Young Adult

The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award

he Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award honors the best books published in the previous year. The award sets winners and nominees apart in booksellers’ minds from other similar books on a subject, including the actual placement of the book in the brick-and-mortar bookstore itself. For exceptional books, we also review these books for our Killer …

Published: February 27, 2017

#Sweeklove short story romance contest

Upload your story on sweek.com to enter in the competition! Let’s talk about love! With love vibes in the air, it is time for a new Sweek competition. This time for all love & romance fans: #SWEEKL

Published: February 27, 2017

Forgiveness Short Story Contest

Trainwreck Books is working with Gideon’s Fleece Online Magazine to sponsor their first writing contest. Gideon’s Fleece Online Magazine was created to showcase creative short stories with a Christian influence. Not all Christian stories are preachy, and they don’t necessary have to contain a focus on God or Jesus. Yet they do have some sort …

Published: February 27, 2017

The Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference

The Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference was created in 2006 by author/filmmaker Clay Stafford in an effort to bring together forensic experts, writers, and fans of crime and thriller literature. Our objective is simple: to educate and empower aspiring and established writers, and connect them with other industry professionals. We pride ourselves on our intense, …

Published: February 27, 2017

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

For Visual Artists, Writers, Ceramicists, Composers, and now Weavers. New: Space for artist couples The Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence program provides visual artists, writers, and composers of exceptional talent with uninterrupted time and creative space within the serene natural setting of the Byrdcliffe Art Colony. Lasting four weeks, the residency offers artists private studio time …

Published: February 27, 2017

North Carolina Writers’ Network Spring Conference

The North Carolina Writers’ Network Spring Conference will be held on April 22 at the Moore Humanities and Research Administration Building and Curry Auditorium on the campus of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. The conference features intensive workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and the business of writing, as well as publisher exhibits, …

Published: February 27, 2017

Lit Fest

Lit Fest is a two-week celebration of the literary arts, with workshops in fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and more. During Lit Fest, we host events day and night—including salons and business panels, free readings, visiting authors, a book fair, and the kickoff party.

Published: February 27, 2017

Novel Comprehensive Workshop

A full day workshop with Lorin Oberweger, designed to help writers create fiction that challenges, enthralls and makes readers care, producing a lifelong audience for your work. This workshop is for anyone working on all genres of novels, middle-grade, young adult or adult. Lorin Oberweger is an experienced book editor and ghostwriter with almost twenty-five …

Published: February 27, 2017

Weekend With Your Novel

The premier novel-writing retreat in the Midwest, offers professional instruction for all novelists, aspiring to experienced. In its 15th year, this annual fall retreat is small, intensive, supportive, and all about the novel. Our goal is to help you complete and publish your novel.

Published: February 27, 2017

UW-Madison Writers’ Institute

In 2017, the award-winning Writers’ Institute will be celebrating its 28th year. This nationally lauded conference has the attendance of 375-400+ attendees from across the Midwest, from the East and West coasts, and international locales. The 3-day conference connects the best in the writing field with writers and instructors of all kinds. Agents and Editors …

Published: February 27, 2017