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Story Share $50,000 Writing Contest

Benetech, the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) and Orca Book Publishing have come together to expand the body of contemporary leveled reading material available to young adults aged 13+ who struggle with reading. Prior experience writing for struggling reader audiences is not required. A step-by-step guide available …

Published: September 27, 2013

Writing Sucess in the Digital Age

Panels will cover topics such as copyright law, social media, multimedia writing, self-publishing on a budget, business tips and the future of publishing. Speakers include writers, publishers, marketing consultants, editors, and agents. Space is limited to 75 participants.

Published: September 26, 2013

The Writers Homicide School

For stories requiring a true-to-life representation of the world of law enforcement, the criminal underworld, or both, attend The Writers Homicide School. In the competitive world of crime drama development and writing, the life and death of a story depends on authentic detail. In this 2-day intensive workshop, veteran homicide detective, Sgt. Derek Pacifico, presents …

Published: September 26, 2013

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2013 Fall Conference

The 2013 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference will be held from November 15 to November 17 at the Holiday Inn Resort in Wrightsville Beach, NC. The conference offers workshops and master classes in creative nonfiction, fiction and poetry, as well as panels, lectures and workshops on indie publishing, publishers and agents, marketing for writers, …

Published: September 12, 2013

Nimrod Journal’s Conference for Readers and Writers

Join Nimrod International Journal for an all-day writing conference with workshops in fiction, poetry, memoir, YA fantasy, finding a literary agent, and more. Also featured will be panel discussions, readings, and the chance to sit down for a one-on-one editing session with an experienced editor. Key guests include fiction writers Cristina García and Joan Leegant; …

Published: September 12, 2013

The Time & Place Prize

The second annual Time & Place Prize is now welcoming submissions from all writing genres. Last year we received wide-ranging entries from four continents. Submissions must be limited to 5,000 words and in PDF or Word formats. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. The winner of the Time & Place Prize is …

Published: September 12, 2013

Writer Advice’s 2nd Scintillating Starts Contest

Entice us. Submit the opening (up to 1500 words) of your book (any genre) to Writer Advice’s 2nd Scintillating Starts Contest. All finalists are winners (small cash award) & can say that to prospective publishers. Deadline: 10/18/13. Details at www.writeradvice.com.

Published: August 13, 2013

Florida Literary Arts Coalition Other Words Conference

Theme: Writing Florida: The First 500 Years Fountains of youth, conquistadors and missionaries, robber barons, land scams, mosquitoes, hurricanes, hanging chads, spring break, retirement villages—the stuff of life. OUR GOAL: To bring together writers, editors, agents, publishers, book sellers, grant administrators, directors of writers’ colonies and retreats, and other interested folk in one place. We’ll …

Published: August 8, 2013

Cayova Sponsorship Program

A new social network called Cayova hosts a sponsorship competition for aspiring writers with a prize of $10,000. Blogging, biography, literary criticism, poetry, drama, screenplay, history, fact or fiction, everything and anything using the written word qualifies. Cayova wants to allow writers across all genres to be able to concentrate on their creativity and reward …

Published: July 29, 2013

San Miguel Writers’ Conference & Literary Festival

Sponsored by the San Miguel Literary Sala, the annual conference is held in sunny, historic San Miguel de Allende, known worldwide as a mecca for writers, artists, and musicians. The entire town is a World heritage Site filled with cobblestone streets and brightly painted 18th century architecture. It is ringed by mountains and worlds away …

Published: July 24, 2013