Submit previously unpublished poems of any length “that make something of an occasion (be it public or private) or simply mark one.” Open to Canadians or current residents of Canada. Submit from website.
Submit 1-6 unpublished poems up to 2,000 words total, with food as an ingredient. All styles welcome. Send by regular mail only.
Submit fiction, poetry or essays online between Jan. 1 and Jan. 31. Max 25 pages for fiction and nonfiction or three poems.
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.
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.
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.
Biennial festival promoting poetry and social activism. Includes readings, workshops, panel discussions, youth programs and open mikes. Featured poets include Sheila Black, Joy Harjo, Dunya Mikhail, Natalie Diaz and Yusef Komunyakaa. Held at various venues throughout Washington, D.C.
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.
Provides workshops, readings and panels in a community setting. Includes meals and one-on-one time with the master writers and other participants. Workshops led by Pam Houston (fiction), Mark Doty (memoir) and Richard Blanco (poetry). Limited to thirteen writers for each of the three genres.
The competition theme is Dark. Shadows, expectation, foreboding, mystery, villains, secrets, memories, challenges, hauntings. Show us the darkness you have imagined. Entries may include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 1000 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Writers retain copyrights.