Honors tribal writers in the early phases of their writing lives. Open to tribally-enrolled writers from the Dakotas, Nebraska and Minnesota who have not yet published a book of creative writing. Submit by regular mail.
Submit a single novella, up to 150 double-spaced typed pages. May be a self-contained portion of a larger book, but must be a complete work in and of itself. Submit via regular mail or online submission manager.
Submit a postcard with an original story up to 500 words that relates to the image. Fiction or nonfiction accepted. Submit by mail or online submission manager.
Submit fiction, poetry or essays online between Jan. 1 and Jan. 31. Max 25 pages for fiction and nonfiction or three poems.
Recognizes a rising talent who has published a first novel in 2013 in the U.S. Self-published novels and books available in e-formats only are not eligible. Submit three copies by regular mail only. Self-published novels are not eligible. Deadline for books published July through December 2013: Jan. 14.
Free and open to the public, the conference features author readings and presentations, a film festival, fiction and poetry workshops, meet-the-author sessions and panel discussions. Featured authors and artists include Robert Pinsky, Jessica Lott, Sarah Leavitt and Brian Maxwell.
Top authors, agents and editors meet to discuss fiction, nonfiction, poetry and specialty writing such as children’s books and travel writing. Other topics include marketing, self-publishing, Internet possibilities and trends in the publishing industry. Keynote speakers: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, NoViolet Bulawayo and Barry Eisler.
Writers, publishers, editors and educators engage in literary conversation and celebration with fellow lovers of literature from across the region and the world. The conference offers more than 450 events, including public receptions, a bookfair, lectures, readings and workshops, etc. Keynote speaker: Annie Proulx.
Science fiction/fantasy/horror workshop for young writers, ages 14-19. Some scholarship funding available. Application deadline: March 2.
Hosted by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University. Schedule includes craft classes, conversations, panels and readings, as well as opportunities to network with writers. Faculty includes Ron Carlson, Tayari Jones and Alan Dean Foster.