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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

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

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

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

Nimrod 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 includes 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; poets Aimee …

Published: July 22, 2013

Hampton Roads Writers 5th Annual Writers’ Conference

One evening plus two full days of workshops, two best-selling keynoters, two first ten-lines critique sessions, 32 workshops/breakout sessions, ten-minute agent pitches, ten-page manuscript evaluations, and cash prize, no fee contests for short fiction, short non-fiction, and poetry. Workshops cover fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, memoir, poetry, and the business of getting published. A book shop, book …

Published: July 12, 2013

The New Rivers Press Electronic Book Series

New Rivers Press, a 45-year-old, not-for-profit literary press at Minnesota State University Moorhead, is seeking manuscripts from new and emerging authors in the genres of Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller/Suspense, Westerns, Young Adult, Inspirational and all sub-genres, for The New Rivers Press Electronic Book Series, an eBook-only series of popular fiction titles with …

Published: July 8, 2013