Personal Journals

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

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

Women Writing the West 20th Anniversary Conference

Women Writing the West is celebrating its 20th Anniversary by “Coming Home” to its Denver area birthplace. Held annually in cities throughout the West, the 2014 conference will take place October 16-19 in Golden, Colorado, at the Golden Hotel and the Table Mountain Inn. This conference is a rare opportunity for writers to take their …

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

Kauai Writers Conference

An intimate experience limited to only 150 participants, interacting with top authors, agents, and editors. The focus will be on craft, the writing life, and how to get published. Presenting authors include Vanessa Diffenbaugh, (The Language of Flowers), Jill Landis ( 26 novels), Colson Whitehead ( Zone One, The Intuitionist), Laura Moriarty (The Chaperone), and …

Published: December 12, 2014

Personal Essay Contest

Do you have an amazing true story to share? The kind of story that people almost don’t believe when you tell it to them? Did you overcome incredible odds to accomplish a goal? Do you have a breathtaking love story? Or a hilarious mishap story? Then we’re looking for you. Now’s your chance to get …

Published: September 8, 2014

“Red” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent – Deadline October 31, 2014

This call theme is “Red.” Fire, passion, heat, sacrifice, vitality, danger, happiness, a primary colour. What shade is your red? Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). The mission of ArtAscent is …

Published: September 6, 2014