Opportunities, Writers Conferences and Workshops, Contests and Submissions
Have a short story, poem or other work you're just dying to share? Check out these publication, workshop and contest opportunities:
*Advice on Writing Contests:
When considering contests, look to see how they handled winners' work from previous years: Is there a list of previous winners? Where you can go to read or have access to the winning pieces of writing? Who are the judges? Are they people who you would read yourself? If you win, what kind of audience would you receive for your work? Research contests and their reputations online. Use places like duotrope.com, Poets and Writers (pw.org), the New Pages (newpages.com), or The Review Review (thereviewreview.net), to see whether there is any other information about the contest from other sources.
The Indiana Writers Center is in search of a poetry editor for the online journal, the Flying Island.
Applicants must have strong connections to Indiana, have previous editorial experience in a literary journal (minimum 2+ years), and demonstrate good knowledge of poetry.
The Poetry Editor is responsible for reading and responding to all poetry submissions in a timely manner, managing the poetry publication calendar, and publishing the poems, plus author bio, on the online platform. At the current rate of submissions this commitment would require 4-5 hours per week, with the expectation of a 30 day turnaround on submissions.
This is a volunteer position which doesn’t have a salary.
Deadline to apply: 11/15/2019
Link to apply:
Save the date!
Indy Author Fair: Meet an Author, Be an Author
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 11 AM – 4:30 PM
Indianapolis Public Library
40 E Saint Clair St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Join fellow writers for a day devoted expressly to Indiana's talented authors. Writing workshops led by experts from the Indiana Writers Center will occur from 11:15-4:30 p.m. The Indy Author Fair networking event with more than 40 up-and coming Indiana authors takes place from 11:30-2:00 p.m.
Get Inked Teen Writing Conference--NOVEMBER 9th
Write with YA author Patrick Flores-Scott
For the last several years, MWC has partnered with Saint Mary's College to sponsor an all-day teen writing conference in South Bend. The conference is modeled after professional author conferences and involves opportunities for young writers in grades 8-12 to CHOOSE the sessions that interest them, write alongside our keynote author in small group workshops, and network with other teen writers in the area. This year's conference is Saturday, November 9th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The cost is only $60 and includes lunch, a signed copy of the author's latest book, and a full day of writing fun.
Go here to find out more and register.
The conference is limited to the first 60 participants to register.
The Adina Talve-Goodman Fellowship
This educational fellowship offers a year-long mentorship on the craft of fiction writing with One Story. Our aim is to give a writer outside of the fold a significant boost in their career. The fellowship calls for an early-career writer of fiction who has not yet published a book and is not currently nor has ever been enrolled in an MFA program. We are seeking writers whose work speaks to issues and experiences related to inhabiting bodies of difference. Entering is free. Submissions are due on November 1st.
One Teen Story: Teen Fiction Writing Contest
Our teen contest is open now! Writers ages 13 - 19 are submitting short stories about the teen experience. We'll edit and publish four of these stories — and pay the writers for their work. If you know a Teen Writer, please let them know. Entering is free. Submissions are due on November 19th.
NaNoWriMo Opportunities in Muncie
In honor of NaNoWriMo, Muncie Public Library is hosting multiple events to help people get the creative juices flowing during the month and to learn more about self-publishing with the library:
Self-Publishing 101 at the Library
Friday, November 8 @ 6pm
FB link to event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2184310258533070/
NaNoWriMo Author Panel
Monday, November 18 @ 7pm
FB link to event: https://www.facebook.com/events/396516621021002/
One Author’s Journey: From Ideas to Publication w/ Terence Faherty
Saturday, November 23 @ 4pm
FB link to event: https://www.facebook.com/events/405881906758599/