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  • PHENOMENAL WRITING CONFERENCE! Sept. 28-30, 2017--on the stunning California Central Coast. Are you ready to take your writing to the next level? Whether you are a new writer or an established author, the 33rd Annual Central Coast Writers Conference will elevate your writing and scribing passion to the next level. Cited as one of the best writers conferences in the US, this destination conference offers workshops in all genres presented by an inspiring faculty. From Academy Award winners to New York Times best-selling authors to poets to children’s authors to Netflix stars, we have it all personalized just for you. 76 workshops: Authors, agents, screenwriters & poets. Learn more here! SHARE
  • BLACK WARRIOR REVIEW CONTESTS Announcing BWR's 2017 contests in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction. $1,000 prize and publication in each genre. Judges are Rachel McKibbens (poetry); Nicola Griffith (fiction), and Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib (nonfiction). $20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription. BWR is also thrilled to introduce our inaugural Flash Prose contest, judged by Joyelle McSweeney. $8 entry fee, and the winner receives a $500 prize and publication. Runners-up in every contest category receive $100 and publication online. Submit to BWR SHARE
  • FOW MEMOIR COMPETITION Got a story to tell about your life? If so, enter the Field of Words memoir writing competition for a chance to have your work published online and promoted globally across social media. The winner receives $500 (AUD), while the runner up receives $125 (AUD). Stories must be between 1000 - 2000 words. The memoir writing comp opens Aug 1, 2017. SHARE
  • PHILIP LEVINE PRIZE FOR POETRY The Philip Levine Prize for Poetry 2017 book contest is currently accepting submissions of previously unpublished poetry book manuscripts, 48-80 pages. The winner will receive a $2,000 award, publication by Anhinga Press, 25 author copies, and a public reading at California State University, Fresno. This year’s final judge is C. G. Hanzlicek. The entry fee is $25 by mail or $28 via Submittable. The deadline is September 30. Visit for full details and guidelines. For questions, email contest coordinator Corrinne Hales at or call 559.278.1569. Submit your manuscript to the Levine Prize contest SHARE
  • TOM HOWARD POETRY CONTEST 1​5​th year. Top prize for a poem in any style: $1,​5​00. Top prize for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style: $1,​5​00. Total prizes: $​4​,000. Winning entries published online. Fee: $1​2 ​per poem. Length limit: 250 lines. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Submit online via Submittable. Deadline: September 30. Sponsored by Winning Writers, one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" (Writer's Digest). Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest SHARE
  • WHEELER POETRY PRIZE Submissions open for The Journal's Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize on September 1st. A prize of $2,500 and publication by Mad Creek Books, the literary trade imprint of Ohio State University Press, is given annually for a poetry collection. Kathy Fagan will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $28 entry fee, which includes a subscription to The Journal, the Ohio State University MFA program’s literary review. Complete guidelines here. SHARE
  • EVENT'S READING SERVICE If you are a new writer, or a writer with a troublesome manuscript, EVENT’s Reading Service for Writers may be just what you need. Manuscripts will be edited and receive an assessment of 700–1,000 words, focusing on such aspects of craft as voice, structure, rhythm and point of view. Eligible manuscripts include short fiction and creative non-fiction under 5,000 words, or up to eight poems. The assessment will arrive in four to eight weeks. You’ll also receive a one-year subscription (or renewal) with the $100 (CDN) fee, so you can check out EVENT’s award-winning mix of writing. Complete information here. SHARE
  • LITERARY MENTORSHIP Realize your vision for your book project with the guidance and support of Kate Moses, internationally acclaimed novelist/memoirist, professional editor with 30+ years experience. (Wintering, Cakewalk, Mothers Who Think: Translated into 18 languages, numerous awards, editor at Salon, North Point Press). Whether developmental brainstorming to begin your book or surgical restructuring of a draft manuscript, my work with you & for you will be invested, insightful, nurturing and generous.  Specializing in literary fiction, memoir, lyric & personal essays, mixed genre, MFA thesis refinement. Big picture and detailed feedback by email, phone, Skype. Free initial consultation. Email: Complete details here SHARE
  • MANUSCRIPT EDITING & CRITIQUES Professional editor, literary midwife, award-winning author (Bantam, Avon, Berkley/Ace, others) offers extensive critiques, tutorials, revisions, support. Upgrade your writing skills; solve problems with plot, character development, pacing. Specialties include literary and mainstream fiction, mystery/thriller, juvenile/YA, general nonfiction, psychology, spirituality. Stellar book proposals and queries. Carol Gaskin. Phone: (941) 377-7640. Email: Editorial Service. Editing, Critiques, Marketing Assistance for Authors SHARE
  • POETRY CRITIQUES Are you ready to take your poems to the next level? I've been writing and publishing poetry for over forty years. My goal is to help you strengthen your writing so it captures the message that is in your heart. I will study your poem line by line and make suggestions for improvement, such as deleting unnecessary words, adding clarity so others understand your message, and using imagery to make it become visual as well as auditory. Starting at $10 for up to 150 words or send me an email with word count for quotes. 512-731-4846 SHARE
  • WRITING AND EDITING SERVICES Author, Creative Consultant, Award-Winning Playwright offers services in narrative and script editing, proofreading, research and ghost writing. REASONABLE RATES. Joanne de Simone WRITING SERVICES AT REASONABLE RATES SHARE
  • WRITING AND EDITING SERVICES Richard at ReWrite offers proofreading, editing, writing, rewriting (overwriting), and ghostwriting services for non-fiction and fiction writing. Richard has worked as a research, writer, and editor in a wide range of fields and disciplines over the last 30 years, including politics, labour, sociology, environmental science, climate change, martial arts, philosophy, and spirituality. ReWrite promotes writing that is simple, clear, and consistent, and encourages authentic individual style. Richard is based in Cape Town, South Africa. Contact Richard. Richard's writing is influenced by practising internal martial arts SHARE
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  • CALL FOR CURRENT EVENTS POETRY THE NEW VERSE NEWS seeks genuinely poetic verses (especially those with a politically progressive bent) on current and specific news stories and events for its daily postings. See the website for guidelines and for examples of the kinds of poems published. Then paste your submission and a brief bio in the text of an email (no attachments, please) to nvneditorATgmailDOTcom. Write "Verse News Submission" in the subject line of your email. The New Verse News SHARE
  • CHERRY TREE August 1 through October 1 is the open submissions period for Cherry Tree, Washington College's national literary journal. In just three issues, we have published work by emerging and established writers such as Jericho Brown, Claudia Emerson, Julie Marie Wade, Jennifer S. Cheng, Paul Lisicky, and John Vanderslice. Work from the journal has been reprinted on Verse Daily, and poems by contributors Julie Kane and Vievee Francis were selected for the 2016 and 2017 editions of Best American Poetry. Send us fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and literary shade. We are looking for well-crafted writing that dares and risks. Payment is $20 and two contributor's copies. Cherry Tree: A National Literary Journal @ Washington College SHARE
  • WHITE MICE POETRY CONTEST The International Lawrence Durrell Society announces the 2017 White Mice Poetry Contest for poems on the theme of "harbor," either literal or figurative. No entry fee. Winners will receive on-line and print publication; a year's membership in ILDS; and an invitation to read at the July 2018 conference in Chicago. For further information, go to and click on "Poetry Contest." Poetry Contest SHARE
  • UNDER THE SUN The online journal Under the Sun is calling for manuscripts of creative nonfiction only. We are reading from August 15 to January 2nd of each year. Under the Sun SHARE

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