Sign Up Now for SCBWI Conference June 21-22

The Arkansas SCBWI Conference is June 21-22, 2019 in Central Arkansas at two different locations. Dinner, genre meetings and pitch sessions will be held on June 21 at North Little Rock Community Center, North Little Rock. Conference sessions, lunch and critiques will take place on June 22 at Vines Center, Little Rock. The conference faculty… Continue reading Sign Up Now for SCBWI Conference June 21-22

2019 Nimrod Awards

Submissions to the 41st annual Nimrod Literary Awards must be postmarked April 30, 2019. The awards are the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction.  First prizes are $2,000 and publication. Second and prizes are $1,000 and publication, together with a trip to Tulsa to receive the awards and to take part in… Continue reading 2019 Nimrod Awards

Books in Bloom Eureka Springs Says Save the Date

Sunday, May 19, 2019, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 P.M. at the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, for Books in Bloom. The Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation welcomes readers and writers for this annual festival come rain or shine. Free to the public. Stay tuned for featured authors and presentations.

Ozarks Writers League Plans for 2019

  At their annual membership meeting in November, the Ozarks Writers League (OWL) set tentative dates for two conferences in 2019: April 26-27 and September 20-21 in Branson, Missouri. OWL officers announced for 2019 are Margarite Stever, president; Diana West, vice-president; Russell Gayer, treasurer, and Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, secretary. A change in by-laws introduced flexibility in… Continue reading Ozarks Writers League Plans for 2019

True Lit Season Six in Fayetteville (Arkansas) October 28-November 4

The 2018 True Lit Festival takes place at various venues in Fayetteville from October 28-November 4 featuring authors Kwame Alexander and Gordon Korman. Gordon Korman speaks October 28 at 2:00 p.m. at the Fayetteville Public Library  and will also teach a writing workshop, “Crafting the Adventure Scene.” There is no fee for the workshop but… Continue reading True Lit Season Six in Fayetteville (Arkansas) October 28-November 4

2018 Red Sneakers Conference Contest Winners

Arkansas writers Nancy Hartney and Maeve Maddox ranked among the winners of the 2018 Red Sneakers Conference writing contest. Maeve Maddox took First Place in the Flash Fiction category with a Christmas story named “Priorities.” Nancy Hartney’s submissions earned recognition in Fiction and Flash Fiction. Held in Oklahoma City, the 2018 Red Sneakers conference took… Continue reading 2018 Red Sneakers Conference Contest Winners

Louisiana Writers’ Conference October 13, 2018

The Bayou Writers Group is sponsoring a one-day conference called “A Bridge to Publication Writing” on Saturday, October 13, 2018 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Featured speakers are L. Diane Wolfe, John M. Floyd, Gina Ardito, Michael Bracken, and Jerica Guillory. They will speak on marketing, short story writing, editing, copywriting, and writing for children. For… Continue reading Louisiana Writers’ Conference October 13, 2018

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2018 Kauai Writers Conference

Arkansas writers with the leisure and the loot will be interested in the 2018 Kauai Writers Conference scheduled for November 9-11 at the Marriott Hotel in Kauai, Hawaii. Names on the faculty include Jane Smiley, Garth Stein, and Scott Turow. Numbering among the literary agents and editors scheduled to be present are Molly Friedrich, Alia… Continue reading 2018 Kauai Writers Conference

Mississippi Writers Retreat October 2018

Writers looking for a few days free from the interruptions of day-to-day living may want to attend the four-day Writers’ Weekend Retreat in Mississippi October 18—October 21, 2018. Location of the retreat is the Homestead Education Center, Starkville, Mississippi. Published authors will be on hand to give participants help throughout the weekend. Hour-long one-on-one sessions… Continue reading Mississippi Writers Retreat October 2018