Writers at Work Annual Fellowship Competition

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States


Details
Nov 15 - Jan 31, 2014

Conference

APPLICATION DEADLINE:March 1, 2013
TUITION / COST:$25 per entry
SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Jennifer Atwood
PHONE: 801-996-3313
EMAIL: jennifer@writersatwork.org
WEBSITE: www.writersatwork.org

W@W is pleased to announce our annual Fellowship Competition for emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

First place in each genre receives:

$1,000,

publication in Quarterly West,

a featured reading,

tuition for 2014 conference*

Two honorable mentions in each category awarded $250

Judges

Poetry: Ellen Bass

Fiction: Michael Martone

Nonfiction: Robin Hemley

Fee: $25/submission. Deadline: January 15, 2014

Online submissions only. Contest opens November 15, 2013.


Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

Poetry: Ellen Bass

Fiction: Michael Martone

Nonfiction: Robin Hemley


Genres

Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction


Location

P.O. Box 711191
Salt Lake City
Utah, United States
84171-1191



Writers at Work

About

Writers @ Work, a nationally known, independent writer’s organization, has successfully promoted and supported a creative writing community–locally, regionally, and nationally–for twenty-seven years. While attending W@W events, writers can hone their skills and meet to discuss their work with fellow writers, agents, editors, and publishers.

W@W was founded in 1984, when Dolly Makoff, the owner of Dolly’s Bookstore in Park City, Utah, approached writer/editor James Thomas about the possibility of having a writers’ conference in Park City. Phyllis Barber and François Camoin soon joined the group, and W@W was born. Past conferences were held in Park City and Westminster College. Our move to the historic Alta Lodge in the scenic Wasatch Mountains has elicited enthusiastic praise.

W@W has enjoyed great success in its 2012–2013 year. The re-Boot Camp with Paisley Rekdal in October 2012 was fully subscribed. The full, three-genre Fellowship Competition yielded top-quality winners as well as finalists whose work is being considered for publication by Quarterly West. And in June 2013, the Writers at Work signature conference was held at the Alta Lodge in the Wasatch Mountains for the second time. Faculty included Katharine Coles, John Dufresne, Michael Martone, and Christopher Merrill, and consultants Nancy Stauffer-Cahoon, Dawn Marano, Nicole Walker, and Steve Woodward. Evaluations were enthusiastic and interesting suggestions from faculty and participants alike will help build on W@W’s current success.

The goal of Writers at Work is to continue to make a difference in the work and lives of writers, whether by giving them what they need to move on to their next draft, by connecting them to a community of writers, or by introducing them to the world of publishing. Each year W@W continues to advance its mission of helping writers at all levels of skill and experience develop as writers and succeed as authors. Through its conferences, competitions, and re-Boot Camps W@W has seen talent brought to fruition and careers launched.