Fiction

The Bitter Oleander

Features short, imaginative fiction and poetry. Submit fiction and individual poems by online submissions manager only. Biannual. The Bitter Oleander Press, 4983 Tall Oaks Dr., Fayetteville, NY 13066. info@bitteroleander.com

Published: July 23, 2013

The Antigonish Review

Features short stories, articles, essays, poetry, book reviews and translations. Considers stories from anywhere, original or translations, but encourages Atlantic Canadians and Canadian writers, and new and young writers. Does not read fiction submissions between June 1 and Sept. 30. Quarterly. Bonnie McIsaac, office manager, The Antigonish Review, St. Francis Xavier University, P.O. Box 5000, …

Published: July 23, 2013

Pacific Coast Children’s Writers Novel Workshop and Retreat

Limited attendance makes for an intimate and focused setting in workshops, panels, classes and more. Enrollees read peer manuscripts in advance then compare their conclusions with those of top-notch editors and agents in a collegial, open-clinic format. Can apply for full-novel critique or critique of first 12 pages. The conference also features a teen workshop.

Published: July 23, 2013

Colorado Gold Conference

Annual three-day conference hosted by the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, features workshops, panels, pitch session and networking with authors, editors and agents.

Published: July 23, 2013

Sun Valley Writers’ Conference

An annual gathering of readers and writers considering ideas set forth in fiction, nonfiction, journalism, poetry and filmmaking. This year’s presenters include Katherine Boo, Billy Collins and Simon Winchester.

Published: July 23, 2013

American Christian Fiction Writers Annual Conference

Begins with an early bird session led by late stage story development editor Lisa Rector-Maass and also featuring keynote speaker Robin Jones Gunn. Great place to network with literary agents and Christian publishing houses.

Published: July 23, 2013

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