Illuminating Black Lives Fellowship Extended into November

Good news for November– the submission due date for the Illuminating Black Lives fellowship has been extended to Monday, November 30. The winner will be announced by Friday, December 18.​

Writers are invited to explore the African-American experience via 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 the life of the author or probe other lives. There is no expectation of a certain attitude or type of experience. Rather, the successful application will demonstrate insight, honesty, literary merit, and the likelihood of publication.

The fellowship winner will receive a two-week residency to allow the recipient to focus completely on their work. A writing sample and non-refundable $35 application fee must accompany the application.  Need more information?  See Illuminating Black Lives at the Dairy Hollow website for application form and further details.

 

Three Virtual Events for Writers and Readers

2020 Virtual Conference for Readers and Writers

Sponsor: Nimrod International Journal

Date: Currently underway. Closing date: November 18, 2020

Cost: All panel discussions, craft talks/workshops, readings, and Q&As are free and open to the public, but donations are requested. One-on-One Critique Sessions range in price from $15-$25.

Activities: virtual panel discussions, craft talks/writing workshops, Q&As, […]

Marla Cantrell Publishes Arkansas Short Story Collection

Telephee Press is pleased to announce the release of Early Morning in the Land of Dreams, by award-winning writer Marla Cantrell. This collection of short stories, set over the course of a year in Arkansas, has been compared to the literary equivalent of your favorite county song, filled with heart, hard times, and hope. Cantrell […]

Mount Comfort Community History Published in Flashback

Nancy Hartney recently added to her non-fiction portfolio with a history of the Mount Comfort community near Fayetteville (AR). “Mount Comfort: Marked by Education, Religion, and War” appears in the Fall 2020 edition of Flashback, Journal of the Washington County Historical Society. Reprints are available through the Historical Society.

Hartney […]

Arkansas Writer Ellen Withers Possesses Impressive Portfolio

One of the anthologies featuring work by Arkansas writer Ellen Withers.

This the first in what may prove to be a series of posts submitted by subscribers to ArkansasWriters. Guidelines.

Ellen Withers, of Conway, Arkansas, began her professional writing career in 2003 when she became a freelance contributor to the Arkansas Democrat […]

August Writing Workshop at Fayetteville Public Library Spawns New Writers

 

The Fayetteville Public Library (AR) sponsored a virtual workshop “Writing for Fun and Publication.” Instructor Nancy Hartney focused on the short short fiction with twelve participants perusing articles, works of short fiction, and receiving personal critiques on their submitted work during the month of August. “Most of the attendees identified themselves as beginners […]

Switzerland of the Ozarks Hosts Writers October 2020

The Ozark Creative Writers Conference, “Writing in the Ozarks,” is scheduled for Oct. 8-10, 2020 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. This vacation spot is better known as the Switzerland of the Ozarks for its winding roads, quaint homes, and four-star restaurants. A picture-perfect place for writers to gather and share their creativity. The Best Western Inn […]

Fellowships Available at Writers’ Colony Dairy Hollow

The office at the Writers’ Colony, Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Two two-week fellowships in one of the cozy suites at Dairy Hollow in picturesque Eureka Springs are available to writers working on the specific topics.

Illuminating Black Lives This fellowship invites writers to explore the African-American experience. The work may be in any literary […]

Writer Conference, Oklahoma City, Labor Day Weekend

Three days of authors, speakers, master classes, pitch sesions, books, and more—September 4-6, 2020. An annual conference, WriterConf, offers the best of all things writing in Oklahoma City at the historic Skirvin Hotel. Best part: YOU choose whether to attend IN-PERSON or VIRTUALLY. Details of your options at WriterCon 2020.

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September Ozark Writers Live in Branson, Missouri

Ever think about dogsled racing? Or sailing the Caribbean solo? Hear military vet Chuck Sasser talk about these and other adventures in this time of crisis. Interested in publishing? Joan Banks and Marti Attoun will offer a duo publishing Q & A panel for those needing information on the publishing community. Additionally, a First Page […]