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CONFERENCES
  • 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.
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  • 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 SHARE
  • SONOMA COUNTY WRITERS CAMP Fall session: Oct 10 – 14, 2018. Theme: Scene Making, The Essence of Storytelling. Small generative writing workshops led by Ellen Sussman and Elizabeth Stark, both acclaimed authors and popular teachers. Panel discussions with agents, authors and editors, master classes. Intimate group of twenty-four in a gorgeous wine-country setting. Yoga, hiking, fabulous food, wonderful community. Now offering our 6th session. Complete details here. SHARE
  • 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. Complete details here SHARE
CONTESTS
  • GAMES AND PLAY Creative Nonfiction, in partnership with the Center for Games & Impact at Arizona State University, is looking for new work about the role of games and play in our everyday lives. For this special issue, we’re seeking true stories that explore the ways our society integrates games, and especially games whose impact transcends entertainment and changes us in ways outside of the gaming context. All essays submitted will be considered for publication; this is a paying market. Deadline: November 19, 2018. Click here to learn more or submit online. SHARE
WRITERS SERVICES
  • 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
  • 3 WOMEN, 4 TOWNS, 5 BODIES If you like your plots hard-boiled, your romances illicit, and your beautiful dames worldly, look no farther than this fast-paced collection of gleeful tales of trickery, murder, and slow-simmered revenge. This collection spans centuries, where nothing is as it seems and twists are as abundant as they are deadly. Written with crisp, precise prose, these twelve stories are a stylish and modern take on noir fiction. Buy 3W4T5B SHARE
  • 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 Please see Amazon reviews SHARE
  • THROUGH THE FIRE "Through the Fire: An Alternate Life of Prince Konstantin of Russia" is a novel in short stories about Prince Konstantin Romanov. Konstantin was a decorated war hero, a cousin of Nicholas II and the third son of the Grand Duke Konstantin, the Russian Imperial family's famous poet. "Through the Fire" examines the life he might have lived if the Russian Revolution had not happened. Amazon Link to Through the Fire SHARE
  • TRANSLATING THE SOUL Essays on Agosín's life beginning with family roots in Odessa and Chile. Following Pinochet's rise her family moved to the USA. "Lines are poetic, sometimes to the point of evasiveness, but always in a way that conveys Agosín's eternal yearning and vivacity. Encounters with Neruda are captured amid mentions of green ink and dancing down an island beach; a beloved grandmother is remembered as having let Agosín 'play with her hair and fill it with lavender and fireflies.' " —Foreword Reviews ISBN978-1-890932-506-3 $20.00 includes P&H. Sherman Asher Publishing, 126 Candelario St., Santa Fe, NM 87501 Essays on Agosín's life SHARE
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FESTIVAL & FAIRS
  • BRATTLEBORO LITERARY FESTIVAL On October 12–15, more than 50 writers of fiction and nonfiction for adults and young people, along with poets, editors, and translators, will participate in panels, readings, and other special events at the Brattleboro Literary Festival. This year's festival will feature Pulitzer Prize–winning author Stephen Greenblatt, National Book Critics Circle Award winner Joan Silber, and bestselling authors Jenna Blum, John Leland, and George Colt. All festival events are free and open to the public. For details, please visit the Festival website SHARE
RETREATS
  • IWR ALUMNI AWARD 2019 The Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award offers talented writers in need of financial support an opportunity to attend the Iceland Writers Retreat in Reykjavík, Iceland in April, 2019. The winning candidate(s) must demonstrate that s/he does not have the financial means to attend the conference without this award. Candidates do not need to be professional writers, but should be serious about the craft and interested in developing their skills. Click here to apply SHARE
CALLS FOR MANUSCRIPTS
  • 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
  • CALL FOR FICTION SUBMISSIONS SCRIBBLE is an exciting online venue for exceptional flash and short fiction from emerging writers with a focus on debut writers. Send us your best! Our eclectic journal is open to literary fiction and all fiction genres with a literary approach. For guidelines and to submit go to https://www.scribblelit.com. Scribble Literary Journal SHARE
  • COLLATERAL Collateral is an online literary journal publishing literary and visual art concerned with the impact of violent conflict and military service beyond the combat zone. We are looking for poems, stories, essays, and works of art that push the envelope and challenge traditional perceptions of the impact of war on soldiers, military families and loved ones, refugees, civilians, witnesses. We publish twice a year (May and November) and charge no reading fee. Contributors in the Pacific Northwest area may be invited to give readings after publication. Collateral SHARE


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