Posts Tagged ‘writers’


8 April 2017

 May 18 to May 21, 2017:  Writers’ Retreat at Folly Beach, SC 

 The Writers’ Workshop is hosting its 20th Annual Writers’ Retreat at Folly Beach, SC, from May 18-21, 2017.

It is open to a small group of beginning or experienced writers, and is an ideal place to relax, write and review participant’s work.  Daily sessions in fiction, creative non-fiction and memoirs will be led by The Writers’ Workshop instructors. Participants stay at a beach house near the ocean.

The all-inclusive rate (except for meals) is $495 for a private room, or $450 shared. The commuter rate is $55 per day.

Please register a.s.a.p. since space is limited, at,

or contact 828-254-8111 / for more information.


4 November 2016


$500 Award, $5 entry fee, deadline for Contest #4 is March 1, 2017.

Submit up to 2 pieces, 800 words maximum each piece.

Final Judges:

Leonore Wilson, Michael Hettich, Gary Lundy, E M Schorb, Andrena Zawinski, Andrei Guruianu, Robert Paul Cesaretti.

Awarded work will be published on Ginosko Literary Journal website and in forthcoming issue.

Guidelines and Eligibility:

The Ginosko Flash Fiction Award is for an unpublished work of flash fiction. Awarded piece is selected through a submission process open to all writers with the following exception:

Relatives or individuals having a personal or professional relationship with any of the final judges where they have taken any part whatsoever in shaping the submitted manuscript.

Procedures and Considerations:

Please submit work, along with a brief bio and cover letter if desired, by Submittable: Attachments must be in .wps, .doc, .rtf, or .pdf form, otherwise they will not be considered. Name of author not to be on submission.

Send print submissions to:

Ginosko Literary Journal
73 Sais Ave
San Anselmo, CA 94960

Payment Procedures:

Online submissions will receive emailed invoices via PayPal to account You do not need a PayPal account. Print submissions may send $10 in cash or check (made payable to Ginosko Literary Journal) to the above address.

Live free and Write: A New Hampshire Getaway for Writers

6 June 2016


Murphy Writing of Stockton University Presents
August 14-19, 2016, Dexter’s Inn, Sunapee, NH

Join us in New Hampshire for a supportive writing retreat. Spend a week working on your memoir or poetry chapbook. Enjoy the refreshing New England summer with plentiful writing time, encouraging workshops, homemade meals and time to relax. Scholarships available.

Workshops include: “Reimagining Memoir” with Mimi Schwartz and “Poetry Chapbook Workshop” with Lois Marie Harrod; retreat hosted by Peter Murphy.

“I’ve never done an overnight writing retreat before and was amazed at how much writing happened just being away from home. The atmosphere was perfect: open, honest, sincere and so encouraging. Definitely worth the money, the drive and the time!” — Anne, Belmont, MA

Register by July 1 and save: 

Alabama State Council on the Arts

18 January 2016

Individual Artist Grants

March 1, 2016

Contact: Anne Kimzey

Alabama State Council on the Arts

Individual Artist Grants

201 Monroe Street,

Montgomery, AL 36130

(334) 242-4076




10 January 2016


1000 WORDS or LESS wishes to give writers the opportunity to showcase their creative skill in the shorter story genre.

Up to 50 entries will be selected for printed and e-book publication to capture the creativity,

inspiration, ideas and thoughts of a diverse range of writers and provide a permanent published record of contemporary,

past or futuristic ideas or themes.  The entrant may choose any subject, theme, idea or inspiration.

The entry must be fictitious and not exceed 1,000 words.

The competition is open to writers in Australia and overseas.

First prize is $1,000 AUD.

There are additional cash prizes of $100 AUD for up to 5 other entries.

Entry fee is $15 AUD.

Competition closes 31 January 2016 AEST.

Please contact for entry details.

More information is available from http://www.1000words-or-less.

Wags Revue Call for Submissions & Writing Contests

28 March 2013


Poets: read about the Heteronymicon challenge here. It closes April 30. The best will run in Issue 15, which will come out in the summer.

Submissions are currently open. Open reading periods are held from the beginning of March through May and from the beginning of September through end of November. There is no reading fee during open reading periods.

We hold two contests annually, the Winter Writers Contest Summer 2013, from June 1, 2013 to August 31, 2013. The contests are open to all three genres and are judged by the editors. For each, first prize is $1000 and guaranteed publication in the magazine, second prize is $500 and third $100. All pieces are considered for publication. There is a $20 reading fee per contest submission. Winners of the most recent Winter contest announced ahead of Issue 15.

We only accept submissions via our Submittable page. Please click there to find all guidelines and to upload your submission. While we allow for simultaneous submissions, if your work is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw the piece on Submittable, rather than emailing us about it. If you are at all concerned about the status of your submission, feel free to write us, though we appreciate your patience if it takes us several months to respond to you about your piece—we are a small, mostly unpaid staff.
Wag’s Revue compensates its writers $100 per piece (interview, poem or group of poems, essay, or short story).
If you’re interested in interviewing a writer, comedian or some other some such waggish luminary for an upcoming an issue, send an email introducing yourself, the figure in question, why you want to interview him or her, and whether you have access to said person already, to
If you’re a visual artist interested in being considered for the Featured Artist title, visit the Submittable link and enter your work in the Visual  Artist category.

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National Novel Writing Month – November 1 – 30, 2012

4 November 2012

National Novel Writing Month is a fun and frenetic approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.

Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved.

Because of the limited writing window, the ONLY thing that matters in NaNoWriMo is output. It’s all about quantity, not quality. The kamikaze approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on the fly.
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November 3 & 4 in Camarillo Speakers include media experts, publishers, literary agents, and published authors

29 October 2012

Top SoCal Publishing Professionals to Speak at Ventura County Writers’ Weekend,

(Ventura, CA -) Thirty publishing industry figures are booked in Camarillo on Saturday and Sunday, November 3 & 4 to speak at the second annual Ventura County Writers’ Weekend. Saturday’s schedule presents the Business of Writing; Sunday the Craft of Writing. Sessions speakers include:

– Memoirists Diana Raab, and Reyna Grande whose new book The Distance Between Us was hailed by the Los Angeles Times as the Angela’s Ashes of the modern Mexican immigrant experience. This panel discussion will be lead by literary agent Toni Lopopolo, who when she served as executive editor in New York publishing, houses, signed and published many memoirs.

– Media experts on two different panels will discuss the basics that authors must master to promote their books to today’s book buyers. The panelists include Penny Sansevieri, CEO of Author Marketing Experts, considered the originator of the Virtual Book Tour, one of the many new ways to use social media and the Internet. Other media speakers include Laurie Hurley, the social media navigator who handles media for clients, Patricia Fry, author of numerous books for writers on promotion and marketing, and Kate Sexton, publicist and creator of the Author Promote Thyself workshops.

– Publishers from small presses who are gaining success with new publicity and distribution media including Caitland Alexander, author of over 100 children’s books who now publishes directly to eBook; Stan Corwin, former CEO of Pinnacle Books and now a small-press publisher, and Christopher Meeks of White Whiskers Publishing, a Southern California independent press.

– Three area editors who work with writers to develop publishable manuscripts, include Cheri Rae of Santa Barbara, Greg Elliot of Agoura, and Flo Selfman of Words a la Mode in Los Angeles. These speakers will discuss the most common errors writers make and how to prepare a well-edited manuscript.

Seating is limited to 40 people per panel. The event takes place at the Pleasant Valley Community Park in the Senior Center and runs from 9 to 5 on Saturday and 10 to 4 on Sunday.

Registration and full details for each class is at:, or phone 805-633-1506.

True False Theatre’s, “Polygraph Tests,” Playwrights Residency

29 October 2012

Polygraph (n.) 1. a machine designed to detect and record changes in biological characteristics 2. an author who can write on a variety of different subjects
The Polygraph Tests is a residency program committed to enriching the process of theatre development by pairing selected playwrights with collaborators eager to guide and inspire the scripts’ evolution. We are looking for dangerous stories that expose and examine the ways in which desire and impulse define human relationships. Writers of all ages and from all experience levels are invited to submit plays that align with our mission statement:

True False Theatre is a group of artists dedicated to creating high-quality dramatic theatre that challenges the imagination and inspires a more conscious and compassionate community. Our goal is to probe modern value systems through entertaining productions of socially relevant plays, which uphold a commitment to exciting and empowering New York City.

This program features a three-week rehearsal period focused on giving writers the time and tools they need to experiment and develop strong character development, plot structure, and dialogue. Each playwright will work alongside a director and actors who are excited to inspire the author’s vision and provide him or her with feedback regarding the rewrites made during the residency. After a mid-process public reading allows each artist to experience their play with an audience, everyone returns to the rehearsal room for another week of collaborating with the writer. The residency ends with a second public reading celebrating the plays in whatever state they are in at the time.

Important Dates:

  • Sept 14 – Nov 16: Application Period
  • Nov 16 – Dec 7: Reading Period
  • Dec 7: Finalist Playwrights Announced
  • Dec 7 – Dec 13: Playwright Interviews
  • Dec 14: Selected Playwrights Announced
  • Dec 21: Invited Directors and Actors Announced
  • Jan 20 – Feb 9: Rehearsal Period
  • Feb 2: First Public Reading
  • Feb 9: Final Public Reading

Submission Guidelines:

  • We select playwrights based on two factors: (1) the quality and potential of the writing, and (2) a one-on-one interview during the first week of December 2012.
  • We are looking for plays on all subject matters- story and structure that dare to be different.
  • Scripts don’t need to be perfectly polished; we will happily accept unfinished work.
  • We accept only unpublished plays (but un-produced and previously produced plays are both acceptable).
  • You can send us one or several scripts- we prefer you send us two plays so we can understand your voice as much as possible.
  • Scripts can be any length (plays less than 75 pages are preferred).

Please fill out the application form at and send your play(s) to Sending us your resume and/or artistic statement in addition to your work is acceptable. Submissions received after the November 16, 2012 deadline will not be reviewed.