Acquisitions Editing: Centurions at the Gate
Susan Falcon on a career for writers to consider.
Submissions of fiction and poetry are welcome between December 1 and March 30.
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Writer's Notebook: On the Enchantments and Uses of Bad Writing
Steve Almond | February 2014
Writer's Chronicle Archives: From Ape to Mermaid: Humor in Fiction Writing
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The Writer's News
February 20, 2014
AWP 2014 Seattle Conference & Bookfair opens February 26, featuring 2,000 Presenters and 550 Literary Events
Now the largest literary conference in North America, the 2014 AWP Conference & Bookfair will take place February 26 to March 1 at the Washington State Convention Center and Sheraton Seattle Hotel. More than 11,000 people are expected to attend.
February 19, 2014
#AWP14 Bookfair is Open to the Public Saturday
The bookfair will be open to the public free of charge on Saturday, March 1.
February 19, 2014
Reading and Drinking in Public, Quietly
Once a month, the Fireside Room at the Sorrento Hotel in Seattle holds a popular silent reading party. On the first Wednesday of every month, patrons are invited to bring a book, grab a drink, sit by the fire, and read.
February 19, 2014
New in the UK: Get an MA in Self-Publishing
The University of Central Lancashire has launched the first degree program in self-publishing. Beginning in September this year, the Master’s program aims to “legitimize” self-publishing and consists of a mix of lectures, seminars, and workshops.
February 12, 2014
Petitioned by Protesters, Penguin Quits New Book in India: Is This the Next Satanic Verses?
Prompting an outcry from scholars, writers, lawyers, and other free speech advocates, Penguin recently withdrew publication in India of The Hindus: An Alternative History by Wendy Doniger in response to a petition from a Hindu fundamentalist group.
George Mason University & The Creative Writer's Workshop: Application Deadline: Creative Writing Summer Abroad Program Ireland 2014
Earn 6 Semester Undergraduate or Graduate Credits in Ireland this summer! Application Deadline 7 March 2014. Open to non-George Mason Students. Live in a Castle in W.B. Yeats countryside in Sligo. Study on the Aran Islands. Explore Galway city. Be a part
The Memoir Writing Club: Online Memoir Writing Course with Audio Tutorials, Workbook, LIVE Online Writing Discussions STARTS 15 Mar 2014
16-week ONLINE MEMOIR WRITING COURSE provides:- *The Memoir Writing Workbook - we post it to you! *Audio Tutorials *LIVE Online Interactive Writing Discussions throughout the course *Writing Rooms *Publishing *Memoir Archive. This course uses right-b
Top-selling novelist and Boston TV personality Hank Phillippi Ryan keynotes with the 2014 Write Stuff conference theme, “IT’S ALL ABOUT the STORY”. This annual conference, presented by the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group, offers valuable opportunities
The 45th Annual UND Writers Conference, "Imagine: A Literary Festival on the Prairie," features Robert Pinsky, Sarah Leavitt, Jessica Lott, and Brian Maxwell, among others.
It's not a Retreat - it's a Renaissance. Come write in Florence with like-minded women. We'll use the city as a classroom to unlock our creativity, electrify our writing and eat lots of gelato along the way! Buono!
Since 1995, Free Expressions Seminars and Literary Services has operated on a very simple premise: we believe in writers and in the vitality of the written word. We also believe in the possibility of great artistic and commercial success for those writer
We invite published and aspiring book writers in the fields of both fiction and non-fiction to participate in a series of workshops and panels led by an esteemed team of international writers. Between intimate workshops and lectures, we’ll offer the chanc