Journalism

Fall Travel Contest

After the terrific success of our Spring Writing Contest, we are doing it again! This time, award-winning literary travel magazine, Nowhere, is teaming up with Lorin Stein, editor of The Paris Review, for the first Nowhere Fall Travel Writing Contest. (Yes, we like the seasons.) We are looking for young, old, novice and veteran voices …

Published: December 18, 2014

Book Pipeline

The Book Pipeline Competition, presented by Script Pipeline, is searching for playwrights and authors with material well-suited for film or television adaptation. The winning writer will have meetings with Energy Entertainment (Extant), Benderspink (We’re the Millers, A History of Violence), Lakeshore Entertainment (Million Dollar Baby), and Paradigm to discuss further development. After 12 seasons running …

Published: December 17, 2014

Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition

The Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition encourages the creation of lasting nonfiction that is outside the realm of conventional journalism and has relevance to North Carolinians. Subjects may include traditional categories such as reviews, travel articles, profiles or interviews, place/history pieces, or culture criticism.

Published: December 14, 2014

The Iceland Writers Retreat Writing Competition

We’ve partnered with tour operators Iceland Travel to offer one person a free delegate spot at the ICELAND WRITERS RETREAT in April 2015. The winner will receive the full retreat package, including a free hotel stay, tours, most meals, and all workshops for the duration of the event, from 8 to 12 April.* We know …

Published: December 12, 2014

Four Corners Writer’s Conference

New Mexico Centennial Poet Laureate Levi Romero is among the notable authors headlining the Four Corners Writer’s Conference, Oct. 2-4, 2014, at the University of New Mexico’s Gallup branch campus. Joining Romero are poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, fiction author Inez Ross, and poet/fiction author Laura Tohe. The three-day event will feature readings and workshops by …

Published: December 12, 2014

Mississippi Writers Guild Annual Conference

The Mississippi Writers Guild announces the 2014 Annual Conference Aug. 1-2 in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. “We have four terrific speakers who will share their expertise about writing, publishing, social media, and other topics,” said G. Mark LaFrancis, Guild president. “We have jammed a great agenda into a day-and-a-half. And, we will gather in beautiful Ocean …

Published: December 12, 2014

San Francisco Writers Conference

An event for writers who want to take the next step as a more professional—and published—author! Agents, major authors, editors and publishers for traditional and self-publishing. Keynotes by John Lescroart, Judith Curr (president of Atria/S&S) and Yiyun Li; networking with 100+ presenters. Sessions (over 50), exhibits, social events and some meals included. Pre and post …

Published: December 12, 2014

San Francisco Writing for Change

Changing the World, One Book at a Time. This event is for fiction and nonfiction writers. Adam Hochschild (To End All Wars) is the keynoter. Also Anthony Marra, Patti Breitman, Arlie Hochschild, agents, publishers and editors. This one-day, info-packed event is a condensed version of the San Francisco Writers Conference geared toward encouraging writers and …

Published: December 12, 2014

Author101 University

Known as the Premier Event for Marketing and Publishing Success, Author101 University aims to give attendees the opportunity to expand their brand, earnings, and reputation as the authority within their field. Industry leaders and top professionals share their expertise, reveal the inner workings of the publishing industry, and discuss various approaches to common marketing and …

Published: December 12, 2014

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2014 Fall Conference

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2014 Fall Conference offers workshops and master classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures and panels on publishing and finding an agent. The faculty includes poets Anthony S. Abbott, Morri Creech, and Alan Michael Parker; fiction writers Wilton Barnhardt, Moira Crone, and Aaron Gwyn; and creative …

Published: December 12, 2014