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WORKSHOPS
  • RICK BASS WORKSHOP Rick Bass is teaching an intensive weekend workshop in Vermont for writers who seek to improve their craft. Hands-on group sessions include active workshopping of individual manuscripts and craft-focused discussion. The workshop will be held October 11-13, 2019 at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Manuscripts of up to 15 pages—fiction, poetry or non-fiction—will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis. Participation is limited to eight writers. An all-inclusive lodging and meals package is arranged for this residential workshop. For more information about the weekend workshop and lodging, click here. SHARE
  • SANTA FE WRITING LABS In Writers Lab workshops we hold values of craft, community, and the creative process in the highest regard. With our collaborative and affirming environments, a passion for writing and storytelling—and a hunger for shared experiences—are the most important ingredients. Santa Fe Writers Lab provides you with a hub of creativity and community, extraordinary instructors, supportive staff, and the opportunity to explore new places. Travel transforms us. When we journey out we uncover mysteries within. A change of setting in a new destination has the power to take your writing in new directions. Learn more here. SHARE
CONFERENCES
  • 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. For Details & Application SHARE
CONTESTS
  • ANN BEATTIE TO JUDGE CONTEST Submit your best fiction to The Woven Tale Press Hamptons Competition with acclaimed author Ann Beattie as judge. Cash prizes, and first place award, a one-week stay at our WTP expanded 1909 charming retreat, in the legendary Hamptons of Long Island, NY; one block to Amagansett town, pristine Atlantic Ocean beach, and NYC train. Submissions open Aug 15 - Oct 15, 2019. All submissions automatically will be considered for publication in our magazine – Don't wait until last minute to submit! Woven Tale Press Hamptons Competitions SHARE
  • BLACK WARRIOR REVIEW CONTEST BLACK WARRIOR REVIEW, a biannual print journal, seeks submissions for its 2019 contests. Winners will receive publication and cash prizes ($800 for flash and $1,500 for poetry, fiction, and CNF). Judges will be Rivers Solomon (fiction), Selah Saterstrom (nonfiction), Tommy Pico (poetry), and Vi Khi Nao (flash). Open until 9/1. All entrants receive a one-year subscription to the journal. See website (bwr.ua.edu) for more information. bwr.ua.edu/contest-2019/ SHARE
  • HOWARD/REID POETRY CONTEST Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest. 17th year. Top prize for a poem in any style: $2,000. Top prize for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style: $2,000. Total prizes: $5,000. Co-sponsor: Duotrope. Winning entries published online. Fee: $12 per poem. Length limit: 250 lines. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Submit by September 30. Sponsored by Winning Writers, one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" (Writer's Digest). Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest SHARE
  • PHILIP LEVINE PRIZE FOR POETRY The Philip Levine Prize for Poetry 2019 book contest is currently accepting submissions of previously unpublished poetry book manuscripts, 48-80 pages. The winner will receive a $2,000 award, publication by Anhinga Press, 25 author copies, and a public reading at California State University, Fresno. This year’s final judge is C.G. Hanzlicek. The entry fee is $25 by mail or $28 via Submittable. The deadline is September 30. Visit www.fresnostate.edu/levineprize for full details and guidelines. For questions, email contest coordinator Corrinne Hales at levineprize@mail.fresnostate.edu or call 559.278.1569. Levine Prize on Submittable SHARE
WRITERS SERVICES
  • 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: kate@birdsandmuses.com Complete details at Birds & Muses SHARE
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Rentals & Travel
TRAVEL
  • ADVENTURE IN PERU Weaving Words & Women: a creative immersion into the ancient and modern world of the Inca. 13 days. Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, and Quechua weaving villages. A Page Lambert Writing Adventure in partnership with True Nature Journeys. Graduate credit available from the University of Denver. April 24-May 6, 2020. $4,200. Only four spaces remain. Other 2020 adventures include Lit & Land of the Horse, River Writing, Santa Fe & Taos Autumn Sojourn, Writing in the Berkshires. On the horizon for 2021 is Tuscany Primavera: Springtime in Italy. "Here begins a new life.” – Dante, La Vita Nuova Page Lambert Writing Retreats SHARE
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Books & Publications
FROM MID-SIZE AND LARGE PUBLISHERS
  • 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 Buy here SHARE
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Miscellaneous
  • 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 fall, join Salman Rushdie and Marlon James in conversation on Rushdie's newest novel, Rion Amilcar Scott and Vinson Cunningham on the art of the short story, Namwali Serpell on craft and myth-making, and Lindy West and Hari Kondabolu on the #MeToo movement and West's new essay collection. Tickets and more information can be found at pen.org/pen-out-loud. SHARE
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CALLS FOR MANUSCRIPTS
  • RACE/RIOT/REBELLION The international now-online lit journal Another Chicago Magazine seeks fiction, poetry, nonfiction, hybrids, drama, AV on race/riot/rebellion/revolution, to commemorate the 1919 Chicago race riots and the U.S. Red Summer. We published early work of David Sedaris, Jennny Boully, and Ira Sukrungruang. ACM published a chapter of Mira Bartok’s “The Memory Palace” before the best-selling memoir was published. Other ACM contributors include Samantha Irby, Jeffrey Renard Allen, Kathy Acker, Achy Obejas, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Stuart Dybek, Virgil Suárez, and Jac Jemc. R/r/r/r/ premiered with Eve Ewing's poetry. anotherchicagomagazine.net/submissions/ SHARE


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