Saturday, January 12, 2019

Webinar Series: Write Your Memoir

I'm pleased to share that I will be presenting and coaching a three-month program with Author Learning Center called Write Your Memoir. Hope you can join me!

Write Your Memoir

February 6th, 2019 - April 23rd, 2019. Enrollment closes February 1st, 2019.

Equip yourself with everything you need to start writing your memoir in just 90 days! With instruction by published author Jeanne Lyet Gassman, you’ll walk away with a clear story idea and outline, a strong understanding of the memoir genre, and the confidence to start writing your memoir.

For more information and to register, go here.

Writing Competition: The Rising Writer Contest 2019

The Rising Writer Contest is for a first full-length book of poetry by an author 33 years old or younger. Autumn House believes in supporting the work of younger, less-established writers who will become the voices of an emerging generation. The judge for the 2019 contest is Stacey Waite. Submissions are open from November 1, 2018, until January 31, 2019 (Eastern Time).

When submitting, note the following:

  • Must be author’s first full-length collection (previous publications of chapbooks or self-published books are fine).

  • Authors must be 33 years old or younger in this calendar year

  • The winner will receive book publication, $500 advance against royalties, and a $500 travel/publicity grant to promote their book

Entry Fee: $25 reading fee

For more information please see our website.

Writing Residency: The Orchard Keeper Writers Residency

The Orchard Keeper Writers Residency is now accepting applications for one-week and two-week housing for writers on a rustic East Tennessee farm.

The residential space sits in the middle of an aging orchard, carved from the middle of 80 acres of cattle pastures and woodland. There are few distractions besides the call to walk in the woods. However, we’re located only ten miles away from the town of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, and the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. The guest quarters accommodate one writer at a time. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds.

We particularly welcome applicants of all races, colors, religions, sexual orientations and gender identities.

For complete application guidelines and fees, visit our website.

Writing Competition: Writers' League of Texas 2019 Manuscript Contest

Manuscript Contest: 2019 Agents & Editors Conference 

The Writers' League of Texas 2019 Manuscript Contest will give winners in 10 categories a registration to the 2019 Agents & Editors Conference ($400 value) and a one-on-one consultation with the agent who selected their manuscript as the winner. The deadline to submit is January 31.

The conference is June 28-30 in Austin, TX, and brings 20-25 agents and editors to downtown Austin for three days of panels, presentations, and one-on-one consultations. Attendees and agents alike say the conference is one of their favorite events of the year. One previous attendee called "the most productive agent exposure I've experienced at a writing conference out of several NYC conferences, Sewanee, and AWP experiences over many years."

Anyone interested can learn more here.

Deadline: January 31, 2019

Entry Fees: $55 members (includes written critique); $65 non-members (includes written critique)

$25 members (no written critique); $35 non-members (no written critique)

Call for Fiction Submissions: Light and Dark Magazine

Deadline: February 15, 2019

Light and Dark is seeking your best short stories for its first issue of the new year! We are particularly interested in stories that deal in some way with the dichotomous nature of existence. Please send us nothing longer than 3,000 words. All stories will be published on our website.

The author will also receive a token payment. Send us your best here.

Call for Submissions: Deep Wild Journal: Writing from the Backcountry

Deep Wild Journal: Writing from the Backcountry, is now accepting submissions of poetry, fiction and nonfiction for its inaugural issue, to be published this summer. The mission of Deep Wild is to provide a forum for the best writing we can find that conjures the experiences, observations, and insights of backcountry journeys. By “backcountry,” we mean away from paved roads, preferably more than a day’s journey by foot, skis, snowshoes, kayak, horse, or any other non-motorized means of conveyance. We are open to a wide spectrum of work, from the personal to the political.​

Deep Wild will be published twice yearly in portable, pocket-sized editions. Selections may also be published on our website in addition to the physical publication.

The submission deadline for the first issue is March 15. For more information, including submission guidelines, please visit our website

Call for Short Story Submissions: Valparaiso Fiction Review

Valparaiso Fiction Review is seeking submissions of short stories for its upcoming 2019 issues (Summer & Winter). Submissions to VFR should be original, unpublished works that range from 1,000 to 9,000 words. There is no set deadline, and submissions are considered on a rolling basis. Current and archived issues of the journal can be found at the following here.
Publishing since 2011,Valparaiso Fiction Review is a biannual publication of Valparaiso University and its Department of English.
Complete guidelines and submission link.