Due to unforeseen circumstances, the C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference will be taking a hiatus for November 2021. The Conference plans to re-organize and re-envision the future of the conference. Watch for emails and future notification updates as they plan for 20222.
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.
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
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
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
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
Returning from Vietnam War to the family’s Carolina tobacco farm in 1970, two Marines find a place that isn’t home anymore. Surrounded by political upheaval, southern prejudices, violence, and soul-deep loss and moral fatigue, they must grapple with reconciliation, love–and letting go. It’s a story about survival, love, and … the ghosts that follow them.… Continue reading If You Walk Long Enough Release Scheduled February 24, 2021
Here is a line-up of contests and award competitions with deadlines in February, April, and May. Next Generation Indie Book Awards—Deadline: February 12, 2021 The Next Generation Indie Book Awards program is still accepting entries written in English and released in 2019, 2020,or 2021. The awards are presented by the Independent Book Publishing Professional Group. All… Continue reading Deadlines for Indie Awards, Nimrod, and Austin Film, 2021
Today, January 27, 2021, is The Wild Rose Press‘s publication day for The Fabergé Flute, a cozy mystery by Arkansas author Maeve Maddox. Set in 1985 England, the story takes frustrated English teacher Sallie Dunbar from fictional DeSoto Springs, Arkansas to a Thanksgiving-week music conference in London’s West End. Anglophile and amateur flutist, Sallie becomes… Continue reading Maeve Maddox Publishes Cozy Mystery with The Wild Rose Press
Need a place to write? Need an interdependent link to the writing community? Need a creative boost? The Open Mouth Residency is your answer. A residency that aims to provide support and space for creative writers without prior institutional support. Open Mouth is a non-profit organization that was started in October of 2015 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.… Continue reading Getting Away with an Open Mouth Residency