On the chance that artists other than writers (including traditional craftspeople) read this blog, here’s an opportunity worth investigating. McElroy House in Dardanelle, Arkansas has partnered with Sipp Culture and the Artists at Work program to bring two local artists in residence for a year long community-based partnership. Check it out at the McElroy House… Continue reading Two Paid Artist-in-Residency Spots Available in Dardanelle
Writing coach Marilyn Collins is offering a three-week writing workshop limited to twelve writers.
Berkley, a subsidiary of Penguin Random House, has announced an open submission opportunity. At Berkley, we strive to publish commercial fiction that reflects the world we live in and to bring readers stories that encompass a full range of backgrounds, experiences and unique perspectives. With the Berkley Open Submission Program we are opening a direct… Continue reading Berkley Open Submissions December 7—January 9
Arkansas author and writing coach Marilyn H. Collins is offering a writing workshop at the Fayetteville Public Library on December 4, 2021, from 10 am until noon. This workshop, “Whose Story Will You Tell?” is targeted to non-professional writers who want to collect “remember-when” stories of the kind told at family gatherings. Participants will learn… Continue reading Family History Workshop at FayLib 4 December 2021
The submission deadline for the “Illuminating Black Lives” fellowship is midnight CST on Monday, November 29, 2021. This fellowship invites writers to explore the African-American experience. The work may be in any literary genre: fiction or nonfiction, poetry or prose, or a combination. It may take place now or in the past. It may draw upon… Continue reading Deadline Looms for Black Lives Fellowship at Dairy Hollow
The latest addition to the Arkansas Writers Directory is Ginger Elinburg. A self-published author from Southeast Arkansas near Dumas, she writes in multiple genres, mostly paranormal romance and suspense thrillers. She has written and published 16 books under her own name and four books under pen names. She is also a cover designer who creates pre-made… Continue reading New Addition to Author Directory—Ginger Elinburg
Nancy Hartney will speak virtually at the Springdale Public Library on November 4 at 6:00p- 7:30 pm. The discussion will center around authorcraft and storytelling as a way to explore writing, culture, and history. Her debut novel, If You Walk Long Enough, is set during the Vietnam War and the tumultuous social issues of that… Continue reading If You Walk Long Enough Virtual Author Talk November 4
Sean Fitzgibbon speaks on his upcoming graphic novel about the Crescent Hotel’s strange incarnation as the Baker Hospital, “What Follows is True: Crescent Hotel.” His in-person presentation at 2:00pm on October 9, offered free at the Fayetteville Public Library, is a documentary-style graphic nonfiction exploration of this controversial Eureka Springs, Arkansas, legend. As an artist, … Continue reading Sean Fitzgibbon Book Talk at Fayetteville Public Library October 9
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.