Although Fayetteville still rejoices in the Dickson Street Bookshop, which deals in used and out-of-print books, the college town lost its only independent book store, Nightbird Books, in 2020. Enter Pearl’s Books. Fayetteville residents Leah and Daniel Jordan are set to open a brand new locally-owned and independent bookshop at 28 E. Center Street, just… Continue reading Fayetteville to Get New New Bookstore
Established in 2010 as an online publication, Pure Slush has evolved into a print publisher. Submissions for Volume 22 of the Pure Slush collection of stories, essays, and poems will be open until October 31, 2021. Check out the website. Submit via Submittable.
For 42 years, Nimrod has hosted an in-person, all-day writing conference in conjunction with the publication of our fall issue. This year’s in-person events have been cancelled owing to the pandemic, but a virtual creative writing program will be offered. This year’s programming will feature several months of craft talks/writing workshops, Q&As, readings, and more. More offerings… Continue reading Nimrod Fall 2021 Virtual Creative Writing Programming
The 2021 Austin Film Festival is scheduled for October 21—28. Festival organizers are looking experienced script readers who can help them decide which scripts to advance through the competition and provide feedback to the submitting writers. Check out the website for details.
Phil Slattery is establishing a new online magazine called Rural Fiction Magazine. Submissions of short (less than 5,000 words) fiction and poetry are now being accepted. The goal of RFM is to explore the drama and beauty of rural life. Rural Fiction Magazine seeks primarily mainstream/literary stories and poetry set in the rural US. Although it… Continue reading New Magazine for the Drama and Beauty of Rural Life
The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow is offering a fellowship to a writer working on a short or long work of non-fiction focusing on how they (the writer or another) have managed, and continue to manage, their mental illness. This personal story should offer not just insight and awareness, but most importantly, hope. It should… Continue reading Real People, Real Struggles, Real Stories Writing about Mental Illness Fellowship
The Ozark Writers League returns to Branson, Missouri, live and IN-person October 22-23 with their annual conference. Network with fellow writers, artists, and photographers, learn new tricks, and, best of all, ignite your passion for your craft. Fee for the conference is included in the membership. Contest entry is $15 for over two dozen categories… Continue reading IN-Person with Ozark Writers League October 2021
After a year and a half of Zoom meetings, the Arkansas Writers’ Guild enjoyed their first in-person meeting on June 19, 2021. Digital is useful, but nothing to compare with pen, paper, and real live colleagues. Top Row: Maeve Maddox, Raymona Anderson, Gloria Tran Bottom Row: Belinda Ostrowski, Li Cai (still on Zoom),… Continue reading In Person At Last!
It’s all about marketing! St. Louis Publishers Association presents Jane Friedman virtually on July 17. She offers a workshop focused on two cornerstones for YOUR marketing endeavors with “Book Marketing Cornerstones: Your Author Website and Email Newsletter.” Although you’d rather be writing than hawking books, Jane Friedman tells how to reduce the stress and increase… Continue reading St. Louis Publishers Association Presents Jane Friedman Virtually
The first annual Ozarks Writing Festival takes front and center June 26 -27 in Bentonville, Arkansas. Two Friends Books, newly opened, presents the Festival, celebrating writers in the Ozarks through readings, signings and book sales. Indie-published, self-published, or traditionally published authors are invited. Best part, authors keep 100% of materials sold at the Festival. See… Continue reading Ozarks Writing Festival with Two Friends Books and Cafe