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“Portraits” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

Theme: This call theme is “Portraits” The likeness, personality and mood of a living thing, captured in image and word. What faces will you unveil? 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 Previously published or unpublished are eligible.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 …

Published: December 14, 2014

Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize

The Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize honors internationally celebrated North Carolina novelist Thomas Wolfe. The prize is administered by Tommy Hays and the Great Smokies Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Published: December 13, 2014

Maryland Writers’ Association 2014 Literary Contest

“To survive, you must tell stories.” Umberto Eco So, here we go, fellow writers, poets, novelists: Get busy. Dust off your drafts and start editing. Or start with a sparkling white page (screen) and fill it up. Then send us your best work for a chance to see it in print. And celebrate with us.

Published: December 12, 2014

TBL Fall Literary Contests

We are currently accepting submissions for our short story contest (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction contest (55, 250, or 500 words), and poetry contest (max of three pages per poem). TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh writing styles. All winners will be published in Tethered by …

Published: December 12, 2014

Four Corners Writer’s Conference

New Mexico Centennial Poet Laureate Levi Romero is among the notable authors headlining the Four Corners Writer’s Conference, Oct. 2-4, 2014, at the University of New Mexico’s Gallup branch campus. Joining Romero are poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, fiction author Inez Ross, and poet/fiction author Laura Tohe. The three-day event will feature readings and workshops by …

Published: December 12, 2014

Mississippi Writers Guild Annual Conference

The Mississippi Writers Guild announces the 2014 Annual Conference Aug. 1-2 in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. “We have four terrific speakers who will share their expertise about writing, publishing, social media, and other topics,” said G. Mark LaFrancis, Guild president. “We have jammed a great agenda into a day-and-a-half. And, we will gather in beautiful Ocean …

Published: December 12, 2014

Southern California Writers’ Conference *Los Angeles

Devoted to writers of all levels, the SCWC features dozens of interactive troubleshooting and read & critique workshops, and has facilitated some $4 million in first-time authors’ book and screen deals over the past 28 years.

Published: December 12, 2014

Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers

Join Nimrod International Journal for an all-day writing conference with workshops in fiction, poetry, memoir, young adult fantasy, finding a literary agent, and more. Also featured will be 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 Chris Abani and Roxana …

Published: December 12, 2014

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

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