2021 Events

Event :: IWWG Summer Conference: Writing Our Way Forward

IWWG Summer 2021 Virtual Conference flierRegistration Deadline: July 20, 2021
Event Dates: July 22-24, 2021
Event Location: Virtual
This 3-day event will provide connection, inspiration, and learning from a range of instructors and keynote speakers. Sessions will include author panels, agent/editor panels, pitch appointments, a variety of workshops, raffles, and Open Mics. Featured Keynotes: Sylvia Mendoza, Sonali Dev, and Aine Greaney. www.iwwg.org

Contest :: Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award for Best Books of 2020

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Deadline: June 15, 2021
Since 2008, the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award competition has recognized the best stories from the previous year. Our judges consist of professional writers, book reviewers, librarians, publicists, and other industry professionals. As this competition was created to help beginning and emerging authors reach new audiences, the focus is on quality, not popularity. There is a $250 cash prize for the best overall work and physical awards are given to the winners of each category. Finalists & semi-finalists will receive written feedback on their work from our judges. Deadline is June 15, 2021. Learn more at killernashville.com/awards/silver-falchion-award/.

May 2021 eLitPak :: Save 15% off Your First Class in May or June!

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Exclusive for NewPages fans: Get 15% off your first class at WritingWorkshops.com. Our classes are inclusive and intentionally small, offered on a rolling basis throughout the year, and taught by award-winning authors, agents, and editors. Use code NEWPAGES at checkout—but hurry, our upcoming classes are almost full! Discount expires 5/31/2021. Visit our website.

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May 2021 eLitPak :: 2021 Virtual Taos Writers Conference

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Join your fellow writers at the virtual 5th Annual Taos, New Mexico, Writers Conference on Zoom taking place Friday, July 23 through Sunday, July 25. Panel presentation on “Writing about Race, Class, Culture & Gender” plus over 20 workshops in all genres. Faculty include: Frank X Walker, CMarie Fuhrman, Levi Romero, Ari Honarvar, Stephanie Han, Jeremy Paden, Margaret Garcia and many more. Go to our website, call 575-758-0081, or email us.

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Event :: the daphne review online mentorship for high school students

The Daphne Online Summer Mentorship 2021 bannerRegistration Deadline: May 31, 2021
Event Dates: June 14 – July 2, 2021
Event Location: Virtual
Love writing but need professional guidance to help you develop your voice? Apply to the 2021 Daphne Online Mentorship Program! We will be selecting 5-7 dedicated students to work with caring, accomplished professional writers on a one-on-one basis. Recent Daphne mentees have been accepted to Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, Columbia, and top creative writing programs, e.g., Iowa!

Session I: June 14 – July 2. Currently seeking online MENTORS! Please send resume to theeditor@daphnereview.org.

Students/program applicants, applications NOW OPEN. DEADLINE IS MAY 31, 2021. Any question, feel free to email us at theeditor@daphnereview.org.

Mudfish 22 Virtual Launch

Literary magazine Mudfish is celebrating the launch of issue 22 with a virtual reading featuring Stephanie Dickinson, John Yau, Paul Wuensche, Jill Hoffman (Mudfish editor), Erica Jong (judge of the Mudfish Poetry Prize), Mark Schimmoeller, Cornelia Hoogland, James Trask, and more.

This event will take place via Zoom on Thursday, May 13 from 7-8 PM EST.

Register for your spot today, it’s free!

Event :: The Constellation, A Place for Writers Workshops Start This Week

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Location: Virtual
The Constellation, A Place for Writers provides innovative, online creative writing workshops that inspire, instruct, nurture, and challenge. Our acclaimed instructors offer classes in short fiction, novel, essay, memoir, poetry, children and young adult, literary translation, publishing, and hybrid forms. We host sessions for writers at all levels. The brainchild of award-winning and bestselling author Connie May Fowler, The Constellation is a global community of writers who support and elevate each other as they engage in the important work of honing their art and craft. In addition to workshops, The Constellation mentors weekly free prompts, write-ins, and more.

April 2021 eLitPak :: WritingWorkshops.com: Get 15% Off Your First Class!

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Exclusive for NewPages fans: Get 15% off your first class at WritingWorkshops.com. Our classes are inclusive and intentionally small, offered on a rolling basis throughout the year, and taught by award-winning authors, agents, and editors. Use code NEWPAGES at checkout—but hurry, our upcoming classes are almost full! Discount expires 4/21/2021. Visit our website.

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April 2021 eLitPak :: Luci Tapahonso Keynote Speak of 5th Annual Taos Writers Conference

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Join your fellow writers at the virtual 5th Annual Taos, New Mexico, Writers Conference on Zoom. Panel presentation on “Writing about Race, Class, Culture & Gender” plus over 20 workshops in all genres. Faculty include: Frank X Walker, CMarie Fuhrman, Levi Romero, Ari Honarvar, Stephanie Han, Jeremy Paden, Margaret Garcia and many more. Go to our website, call 575-758-0081, or email us for more information.

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Event :: Study Online with The Constellation, A Place for Writers

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Study Online with Great Writers Who Are Also Great Teachers

Deadline: Year-round
Location: Virtual
The Constellation, A Place for Writers provides innovative, online creative writing workshops that inspire, instruct, nurture, and challenge. Our acclaimed instructors offer classes in short fiction, novel, essay, memoir, poetry, children and young adult, literary translation, publishing, and hybrid forms. We host sessions for writers at all levels. The brainchild of award-winning and bestselling author Connie May Fowler, The Constellation is a global community of writers who support and elevate each other as they engage in the important work of honing their art and craft. In addition to workshops, The Constellation mentors weekly free prompts, write-ins, and more. Workshops begin this May.