Children’s

Santa Barbara Writers Conference

Since 1972, the Santa Barbara Writers Conference has been connecting writers with mentors, agents and editors. Every summer, writers in many genres from around the world gather to participate in a week focused on story, voice, craft, marketing and networking. This year’s evening speakers include Mona Simpson, Anthony Breznican, Danny Bland, Meg Gardiner and Tawni …

Published: March 11, 2015

Writing in the Pines

Tired of winter? Tired of being cold? Tired of writing the same thing or not writing at all? Leave your winter doldrums at home and join us in the heart of the New Jersey Pinelands, where spring will be breaking through the sandy soil. Let this getaway revitalize and inspire you as you set some …

Published: March 11, 2015

Northern Colorado Writers Conference

Join Northern Colorado Writers for a roaring good time at the Fort Collins Hilton, for the 10th annual writer’s conference March 27-28, 2015. Hearken back to a golden age of writing, when rules were challenged and words flowed like jazz music and champagne. Mingle with authors of all levels and genres. Meet with agents and …

Published: February 13, 2015

The Big Story Writers Conference

Whether you are writing fiction, nonfiction or screenplays, the Big Story Writers Conference is uniquely focused to help you develop your plot into a BIG STORY with the potential to become a bestseller or box office success. Learn how to master your skills through hands-on workshops, seminars and lectures that guide them through the creative …

Published: February 13, 2015

The Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference

The Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference presents a full weekend of panels, workshops and presentations by educators, noted speakers, and industry professionals focused on the craft and business of writing. This conference differentiates itself by presenting individual program streams for (what we call the 3-A’s) ASPIRING, ACTIVE, and ACCOMPLISHED writers. Topics are offered in progressive …

Published: February 12, 2015

Ripple Grove Press

Ripple Grove Press is a family-owned children’s picture book publishing company. We started Ripple Grove Press because we have a passion for well-written and beautifully-illustrated children’s picture books. Each story selected has been read dozens of times, then slept on, then walked away from, then talked about again and again. If the story has the …

Published: February 10, 2015

Dream Quest One Writing Contest – Summer 2015

We are now in the 10th Anniversary of our mission to inspire, motive and encourage all poets, writers and dreamers to continue doing so without the fear of failure or success. Open to anyone having a story that’s worth telling everyone! Write a short story, 5 pages maximum length, on any subject, topic or theme, …

Published: February 9, 2015

Carteret Writers 2015 Contest

Contest categories include flash fiction, fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children’s. If fewer than ten entries from ten different participants are received for a category, that category will be dropped and the entry fee will be refunded. Winning entries will be published in the 2015 edition of our literary journal, Shoal. Entries awarded honorable mention may …

Published: February 4, 2015

Houston Childrens Writers and Illustrators Conference

Join us for a weekend of information about the changing world of children’s writing and illustration. Seven speakers, including award-winning author-illustrator Kelly Light, PLUS 2 agents, 3 editors and an art director will share their knowledge of current market trends, what is hot, what is not and what they really want to see next. All …

Published: February 4, 2015

Pants On Fire Press

Pants On Fire Press, located in Winter Garden, Florida, is an award-winning children’s book publisher of picture, middle-grade and young adult books. We publish big story ideas with high concepts, new worlds and meaty characters for children, teens and discerning adults. Disney is our heritage which is why we strive to follow a high degree …

Published: January 31, 2015