Children’s

2015 GREAT SOUTHWEST BOOK FESTIVAL

The 2015 Great Southwest Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring the best books of the late winter/spring season. The Great Southwest Book Festival will consider published and unpublished works in fiction, non-fiction, biography/autobiography, how-to, compilations/anthologies, photography/art, children’s, cookbooks, poetry, spiritual, young adult, business/technology, unpublished manuscripts, wild card (anything …

Published: December 15, 2014

Creative Writing

This is a contest for children ages 1-6. The point of this is to have fun. It does not matter how many pages.

Published: December 15, 2014

“Portraits” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

Theme: This call theme is “Portraits” The likeness, personality and mood of a living thing, captured in image and word. What faces will you unveil? Eligible Submissions: Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Submissions must be the original work of …

Published: December 14, 2014

The Iceland Writers Retreat Writing Competition

We’ve partnered with tour operators Iceland Travel to offer one person a free delegate spot at the ICELAND WRITERS RETREAT in April 2015. The winner will receive the full retreat package, including a free hotel stay, tours, most meals, and all workshops for the duration of the event, from 8 to 12 April.* We know …

Published: December 12, 2014

Women Writing the West 20th Anniversary Conference

Women Writing the West is celebrating its 20th Anniversary by “Coming Home” to its Denver area birthplace. Held annually in cities throughout the West, the 2014 conference will take place October 16-19 in Golden, Colorado, at the Golden Hotel and the Table Mountain Inn. This conference is a rare opportunity for writers to take their …

Published: December 12, 2014

Mississippi Writers Guild Annual Conference

The Mississippi Writers Guild announces the 2015 Annual Conference July 31 – Aug. 1 in Oxford, Mississippi. The Guild is a non-profit organization serving writers and aspiring writers. Its motto is “No writer without a voice.” The conference is open to both Guild members and non-members. “There is no requirement to attend the conference, but …

Published: December 12, 2014

San Francisco Writers Conference

An event for writers who want to take the next step as a more professional—and published—author! Agents, major authors, editors and publishers for traditional and self-publishing. Keynotes by John Lescroart, Judith Curr (president of Atria/S&S) and Yiyun Li; networking with 100+ presenters. Sessions (over 50), exhibits, social events and some meals included. Pre and post …

Published: December 12, 2014

Author101 University

Known as the Premier Event for Marketing and Publishing Success, Author101 University aims to give attendees the opportunity to expand their brand, earnings, and reputation as the authority within their field. Industry leaders and top professionals share their expertise, reveal the inner workings of the publishing industry, and discuss various approaches to common marketing and …

Published: December 12, 2014

Writing From Start To Sales

UNM Continuing Education offers the Eleventh annual Writer’s Conference on April 18, 2015. Editors and agents from New York City will join with authors and teachers to explore the latest trends in publishing including short stories, novels, narrative non-fiction, poetry and memoir. In addition to six workshops, individual pitch sessions with agents and editors at …

Published: December 12, 2014

Southampton Writers Conference

The 40th annual Southampton Writers Conference will be held from July 8 to 19 in the coveted resort destination of the Hamptons. Only 90 miles east of NYC, overlooking the ocean, the conference includes evening events, receptions, and the Roger Rosenblatt lecture/interview series with high-profile writers. Ready to take your writing to the next level? …

Published: December 12, 2014