Write on the Sound Writers ’ Conference

With four sessions per day and a choice of four workshops each session, attendees can build their best experience at this writing retreat. Choose from a variety of genres from memoir to business, children’s to travel. The backdrop of the Puget Sound provides for a meditative environment that inspires creativity.

Published: July 23, 2013

Women Writing the West Conference

Explores writing and publishing’s new frontiers and outfits participants as writers of the American West. Open to all genres and genders. Invites writers whose works are set in the Trans-Mississippi west, both historical and contemporary. Scheduled pitch sessions available.

Published: July 23, 2013

Kentucky Women Writers Conference

A women’s literary festival featuring workshops for writers and evening readings and events that are open to the community. Featured guests include author Bonnie Jo Campbell and playwright Kia Corthron.

Published: July 23, 2013

Fall for the Book

Celebrate literature at this five-day literary festival held at George Mason University and other locations in northern Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland. Guests of honor include Diana Gabaldon.

Published: July 23, 2013

Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers

Join Nimrod International Journal for an all-day writing conference with workshops in fiction, poetry, memoir, YA fantasy, finding a literary agent and more. Also includes panel discussions, readings and the chance to sit down for a one-on-one editing session with an experienced editor. Key guests include fiction writers Cristina García and Joan Leegant; poets Aimee …

Published: July 22, 2013

Spalding University’s brief-residency MFA in Writing

Spalding University’s 65-hour, brief-residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing combines superb instruction with unparalleled flexibility. During each semester, students and faculty work together at a 10-day residency (in Louisville or abroad), after which they return home to study independently with a faculty mentor through an exchange of 5 packets of writing. Areas offered: …

Published: July 17, 2013

Hampton Roads Writers 5th Annual Writers’ Conference

One evening plus two full days of workshops, two best-selling keynoters, two first ten-lines critique sessions, 32 workshops/breakout sessions, ten-minute agent pitches, ten-page manuscript evaluations, and cash prize, no fee contests for short fiction, short non-fiction, and poetry. Workshops cover fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, memoir, poetry, and the business of getting published. A book shop, book …

Published: July 12, 2013

2013 Professional Writers of Prescott Writing Contest

Send entries as an attachment to pwpwritingcontest@gmail.com with entry form located on contest website. Must be 18 or older to enter. Max 3,000 words for fiction and nonfiction. Max five pages for poem/collection of poems.

Published: July 12, 2013

Geist Erasure Poetry Contest

Submit a poem created by erasing words, letters or punctuation from a text chosen by Geist. Submit online from the website or by regular mail.

Published: July 5, 2013