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Santa Barbara Writers Conference

Since 1972, the Santa Barbara Writers Conference has been connecting writers with mentors, agents and editors. Every summer, writers in many genres from around the world gather to participate in a week focused on story, voice, craft, marketing and networking. This year’s evening speakers include Mona Simpson, Anthony Breznican, Danny Bland, Meg Gardiner and Tawni …

Published: March 11, 2015

Writing in the Pines

Tired of winter? Tired of being cold? Tired of writing the same thing or not writing at all? Leave your winter doldrums at home and join us in the heart of the New Jersey Pinelands, where spring will be breaking through the sandy soil. Let this getaway revitalize and inspire you as you set some …

Published: March 11, 2015

Ink & Insights 2015

Ink and Insights writing contests focus on the feedback so that writers of any level can improve their work. We request the first 10,000 words of the manuscript for four judges with experience in that genre to read, score and comment on. The scoresheet is an extremely detailed six-page report on the different aspects of …

Published: February 16, 2015

Northern Colorado Writers Conference

Join Northern Colorado Writers for a roaring good time at the Fort Collins Hilton, for the 10th annual writer’s conference March 27-28, 2015. Hearken back to a golden age of writing, when rules were challenged and words flowed like jazz music and champagne. Mingle with authors of all levels and genres. Meet with agents and …

Published: February 13, 2015

The Big Story Writers Conference

Whether you are writing fiction, nonfiction or screenplays, the Big Story Writers Conference is uniquely focused to help you develop your plot into a BIG STORY with the potential to become a bestseller or box office success. Learn how to master your skills through hands-on workshops, seminars and lectures that guide them through the creative …

Published: February 13, 2015

The Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference

The Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference presents a full weekend of panels, workshops and presentations by educators, noted speakers, and industry professionals focused on the craft and business of writing. This conference differentiates itself by presenting individual program streams for (what we call the 3-A’s) ASPIRING, ACTIVE, and ACCOMPLISHED writers. Topics are offered in progressive …

Published: February 12, 2015

Pikes Peak Writers Conference

Pikes Peak Writers Conference 2015: Choose Your Writing Adventure! Welcome to a conference where you can enhance your writing experience, make professional contacts, learn something new and meet fellow writers in a fun, energized atmosphere. Our slate of workshops is crafted to stretch across genre boundaries and appeal to writers in any stage of their …

Published: February 6, 2015

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, a five-day fête celebrating its eponymous playwright, his works and literary life in the adopted city he called his “spiritual home,” features two days of master classes; a roster of lively discussions among distinguished panelists; celebrity interviews; theater, food and music events; a scholars conference; short fiction, poetry and …

Published: February 5, 2015

Merrimack Media 2015 Outstanding Writer Contest

Merrimack Media is looking for fiction and creative non-fiction submissions to the 2015 Outstanding Writer Contest! This is your opportunity to get your manuscript published with cover and interior design, a media kit and other promotional services FREE of charge. Five semi-finalists will be selected after March 20, with the winners being announced in June. …

Published: February 3, 2015

The Write Stuff Conference (Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group)

•Thursday and Friday preconference sessions •22 interactive sessions with industry leading authors, editors and agents •Continental breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon snacks •Page Cuts critique on Friday evening (Limited attendance, register early) •Pitch Practice sessions Friday evening •Agent/editor pitch sessions on Saturday (Limited sessions, register early) •Lunch and Keynote Speaker Kristen Lamb: Boy Am I …

Published: January 25, 2015