Nonfiction

Los Gatos Irish Writers’ Festival

The Los Gatos Irish Writers’ Festival is devoted to bringing together writers and audiences at unique and innovative events in the historic and intimate town of Los Gatos, CA (located an hour south of San Francisco.) There will be readings, writing workshops, film screenings, panel discussions, and performances. Our writing contests are open for entries …

Published: August 30, 2017

Bluegrass Writers Studio

A writers’ community without the commute. Bluegrass Writers Studio (BGWS) is a low-residency MFA in creative writing program with concentrations in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Students work with award-winning core faculty, visiting writers, agents, editors, and with audio software we provide, each other. At BGWS, you get the community of a residency program with …

Published: August 11, 2017

Write on the Sound

Take time to be inspired this fall at Write on the Sound (WOTS), a three-day writing conference located in historic Edmonds, Washington. While enjoying breathtaking vistas of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, conference-goers will find many things to spark and motivate their creativity. WOTS offers the opportunity to explore various writing craft techniques with …

Published: August 9, 2017

Digital Author and Indie Publishing Conference

The Annual Digital Author and Indie / Self-Publishing Writers Conference is ideal for every author who wants to take advantage of the “Golden Age of Publishing.” Learn how to write, publish, market, and sell your brand and products in an increasingly digital world where the giants include Kobo, Author Solutions, Amazon, Apple, Smashwords, and other …

Published: August 9, 2017

BCX – The Boot Camp Extreme Creative Writing Conference

BCX – The Boot Camp Extreme Creative Writing Conference is for all serious writers of fiction, nonfiction, and short stories. It is the perfect pre-publication vehicle for every author who wants to improve their writing skills, revise and polish a manuscript, then guide it to publication. It is a respectful “kick in the pants” to …

Published: August 9, 2017

Las Vegas Writers Conference

Hosted by Henderson Writers Group Two things make this conference unique and stand above others: The cost includes entry to all workshops, panels, meals, and pitches to agents and acquisition editors, and attendance is limited to less than 200 (including faculty and volunteer staff) to ensure a quality experience for everyone, and more face time …

Published: August 9, 2017

Young Writers Contest

The Young Writers Contest seeks to encourage young people to express themselves and their thoughts through writing and literacy skills. The contest encourages entrants, age 10-18, to consider the ability to become a published author at any age, and to learn about the process of publishing their work. Winners will be selected based on originality, …

Published: August 9, 2017

Dzanc Books/Disquiet Open Borders Book Prize

Established in 2017, the Dzanc Books/Disquiet Open Borders Book Prize seeks book-length manuscripts in fiction or nonfiction exhibiting a marked commitment to mutual understanding and cultural exchange across the globe. As the United States Government moves to erect barriers both physical and legal, Dzanc Books and the Disquiet International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal, strive …

Published: August 9, 2017

Golden Quill: SLO Nightwriters

SLO (San Luis Obispo) NightWriters’ theme for its annual Golden Quill Contest is “Liberation” which can be broadly interpreted. . Categories: Poetry up 40 lines; Short Fiction up to 1500 words; Creative Non-fiction (personal essay, memoir) up to 1500 words.. For guidelines and submission: http://slonwgoldenquillwritingcontest.com. Judging The Judging Panel boasts old and new judges this …

Published: August 9, 2017

Blue Mesa Review Summer Contest

Each year Blue Mesa Review holds a writing contest in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction. The 2017 judges are: Safiya Sinclair for Poetry, Rigoberto González for Nonfiction, and for the first time, co-judges for Fiction, Lori Ostlund and Anne Raeff. We encourage you to submit your very best work online through our submissions manager. First place …

Published: August 9, 2017