Personal Journals

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 Previously published or unpublished are eligible.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

Bibliophilia.org: What does your avatar say about you?

An avatar can either chip away at the bland anonymity of cyberspace or it can symbolize something private to the user–or both at the same time. It can deceive, invent, re-invent, encapsulate, magnify, or downplay. An avatar can relate to a forum member’s username, but it doesn’t have to. It may or may not be …

Published: September 2, 2014

Holiday Contests

Looking for nonfiction, short stories for the fall and winter holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and other holiday celebrations). These themed contests are subject to the same rules and guidelines as our regular weekly contests. See our Submissions page for the guidelines and enter your story. Deadline is September 29.

Published: September 2, 2014

Rocky Coast Writing Contest

The Maine Review seeks submissions for the Rocky Coast Contest Online submission deadline: September 15th, 2014 The Maine Review is a new literary magazine featuring creative nonfiction, poetry, short fiction, essays, and prose. Each cover is graced by the work of a Maine artist. Contest is open to all published and unpublished writers, and all …

Published: August 11, 2014

“Pets” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

Theme This call theme is “Pets.” Animal companions, pampered sweethearts, cherished creatures. Share your interpretation. Eligible Submissions 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). About ArtAscent The mission of ArtAscent is to …

Published: July 24, 2014