Nonfiction

Writers’ Workshop @ Your Library

Nationally prominent authors and professional writing instructors offer a FREE day of practical information and inspiring advice for new or experienced authors Presentations begin at 9:30 a.m. with Susan Sloate delivering the keynote address, “Living the Writer’s Life.” Sabrina Jeffries, Carole Boston Weatherford, Annette Dunlap will also offer presentations.

Published: October 28, 2013

Red Hen Press

Seeks novels, memoirs, creative nonfiction, short story collections and books of poetry. Submit through electronic submissions manager. Charges $20 reading fee.

Published: October 7, 2013

Green Writers Press

Seeks fiction, short stories, poetry and environmental essays that help foster a sustainable environment. Publishes its titles with environmentally-responsible practices and materials. Email submissions.

Published: October 7, 2013

YoungArts 2014

In recognition of up-and-coming artists, YoungArts awards • Cash prizes of up to $10,000 • Access to scholarships, professional contacts and career opportunities including the chance to appear in YoungArts MasterClass on HBO • Opportunities to participate in master classes with renowned artists such as Edward Albee and John Guare and collaborate with artists from …

Published: October 7, 2013

Oregon Quarterly Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest

Seeks outstanding nonfiction writing with a northwest perspective. Offers both open and student categories. All finalists will be invited to participate in a writing workshop with the contest judge. Maximum 2,000 words for the open category, 1,500 words for the student contest. Submit by regular mail.

Published: October 7, 2013

The Crazyhorse Prizes

Submit fiction, poetry or essays online between Jan. 1 and Jan. 31. Max 25 pages for fiction and nonfiction or three poems.

Published: October 7, 2013

University of North Dakota Writers Conference

Free and open to the public, the conference features author readings and presentations, a film festival, fiction and poetry workshops, meet-the-author sessions and panel discussions. Featured authors and artists include Robert Pinsky, Jessica Lott, Sarah Leavitt and Brian Maxwell.

Published: October 7, 2013

San Francisco Writers Conference

Top authors, agents and editors meet to discuss fiction, nonfiction, poetry and specialty writing such as children’s books and travel writing. Other topics include marketing, self-publishing, Internet possibilities and trends in the publishing industry. Keynote speakers: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, NoViolet Bulawayo and Barry Eisler.

Published: October 7, 2013

AWP Annual Conference and Bookfair

Writers, publishers, editors and educators engage in literary conversation and celebration with fellow lovers of literature from across the region and the world. The conference offers more than 450 events, including public receptions, a bookfair, lectures, readings and workshops, etc. Keynote speaker: Annie Proulx.

Published: October 7, 2013

Desert Nights, Rising Stars

Hosted by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University. Schedule includes craft classes, conversations, panels and readings, as well as opportunities to network with writers. Faculty includes Ron Carlson, Tayari Jones and Alan Dean Foster.

Published: October 7, 2013