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The Vermont Studio Center is seeking a visionary, passionate, and inspiring leader to carry on the remarkable spirit and success created over the Center's first 35 years. The Executive Director will work with VSC's engaged trustees and the Center's experienced and dedicated staff to continue, strengthen, and advance the community's founding Mission and Core Values. The position is charged by the Board of Trustees to provide leadership, strategic direction, and vision for the Vermont Studio Center.
PEN OUT LOUD
PEN America presents PEN Out Loud, an author conversation series presented with the Strand Book Store that convenes vital and timely conversations and uplifts emerging and established literary voices. This winter, join Saidiya Hartman with Leslie Jamison, Mitchell S. Jackson with Imani Perry, Ken Liu with Andrew Marantz, Bernardine Evaristo with Safiya Sinclair, Emily St. John Mandel with Samantha Hunt. Tickets and more information can be found at
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COMMUNITY OF WRITERS WORKSHOPS
For 50 years, the Community of Writers has held weeklong summer writing workshops in Squaw Valley, California. Our goal is to help talented poets and writers improve their craft with workshops, individual conferences, craft lectures, and panels. Poetry: June 20-27; Writers Workshops: July 6-13. Financial aid available. Deadline to apply is March 28.
www.communityofwriters.org (530) 470-8440.
FESTIVAL OF FAITH & WRITING
The Festival of Faith & Writing is a three-day celebration of literature and belief from April 16–18, 2020, and includes pre-conference workshops on April 15 to focus writing and personal development. As we celebrate Festival’s 30th anniversary, we’re thrilled to host Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Award finalists, Coretta Scott King recipients, and 100+ others, including novelist Min Jin Lee, On Being podcaster Krista Tippet, poet Kaveh Akbar, and speechwriter for former First Lady Michelle Obama Sarah Hurwitz. Register today!
LITERARY MENTORSHIP & EDITING
Realize your vision for your book with the guidance of internationally acclaimed novelist/memoirist Kate Moses: professional editor with 30+ years experience (Salon, North Point Press), bestselling author translated into 18 languages (Wintering, Mothers Who Think), devoted & generous teacher taking writers under her wing for three decades. Specializing in literary fiction, nonfiction, & mixed genre. Whether developmental brainstorming or strategic restructuring of a draft, Kate's work with you & for you will be invested, insightful, expansive, and nurturing. Holistic and fine-detailed feedback during recorded manuscript conferences. Free initial consultation. Also: writing-intensive retreats, year-long Bookgardan program with residencies. Email:
Complete details at Birds & Muses
2020 JOURNAL NON/FICTION PRIZE
Submit to The Journal's Non/Fiction Collection Prize! The prize carries a cash award of $1500 and publication with The Ohio State University Press. Eligible submissions include an unpublished manuscript of short stories, essays, or a combination of the two, and should be between 150–350 pages. Individual pieces may be previously published, just not the manuscript as a whole. All manuscripts will be judged anonymously. The prize is open to all writers, whether or not they have previously published a book. Submit between February 1 and March 1. For more information, visit
2020 SAROYAN PRIZE
Submissions are now being accepted for the ninth William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Given by Stanford Libraries in partnership with the William Saroyan Foundation, the award recognizes newly published works of fiction and nonfiction with a $5,000 award for the winner in each category. The prize is designed to encourage new or emerging writers and honor the Saroyan literary legacy of originality, vitality and stylistic innovation. Congratulations to our 2018 Fiction Winner Hernan Diaz for IN THE DISTANCE, and our 2018 Nonfiction Winner Robert Moor for ON TRAILS: AN EXPLORATION. For more information visit the
Saroyan Prize website.
NEW STORIES FROM THE MIDWEST
The New Stories from the Midwest anthology series will celebrate its tenth anniversary by presenting selected stories from previous volumes alongside new stories published in 2018 or 2019. Journals may submit six stories published 2018-2019 for free; writers may submit unlimited stories published 2018-2019 for $3 each. A $100 Heartland Fiction Prize will be awarded to a story of exceptional power. All contributors receive two copies and a discount on more. Guest editor is Michael Martone. Deadline: February 1, 2020.
New Stories from the Midwest 2020
BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL
Calling all book-lovers!
Our 2020 Festival will take place in Downtown Berkeley on Saturday May 2 and Sunday May 3rd — join our volunteer team! It's a BIG election year, which means our social-justice-focused Festival will be busier, buzzier, and more relevant than ever.
We invite you to come behind the curtain and be a part of the fun team that runs the programs, manages the stages, and helps attendees and authors get to where they need to go!
SHUFFLE WRITING RESIDENCY
Shuffle is a new professional network for multidisciplinary and creative professionals. Through the cultivation of craft, peer support and online tools, Shuffle has been thoughtfully designed to move your career forward. Our literary arts residency is a 6 month work-trade program. In collaboration with each other, residents help build and cultivate peer support & community while gaining hands-on experience in the areas of education, performance, event coordination and community engagement. This residency also provides you with an opportunity to shape how the Literary Arts ecosystem connects online.
Learn more and apply here
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