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The Caledonia Novel Award

We are an Edinburgh-based international competition for unpublished, debut novels. Our shortlist judge is Kathryn Ross of Fraser Ross Associates. To enter, please submit the first 20 pages of your novel with a 200-word synopsis. Entries must be original and at least 50,000 words long. All terms and conditions on our website.

Published: May 7, 2015

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

WINTER POETRY & PROSE GETAWAY January 15-18, 2016, Atlantic City area Advance your craft and energize your writing at the 22nd Annual Winter Getaway featuring Stephen Dunn. Enjoy challenging and supportive workshops, insightful feedback and an encouraging community. Choose from fiction, nonfiction, memoir, screenwriting and poetry. Early registration discounts and scholarships available – details at …

Published: April 30, 2015

Boston Book Festival

The 2015 Boston Book Festival features more than 200 authors participating in more than four dozen presentations, conversations and panels. Topics include science, technology, literary criticism, art and architecture, poetry, fiction and writing for children and young adults. Of special interest to writers are the “Writer Idol” session sponsored by GrubStreet, in which excerpts from …

Published: April 28, 2015

Hampton Roads Writers’ 7th Annual Writers’ Conference

HRW’s Seventh Annual Writers’ Conference, which takes place Sept. 17 – 19, 2015 at the Virginia Beach/Norfolk Conference center, Holiday Inn Hotel, Virginia Beach, VA, offers outstanding opportunities to network, improve your craft and marketing skills and pitch work to agents. One evening plus two full days of workshops, two best-selling keynoters, two first ten-lines critique sessions, 50 …

Published: April 28, 2015

“Memories Are Made of This” The Genre-LA Writers Conference for Memoirs and Autobiographies

The Genre-LA™ Writers Conference is devoted to the craft and business of writing one or more genres. Each includes genre-specific workshops, panels, seminars, pitch sessions and more, featuring educators, industry experts, best-selling authors, literary agents and publishers. Open to all levels. The 2015 conference is devoted to writing memoirs, autobiographies or biographies. You can learn in …

Published: April 28, 2015

Writer on the Moon: Exploring Universal Themes and High Concepts

“The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon,” Thoreau noted mournfully, “or perchance a palace or temple on the earth, and at length the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them.” This seminar will help you rediscover the high concepts and universal themes (those lofty ideas) that first …

Published: April 27, 2015

Live Free and Write

LIVE FREE AND WRITE A New Hampshire Getaway for Writers August 16-21, 2015, Sunapee, NH Join us in New Hampshire for a supportive writing retreat. Enjoy the refreshing New England summer with plentiful writing time, encouraging workshops, homemade meals and time to relax. Spend the week in either “Writing and Publishing Retreat” with Amanda Morris …

Published: April 26, 2015

Shore Thing Writing Getaway

SHORE THING WRITING GETAWAY A One Day Writing Getaway June 20, 2015, Atlantic City, NJ Treat yourself to a writing retreat at the shore. Down the block from Atlantic City’s famous beach and boardwalk, this affordable workshop will energize and inspire you. Head home with sand between your toes, a few new pieces of writing …

Published: April 25, 2015

Literature & Landscape of the Horse

IS THERE A HORSE GALLOPING THROUGH THE LANDSCAPE OF YOUR STORY? This unique adventure is for any writer who yearns for nature, longs to reconnect with horses and hungers for creative inspiration in an authentic western ranch setting. Held at the historic Vee Bar Guest Ranch near Laramie, Wyoming (the same country as Mary O’Hara’s …

Published: April 24, 2015

The Pen Factor’s Boutique Writing Competition

The Pen Factor invites writers to enter its Boutique Writing Competition. Word limit: 1500 words (short story or first chapter). Genre: Fiction. Submissions get three pieces of feedback in return for reviewing three others as part of the entry process. From this a scoring algorithm identifies the best submissions and the top 25% are awarded …

Published: April 24, 2015