Conferences

Siloam Springs Writers’ Conference 22 July 2023

Dr. Paul E. Linzey will be the keynote speaker at the Fifth Summer Writers Conference at Siloam Springs on Saturday 22, 2023. The conference topic is “Mission or Muse: What Drives You to Write.” The conference will take place from 9 am to 5 pm at First Baptist Church, 2000 Dawn Hill Road, Siloam Springs,

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Contests

2022 Austin Film Festival Need Readers for Script Competition

Voracious readers who are well versed in screenwriting and have a keen sense for story analysis are needed to evaluate submissions to the twenty-ninth annual Austin Film Festival Script Competition. The Festival will be held October 27-November 3 in Austin, Texas. For complete information, visit the site. Volunteers who wish to help with the script

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Contests

Opportunities for Screenwriters—2022 Austen Film Festival

With writers as the focus, the Austin Film Festival began in 1993 and is still going strong. This year’s dates are October 27—November 3, 2022. All details are available on the AFF site. One of the many features of the festival is a screenwriting competition. The first deadline for the 2022 Script Competition passed on

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Conferences

Still Time to Submit Screenplays for 2022 AFF

The early submission deadline has passed, but there is still time for screenwriters and filmmakers to submit scripts for the 2022 Austin Film Festival competitions. Two submission deadlines remain. Late Deadline: June 24 Extended Deadline: July 8  AFF is accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, making all Jury Award-winning Narrative Short,

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Conferences

Nimrod Fall 2021 Virtual Creative Writing Programming

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

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Conferences

IN-Person with Ozark Writers League October 2021

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

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Conferences

Women’s Conference 2021 Canceled

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.

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General

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.

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Conferences

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

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