Personal Journals

Santa Barbara Writers Conference

Join us June 18-23, 2017! Since 1972, the Santa Barbara Writers Conference has been connecting writers with mentors, agents and editors. Every summer, writers in many genres from around the world gather to participate in a magical week of intensive work focused on story, voice, craft, marketing, and networking with fellow writers and publishing professionals.

Published: April 6, 2017

Begin Again – Rollick Magazine Writers Competition

Submissions are now open for Rollick’s Begin Again issue. Our Begin Again issue is all about fresh starts and new beginnings. It’s all about what happens after a failure, falter, or fall. It’s about perseverence, and striving, and hope. You can send in essays, poems, short stories, memoirs, confessionals, experimental writing, post cards, art, illustrations, …

Published: April 3, 2017

Draft to Dream

The Draft to Dream Book Competition is ideal for the independent author, put on by AuthorU, a nonprofit author resource organization. Participants also receive their scoring sheets, and some feedback on their manuscripts after the competition. Winners are announced at the AuthorU Extravaganza in September.

Published: April 3, 2017

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Summer 2017

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who enjoys expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry or writing a story that’s worth telling everyone! And welcome to all, having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash …

Published: April 3, 2017

Radiating You Letter Writing Contest

At Radiating You, we know the power of getting people to be real and share their truths. We recently sat down and started writing letters…to ourselves. A letter filled with truth. A letter filled with forgiveness, reflection, motivation, and love. Maybe the most important letter you can write is to yourself. Radiating You is launching …

Published: February 27, 2017

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

For Visual Artists, Writers, Ceramicists, Composers, and now Weavers. New: Space for artist couples The Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence program provides visual artists, writers, and composers of exceptional talent with uninterrupted time and creative space within the serene natural setting of the Byrdcliffe Art Colony. Lasting four weeks, the residency offers artists private studio time …

Published: February 27, 2017

UW-Madison Writers’ Institute

In 2017, the award-winning Writers’ Institute will be celebrating its 28th year. This nationally lauded conference has the attendance of 375-400+ attendees from across the Midwest, from the East and West coasts, and international locales. The 3-day conference connects the best in the writing field with writers and instructors of all kinds. Agents and Editors …

Published: February 27, 2017

States of the Union Editor’s Choice

States of the Union is a book about the results of the 2016 presidential election. We are currently seeking contributors. Non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and art will all be accepted for submission. We would be honored to hear your thoughts and capture your voice. Thanks to a patron of the arts founding our Editor’s Choice Award, …

Published: January 20, 2017

Pif Literary Magazine’s 2017 First-Line Writing Contest

Sometimes the most incredible projects are the ones we create together. That’s why this year we are excited to roll out a collaborative writing project to challenge readers and writers. We will select our favorite submissions to appear in a finished project in our end-of-the-year anthology. If you’ve never heard of a round robin, the …

Published: January 20, 2017

Pif Literary Magazine’s 2017 Round Robin Writing Contest

Sometimes the most incredible projects are the ones we create together. That’s why this year we are excited to roll out a collaborative writing project to challenge readers and writers. We will select our favorite submissions to appear in a finished project in our end-of-the-year anthology. If you’ve never heard of a round robin, the …

Published: January 20, 2017