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3RD ANNUAL TAOS WRITERS CFC. Award-winning Poet Arthur Sze, will be the keynote speaker for the 3rd Annual Taos Writers Conference in magical Taos, New Mexico. Confirmed faculty teaching fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, poetry, screenwriting, essays, writing for children & YAs, flash, and hybrid include Sherwin Bitsui, William deBuys, Mirabai Starr, Rob Wilder, Lise Goett, Linda Michel-Cassidy, Sallie Bingham, Connie Josefs, Veronica Golos, Allegra Huston & many others. July 12–14, 2019, with reception, book sales, faculty readings, and open round table discussions on craft. Register at www.taoswritersconference.org or call 575-758-0081 for more information (SOMOS - the Literary Society of Taos)
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."
BOOKGARDAN: GROW YOUR BOOK Birds & Muses’ year-long book mentorship program offers professional expertise & tailored guidance, practical structure & accountability, and the encouragement of an intimate cohort of peers to bring your book to fruition. For writers of literary fiction, creative nonfiction, mixed genre book projects. Led by 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. Bookgardan includes 2 week-long residencies at Craigardan in the Adirondacks, 11 months of one-on-one mentorship, online craft seminars, guest authors & publishing professionals, culminating manuscript assessment. October 2019–October 2020.
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BRING YOUR WORDS TO LIFE Whether you need coaching to complete your book, editing to mistake-proof your manuscript, or design services to create a stellar can’t-miss book cover, The Story Laboratory is a writing and publishing support team that can help you achieve your publishing goals. Looking to land an agent? We’ll review your query letter, too. With nearly 15 years in traditional publishing, our team can become a trusted partner for any writing project. We are passionate about storytelling, and dedicated to providing support services to make your dream of publishing come true. Let us help you bring your words into the world.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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FICTION & ESSAY CONTEST Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest. 27th year. Prize for best short story: $2,000. Prize for best essay: $2,000. Total prizes: $5,000. Co-sponsor: Duotrope. Final judge: Dennis Norris II, assisted by Lauren Singer Ledoux. Winning entries published online. Fee: $20. Limit: 6,000 words. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Submit by April 30. Sponsored by Winning Writers, one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" (Writer's Digest).
Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest
HAIKU WRITING CONTEST DREAMERS CREATIVE WRITING Haiku Contest 2019: Enter by May 31st. Up to 3 haiku per entry. The winning entry receives $120 plus publication in print, online, and on special Dreamers Keychains. Up to 6 Honourable Mentions will also be awarded publication and an honorarium. For more information or to submit your haiku, visit:
TILLIE OLSEN SHORT STORY AWARD The Tishman Review’s Tillie Olsen Short Story Award is open for submissions from April 1 to May 30, 2019. All entries are taken only through Submittable. Our 2019 final judge is the award-winning author Valerie Fioravanti. To read more about her and what she looks for, please visit our website. All entries receive a one-year ebook subscription and are considered for publication. Stories should be under 5,000 words. There is a $15.00 fee to enter. Please send your best work. Our contest received over 300 entries last year.
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TRUE STORY LONGFORM NONFICTION NARRATIVES WANTED for a new mini-magazine, True Story.
Published monthly by the editors of Creative Nonfiction magazine, each pocket-size issue of True Story showcases one exceptional essay by one exceptional writer. We're looking for previously unpublished works of narrative nonfiction between 5,000 and 10,000 words long, on any subject, in any style. Surprise us!
Submissions accepted year-round.
Books & Publications
A NOVELIST'S GUIDE TO REVISION About THE LAST DRAFT, A NOVELIST'S GUIDE TO REVISION (Penguin): “Sandra Scofield has written a needed book: not how to begin a novel, but how to get one into shape and on point. She is insightful on the importance of scene and ingenious on the value of summary and the role of interiority. She offers exercises for describing, evaluating, energizing, and enriching a draft in ways both minute and structural. For a novelist in that perplexing stage between a messy version and a viable manuscript, The Last Draft may be a godsend.” -Janet Burroway
LOGAN NONFICTION FELLOWSHIP The Logan Nonfiction Program is accepting applications from nonfiction writers, documentary filmmakers and photojournalists for the Fall 2019 residency. Deadline: June 15. Lodging, meals and workshops in a community of multimedia creators. 5-10 weeks in upstate New York on the Carey Institute for Global Good campus. Fully funded.
Learn more here.
FERLINGHETTI TRIBUTE ANTHOLOGY Jambu Press/Studio Saraswati (San Francisco) seeks poems for a forthcoming anthology in tribute to poet, painter, publisher, and insurgent extraordinaire, Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Please visit our website for guidelines.
Studio Saraswati, submissions
NEON LITERARY MAGAZINE Neon is one of the most long-running independent literary magazines in the UK. It's currently open to submissions of fiction, poetry, comics and photography. Please see the website for full guidelines. Accepted writers receive a small royalty and a copy of the issue in which their work appears.
Full guidelines here.
POETRY IN PUBLIC Poetry in Public displays new poetry by living, working poets in public places: service stations, shopping malls, and pubs. We’re currently looking for a poem for our pilot project. The finished piece will be displayed in a service station or shopping mall in the Midlands for up to a month sometime in 2019. Full guidelines can be found on the website.
WHITENESS AT WORK The name on your résumé. The way you style your hair. The sound and style of your voice. The wording and punctuation you use in emails. How you carry yourself in the hallway or during a presentation. These are just a handful of the considerations that researchers have found disproportionately burdensome to people of color pursuing employment and advancement in the workplace. This is, of course, by design. It is whiteness at work. For an anthology, we are seeking essays that disclose the personal consequences of whiteness in the workplace. Deadline: 6/1/2019
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