Zine seeks submissions
Do You have poetry, prose or even artwork to share? Consider submitting it to Mock Turtle Zine. This print literary and art journal is unusual around Dayton in that is not associated with a college or university. This beautifully produced zine is open for submissions for its sixth biannual through midnight, Oct. 1. Mock Turtle Zine accepts submissions electronically only; find all the information you need about the zine and how to submit at http://mockturtlezine.weebly.com.
Library poetry contest
Poets can now submit to the 15th annual Dayton Metro Library Poetry contest at all library locations through Sept. 29. The contest is open to teens, adults and seniors in Montgomery and adjoining counties; The Friends of the Library will provide cash prizes to all age categories. For details and an entry form, go online to www.daytonmetrolibrary.org, visit the branch nearest you or call community relations at (937) 496-8901.
Library fall writing series
Dayton Metro Library’s fall writing series, a variety of workshops, covers writing topics including poetry, self-publishing, memoir, fiction writing and more. Each workshop is free, open to the public, and led by experienced writers who will share their experiences and advice. Coming up first: “Fall in Love With Poetry,” at the Main branch (downtown), Saturday, Sept. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m., led by widely published poet and former Sinclair Community College English instructor Gary Mitchner. For more information, call the library’s community relations department at (937) 496-8901.