Fiction

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

Write the World, “Selfie-Reflection”

Research has linked excessive social media use—in particular the phenomenon of the “selfie” (the taking and posting of one’s own photo online) to narcissism and other personality disorders. It has also been linked to low self-esteem and has been seen as a cry for attention and approval. However, this research is contested by selfie supporters, …

Published: March 10, 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

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

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

Pikes Peak Writers Conference

Pikes Peak Writers Conference 2015: Choose Your Writing Adventure! Welcome to a conference where you can enhance your writing experience, make professional contacts, learn something new and meet fellow writers in a fun, energized atmosphere. Our slate of workshops is crafted to stretch across genre boundaries and appeal to writers in any stage of their …

Published: February 6, 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