We offer 

  • manuscript consultations for poetry
  • online and in-person workshops
  • chapbook contest
  • Action, Spectacle magazine


We are always accepting submissions for all of our offerings. That is to say that the minute a deadline (for example, August 25th, 11:59 PM west coast time) has passed we start accepting (on August 26th) submissions for the following deadline.


Action, Spectacle is a progressive bi-annual magazine of arts and culture. Our staff and Guest Editors--like Rae Armantrout, Rick Moody, Shirwin Bitsui, Maisy Card, Dana Levin, Vu Tran, Natalie Diaz, Kimiko Hahn, Laura Sims, Shane McCrae, Jacinda Townsend, and others., &c.--select submitted work.

We read general submissions year round, and response time is 1 to 4 months, or less. We have no aesthetic, stylistic or theoretical allegiances or mission 

All submissions should be in English and previously unpublished online and/or in the United States and Canada. Simultaneous submissions are also absolutely fine as long as we are notified immediately if the manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere. Cover letters are not necessary, but be sure to include e-mail contact information. We cannot offer payment for published work.

Below are the file types and sizes that are supported.

AUDIO

MP3, WAV, FLAC, M4A, WMA, AAC, AIF, AIFF ---   file size limits:  50MB. No. of channels: 1 (mono) or 2 (stereo) 

~~or WAV, FLAC, M4A (Apple Lossless) & MP3 --- file size limits:  360MB

IMAGES

JPG, PNG, GIF, JPEG, JPE, JFIF, BMP, HEIC, HEIF, TIFF, TIF and WEBP

Notes: Animated   WEBP images currently not supported and convert to static images.

Flash files (.SWF) are supported but they must be added to your site using the Flash element.

file size limits:  25MB

VIDEOS

AVI, MPEG, MPG, MPE, MP4, MKV, WebM, MOV, OGV, VOB, M4V, 3GP, DivX, XVID, MXF, WMV, M1V, FLV, M2TS

file size limits:  1000MB.  Recommended resolution 1920 x 1080px

Action, Spectacle is a progressive bi-annual magazine of arts and culture. Our staff and Guest Editors--like Rae Armantrout, Rick Moody, Shirwin Bitsui, Maisy Card, Dana Levin, Vu Tran, Natalie Diaz, Kimiko Hahn, Laura Sims, Shane McCrae, Jacinda Townsend, and others., &c.--select submitted work.

We read general submissions year round, and response time is 1 to 4 months, or less. Please submit only Word docs. Please do not submit PDFs. We have no aesthetic, stylistic or theoretical allegiances or mission

All submissions should be 20 pages or less, in English, and previously unpublished online and/or in the United States and Canada. Simultaneous submissions are also absolutely fine as long as we are notified immediately if the manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere. Cover letters are not necessary, but be sure to include e-mail contact information. We cannot offer payment for published work.

Action, Spectacle is a progressive bi-annual magazine of arts and culture. Our staff and Guest Editors--like Rae Armantrout, Rick Moody, Shirwin Bitsui, Maisy Card, Dana Levin, Vu Tran, Natalie Diaz, Kimiko Hahn, Laura Sims, Shane McCrae, Jacinda Townsend, and others., &c.--select submitted work.

We read general submissions year round, and response time is 1 to 4 months, or less. We have no aesthetic, stylistic or theoretical allegiances or mission

All submissions should be in English and previously unpublished online and/or in the United States and Canada. Simultaneous submissions are also absolutely fine as long as we are notified immediately if the manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere. Cover letters are not necessary, but be sure to include e-mail contact information. We cannot offer payment for published work.

6 Week Online One-on-One Poetry Workshop

Because these are one-on-one workshops, the start date, and schedule are based on student-needs. 

Whether you need motivation to write, want to polish your writing before an agent sees it, receive one-on-one feedback on your first draft, or get guidance on furthering your writing career the Baltic’s consultants are here to provide support and structure for personal and writerly growth.

Wherever you are, our online courses bring
the classroom experience to you. As an online student, you're offered dynamic lessons, compelling assignments, readings,
and more. Workshops are tailored to the needs of the online student:
flexibility in scheduling, ease of interaction with instructors, and meaningful
and timely feedback on manuscripts.

Once you have signed up for a class, you'll
receive a welcome email from the instructor with any final directions you might
need before the class begins. Students in our online workshops need not have
any experience taking remote classes, though some familiarity with the internet
will make for a smoother experience. To minimize technical problems, students
should have access to a reliable internet connection, and an up-to-date
browser.

Regular
mentoring sessions are arranged to fit your personal schedule and are conducted
face-to-face or via email, phone or Skype. 

Adam Day is the author of A Model of City in Civil War (Sarabande Books), and is the recipient of a PSA Chapbook Fellowship for Badger, Apocrypha, and of a PEN Emerging Writers Award. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, Poetry London, and elsewhere. He founded and directs The Baltic Writing Residency in Sweden, Scotland, and Blackacre Nature Preserve.

Our goal is to offer support, motivation and inspiration while deepening your sense of a writing community, whether you write poetry, memoir, essay, or fiction, whether you are just coming to writing or you have projects underway. If your goal is to write engaging poems and prose, and perhaps that those writings might find readers in journals and books, then an academic degree isn’t necessary. Writing is a craft rather than a science. Practice and apprenticeship make it flourish.

Accomplished writers and teachers will provide guided exercises and prompts, expert instruction, help in developing your individual works and projects, help you stay on track, and aid you in answering questions about your writing and the publishing. During our hours together there will be productive accidents, discoveries, surprises.

These workshops and consultations are affordable offer up the skills, guidance, attention and professional nurturing that will help you expand your own writing skills and interests, deepen your knowledge of the publishing process, refine your already existing drafts and manuscripts, and help you get those poems and prose out into the world where they can be experienced by an audience of readers.

We will do this by way of unique writing and revision exercises, encountering writing in translation, cross-genre experimentation, discussions of journal and book publication, obtaining an agent, crafting cover letters and query letters, reading works by an array of writers in a variety of styles, and more. .All levels and stylistic interests are welcome: young and old, narrative and conceptual, beginners and experienced writers.

We will enrich our craft by reading and examining the techniques and content of both conventional and innovative published writers. Unique to the Baltic Writing Community, there will be some shared texts, but you will also be assigned some texts specific to your needs and interests. These readings will aid in perfecting voice and tone, dialogue, exposition, imagery, flow and pace, narration, character development, plot, narrative and setting, and more.

Our teachers have decades of collective teaching experience in some of the most highly regarded writing programs, publish with some of the most prestigious presses and literary journals, and have won countless fellowships, grants and residencies. Most importantly, they are fantastic at providing encouragement, a safe environment, and supportive suggestions for writerly change.

*Full refunds available up until 14 days before the start date of the workshop; after that, your registration may be used for a seat in a future workshop or you may always transfer your seat to a friend..

Question? Contact the Baltic at balticresidency@gmail.com

6 Week Poetry Workshop (Wednesday evenings, 7-9 pm)

September 13, 20, 27 October 4, 11, 18 at Blackacre Nature Preserve, 7 pm - 9 pm

Whether you need motivation to write, want to polish your writing before an agent sees it, receive one-on-one feedback on your first draft, or get guidance on furthering your writing career the Baltic’s consultants are here to provide support and structure for personal and writerly growth.

Over 6 weeks, writers have time to dig into some elements of craft, create new work through generative exercises, perfect already existing work, and take part in on-the-spot feedback sessions. Want to learn how to pitch an agent, master the fractured narrative, or better approaches to transforming a draft into a finished poem? These 6 week sessions address various key aspects of the writing process and the writing life.

Adam Day is the author of A Model of City in Civil War (Sarabande Books), and is the recipient of a PSA Chapbook Fellowship for Badger, Apocrypha, and of a PEN Emerging Writers Award. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, Poetry London, and elsewhere. He founded and directs The Baltic Writing Residency in Sweden, Scotland, and Blackacre Nature Preserve.

Our goal is to offer support, motivation and inspiration while deepening your sense of a writing community, whether you write poetry, memoir, essay, or fiction, whether you are just coming to writing or you have projects underway. If your goal is to write engaging poems and prose, and perhaps that those writings might find readers in journals and books, then an academic degree isn’t necessary. Writing is a craft rather than a science. Practice and apprenticeship make it flourish.

Accomplished writers and teachers will provide guided exercises and prompts, expert instruction, help in developing your individual works and projects, help you stay on track, and aid you in answering questions about your writing and the publishing. During our hours together there will be productive accidents, discoveries, surprises.

These workshops and consultations are affordable offer up the skills, guidance, attention and professional nurturing that will help you expand your own writing skills and interests, deepen your knowledge of the publishing process, refine your already existing drafts and manuscripts, and help you get those poems and prose out into the world where they can be experienced by an audience of readers.

We will do this by way of unique writing and revision exercises, encountering writing in translation, cross-genre experimentation, discussions of journal and book publication, obtaining an agent, crafting cover letters and query letters, reading works by an array of writers in a variety of styles, and more. .All levels and stylistic interests are welcome: young and old, narrative and conceptual, beginners and experienced writers.

We will enrich our craft by reading and examining the techniques and content of both conventional and innovative published writer. Unique to the Baltic Writing Community, there will be some shared texts, but you will also be assigned some texts specific to your needs and interests. These readings will aid in perfecting voice and tone, dialogue, exposition, imagery, flow and pace, narration, character development, plot, narrative and setting, and more.

Our teachers have decades of collective teaching experience in some of the most highly regarded writing programs, publish with some of the most prestigious presses and literary journals, and have won countless fellowships, grants and residencies. Most importantly, they are fantastic at providing encouragement, a safe environment, and supportive suggestions for writerly change.

*Full refunds available up until 14 days before the start date of the workshop; after that, your registration may be used for a seat in a future workshop or you may always transfer your seat to a friend..

Question? Contact the Baltic at balticresidency@gmail.com

Weekend Poetry Workshop (6 hours; two days; includes snacks)



August 25th - 26th at Blackacre Nature Preserve, 9 am - 12 am

Whether you need motivation to write, want to
polish your writing before an agent sees it, receive one-on-one feedback on
your first draft, or get guidance on furthering your writing career the
Baltic’s consultants are here to provide support and structure for personal and
writerly growth.



In a weekend workshop, writers have two days to dig into a broader element of craft, through generative
exercises and on-the-spot feedback sessions. Want to learn how to pitch an agent, master the fractured narrative, or better approaches to transforming a draft into a finished poem? These three-hour
sessions hone in on a single aspect of the writing process or the writing life.

Adam Day is the author of A Model of City in Civil War (Sarabande Books), and is the recipient of a PSA Chapbook Fellowship for Badger, Apocrypha, and of a PEN Emerging Writers Award. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, Poetry London, and elsewhere. He founded and directs The Baltic Writing Residency in Sweden, Scotland, and Blackacre Nature Preserve.

Our goal is to offer support, motivation and
inspiration while deepening your sense of a writing community, whether you
write poetry, memoir, essay, or fiction, whether you are just coming to writing
or you have projects underway. If your goal is to write engaging poems and
prose, and perhaps that those writings might find readers in journals and
books, then an academic degree isn’t necessary. Writing is a craft rather than
a science. Practice and apprenticeship make it flourish.

Accomplished writers and teachers will
provide guided exercises and prompts, expert instruction, help in developing
your individual works and projects, help you stay on track, and aid you in
answering questions about your writing and the publishing. During our hours
together there will be productive accidents, discoveries, surprises.



These workshops and consultations are
affordable offer up the skills, guidance, attention and professional nurturing
that will help you expand your own writing skills and interests, deepen your
knowledge of the publishing process, refine your already existing drafts and
manuscripts, and help you get those poems and prose out into the world where
they can be experienced by an audience of readers.



We will do this by way of unique writing and revision exercises, encountering
writing in translation, cross-genre experimentation, discussions of journal and
book publication, obtaining an agent, crafting cover letters and query letters,
reading works by an array of writers in a variety of styles, and more. .All levels and stylistic interests are welcome: young and old, narrative
and conceptual, beginners and experienced writers.



We will enrich our craft by reading and
examining the techniques and content of both conventional and innovative
published writer. Unique to the Baltic Writing Community, there will be some
shared texts, but you will also be assigned some texts specific to your needs
and interests. These readings will aid in perfecting voice and tone, dialogue, exposition, imagery, flow and pace, narration, character development, plot, narrative
and setting, and more.



Our teachers have decades of collective
teaching experience in some of the most highly regarded writing programs,
publish with some of the most prestigious presses and literary journals, and
have won countless fellowships, grants and residencies. Most importantly, they
are fantastic at providing encouragement, a safe environment, and supportive
suggestions for writerly change.



*Full
refunds available up until 14 days before the start date of the workshop; after
that, your registration may be used for a seat in a future workshop or you may
always transfer your seat to a friend..



Question? Contact the Baltic at balticresidency@gmail.com

Express Edit: Poetry Manuscript Consultation

Our consultants offer rigorous, energizing
feedback, including:



  • An intensive reading of your manuscript by an
    experienced, highly-qualified reader.


  • Thoughtful written comments, with suggestions
    for revision and next steps ahead.


  • Depending on what you and your consultant of
    choice prefer, a meeting in person or via phone or Skype to discuss next steps.


Express Edit = $750 (10 hours) - $1,150 (15
hours) This is a less intensive version of the comprehensive edit, which can
range from a focus on content inclusion and ordering, or line editing, or a
combination, where we discuss overall weaknesses and strengths, and offer
specific line edits for a number of example pages, allowing you to revise the
manuscript with those suggestions in mind. We will also offer ordering
suggestions which will be more general or more specific, depending on which
price/hourly commitment you choose, and suggest what, if any, content should be
cut or if some might be added. We will also give advice on whether or not we think
the manuscript will be ready to submit for publication after revision, and if
so, my suggested potential venues for publication



The 10 to 15-hour options include a free
30-minute telephone consultation upon my receipt of the balance owed, wherein
we can discuss your manuscript, revision challenges, culled content, writing
going forward, manuscript submission strategy or other publishing concerns that
you wish to discuss.



Please note that all manuscripts submitted to
consultants must be 12pt. font.



You will pay a non-refundable deposit now of
$250, and pay the remainder to the Baltic by PayPal or by check once we have
received your manuscript and give you an estimate of the total cost.



This edit does not guarantee publication, but
depending on what stage you are in in your work as a writer, how willing and
able a reviser you are, and what your publishing goals are, it should bring you
closer, possibly much closer. It will also assist your writing going forward.



Questions? Contact the Baltic at balticresidency@gmail.com

Adam Day is the author of A Model of City in Civil War (Sarabande Books), and is the recipient of a PSA Chapbook Fellowship for Badger, Apocrypha, and of a PEN Emerging Writers Award. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, Poetry London, and elsewhere. He founded and directs The Baltic Writing Residency in Sweden, Scotland, and Blackacre Nature Preserve.

Comprehensive
Edit: Poetry Manuscript Consultation



Our consultants offer rigorous, energizing
feedback, including:



  • An intensive reading of your manuscript by an
    experienced, highly-qualified reader.


  • Thoughtful written comments, with suggestions
    for revision and next steps ahead.


  • Depending on what you and your consultant of
    choice prefer, a meeting in person or via phone or Skype to discuss next steps.


Comprehensive Edit = $1,700 (20 hours) -
$2,700 (32 hours) It includes detailed line editing (basically, we note
everything we see that could be polished or improved, line by line), inclusion,
ordering, title brainstorming, and discussion of overall strengths and
weaknesses, and whether or not we think the manuscript will be ready to submit
for publication after revision, and if so, our suggested potential venues for
publication. This option includes a free 60-90 minute telephone consultation upon
our receipt of the balance owed, wherein we can discuss your manuscript,
revision challenges, culled content, writing going forward, manuscript
submission strategy or other publishing concerns that you wish to discuss,
including how to partner with your future publisher for an optimal experience.



We estimate that a 50 to 70-page
manuscript (including front and back matter) should take between 20 and
32 hours ($1,700 - $2,700). The range is wide because the hours
required vary greatly, depending on the page count, how much work needs to be
done, the accessibility of the style, and on how dense the writing is on the
page, &c. 



Please note that all manuscripts submitted to consultants must be 12pt. font.

You will pay a non-refundable deposit now of $500, and pay the remainder to the Baltic by PayPal or by check once we have received your manuscript and give you an estimate of the total cost. 

This edit
does not guarantee publication, but depending on what stage you are in in your
work as a writer, how willing and able a reviser you
are, and what your publishing goals are, it should bring you closer, possibly
much closer. It will also assist your writing going forward.

Questions? Contact the Baltic at balticresidency@gmail.com

Adam Day is the author of A Model of City in Civil War (Sarabande Books), and is the recipient of a PSA Chapbook Fellowship for Badger, Apocrypha, and of a PEN Emerging Writers Award. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, Poetry London, and elsewhere. He founded and directs The Baltic Writing Residency in Sweden, Scotland, and Blackacre Nature Preserve.


The Baltic Writing Residency Prose & Poetry Chapbook Contest Judged by Dara Wier

Manuscripts are being accepted now on a rolling basis. We read submissions all year. 

Winner will be announced in the Fall 2023. 

$750, plus publication, and 25 author copies beautifully printed.

$23.00 submission fee.

Send 20 – 32 manuscript pages of poetry or prose (no more than one poem per page). It's fine if individual works have been published elsewhere, but the manuscript can't have been published as a whole before. (translations are admissible)

Include a title page, a table of contents, and an acknowledgements page (if any of the work  have been previously published).

Your name and contact info should NOT appear anywhere on the manuscript. And filling out Submittable's "cover letter" field is discouraged.

The manuscript need not be thematically coherent or narratively related. Co-authored manuscripts are fine. Submitting multiple manuscripts is fine with entry fees for each.

All covers are printed on Rives BFK Printmaking Paper, which is a 100% cotton rag. All covers, FFEPs, vellums and text blocks are scored and torn by hand to size and then hand folded into books. Books are bound with a variety of perfect and sewn bindings.

Email balticresidency@gmail.com with further questions if you have them.

DO NOT SUBMIT HERE UNLESS SPECIFICALLY TOLD TO.
Baltic Writing Residencies: Europe & North America