be presented in a variegated yet coherent ensemble—as a boulevard, which contains in one place the best a community has to offer.” Boulevard was established in 1985.
Boulevard Nonfiction Contest for Emerging Writers. Deadline September 30. Details here.
Boulevard Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers. Deadline December 31. Details here.
Citron Review
Flash Fiction, Micro Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
“In each issue of the journal, you can experience the larger world through very small, focused lenses—fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction in small, economical packages. The essays and poems and stories in The Citron Review land all along the spectrum of human experience. They do what literature does best—tell us what it’s like to be human in new and different ways.” Deadline November 30. Details here.

Tulip Tree Press
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry 
“Our mantra is our mission: to tell Stories That Need to Be Told.” Currently accepting submissions for the Story Contest. Categories for contest include Passion, Depth, Humor, and Love. Deadline August 26. Details here. Anomaly
Nonfiction, Poetry, Fiction, Comics, Translation
Anomaly is committed to actively seeking out and promoting the work of marginalized and underrepresented artists, including especially people of color, women, queer, differently abled, neurodivergent, and gender nonconforming artists.”
Deadline September 1. Learn more about the magazine and check out their gorgeous blog here. Submission details here.

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