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DESERT NIGHTS, RISING STARS Each February, the Piper Center brings together multigenre authors and publishers from Arizona and throughout the world for its annual Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference. With three days of lectures, workshops, readings, and panels, attendees immerse themselves in a global community of writers. Through the guidance of industry veterans and the camaraderie of fellow writers, attendees leave the conference armed not only with inspiration, but also with the practical knowledge and tools to advance their work and careers. Faculty for 2017 include Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Dominic Smith, Malinda Lo, Paolo Bacigalupi, and more.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
Aegean Arts Circle Writing Workshops & Retreats
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
TRAVEL WRITING IN CUBA The subject of this new Santa Fe Writers Lab program with renowned writer Patrick Symmes is one of the most elusive questions in global culture right now: what happens next to Cuba? From our home base in Old Havana we spend the week unwrapping the layers of Cuban identity, history, culture, and politics, to form a comprehensive overview of a unique society on the cusp of difficult changes. This program is open to writers at all levels who are passionate about traveling. Dates: March 2–10, 2017. Learn More and Register:
Travel Writing in a Changing Cuba
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
2017 WRITERS@WORK ANNUAL COMP The 2017 Writers@Work Annual Writing Competition is a great opportunity for emerging writers to have their work vetted by a talented panel of judges: Abigail Thomas (non-fiction), Cristina Garcia (fiction), and Kevin Prufer (poetry). First prizes will be awarded in each category: $1,000 OR full scholarship to the Writers@Work Generative Conference (June 7-11, 2017 at Alta Lodge, Alta, UT) and publication in Quarterly West. Any writer is eligible who has not yet published a book-length volume of original work in the category they enter. Deadline: Jan. 31, 2017. Click here for full contest guidelines.
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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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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
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.
THE JOURNAL NON/FICTION PRIZE The Non/Fiction Collection Prize is awarded annually to a book-length collection of short stories, essays, or mixed-genre prose. The prize carries a cash award of $1,500 and publication with Mad River Books, the trade imprint of The Ohio State University Press. Manuscripts must be no fewer than 150 and no more than 350 typed double-spaced pages. All manuscripts will be judged anonymously. The author’s name must not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Michael Kardos will judge. Submission deadline is February 20, 2017.
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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.
Apply to the OneRoom novelist mentorship program
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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NYC — SWF SEEKS THINKY SM, 40S "I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart: I am, I am, I am." Words/Words/Words. Post-peripatetic arts-district dweller. Kind/Contrarian. Diplomatic/Stubborn. Low-key/Opinionated. Ultraconservative progressive. Prefer one red shoe to an entire gray flannel suit. Cultural obsessive. "But this is how Paris was in the early days...." Restless. “Sometimes I can feel my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.” Convivial. “I would always rather be happy than dignified.” Fanciful. "The unicorn lived in a lilac wood...." Winsome, slim, 40-something blonde. EMAIL: email@example.com
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BRILLIANT FLASH FICTION Tell me a story in 1,000 words or less.
Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send original, unpublished work.
We accept all fiction genres. No graphic violence or porn, please.
Be sure to paste your story into the body of your email and also attach it as a .doc file.
Please do not submit more than two stories quarterly (during a 3-month period).
Flash Fiction Submissions Wanted
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Platypus Press seeks poetry for a new print anthology. We want poetry that hurts the way bodies do. The vulnerability of self and the nature of being. ‘A Portrait in Blues’ is about you. The way your heart & mind & limbs ache in the dark.
CALL FOR CREATIVE NON-FICTION Under the Gum Tree is a creative nonfiction literary and visual arts magazine seeking true stories of 5,000 words or less (and true flash 1,000 words or less) for digital and print publication. In particular: how has food, music or film played a part in your defining moments? See our site for more details.
True stories. Real art. No shame.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS WILDNESS is an online literary journal that seeks to promote contemporary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that evokes the unknown. Founded in 2015, each thoughtfully compiled issue strives to unearth the works of both established and up-and-coming writers.
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 POETRY AND FICTION The Composite Review seeks submissions of poetry and short stories. We publish a diverse range of material from an equally diverse pool of writers. Our focus is on the revival of the aesthetic in contemporary literature. For details about our current publications and the requirements for submission, please visit our website. Alternatively you can email your submission directly to email@example.com - We look forward to reading your work.
The Composite Review
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Booth Books seeks submissions for their newest collection, “Birth of the White House Cool: Reflections on the Obama Years.” We invite submissions of literature, art, and graphic narratives that consider the impact of the Obama family on the past decade of American culture. We especially invite essays and poems that explore moments that enrich our understanding of the president’s relationship to modern culture, our understanding of race and politics, and/or our understanding of how “cool” can exist inside of institutional frameworks. More information is available on our website. Submissions can be sent to https://boothbooks.submittable.com/submit.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Girls Right the World is a literary journal inviting young female-identified writers and artists, ages 14 and up, to submit their work for consideration for the first issue. We believe that girls’ voices can and do transform the world for the better. We want to help expand girls’ creative platforms so that female-identified people from all races, religions, and sexual orientations can express themselves freely. We currently seek poetry, prose, short-stories, and lyric essays of any style and theme. Send your best writing, in English or English translation, to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1, 2017.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Now accepting submissions for our Summer 2017 edition of Dying Dahlia Review. We seek poetry, flash fiction and art by women. All submissions must be received by June 1st. Please send up to 5 poems, 3 pieces of flash fiction (each no longer than 1000 words) or 3 pieces of art (each no more than 5 mb). For complete details on how to submit, visit DyingDahliaReview.com/Guidelines. We look forward to reading your submissions!
Dying Dahlia Review
DRIFTWOOD PRESS John Updike once said, "Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better." At Driftwood Press, we are actively searching for artists who care about doing it right, or better. We will diligently work to bring you the best in craft essays, short fiction, poetry, graphic narrative, photography, art, and interviews. We are excited to receive your submissions of craft essays, interviews, visual arts, and more.
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FOLIATE OAK LITERARY MAGAZINE Our magazine is open for submissions of fiction, flash, creative nonfiction, hybrid, poetry, art, photography, and comics. Please send us your best word after reading our magazine.
Foliate Oak Literary Magazine
FUNNY FICTION / MONOLOGUES! FUNNYINFIVEHUNDRED.COM dares you to fit as many laughs into 500 words as possible. We are seeking humorous monologues in under 500 words (like a stand-up routine), and funny stories in under 500 words (are you a closet Mark Twain?). Submissions are accepted year-round. Visit FunnyInFiveHundred.com/Submit to submit your work.
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