2017 Morceau Awards for Fiction, Poetry & Art

Grand Morceau & Co., a fine art gallery and publisher in San Francisco, is now accepting entries for the 2017 Morceau Awards. Prizes totaling $750 and publication in Morceau #1 are given to a short story, poem, and work of visual art. All styles and themes are accepted. For submission guidelines, please visit our website.

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

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


FULL DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2kbTnJd Let’s talk about love! With Valentine’s day slowly approaching and love vibes in the air, it is time for a new Sweek competition. This time for all love & romance fans: #SWEEKLOVE! Of course, other genres are more than welcome to participate, as long as your story has a love plot! TOPIC …

Published: February 10, 2017

Jelly Bucket Editor’s Prize for Poetry and Prose

Jelly Bucket Editor’s Prize in Poetry and Prose. Winners in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction receive $100 and publication, plus a reading and free tuition at the 2017 Bluegrass Writers Studio summer residency. Deadline: April 1st. $10 per entry in each genre. Visit www.jellybucket.submittable.com for details.

Published: January 24, 2017

May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize

Open to all poets, new and experienced, this annual prize is awarded for a book-length (50-80 pages) collection of poetry. The collection as a whole must be previously unpublished. All submissions go directly to this year’s judge, poet Jennifer Militello, we do not pre-screen manuscripts.

Published: January 20, 2017