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The Crossroads Contest 2020

  • 09 Jul 2020
  • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Reading to Take Place on Zoom

Registration is closed
Eastern Shore Writers Association invites you to a special reading from the finalists of the annual Crossroads Writing Contest!  Finalists of the contest, judged by The Broadkill Review Managing Editor Stephen Scott Whittaker, will be asked to read their work. 

More about the contest:

ESWA's The Crossroads Poetry, Memoir, & Micro Fiction Writing Contest:
This Year's Theme: Place

Eastern Shore Writer's Association members were invited write a poem, memoir, or micro fiction piece which invokes a sense of place. A special reading will take place the evening of Thursday, July 9th, from 7:30-8:30 PM, where the top ten finalists will be invited to read on Zoom, two honorable mentions, and the winner will be announced.  A cash prize of $100.00 will be awarded for the top poem, memoir, or micro fiction piece selected by The Broadkill Review Managing Editor, Stephen Scott Whitaker. The winning piece as well as two honorable mentions will be featured in the 2021 Bay to Ocean Writers Conference brochure.

Submissions are now closed.  To attend the reading:

Simply register!  A Zoom link will be emailed to you 12 hours prior to the reading.  You do NOT need to download Zoom to participate.


Stephen Scott Whitaker is the managing editor of The Broadkill Review and a member of the National Book Critics Circle. Whitaker is the author of four chapbooks of poetry including the Dogfish Head Poetry Prize and the Delaware Press Award-winning Field Recordings. His poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in dozens of publications, including Fourteen Hills, Crab Creek Review, The MacGuffin, and Third Wednesday, as well as anthologies from Tupelo Press, and Apep Books, among others. His work with Broadsided Press is currently featured University of Arizona’s Poetry in Public Spaces Exhibit. A recipient of an NEA grant to turn Romeo & Juliet into a rock musical, Whitaker studied theatre, writing and literature at Emerson College in Boston, and was a Maastricht fellow in the arts & humanities in the Netherlands. He received his Master’s Degree from Boston University and worked for Agni literary magazine, PEN New England, and the Poet’s Theater. A registered artist with the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Whitaker works as an educator in rural Maryland where he is also a grant writer. Mulch, a novel of speculative fiction is forthcoming from Montag Press in 2020.




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