Community Writes III — Winter Edition

Write with us!

Spencertown Academy Arts Center’s members and friends are a vibrant and talented community. We want to celebrate your creativity.
We are sponsoring Community Writes, a call for submission of your written work. Selected pieces will be “published” on our website.


  • One submission per person
  • Choose a category: Fiction or Non-Fiction (essay, memoir)
  • 1500 words maximum
  • Deadline for March publication is February 28
  • Number of works to be selected will be determined after submissions are read.   
  • Submissions will be read and judged anonymously. If your piece is selected, you have the option of appearing anonymously.

To submit your work, please: 

  • Send your entries (and questions) to [email protected]
  • Send your work as an attachment in an unlocked document format, such as Word
  • Identify your work as fiction or non-fiction, with a title
  • Include your name and phone number in the body of your email (not on the work)

Thank you everyone for the wonderful response to the first two sessions of Community Writes! 
Please see selected works below.

Part I Selections: 

Part II Selections:

Many thanks to the team of reader-curators and prep volunteers: Lynda Araoz, Cindy Atkins, David Cudaback, Allan Davidson, Barbara Deisroth, Vivian Drohan, Carol Essert, John Fiorillo, Kelly Kynion, Sara McWilliams, Maryann Wong, and one reader who chooses to be anonymous.


Note: The community writing which appears here is for literary purposes. Views expressed are personal, belong solely to the authors and do not represent the views of the Academy, board members, membership or staff. Works were submitted anonymously to our volunteer judges, and appear here with permission of the authors, who received no compensation.

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