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Spend the first week of summer on the St. Mary’s River! The 9th Annual Chesapeake Writers’ Conference offers an immersive experience featuring daily workshops with accomplished faculty in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and songwriting; a diverse schedule of craft talks, lectures, panels, and readings; a youth workshop for high school students; and a Teachers’ Seminar for educators. All levels welcome. www.smcm.edu/events/chesapeake-writers-conference/
Application Deadline: Rolling. The Elk River Writers Workshop embraces the idea that experiences with the wild open the door to creativity. Our 2020 workshop features some of the most celebrated nature writers in the U.S., including Rick Bass, Linda Hogan, J. Drew Lanham, William Pitt Root, and Pamela Uschuk. It all happens in August at historic Chico Hot Springs in Paradise Valley, Montana. elkriverwriters.org
Write fantasy, science fiction, or horror? Odyssey is one of the most highly regarded workshops in the world for writers of the fantastic. Guest lecturers include top writers, editors, and agents. Fifty-nine percent of graduates are professionally published, and among graduates are New York Times bestsellers, Amazon bestsellers, and award winners. Application deadline is April 1 for the 2020 workshop taking place June 1 to July 10 in Manchester, New Hampshire. odysseyworkshop.org
Just released this month, find new titles from Allison Joseph (The Last Human Heart), Julia Cohen (Good Timing & Gertrude Stein), Gregory Donovan and Michele Poulos (Prismatics: Larry Levis & Contemporary American Poetry), Nancy Chen Long (Wider Thank the Sky), & Zeeshan Khan Pathan (The Mnister of Disturbances). www.diodeeditions.com
Submissions are open for The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction, with prizes of $2,000 and $1,000 and publication. Finalists and selected semi-finalists will be published and paid at a rate of $10/page. Please note our NEW DEADLINE of April 1. nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit
Applications are open for the Summer 2020 Los Angeles Review of Books Publishing Workshop: July 5–24, 2020 at Emerson College’s L.A. campus. Scholarship deadline is March 16; all applications due March 30. For more information and to apply, visit thepublishingworkshop.com.