The Berkshire Eagle
May 28, 2024

Pittsfield— 2nd Street seeks submissions for “Using Our Outside Voices,” a literary project created in partnership with Berkshire Community College that is designed to promote creativity, acceptance and inclusion for presently or formerly incarcerated men and women in Berkshire County.

Authors whose work is selected will receive a cash award of $200 and winning submissions will be published in a journal and readings will be held at various venues in the Berkshires.

Any presently or formerly incarcerated resident of Berkshire County is invited to submit original poetry, short fiction, personal essays, or other literary works. Those who need editorial help can bring their work to 2nd Street, located at 264 Second Street, Pittsfield.

For more details on how to submit a literary work, visit and click on “Special Projects,” or call 413-443-7220, ext. 1275. The deadline for submissions is June 15th.