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.
Call for 10-minute Plays!Announcing the First Annual Indiana Ten-Minute Play Festival! We need your submissions!Six plays will be selected by local theatres for production at the 10-Minute Play Festival. Deadline for submission: January 5th, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.
Playwrights will be notified of selections by February 1 (or before), and MUST be available for a table read of all six plays on February 2 at IndyFringe.
The Festival will take place May 1st-3rd, 2020, with Friday and Saturday evening performances and a Sunday matinee.
Poetry for Indy, December 2019Sunday, December 8 at 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Indianapolis Public Library - Central Library
Center for Black Literature & Culture
40 East Saint Clair St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
This is the final installment of the monthly Poetry for Indy workshops. The workshop is free and open to all who are interested in writing and sharing their original poetry. Writers of all skill levels are welcome.
For this last workshop, you should bring a previously written poem as part of the workshop will be devoted to revision. Other than that, all you need to bring is your notebook and pen, tablet, phone, or whatever you ordinarily create with. We'll provide the rest. Because of limits to the meeting space and available materials, the workshop is limited to 20 writers. You must register in order to attend.
Letters About Literature is a @state_library letter writing contest for students in Indiana in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write to the author (living or deceased) about how the book affected how they see themselves or how they see the world. Enter at indianastatelibrary.submittable.com/submit
December 7, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Indiana History Center
More than 70 authors are joining us in the William H. Smith Memorial Library at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center for a fun-filled day of mixing, mingling and book signing.
Book topics range from sports and biographies to youth historical fiction and more. Meet this year’s featured authors Robert Blaemire, Tom LoBianco, Max Schumacher and Mark Montieth. Your kids will also want to meet Troy Cummings, author of The Notebook of Doom series.
Join in the Festival of Trees festivities, including photos and storytime with Santa and book-themed crafts for kids and kids at heart. Be sure to enter to win an Author Fair gift basket, too! Educators are invited to attend the Teachers Lounge during Author Fair where they’ll find resources for their classroom.
Free admission includes exhibits and Festival of Trees.
The Greenberg Playwright Competition