The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award

he Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award honors the best books published in the previous year. The award sets winners and nominees apart in booksellers’ minds from other similar books on a subject, including the actual placement of the book in the brick-and-mortar bookstore itself. For exceptional books, we also review these books for our Killer …

Published: February 27, 2017

2017 Arizona Mystery Writers Annual Mary Ann Hutchinson Short Story Contest for Youth ages 9-14

2017 Arizona Mystery Writers Annual Mary Ann Hutchinson Short Story Contest. For Youth, Ages 9-14. Opens January 1, 2017, Deadline May 1, 2017. $5 entry fee. Prizes: 1st=$25, 2nd=$20, 3rd=$15. Mystery, suspense, or thriller, 2500 words max. Blind judging. Contest rules and entry form on the website: Past winners are on the website. We …

Published: February 27, 2017

5th Annual Books Alive! Washington Writers Conference

The premier writers conference in the DC area is the annual BOOKS ALIVE! Washington Writers Conference, organized by the nonprofit Washington Independent Review of Books Every registrant will have the opportunity to speed-pitch their fiction or nonfiction book to literary agents (up to 3 per registrant) — over 20 literary agents are scheduled to attend, …

Published: February 27, 2017

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

For Visual Artists, Writers, Ceramicists, Composers, and now Weavers. New: Space for artist couples The Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence program provides visual artists, writers, and composers of exceptional talent with uninterrupted time and creative space within the serene natural setting of the Byrdcliffe Art Colony. Lasting four weeks, the residency offers artists private studio time …

Published: February 27, 2017

North Carolina Writers’ Network Spring Conference

The North Carolina Writers’ Network Spring Conference will be held on April 22 at the Moore Humanities and Research Administration Building and Curry Auditorium on the campus of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. The conference features intensive workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and the business of writing, as well as publisher exhibits, …

Published: February 27, 2017

Novel Comprehensive Workshop

A full day workshop with Lorin Oberweger, designed to help writers create fiction that challenges, enthralls and makes readers care, producing a lifelong audience for your work. This workshop is for anyone working on all genres of novels, middle-grade, young adult or adult. Lorin Oberweger is an experienced book editor and ghostwriter with almost twenty-five …

Published: February 27, 2017

UW-Madison Writers’ Institute

In 2017, the award-winning Writers’ Institute will be celebrating its 28th year. This nationally lauded conference has the attendance of 375-400+ attendees from across the Midwest, from the East and West coasts, and international locales. The 3-day conference connects the best in the writing field with writers and instructors of all kinds. Agents and Editors …

Published: February 27, 2017

Write-by-the-Lake Writer’s Workshop & Retreat

This retreat offers 14 topic sessions that meet each day 9:30-12:30. Writers choose one topic to study for the week. Instruction is mixed with optional critique of the writers material each day. Afternoons and evenings offer free time for writing with some optional free presentations, an open mic reading, and other activities. Fee includes Monday’s …

Published: February 27, 2017

A Rally of Writers

Join our 2017 keynote speaker Lori Nelson Spielman, international bestselling author of The Life List and Sweet Forgiveness, and 10 Michigan authors and educators for 15 breakout sessions and workshops on all aspects of writing, including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, the Nuts & Bolts of manuscript submissions, and more.

Published: February 27, 2017

Carteret Writers 26th Annual Contest

This contest also has a Flash Fiction category. Prizes are awarded in May at an awards banquet and winning entries are published in the Carteret Writers literary journal, SHOAL, in September. Full submission guidelines and details can be found on our website at

Published: January 20, 2017