Poetry

Dorset Prize

Submit a previously unpublished, full-length poetry manuscript. No mandatory page count. 48 to 88 pages suggested. Submit by online submission manager or regular mail.

Published: October 7, 2013

The Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest

Submit previously unpublished poems of any length “that make something of an occasion (be it public or private) or simply mark one.”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.

Published: October 7, 2013

The Crazyhorse Prizes

Submit fiction, poetry or essays online between Jan. 1 and Jan. 31. Max 25 pages for fiction and nonfiction or three poems.

Published: October 7, 2013

University of North Dakota Writers Conference

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.

Published: October 7, 2013

San Francisco Writers Conference

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.

Published: October 7, 2013

AWP Annual Conference and Bookfair

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.

Published: October 7, 2013

Split This Rock Poetry Festival

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.

Published: October 7, 2013

Desert Nights, Rising Stars

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.

Published: October 7, 2013