Fiction

New England Crime Bake

Hosted by the New England Chapters of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America. Features manuscript critiques, agent pitches, master classes and plenty of opportunities to meet with other mystery writers and fans.

Published: July 23, 2013

Viable Paradise

A one-week residential workshop in writing and selling commercial science fiction and fantasy. Features extensive time spent with best-selling and award-winning authors and professional editors currently working in the field, both one-on-one and in group sessions. Limited to 24 students.

Published: July 23, 2013

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

Over 200 writers attend annually, convening at the Bread Loaf Inn in Middlebury, Vt. Workshops are offered in fiction, poetry and nonfiction. Magazine editors, publicists, grant specialists and other professionals will also be in attendance to offer their feedback and expertise.

Published: July 23, 2013

Write on the Sound Writers ’ Conference

With four sessions per day and a choice of four workshops each session, attendees can build their best experience at this writing retreat. Choose from a variety of genres from memoir to business, children’s to travel. The backdrop of the Puget Sound provides for a meditative environment that inspires creativity.

Published: July 23, 2013

Writers’ Police Academy

Offers a hands-on, interactive and educational experience for writers who want to enhance their understanding of law enforcement and forensics. Keynote speaker: Lisa Gardner. Limited to 150 attendees.

Published: July 23, 2013

Women Writing the West Conference

Explores writing and publishing’s new frontiers and outfits participants as writers of the American West. Open to all genres and genders. Invites writers whose works are set in the Trans-Mississippi west, both historical and contemporary. Scheduled pitch sessions available.

Published: July 23, 2013

Kentucky Women Writers Conference

A women’s literary festival featuring workshops for writers and evening readings and events that are open to the community. Featured guests include author Bonnie Jo Campbell and playwright Kia Corthron.

Published: July 23, 2013

Fall for the Book

Celebrate literature at this five-day literary festival held at George Mason University and other locations in northern Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland. Guests of honor include Diana Gabaldon.

Published: July 23, 2013

Breakout Novel Intensive 2.0

Intensive weeklong workshop taught by Donald Maass for fiction writers in any genre and any stage of their careers. Real, focused work on participants’ projects or novels-inprogress, with opportunities to meet with Donald Maass and other workshop staff.

Published: July 23, 2013

Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

Interested in literary and commercial fiction and nonfiction. Considers unpublished writers. Check website for individual agents’ interests. Submit queries by email only.

Published: July 23, 2013