Young Adult

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

Novel Comprehensive Workshop

A full day workshop with Lorin Oberweger, designed to help writers create fiction that challenges, enthralls and makes readers care, producing a lifelong audience for your work. This workshop is for anyone working on all genres of novels, middle-grade, young adult or adult. Lorin Oberweger is an experienced book editor and ghostwriter with almost twenty-five …

Published: February 27, 2017

Weekend With Your Novel

The premier novel-writing retreat in the Midwest, offers professional instruction for all novelists, aspiring to experienced. In its 15th year, this annual fall retreat is small, intensive, supportive, and all about the novel. Our goal is to help you complete and publish your novel.

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

Sweeklove

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

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

Pif Literary Magazine’s 2017 First-Line Writing Contest

Sometimes the most incredible projects are the ones we create together. That’s why this year we are excited to roll out a collaborative writing project to challenge readers and writers. We will select our favorite submissions to appear in a finished project in our end-of-the-year anthology. If you’ve never heard of a round robin, the …

Published: January 20, 2017

Pif Literary Magazine’s 2017 Round Robin Writing Contest

Sometimes the most incredible projects are the ones we create together. That’s why this year we are excited to roll out a collaborative writing project to challenge readers and writers. We will select our favorite submissions to appear in a finished project in our end-of-the-year anthology. If you’ve never heard of a round robin, the …

Published: January 20, 2017