Young Adult

Free Novel Writing Contest

This boutique publishing firm offers a full-fledged publishing deal to its contest winner. Submit a novel of 20,000 words or more in any fiction genre (no fanfic, short stories or poetry) and if it’s selected, Inkitt will provide you with professional editing, a cover design, and 25 percent royalties. They also have a strategy to …

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

Sweek short story writing contest: #Unbelieavabletales

We invite you to write a story that will take our breath away – full of epic love, adventures, magical creatures, superheroes or mysteries. Are you up for a challenge and can you write unbelievable fiction in less than 1,000 words? Write your story in any genre, upload it on Sweek and have a chance …

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

First Page Blitz Webinar

Join us for a webinar, First Page Blitz with editor Kat Brzozwski on June 20, 7pm to 8:30pm Central time. Sponsored by the Texas chapters of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Are you ready to improve the chances of your work getting read by an agent or editor? Ready to strengthen your …

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