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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

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

Write-by-the-Lake Writer’s Workshop & Retreat

This retreat offers 14 topic sessions that meet each day 9:30-12:30. Writers choose one topic to study for the week. Instruction is mixed with optional critique of the writers material each day. Afternoons and evenings offer free time for writing with some optional free presentations, an open mic reading, and other activities. Fee includes Monday’s …

Published: February 27, 2017

A Rally of Writers

Join our 2017 keynote speaker Lori Nelson Spielman, international bestselling author of The Life List and Sweet Forgiveness, and 10 Michigan authors and educators for 15 breakout sessions and workshops on all aspects of writing, including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, the Nuts & Bolts of manuscript submissions, and more.

Published: February 27, 2017

YOUR TURN

To celebrate The Writer‘s 130th year in print, we’re opening up our pages to our readers. Write a 2,000-word essay about any aspect of the writing life. Any topic is fair game, so long as it pertains to some aspect of writing.

Published: January 24, 2017

The 2017 Scythe Prize

Rusty Scythe Publishing seeks previously unpublished short stories and essays to be included in a printed collection, The 2017 Scythe Prize. The goal of the collection is to celebrate new voices in a rare, printed book that includes both fiction and creative non-fiction from current undergraduate and graduate college students. Submissions are invited from college …

Published: January 24, 2017

Eastern Iowa Review Longform Lyric Essay Award

2000 – 10,000 words. Enter as many times as you wish, but only submit new material once you’ve heard back from us. NOTE: Longforms may be a compilation, but we do want new material included, and be sure to mention where previously published excerpts first appeared. We are seeking only those essays which are truly …

Published: January 20, 2017

Americans United Essay Contest 2017

Americans United for Separation of Church and State has launched its second annual essay contest that invites high school juniors and seniors to address church-state separation issues that frequently occur in public schools. Students should write about a potential violation involving one of the following: * The teaching of religiously-based curricula in public schools, which …

Published: January 20, 2017