June Conference in Little Rock with American Pen Women

Gotta get outta town?  No better place than the 77th Annual Arkansas Writers Conference in Little Rock June 5, 2021. This  in-person, one day, local conference offers craft sessions, contest winners, and 20-minute pitch sessions for your upcoming novel.  Take a look at our photo gallery.

Weekend Writeaways at Home

Homebound writers may find this service of interest. The site Writeaways offers Zoom writing workshops set in foreign locales. The current one is in France. One coming up in July is in New Mexico. One in October will be in Italy. According to the sponsors, this Friday-Sunday format “combines plenty of writing time with just… Continue reading Weekend Writeaways at Home

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Sunspot Rigel 2021 Contest

Anything seems to go for this contest ($5 entry fee; $750 prize to winner). Rigel 2021 Contest Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, or Art No restrictions on theme or category. See guidelines for details. Open: April 1, 2021 Close: June 30, 2021 Entry fee: $5 Prize: $750 cash and publication Enter through Sunspot’s Submittable Form According to… Continue reading Sunspot Rigel 2021 Contest

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Memoir & Nostalgia Award at Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. Conference

Nancy Hartney’s “Rural Mexico: A Conundrum of Soda Pop and Folk Ritual,” essay earns an award at the Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. 2021 convention.  “Conundrum” is a sensory trip through the town of Chamulas, in the Mexican state of Chiapas. Zapatistas and Subcomandante Marcos made the area famous in 1994 with their militant uprising against… Continue reading Memoir & Nostalgia Award at Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. Conference

Poetry and Pitchers (of Suds) Happy Hour

Poetry Happy Hour with Bill McCloud at Gotahold Brewing, April 8th, 5:30 p.m. Gotahold Brewing has chosen the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (WCDH) as their #TipsforTransformation benefactor during the month of April, National Poetry Month. Poetry Happy Hours will be held at 5:30 pm CDT every Thursday in April in the beer garden at Gotahold. The… Continue reading Poetry and Pitchers (of Suds) Happy Hour

No Payment, but an Interesting, Ambitious Writing Project

Southern writer and teacher Foster Dickson, who lives in Montgomery, Alabama, is seeking submissions for a writing project that could be of interest to Arkansas writers. The project is an online anthology called level:deepsouth. The theme is “growing up Generation X in the Deep South during the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s.” According to the general… Continue reading No Payment, but an Interesting, Ambitious Writing Project

Alas! Books in Bloom No More

We didn’t know it at the time, but the 14th Books in Bloom Literary Festival held in 2019 was the last. When the 15th Books in Bloom Literary Festival set for May 2020 was cancelled owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, its sponsors had a year to think about what should happen in 2021. The festival… Continue reading Alas! Books in Bloom No More