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MOUNT SAINT MARY'S MFA The MFA in Creative Writing at Mount Saint Mary's University is an artist-training program for students who want to write across multiple genres. Class sessions meet every other weekend at our Doheny Campus in Downtown Los Angeles. The program integrates the humanities and other areas of academia as part of its commitment to intellectual rigor and analysis. It also provides students an opportunity to explore bilingual writing and participate in study abroad programs. Faculty place a premium on preparing students for publication. Our professors have a long track record of helping students to national and international literary prizes.
ADVENTURES WITH PAGE LAMBERT “Literature & Landscape of the Horse Retreat” featuring equestrian Sheri Griffith (Vee Bar Guest Ranch, Laramie, Wyoming, six days, May 2019). “River Writing & Sculpting Journey” with renowned Native American sculptor Roxanne Swentzell (Colorado River, Moab, Utah, six days, August 2019). “Weaving Words & Women Adventure” in partnership with True Nature Journeys (Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Peru, twelve days, April 2020). Lambert designs and teaches graduate writing courses for the University of Denver. Leading professionally outfitted writing adventures for 22 years, her rafting trips were featured in O magazine as one of the "Top six, all-girl getaways of the year."
ICELAND WRITERS RETREAT Iceland Writers Retreat 2019 is open for registration. The Retreat takes place April 3–7, 2019, and features a faculty of internally renowned authors, journalists, and editors. The experience includes small group workshops and panels, day tours of the Icelandic countryside, and a taste of Icelandic music and food, as well as an opportunity to learn about Iceland’s rich literary culture. Everyone is welcome to attend, and there is no application process. Whether you’re aspiring, published, or simply enjoy writing as a hobby, we think you’ll find inspiration and have something to learn from all of our workshops.
SAN MIGUEL WRITERS' CONFERENCE Feb. 13–17, 2019 - Legendary San Miguel de Allende, Mexico provides the backdrop for a remarkable, affordable, five-day gathering of avid writers and readers. The 14th international Writers' Conference will feature: Adam Gopnik, Jennifer Clement (president, PEN International), Paul Theroux, Sandra Gulland, Literary Death Match, and more! Full package ($735) includes keynotes, seven 90-min. workshops (all genres), open mics, parties, storytelling, many meals. The Writers Package includes keynotes and workshops, open mics, and Perfect Pitch Seminar - all for only $345! Hotel rooms $75+ usd (single/double). Optional opportunities include agent pitches, individual consultations. Experience the Creative Crossroads of the Americas!
Details and Registration: www.SanMiguelWritersConference.org
WRITE ON THE MENDOCINO COAST Writing-Intensive Retreat at a historic ranch on the rugged Mendocino coast, February 16–23, 2019 & February 23–March 2, 2019. Led by Kate Moses, internationally acclaimed novelist, memoirist (Wintering, Cakewalk, Mothers Who Think), editor & teacher (Salon, North Point Press; USF, Hedgebrook). Advance full manuscript review followed by 1–2 weeks of focused writing & craft tutorials in a stately Victorian overlooking the Pacific. Literary fiction, creative nonfiction, mixed genre. Daily yoga, beach walks, 1000 acres of meadow & redwoods. Farm-to-table meals. Birds & Muses Retreats are designed to optimize writing time while feeding the imagination in soul-stirring locations. To apply: www.birdsandmuses.com.
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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: email@example.com
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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.
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Rentals & Travel
SANTA FE WRITING RETREAT Plan a personal writing retreat in the Land of Enchantment. Private studio casita guesthouse in downtown Santa Fe, for short or longer term rentals, equipped with wifi, printer, washer/dryer, plus more. Finish a project, or begin something new. Enclosed coyote fenced patio - secluded yet near museums, restaurants and the natural beauty of NM. Seasonal rates apply. Discount to those who book through this ad. Proprietor is a writer who knows what is needed for a perfect retreat. Also available for developmental editing services and manuscript consultation E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books & Publications
NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW Founded in Boston in 1815, the North American Review is the oldest and one of the most culturally significant literary magazines in the United States. Contributors for our most recent issue, Fall 2018 include Lluis Maria Todo, Dan O'Brien, Sascha Feinstein, John Poch, Simon Perchik, Florence Weinberger, Ted Kooser, and Ann Struthers. The issue is available for purchase on our online store at
THE BONE FIELD A world-renowned, Carnegie Museum paleontologist disappears overnight while leading a dinosaur excavation in Wyoming. He has made enemies from his serial womanizing, ruthless academic dealings, religious blasphemy, and radical scientific theories. Hired by the museum to find its star scientist, Pittsburgh PI Harry Przewalski uncovers two intrigues—the paleontological one left by a vanished world imperfectly preserved; and the human one left by treachery, scientific fraud, and eroded love affairs. He chases across 80 million years of death, from the bone field of petrified skeletons to the bone rooms of the museum. “... the relentless pursuit of truth ... impressive ... intelligent”— Kirkus Reviews
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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.
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COLLATERAL Collateral is an online journal publishing literary and visual art concerned with the impact of violent conflict and military service beyond the combat zone. We are a platform for voices existing in the areas around war and its lasting consequences. Check out our most recent issue, launched on Nov. 15, and review our submission guidelines. Then send us your work. We read year round, charge no reading fees, and share published works at public readings in the Tacoma/Seattle (WA) area.
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