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  • AEGEAN ARTS CIRCLE WORKSHOPS June 24th – July 3rd 2017 with Linda Lappin in Andros, Greece. Intensive writing workshops for published & aspiring writers, small workshop groups. Instructors are award-winning writers. Fifteenth summer in Andros, a quiet Cycladic island. Single rooms with sea view for all writers, special meals made for our group. Private time to write, explore the island. Write to: Aegean Arts Circle Writing Workshops & Retreats SHARE
  • HIKE, BIKE & WRITE Find your writing inspiration while hiking and biking in Acadia National Park with a local, professional naturalist. The workshop will include an additional 4 weeks of editorial feedback after the close of the session. Study the art of the personal essay, travel writing, and literary nonfiction on COA’s amazing campus! Information SHARE
  • JOSHUA TREE WRITERS RETREAT July 6th–9th at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center in California. This three-night retreat, "Riding the River: Letting Go with Words," is led by Riba Taylor, faculty member for 15 years at Mendocino College. We'll gather to practice spontaneous writing, read aloud excerpts of our work, feel the alchemy happen. We'll add a little sitting practice, movement and delicious meals in a gorgeous desert setting. Afternoons will be silent; the rest may be quiet or gregarious as we follow our words and make community together. $400 for early registration includes retreat program, shared lodging and three meals per day. Details and registration here or call 760-327-9759. SHARE
  • WRITING WORKSHOP IN SCOTLAND From July 15 to 23, 2017, Inkslingers will be offering a writing/yoga/discovery retreat in stunning, storied Scotland! Come steep yourself in Scottish literature and landscape. We’re looking forward to another incredible experience where the travel informs the writing and the writing deepens the experience of the travel. It is Inkslingers’ mission to deliver writing workshops and retreats that enrich the experience and strengthen the craft of each participant while building community and keeping each writer safe in their first-draft creativity. Inkslingers Writing & Yoga In Scotland July 2017 SHARE
  • 2017 CNF WRITERS' CONFERENCE Join us in Pittsburgh May 26-27 (Memorial Day weekend) for the Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference: two days dedicated to the art and craft of memoir, personal essays, narrative journalism, and more. Craft talks, breakout sessions, publishing advice, and master classes with agents, New York Times bestselling writers, book publishers, and editors from Esquire, Harper's, the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the Paris Review, and more. Complete Details and Registration SHARE
  • INT'L WOMEN'S WRITING GUILD Join us July 7th ‒ 14th, 2017 for our 40th Annual Summer Conference. Come for a weekend, come for a week! Expand your horizons in poetry, fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, social justice, multimedia, screenwriting, playwriting, mind/body/spirit and publishing, on the beautiful campus of Muhlenberg College, in Allentown, PA. Attend workshops, have your work critiqued, pitch to agents, participate in our book fair, be a voice at our evening readings. Connect with other women writers in a warm, supportive community! No portfolio required. Conference fee covers room/board. Student discount available. Website: Early bird rate ends April 10, 2017. REGISTER HERE SHARE
  • 2017 WRITERS@WORK CONFERENCE Join us for the 2017 Writers@Work Generative Conference in Alta, Utah, June 7-11, 2017. Choose one of three intensive workshops, conducted by our award-winning faculty: Abigail Thomas (non-fiction), Cristina Garcia (fiction), and Kevin Prufer (poetry). Alta Lodge is an intimate setting in the breath-taking Wasatch Mountains, where writers of all backgrounds gather to share ideas, craft, and fine writing. Click here for registration details. SHARE
  • BRITTANY NOAKES POETRY AWARD $8 entry fee * May 1st deadline * Sandra Beasley Judge * Publication in The Adroit Journal * $500 value prize of Custom Broadsides * Benefits Philadelphia Women's Charity! **SUBMIT HERE** SHARE
  • FLASH FICTION COMPETITION Want to get your writing noticed? Enter the Field of Words Flash Fiction competition for your chance to be published online or win cash. Successful entrants are also promoted across social media. Opens May 1, 2017, closes June 30. Entries must be 100 - 500 words. Be in it to win it! Visit the website for details: Field of Words Flash Fiction Competition SHARE
  • NORTH STREET BOOK PRIZE For self-published books. 3rd year. Three authors will each win $1,500 and expert help with marketing their books. Categories: General Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction & Memoir. $6,000 in total cash prizes. Fee: $60. Submit by June 30. Final judges: Jendi Reiter and Ellen LaFleche. Submit by mail or online via Submittable. Sponsored by Winning Writers, one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" (Writer's Digest). Co-sponsored by BookBaby and Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of The Frugal Book Promoter. North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books SHARE
  • PROSE & POETRY CHAP CONTESTS Inclusive feminist publisher Gazing Grain Press is now reading prose and poetry chapbook manuscripts for 2017 contests, open until May 15. Judges this year are Bhanu Kapil (prose) and Camille Rankine (poetry). Hybrid and collaborative work welcome. Prize is publication, author copies, and a book release event. Please see our website for full guidelines, and submit your work through our online submission manager. We look forward to reading your work! Gazing Grain Press Chapbook Contest Guidelines SHARE
  • TOM H. FICTION & ESSAY CONTEST 25th year. Deadline: April 30. Top prize for a short story: $1,500. Top prize for an essay: $1,500. Total prizes: $4,000. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Winning entries published online. Fee: $18 per entry. Length limit: 6,000 words. Submit online via Submittable. Final judge: Judy Juanita. Winning Writers is one of the 101 Best Websites for Writers (Writer's Digest). Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest SHARE
  • BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED BOOKS Need a beautifully designed cover for your book? We design award-winning, classic, elegant, and compelling book cover and interior layout designs in less than a week! Your beautiful literary or poetic expressions deserve a beautiful design inside and out. W.S.D.G. Book Design SHARE
  • EXPERT COACHING FOR NOVELISTS If you're ready to get serious about writing a novel, OneRoom might be for you. A mentor (or "coach," as we call them) will get to know you intimately, craft a plan for you to meet your writing goals, and then hold you to that plan. Your coach and peers will support you every step of the way through the drafting, editing, and publication of your novel. Space is limited; apply today. Apply to the OneRoom novelist mentor program. 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
  • 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
  • TAKE IT UP A NOTCH EXPERIENCED EDITOR, prizewinning author of poetry and literary fiction, I'm looking to assist you with your next step. My clients have sold manuscripts and won prizes. I am respectful. Thorough. Could be a catalyst for your novel, poetry manuscript, memoir, or essay. New writer, MFA applicant, or graduate, I can help with query letters and submissions, as well as publishing advice. Free initial consultation. Email inquiry to Diana Gordon at Click here for further information 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
  • CREATIVE WRITING AND KIDS Interested in kids and writing? Since 2005, “Take My Word For It!” creative writing programs have engaged kids’ imaginations while encouraging them to get to know their author-selves in a safe, supportive environment. We're offering a "Business in a Box" license that provides everything you need to run creative writing programs, either as a solo instructor or a Program Director - from admin. systems, to curriculum content, to registration software. We've been at it since 2005, and have worked with hundreds of young writers. Purchase of a license also includes ongoing support as you develop your business. Creative Writing for Kids! SHARE
Books & Publications
  • SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK Children and adults are loving this historical mystery-thriller about a brave and unusual twelve-year-old girl who lives secretly in the basement of the grand Biltmore Estate in the Blue Ridge Mountains. This #1 New York Times Bestseller has been on the NYT list for 59 weeks and won the prestigious 2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize. The second book in the series hit #1 in its first week and earned a starred review from Kirkus. The books are being taught in over a thousand Middle School classrooms nationwide. Book #3 in July. Be sure to watch the exciting video book trailers. Book Series Website SHARE
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  • PLAY AND THE BLACK IMAGINATION Join the AfroSurreal Writers and the Kiss My Black Arts Collective June 2-June 29 at Pro Arts Gallery (150 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland) for Let's Play: Intuition, Imagination, and Black Creativity. Play explores AfroSurreal ideas about intuition and features audio /digital projections of several writers' and artists' work including Jacqueline Bishop, Renee Alexander Craft, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Jewelle Gomez, Victor LaValle, James Lee, Kyla Marshell, Sharan Strange, Sheree Renée Thomas, Dawnie Walton, and readers from Serenity House and the AfroSurreal Writers Workshop’s reading series on Intuition and Creativity. The Kiss My Black Arts Collective will create a mural. AfroSurreal, reading, writing, music SHARE
  • 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
  • COWBOY JAMBOREE MAGAZINE CALL We need your best Harry Crews homage for our Fall 2017 issue "All We Need of Hell." We'll take any interpretation you have of grit lit that is "Crewsesque." We picked All We Need of Hell for the theme because 2017 is the 30th anniversary of its release, but feel free to work in your favorite Crews stuff (Feast of Snakes is our favorite). Give us stories for this Celebration of The Knockout Artist that is Harry Crews. We dig short stories, creative non-fiction, flash fiction, vignettes/prose poetry, photography, and illustration. See website for how to submit Deadline: 9/1/2017 Cowboy Jamboree Magazine SHARE
  • FLASH FICTION WANTED Submit your flash fiction up to 1,000 words. Details at our website, where you will find our free writing contests. Check it out! Check it out! SHARE
  • WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR STORY The Composite Review is a young, fresh journal dedicated to publishing work that speaks to our readers, and connects with our aesthetic ideals. We want to read your short stories, poetry, and essays. We have no word limit, no strict guidelines - we just want you to tell us a beautiful story. For inquiries and submissions please email or visit our website. Submit SHARE

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