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Austin Film Festival

THE ULTIMATE LAUNCH PAD For over two decades, Austin Film Festival has been launching writers into their careers. This year more than ever, AFF celebrates its long and growing track record by creating a week that will change your life. With one of the most respected Screenplay and Teleplay competitions, AFF yanks newcomers from the …

Published: March 20, 2015

Rollick Magazine – Modern Ingenue

We are seeking submissions from contemporary writers, thinkers, poets, artists and creators on the theme of “Modern Ingenue.” We are set to launch on 30 March 2015, and have opened up submissions in anticipation of this exciting launch date! You can send in essays, poems, short stories, memoirs, confessionals, experimental writing, post cards, reviews (of …

Published: March 20, 2015

The Writers’ Summer School

A week-long program for writers of all ages, abilities and genres featuring courses, workshops, panels and one-to-one sessions. Cost includes full board and evening entertainment. 2015 inspirational guest speakers include Simon Brett and Alex Gray. See www.swanwickwritersschool.org.uk for more details

Published: March 13, 2015

Get Away to Write – Spain

Are you a writer who loves to travel? Join us this summer in beautiful northern Spain to immerse yourself in a supportive week-long writing experience that will energize and inspire you. Enjoy encouraging workshops, plentiful writing time, panoramic cliff top views and excursions to Barcelona and the town of Vic, where the outdoor market dates …

Published: March 12, 2015

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

Ink & Insights 2015

Ink and Insights writing contests focus on the feedback so that writers of any level can improve their work. We request the first 10,000 words of the manuscript for four judges with experience in that genre to read, score and comment on. The scoresheet is an extremely detailed six-page report on the different aspects of …

Published: February 16, 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

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, a five-day fête celebrating its eponymous playwright, his works and literary life in the adopted city he called his “spiritual home,” features two days of master classes; a roster of lively discussions among distinguished panelists; celebrity interviews; theater, food and music events; a scholars conference; short fiction, poetry and …

Published: February 5, 2015