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:
The Indiana Writers Center is an official NaNoWriMo Come Write In location!
Join us for Come Write In events at IWC during November - National Novel Writing Month:
Wednesday, November 20th
Please sign up below:
Join fellow writers for 1.5 hours of community and encouragement to get your daily work count in for the day.
Free! No membership required. Hope to see you there!
Facilitated by Mahasin Ameen, IWC Board Secretary.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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/