Cayova Sponsorship Program

A new social network called Cayova hosts a sponsorship competition for aspiring writers with a prize of $10,000. Blogging, biography, literary criticism, poetry, drama, screenplay, history, fact or fiction, everything and anything using the written word qualifies. Cayova wants to allow writers across all genres to be able to concentrate on their creativity and reward …

Published: July 29, 2013

Thames & Hudson

Publishes illustrated books about art, architecture, decorative arts, design, fashion, photography, travel, history, archaeology, spirituality and natural history. Also publishes some children’s books. Submit queries and proposals up to six pages in the body of an email only.

Published: July 23, 2013

Lee & Low Books

Children’s book publisher specializing in multicultural themes for ages 5-12. Especially interested in realistic fiction, historical fiction, and nonfiction with a unique approach. No folktales or animal stories. Submit by regular mail only.

Published: July 23, 2013

Chicago Review Press

Publishes nonfiction in the areas of parenting, popular science, biography/memoir, general nonfiction and travel as well as children’s activity books.

Published: July 23, 2013

Pacific Coast Children’s Writers Novel Workshop and Retreat

Limited attendance makes for an intimate and focused setting in workshops, panels, classes and more. Enrollees read peer manuscripts in advance then compare their conclusions with those of top-notch editors and agents in a collegial, open-clinic format. Can apply for full-novel critique or critique of first 12 pages. The conference also features a teen workshop.

Published: July 23, 2013

Write on the Sound Writers ’ Conference

With four sessions per day and a choice of four workshops each session, attendees can build their best experience at this writing retreat. Choose from a variety of genres from memoir to business, children’s to travel. The backdrop of the Puget Sound provides for a meditative environment that inspires creativity.

Published: July 23, 2013

Women Writing the West Conference

Explores writing and publishing’s new frontiers and outfits participants as writers of the American West. Open to all genres and genders. Invites writers whose works are set in the Trans-Mississippi west, both historical and contemporary. Scheduled pitch sessions available.

Published: July 23, 2013