This quarterly publication seeks speculative fiction by and about Black people of the African Diaspora.
These upcoming gatherings for genre lovers offer authors inspiration and community.
Editors of this daily literary humor website have one goal: Publish work that’s ‘really, really funny.’
This organization offers a wealth of educational and community-building resources for nonfiction writers.
Add to FavoritesChestnut Review takes its name from the stumps of the chestnut trees decimated by blight in North America – stumps that continue to send … Read More “Literary Spotlight: Chestnut Review”
The editors of this established journal look for quirky, raw, ‘non-academic work outside the academy.’
Authors share stories of community-building by subscription.
Add to FavoritesA mailman tasked with delivering a potentially life-saving secret formula to a Des Moines epidemiologist finds his life threatened by people determined to … Read More “Literary Spotlight: Mystery Magazine”
Editors at this five-year-old publication are on the hunt for bold, original voices that aren’t afraid to take risks on the page.
Hone your love story skills at home.
This six-year-old journal for BIPOC parents aims “to elevate our voices, share our stories, examine our issues, represent our expansive culture, cultivate community, preserve our history, and celebrate our joy.”
Ready to make the new year your best year yet? These tips from the pros will help you keep writing all year long.
Add to FavoritesFaces Magazine, part of Cricket Media, attracts readers between 9 and 14 years old with innovative and surprising stories about people, places, and … Read More “Literary Spotlight: Faces”
SCBWI’s conferences have gained a lot by going virtual.
This Chicago conference will welcome writers for inspiration, instruction, and camaraderie in March.
Authors recruit DIY launch teams to propel new books into the spotlight.
Editors of this online and print publication seek fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that ‘isn’t afraid to be a bit different.’
Hundreds of writers gather in Durham for craft and camaraderie at this welcoming three-day event in November.
Writers from around the world find a home – and a paycheck – for their genre fiction at this bi-monthly publication.
Authors share stories of community-building by subscription.
Submissions to this free international journal are evaluated on merit alone – no cover letters and bios allowed.
This intimate four-day virtual conference celebrates and champions the use of spoken, written, and sung word to effect change.
During COVID-19, writers discover inspiration and opportunity.
This three-day virtual event welcomes both emerging and established voices interested in writing about the American West.
This online column at The Rumpus seeks works that are both funny and feminist.
Interested in pursuing a hybrid publisher? Here’s how to find the right fit for you and your book.
Enjoy everything this acclaimed, five-day conference has to offer from the comforts of home this summer.
How “writing with handcuffs” can take your writing to places you’d never find otherwise.
This Texas conference will offer a hybrid event for writers this summer, featuring both live and virtual panels.
For more than four decades, this Jewish feminist magazine has been publishing prose and poems with “heart, soul, and chutzpah.”
Editors seek fresh, surprising perspectives on the pandemic.
‘We want to inspire those who carry the misconception that you can’t make a living through art,’ says the founder of this six-year-old journal.
This five-day conference is taking Zoom by storm this spring, with live presentations, an awards ceremony, and plenty of opportunities to connect virtually with industry professionals.
This journal has been seeking eclectic flash fiction for more than two decades.
This five-day virtual event connects romance writers with both industry professionals and devoted fans of the genre in a diverse and inclusive setting.
Children’s author Alexandra Diaz illuminates the lives of young immigrants.
For more than 30 years, this magazine has offered young writers around the world a place to share their stories, art, ideas, and perspectives.
Events all across the world may be going virtual in 2021, but this three-day kidlit conference has been fully online for more than 10 years.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, event staff face a difficult decision: cancel and hope for better luck next year or move online. Luckily for writers around the country, more and more conferences are choosing the latter. Here’s how conference directors are successfully adapting live events into virtual ones.
This Baja conference may be going digital in 2021, but staff members are determined not to lose all the cultural and craft elements that make the annual event so special.
This award-winning literary journal seeks fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that examines ways in which environmental and social justice intersect.
This long-running event hopes to offer a hybrid conference in spring 2021, presenting both in-person and virtual instruction for attending writers.
Ready to leap into the world of self-publishing? This three-day event from the Independent Book Publishers Association is here to help.
This online journal shines a spotlight on a wide variety of nature writing, all penned by authors of color.
Reviews, essays, poetry, fiction, and craft reflections from new and established authors are welcome at this online literary journal.
Strange stories find eager listeners in this weekly podcast highlighting speculative flash fiction.
Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comics, and art come together in this eclectic magazine.
As more and more authors, agents, and editors turn to social media to connect virtually in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain by joining Twitter. Here are tips, strategies, and best practices from other authors on getting started.
This five-year-old online magazine seeks empowering pieces on fatherhood from writers of all experience levels.
Add to FavoritesFive years ago, poet and essayist Julianne Palumbo founded the online literary magazine Mothers Always Write to offer readers insightful pieces about parenting … Read More “Literary Spotlight: Mothers Always Write”
Why trash your deleted pages when you can publish them?
Authors, fans, and industry professionals flock to this four-day celebration of crime fiction.
Hate crowds? Love alone time? Shudder violently at the mere thought of ‘networking?’ You, too, can succeed at a writing conference! Here’s how.
Get hands-on experience in forensics and law enforcement at this immersive four-day event in Raleigh, North Carolina.
This online journal publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that’s both accessible and moving.
Capped at just 30 attendees, this spring conference offers authors the chance to mingle with agents in an intimate and beautiful Caribbean setting.
Need a boot camp for kidlit authors? Look no further than this bicoastal conference.
This modern parenting magazine welcomes compelling stories from adults and teens alike.
Both niche and mainstream titles provide outlets for writers to share their lives and their stories.
This Colorado-based literary magazine doesn’t just offer a home for American prose and poetry; it also provides plenty of space and context for works in translation.
Add to FavoritesWe seldom think “beauty walk” when considering a writing conference, but just before the Chicago Spring Fling Conference – sponsored by Chicago-North’s chapter … Read More “Conference Insider: Chicago Spring Fling”
Add to FavoritesThe website homepage for the travel magazine Hidden Compass features a manifesto of sorts. Editors Sabine Bergmann and Sivani Babu explain, in a … Read More “Literary Spotlight: Hidden Compass”
Attendees can find craft advice, camaraderie, and commercial success at this welcoming four-day event.
This 6-year-old journal seeks lyrical writing with a fine attention to detail.
Spend two days talking craft and networking with agents at this NYC conference hosted by one of the country’s most well-known writing centers.
Avoid gimmicks (and build community) through conversation and book sales.
‘All kinds of history are important – it doesn’t all have to be about the Civil War,’ say the founders of this unique new history magazine.
Add to FavoritesOn the final day of the North Words Writers Symposium in Skagway, Alaska, attendees and staff take the train to Laughton Glacier Station … Read More “Conference Insider: North Words Writers Symposium”
This 4-year-old online journal is blazing new literary trails in all genres.
This three-day Boston conference strives to create a welcoming and diverse space for all writers to learn and grow.
Six literary agents weigh in on platform, publishing, and why you should never address a query to “dear sir.”
For three decades, literary meditations on faith and spirituality have found a home in this reflective journal.
Eager to spend more than a weekend working on your craft and career? This sunny six-day conference in California may be just the ticket.
Once relegated to English classes and admissions offices, this form is undergoing a literary revolution.
Writing by underrepresented voices pairs beautifully with curated visual art in this multi-genre journal.
Authors have called upon their experiences as parents of children with disabilities, and on volunteer work or extensive research, to create characters who reflect the physical, emotional, and developmental challenges that readers and their peers may face.
Steve Almond, Julianna Baggott, and Karen Russell are just a few of the experts you’ll find at this beautiful seaside conference.
Author Melissa Hart shares how she grudgingly changed her memoir to a nonfiction book at an editor’s request – and found it ultimately worked better.
Why merely publish short fiction when you can also give writers a glimpse at how it was made?
Crazy about the haiku? Have we got a conference for you.
How could your words help better the world? That’s the question this one-day event asks attendees.
This journal offers emerging writers editorial feedback, suggestions for alternative publications to pursue, and – best of all – a paid home for their work.
This online journal seeks poetry and prose that packs a big punch into a very small space.
This Seattle-based conference effectively balances art with business – and has a long list of alumni success stories to prove it.
This inspired literary journal is powered by lyrical writers and strong voices, not the whims of modern publishing trends.
This three-day conference will inform and energize authors looking to blend historical fact with fiction.
This international flash fiction journal aims to bring parents and children together to foster a lifelong love of reading.
If you write books for young readers, this New England conference is an event you can’t miss.
Offering contests, themed submission calls, and reading services, this historic Canadian journal has something for everyone.
Craft and community combine at what event organizers call a “left-coast, Birkenstock-wearing version of Bread Loaf.”
Five magazine editors weigh in on the niche magazine industry and share tips for how to get published in those specialized publications.
Verse, current events, and underrepresented voices meld beautifully in this online poetry series.
From social justice to video essays, this fact-focused conference is deeply grounded in modern-day truthtelling.
This magazine seeks diverse voices, resilient writers, and transformative content.
This historic magazine puts the science in sci-fi.
Six hundred mystery writers gather each spring to talk about craft – and murder.
“If it’s a moving work of art, we want it,” say the editors of this 10-year-old publication.
Writers of all genres and experience levels gather in Arizona for intense learning and vibrant conversations.
This online journal showcases works written by people with chronic or mental illness and disabilities.
Choose from craft talks, career insights, or publishing advice – both traditional and indie – at this decades-old conference in San Diego.
This powerhouse magazine is on the hunt for bold, clear-eyed writers.
This lit journal seeks sparkling writing, evocative storytelling, and well-developed characters – all in less than 1,000 words.
This Friday-Saturday conference in New York City offers a comprehensive primer on the publishing industry.
Cross-genre works of all shapes and sizes are welcome in this quirky journal.
This feminist-forward online magazine seeks smart takes on modern issues.
All creative disciplines come together for a harmonious weekend of learning, growth, and inspiration at this welcoming four-day conference.
This up-and-coming genre conveys facts in full color.
This inclusive journal offers a wealth of opportunity for both writers and editors.
Dive deep into craft at this intensive five-day retreat on Lake Mendota.
This multi-faceted organization is a literary journal, publishing house, writing center, and online community, all in one place.
Authors are becoming increasingly concerned about the state of our planet – and what we can do about it. Enter cli-fi, a new genre that deals with climate change and global warming on both a modern and future scale.
The husband-and-wife duo behind this niche magazine welcome whodunits with open arms.
Treat yourself – and write more, too.
Struggling with the business side of being an author? This industry-focused conference in the Pacific Northwest is here to help.
This seven-year-old publication courts writing of all genres.
This thrilling conference allows participants to learn about the industry, sharpen their crime-solving skills, and net a publishing deal all in one weekend.
Each year, several conferences and retreats cater to specific demographics, enabling writers to find a community that understands the challenges inherent in belonging to, and writing in, a particular culture.
This new magazine for young girls aims to make science fabulous.
This proposal swept an agent off her feet.
Three couples share their secrets of collaborative success.
Want mentorship, must-know trends, and freelance opportunities all in one conference? This nonfiction-based organization has events for you.
Take a walk down memory lane in this nostalgia-seeking publication.
Older students seeking graduate degrees in creative writing prove that age really is just a number.
This spine-tingling conference offers a one-stop shop for all things horror.
For three decades, this prestigious magazine has been the place to publish your horror stories.
Can an independent publicist help you maximize your book’s success?
This literary magazine for young girls aims to empower and inspire.
How can writers best collaborate with independent bookstores?
Half of U.S. children under age 5 are non-white. But only 10 percent of children’s books in the last
two decades featured multicultural characters. The math doesn’t add up. And one nonprofit organization is determined
to even the playing field.
Six editors share what they’re looking for, what they’re publishing, and what authors should know about the industry.
Connect to young readers with dynamic classroom visits.
This “smart typewriter” enables writers to find focus.
Be thrilled by all genres, all the time.
Can writers move beyond grim when it comes to serious issues about the Earth?
A family of writers finds inspiration and solidarity in the bard.
This online journal goes for quirky, funny and smart.
Dinty W. Moore talks about his unconventional, superstitious, comic, mindful and messy approach to teaching and practicing craft.
Organizing a conference? Think passion. Budget. Great coffee.
The teen literary journal “Canvas” offers a multitude of ways for readers, writers and artists to connect.
Magazines offer young writers experience and exposure.
Forget the traditional book launch. Start planning an exciting event.
Video literature lights up literary journals.