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WORKSHOPS
  • ONLINE WRITING CLASSES from Creative Nonfiction magazine, the voice of the genre. Our 10- and 5-week classes in memoir, personal essay, magazine writing, and more, provide professional guidance, motivating deadlines, and a supportive community of writers. Firm deadlines and feedback help keep you writing and improving your work throughout the class. Whether you're just starting out or are looking for an advanced class to help you refine and polish your work, we have a course for you. Class sessions begin in January, April, June, and September. Learn More: www.creativenonfiction.org/online-classes SHARE
  • PARIS WRITERS’ WORKSHOP 2018 Paris Writers’ Workshop 2018: Sunday, June 24 – Saturday, June 30. Come join our international community of writers! With the support of the Anglophone association WICE, the Paris Writers’ Workshop has established a strong international reputation for the quality of its instruction, its prestigious faculty, and the success of its alumni. New and established writers are welcome. For more information and to register, visit our website at: www.pariswritersworkshop.com/, or call us at +33 (0)1 45 66 75 50. The Paris Writers’ Workshop 2018 (PWW) will be held at the Forum 104 center in central Paris www.pariswritersworkshop.com SHARE
  • REVOLUTIONARY WORKSHOP METHOD Amherst Writers & Artists 5-day Facilitator Training Retreats—3 trainings left this year. Become certified to facilitate writing workshops in the AWA Method—a strengths-based approach to help writers discover their voices, cultivate their confidence and refine their craft. The AWA Method has a 30-year history of success with writing workshops in community, academic, and social-justice settings. Visit our website to learn more about our trainings or to discover how to find an AWA-based group to write with. Find out more about our trainings here SHARE
  • SANTA FE WRITERS LAB WORKSHOPS Elevate your writing in enchanting Santa Fe with workshops led by some of the world’s most accomplished writers. At Writers Lab workshops we hold values of craft, community, and the creative process in the highest regard. Workshop topics include fiction, nonfiction, memoir, travel writing, and more. Join Natalie Goldberg, Rolf Potts, Pamela Houston, Hampton Sides, Deborah Madison, Kirk Ellis, and Margaret Wrinkle—to name a few of our guest instructors—on our beautiful campus overlooking magical Santa Fe.
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CONFERENCES
  • BIRDS & MUSES RETREATS Intimate writing retreats and small-group workshops in soul-stirring locations, led by acclaimed writers of fiction & memoir who will guide you, cook for you, explore with you. Boutique-style lodgings, sumptuous meals, one-on-one manuscript consults. Refresh your imagination, refine your project, see yourself anew. Core Faculty: Kate Moses, Kate Christensen, Elizabeth Cohen, Mary Pols. Applications open for May 2018: Week-long Writing Intensive in Southern France, Week-long Sensory Workshop at Craigardan Arts Center in Adirondacks. Fall 2018: Fiction, Memoir & Food Writing in Coastal Maine. October 2018: Year-long Book Incubator w/Residencies at Craigardan. November 2018: Writing Intensive in Sicily. Email: kate@birdsandmuses.com Complete details here SHARE
  • CREATIVE NONFICTION CONFERENCE Join us in Pittsburgh May 24–26 (Memorial Day weekend) for the 2018 Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference, three days of practical advice, meaningful insights, and lasting connections. Dedicated to the art of memoir, personal essays, narrative journalism, and more, the Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference features craft talks, breakout sessions, publishing advice, consultations, and manuscript reviews--all designed to help you tell your true story better. Learn More: www.creativenonfiction.org/conference SHARE
  • TAOS WRITERS CONFERENCE 2nd Annual Taos Writers Conference in the beautiful Southwest – Taos, New Mexico, July 13-15, 2018. Keynote speaker, Kate Christensen (winner of the Pen-Faulkner award for The Great Man); confirmed faculty include Hampton Sides, William DeBuys, Allegra Huston, Mirabai Starr, and many others with workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, writing children's books, and more. Choice of six one-day intensives on Friday, 7/13/18 from 10–5; choice of three hour workshops on Saturday and Sunday, 7/14–7/15/18. Complimentary round table discussions on ebooks, self and traditional publishing, finding an editor/agent, and more. www.taoswritersconference.org (575) 758-0081 2nd Annual Taos Writers Conference, 7/13-7/15/18 in Taos, NM SHARE
  • WRITERS@WORK WRITING RETREAT Join us for the 2018 Writers@Work Generative Conference in Alta, Utah, June 6-10, 2018. Choose one of three intensive workshops, conducted by our award-winning faculty. The conference is held at Alta Lodge, an intimate setting in the breath-taking Wasatch Mountains, where writers of all backgrounds gather to share ideas, craft, and fine writing. In addition to daily generative workshops, there are panel discussions, open mic, free evening readings open to the public, and the opportunity for a one-on-one meeting with an editor or visiting writer. Faculty includes: Paisley Rekdal (Poetry), Mat Johnson (Fiction), and Tessa Fontaine (Nonfiction). Writers@Work 2018 Generative Writing Conference SHARE
CONTESTS
  • EMERGING WRITER CHAPBOOK PRIZE For National Poetry Month, The Southeast Review is holding its first inaugural Editors’ Choice Digital Chapbook Prize for Emerging Writers, judged by editors, Dorothy Chan and Alex Quinlan. The winner of this prize receives: 1) $100 prize and digital publication of their chapbook, with a foreword from the judges 2) Publicity campaign through The Southeast Review website and social media 3) Print publication of selections from the winning work and an author interview in an upcoming print edition of the journal. For more details and to submit, visit https://www.southeastreview.org and https://southeastreview.submittable.com/submit The Southeast Review Editors’ Choice Digital Chapbook Prize SHARE
WRITERS SERVICES
  • FEELING STUCK? COACHING HELPS. OneRoom offers expert online coaching to help you sustain a creative writing practice and finish a big project like a novel, memoir, or poetry collection. Your coach — an accomplished writer and warm, enthusiastic, empathetic human — will help you make a plan and stick to it, persevering through the inevitable challenges. One memoirist says: “I’ve been in OneRoom for over a year and I can say that if you stick to this, it really works!" We think you'll agree. Complete (short) application today SHARE
  • IF YOU'RE REALLY SERIOUS We have helped hundreds of authors develop their books, navigate through the publishing world, and often get the success they want, whether it's a bestselling book or peer and customer recognition. Please take a look at our books and the author comments on our website, and then give us a call at 415 389 0110. Visit Thought Leaders Intl SHARE
  • LITERARY MENTORSHIP & EDITING Realize your vision for your book project with the guidance of Kate Moses, internationally acclaimed novelist/memoirist, writing teacher, 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 & nonfiction, mixed genre. Big picture and detailed feedback by email, phone, Skype. Writing-intensive retreats in inspiring locations, year-long book workshops. Free initial consultation. Email: kate@birdsandmuses.com Complete Details at Birds & Muses. 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: Carol@EditorialAlchemy.com. Editorial Service. Editing, Critiques, Marketing Assistance for Authors SHARE
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FROM AUTHORS, UNIVERSITIES, & SMALL PRESSES
  • MATTER OF DISCRETION A Navy chaplain and an NIS agent unravel a murder at Quantico, in 1974. By Donna Lee Davis: “Grounded in truth, lifted by faith.” This gripping, moving, and often amusing novel is ultimately uplifting. You'll fall in love with Father Damon Keith! In paperback and e-book. Read Excerpts Here SHARE
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CALLS FOR MANUSCRIPTS
  • ANTHOLOGY: CLIMATE CHANGE Have you recently experienced a big weather event—heat, snow, rain, flood, rising sea level, scarcity of water or favorite foods, etc.? Can you imagine what the world will be like 50 or 150 years from now? Setting Forth--on a Literary Itinerary calls for your fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, cross genre, photography and art for an anthology on global climate change. Deadline: 7/1/2018. Word limit: 2,000. Reprints: OK, and we'll credit previous publishers. Copyrights: All yours. Editing: Yes, with your approval. Cost to submit or for edits: None. Versions: Print, Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. Pay: Free Kindle versions. Setting Forth--on a Literary Itinerary Submissions SHARE
  • CALL FOR CURRENT EVENTS POETRY THE NEW VERSE NEWS seeks previously unpublished poetic verses (especially those with a politically progressive bent) on current and specific news stories and events for its daily postings. No simultaneous submissions. See the website for further 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
  • SEEKING BOOK SUBMISSIONS Blue Mountain Press, the book division of Blue Mountain Arts, is accepting manuscripts in the following categories: gift books, personal growth, teens/tweens, family, relationships, motivational, and inspirational but not religious. Mail manuscripts to: Blue Mountain Press, P.O. Box 4219, Boulder, CO 80306. Request writer’s guidelines or e-mail queries to BMPbooks@sps.com. Please note: We are not accepting works of fiction, narrative nonfiction, biographies/memoirs, rhyming poetry, children’s books, chapbooks, or memoirs. http://www.sps.com/ SHARE


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