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COMMUNITY OF WRITERS WORKSHOPS For 47 summers, the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley has brought together poets and prose writers for separate weeks of workshops, individual conferences, lectures, panels, readings, and discussions of the craft and the business of writing. In 2017 the Poetry workshop will be held June 24–July 1, and the Writers Workshop will be July 9–15. Limited financial aid is available. Application deadline: March 28, 2017. www.communityofwriters.org (530) 470-8440
Community of Writers at Squaw Valley Summer 2017 Workshops
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!
WRITING THE BREAKOUT NOVEL Writing the Breakout Novel Workshop
A full day with author and agent Donald Maass of the Maass Literary Agency. This all-day, intensive workshop is intended for writers who want to take their fiction to the next level. You’ll learn techniques that will improve your writing and make your story feel big. Please visit www.lasvegaswritersconference.com for more information
Donald Maass Workshop
LAS VEGAS WRITER'S CONFERENCE 2017 Las Vegas Writer’s Conference, hosted by Henderson Writers’ Group, is scheduled for April 20-22, 2017 at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall. Join fellow writers, agents, publishers, and marketing experts for a weekend of workshops on the publishing industry. Registration is limited to 150 attendees. Sign up now! www.lasvegaswritersconference.com
2017 Las Vegas Writer's Conference
THE WRITE STUFF CONFERENCE Bethlehem, PA. Hosted annually by The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group. Keynote: Michael Hauge. Thursday: full-day "Story Mastery" workshop with Michael Hauge; Friday: four half-day workshops covering craft, marketing, and self-publishing. Saturday: 20 sessions to choose from covering fiction and nonfiction, craft, marketing, and more. Agent/editor appointments. Market coaching appointments. First page critiques by publishing professionals. Email: email@example.com
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.
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EVENT NON-FICTION CONTEST Deadline coming fast!! Writers are invited to submit manuscripts exploring creative non-fiction in all its forms. $1,500 in prizes available, plus publication payment. Up to three winning entries to be published in our Winter issue. This year's judge is J. Jill Robinson. Maximum entry length is 5,000 words. Deadline April 15, 2017 (online or postmarked). Entrants will receive a one-year subscription to EVENT (or extension) with the entry fee. Join the list of contest winners who have gone on to win awards, fame and fortune. Visit www.eventmagazine.ca now!
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FOW SHORT STORY COMPETITION The Field of Words short story competition opens on Feb 1 (closes March 31). Stories are to be 1000 - 2500 words in length. The theme is open. Enter for your chance to be published online or win cash. Successful entrants have their work promoted across the Field of Words social media channels, where they have around 25,000 followers. See the website for more details: www.fieldofwords.com.au
Field of Words Publishes Successful Entrants
NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS Minerva Rising Press is now accepting fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art and photography for our upcoming Spring/Summer issue, themed Ripples. Whether from the personal or the political, we want to read your reflections, thoughts and reactions to that unexpected stone cast into the pond of life. $15 submission fee, $50 for published fiction or nonfiction prose and $35 for poetry.
For more information and submission guidelines visit our website at http://minervarising.com/
Minerva Rising Press
PRAIRIE SCHOONER BOOK PRIZE The Prairie Schooner Book Prize Series invites submissions of short story and poetry collection manuscripts to our annual contest. A winning manuscript in each genre will receive $3,000 and publication through the University of Nebraska Press. We welcome manuscripts from all writers, including non-U.S. citizens writing in English, and those who have previously published books, excluding those affiliated with Prairie Schooner and the University of Nebraska. The submission fee is $25 dollars, and submissions will be accepted through March 15. For full submission guidelines or to submit online, visit
REAL-LIFE FRANKENSTEIN STORIES In conjunction with the ASU Frankenstein Bicentennial Project, Creative Nonfiction magazine is daring writers (as Mary Shelley was dared in Geneva) to write original and groundbreaking stories in the spirit of Frankenstein—but nonfiction. That is to say, we’re looking for true stories that explore humans’ efforts to control and redirect nature, the evolving relationships between humanity and science/technology, and contemporary interpretations of monstrosity. 4,000 words or fewer. Deadline: Mar 20, 2017. $10,000 for best essay; $2,500/ea for two runners-up.
TILLIE OLSEN SHORT STORY AWARD The Tillie Olsen Short Story Award hopes to read your best story under 5K words between February 25–April 30, 2017. The winner receives $500 and publication. All entries considered for publication. Submissions accepted via Submittable. All judging done blind. Entrants receive a one-year ebook subscription to The Tishman Review.
Entry fee: $15
Final Judge: Linda LeGarde Grover.
Grover is the author of the award-winning short story collection The Dance Boots and novel The Road Back to Sweetgrass. She is a professor of American Indian Studies at University of Minnesota Duluth and a member of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe.
The Tishman Review
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
W. FLOMP HUMOR POETRY CONTEST No fee. 16th year. Top prize: $1,000. Total prizes: $2,250. Winning entries published online. Submit one humor poem via Submittable by April 1. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Length limit: 250 lines. Final judge: Jendi Reiter. Winning Writers is one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" (Writer's Digest).
Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
BOOK COVER DESIGN Looking for a talented artist to design an eye-catching cover for your next work? Look no further! Karen Phillips of Phillips Covers to the rescue. Visit my website for samples and contact information. I look forward to working with you.
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CRITIQUING & EDITING SERVICES Field of Words offers quality and affordable critiquing and editing services for all writers, whether they be emerging or established. Their award-winning and published authors will polish your work, increasing your chances of achieving publication and recognition. They handle manuscripts and stories of all sizes and genres. Check the website for full details.
Field of Words Critiquing and Editing Services
DRIFTWOOD PRESS CRITIQUES Ever wonder what feedback a literary magazine editor would give your work? Driftwood Press is now offering affordable critiques of short fiction! From the critique, you can expect extensive marginalia that details first impressions and line edits alongside a few paragraphs detailing the weaknesses of the work. We hope to offer insight on both a macro and micro scale, commenting on everything from sentence structures and punctuation usage to character arcs and thematic goals; often, we'll also offer additional reading to help you hone your craft.
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ENROLLING: Would it be all right with you if making an impact in literature & publishing were easier? MAKE IT EASY. E-course w/ 8 lessons, 5 PDFs & instructor support is enrolling now. Market effectively & genuinely for increased literary exposure, all while staying genuine & spending less time online. Learn what an award-winning author learned for $12K, for just $87. Proven successful for bestselling & indie published authors, poets, bloggers & aspiring writers. There's even a
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 fee, so you can check out EVENT’s award-winning mix of writing. www.eventmagazine.ca.
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GET SERIOUS ABOUT THAT NOVEL! If you're ready to get serious about writing a great novel, OneRoom might be for you. Here's how it works: when you're admitted and join, one of our awesome mentors will get to know you intimately, craft a plan for you to meet your writing goals, and then hold you to that plan. Your mentor and peers will support you every step of the way through the drafting, editing, and publication of your novel. Space is limited, so apply today.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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!
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APPLE VALLEY REVIEW - SPRING Submissions for the Spring 2017 issue of the Apple Valley Review are open through March 15, 2017. Please send unpublished personal essays, short fiction, and poetry. Prose poetry, translations, flash fiction, and writing with genre elements (e.g., magical realism) are welcome. Work published in the Apple Valley Review is automatically considered for our annual editor's prize. Several pieces from the journal have also appeared as selections, finalists, and/or notable stories in Best American Essays, Best of the Net, Best of the Web, New Poetry from the Midwest, storySouth Million Writers Award, and The Wigleaf Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions.
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BRILLIANT FLASH FICTION Rolling submissions, free writing contests. Check our website for details: https://brilliantflashfictionmag.wordpress.com/
Brilliant Flash Fiction
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
CALL FOR MEN'S STORIES In 2017, Vineyards Press will publish
Heart of a Man, a book anthology of men’s writings selected to help women better understand men.
Works by John Updike, Philip Roth, Michael Chabon, Tim O'Brien, Julius Lester and John Crawford, plus twenty others submitted to date, are slated for inclusion.
We need a few more male-unique stories by good men about the good of men. The writer must be male, the story must have happened to him, and it must help women better understand who men are.
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LUNARIS REVIEW #7 Lunaris Review is a quarterly online literary and art journal based in Nigeria, with the ultimate goal of bringing creative minds together on a common platform of artistry and beauty while providing the audience a satisfying read. The journal features fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, artworks and photography by established and emerging writers. If you would like your work to be considered for our journal, our editorial team happily welcomes submissions of literary fiction (flash fiction and short story), creative nonfiction, poetry, artworks and photography. We look forward to sharing your creativity. All submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
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