Nonfiction

Kore Press 2017 Memoir Award

Kore Press’ 2017 judge is Cheryl Strayed, award-winning author of four books, including her memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Ming Holden’s Refuge was selected by Lidia Yuknavitch for last year’s Memoir Award winner. Her book will be out at the beginning of next year. The winner will receive a …

Published: June 21, 2017

The Northwestern University Summer Writers’ Conference

Join a community of writers at Northwestern University for a three-day institute on writing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The program, which is now in its 13th year, includes a diverse array of workshops, panels, keynote speakers, networking events, and literary readings. Learn how to make dialogue pop with Juan Martinez, edit your writing with Rebecca …

Published: June 13, 2017

NCWN Squire Summer Writing Workshops

The Squire Summer Writing Workshops offer conferencegoers the chance to study elements of one genre with one instructor over the course of the program. Attendees will work on their own manuscripts, as well as those of their peers, while also attending readings, special presentations, and taking advantage of built-in writing time, amid the beauty and …

Published: May 30, 2017

Hampton Roads Writers’ 9th Annual Conference

1 evening plus 2-full days of workshops, 2 best-selling keynoters, 2 first ten-lines critique sessions, 60 workshops during 10 breakout sessions, ten-minute agent and/or publisher pitches, cash prize contests for short fiction, short nonfiction, and poetry, complimentary 90-minute cocktail social, 2-hour open mic, and optional 4-hour add-on WRITER’S BOOT CAMP SESSION; workshops cover fiction, nonfiction, …

Published: May 30, 2017

North Carolina Writers’ Network Squire Summer Writing Workshops

The 2017 North Carolina Writers’ Network Squire Summer Writing Workshops offer conferencegoers the chance to study elements of one genre with one instructor over the course of the program. Attendees will work on their own manuscripts, as well as those of their peers, while also attending readings, special presentations, and taking advantage of built-in writing …

Published: May 30, 2017

Unicorn Writers Conference

Attend a one-day writers’ conference unlike any other! Valuable for published authors and for beginners! Unicorn covers the total story from craft to career! Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018 Time: 7:30 am – 8 pm Place: Reid Castle, Purchase, NY. Price: $350 includes all workshops, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and gifts for all attendees. Choose from …

Published: May 30, 2017

Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers

Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry will host its annual Awards Celebration and Writing Workshop October 20th-21st at The University of Tulsa. Participants are offered the opportunity to work with dozens of distinguished authors, including the judges for the annual Nimrod Literary Awards contest and other visiting artists. This year our judges are two distinguished writers—fiction writer …

Published: May 30, 2017

Oregon Christian Writers Summer Conference

Four-day annual conference gathers top editors, agents and authors to help writers of all levels and genres take their writing to the next level. Inspiring keynotes by award-winning authors Frank Peretti and Tessa Afshar. Coaching and workshops in fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, memoir, children’s, devotionals, and poetry. Full-time conferees may pre-submit three proposals for review by …

Published: May 30, 2017

WTP Literary Competition: Prose

The Woven Tale Press introduces its first annual writing competition, judged by Ploughshares founder DeWitt Henry and with a grand prize of a one-week writer’s retreat in the Hamptons, NY. Destination for writers from around the world; home to Peter Matthiessen, George Plimpton, Truman Capote, among other literary legends; seven-nights; accommodations for two in spacious …

Published: May 30, 2017

The London Magazine Essay Competition

As the oldest literary and arts review in the UK, The London Magazine has a long history of publishing great essayists; works by the likes of T.S. Eliot and Nadine Gordimer can be found in our archives. In our inaugural Essay Competition, we hope to find the most exciting new essays to reaffirm and develop …

Published: May 30, 2017