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Wednz Scene: University of New Mexico Rananim Online Writing Workshops

August 16 / 17 Hello! Another Wednesday approaches and found a few things to get your attention. First off, a workshop, courtesy of Association of Writers & Writing Programs or AWP. credit source: awp University of New Mexico Rananim Online Writing Workshops Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States   DETAILS OCT 2 – NOV 24, 2017 Conference TUITION / COST:2017 rates: $400 for eight-week workshop SCHOLARSHIP: None Available CONTACT: Eva Lipton-Ormand PHONE: 5052775572 EMAIL: dhlawrenceranch@unm.edu WEBSITE: https://dhlawrenceranch.unm.edu/ An offshoot of the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference, named one of the Top Ten writers’ conferences in the United States by USA Today, Rananim offers workshops in fiction, poetry, nonfiction and more. Faculty includes many favorites of the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference. A tax-deductible portion of the tuition benefits the D.H. Lawrence Ranch near Taos, NM. 2017 Fall Rananim classes: Laura Brodie: Where to Begin: Steps Toward Creating a World (multi-genre) Daniel Mueller: Central Image in Narrative: The Picture Tells the Story (multi-genre) Tanaya Winder: Writing the Rupture (poetry) Summer Wood: Write It New (multi-genre) October 2 – November 24, $400/class which includes a …

Wednz Scene: The New Guard Contests in Fiction and Poetry

Aug. 2 / 17 Hey again….just one more thing to mention. The New Guard Contest in Fiction and Poetry is in search of applicants. Read more below….. credit source: association of writers & writing programs (AWP) The New Guard Contests in Fiction and Poetry Hanover, New Hampshire, United States   DETAILS Center APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 31, 2017 TUITION / COST:$20 entry fee SCHOLARSHIP: None Available CONTACT: Shanna McNair EMAIL: editors@writershotel.com WEBSITE: www.newguardreview.com Two prizes of $1,500 each and publication in The New Guard are given annually for a poem and a short story. Mark Doty will judge the Knightville Poetry Contest; Chris Abani will judge the Machigonne Fiction Contest. Using the online submission system, submit three poems of up to 150 lines each or no more than 5,000 words of prose with a $20 entry fee by August 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines. Faculty Featured Writers Include: Knightville Poetry Contest judge: Mark Doty Machigonne Fiction Contest judge: Chris Abani Publisher: Shanna McNair   Genres Poetry, Fiction Location The New Guard, …

Wednz Scene: Writing Opportunities

July 19 / 17 Found a few opportunities for those who are writing for a hobby or have aspirations to become a writer. Take a look at these and see what you think…..   PHILIP LEVINE PRIZE FOR POETRY 2017 2016 WINNER: RACHEL RINEHART, THE CHURCH IN THE PLAINS Prize: $2,000 and publication by Anhinga Press Submit: 48 – 80-page ms. Opens July 1, Closes September 30 Fee: $25 hard copy, $28 online FINAL JUDGE: C.G. HANZLICEK Coordinator: Corrine Clegg Hales, connieh@csufresno.edu Guidelines: fresnostate.edu/levineprize FRESNO STATE MFA PROGRAM IN CREATIVE WRITING You have plenty of time to start or polish off your poetry.     credit source: association of writers & writing programs (awp) 2017 Summer Writing Workshop in Austin, TX Austin, Texas, United States   DETAILS AUG 14 – AUG 19, 2017  Retreat TUITION / COST: WLT Members $329 / Nonmembers $389 SCHOLARSHIP: None Available CONTACT: Becka Oliver PHONE:512-499-8914 EMAIL: becka@writersleague.org WEBSITE: http://www.writersleague.org/37/Summer-Writing-Workshop Six workshops, six instructors, Austin, TX. Choose from memoir, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and revision. The 2017 Writers’ League of Texas Summer Writing Workshop will be held August …

Wednz Scene: AWP Conference Updates

July 12 / 17 Hello and Good Morning. I’m keeping an eye on any updated for the AWP Conference and Bookfair and so far there have been no changes, but here’s what they have…. credit: AWP, Association of Writers & Writing Programs 2018 AWP Conference & Bookfair Tampa Convention Center  & Marriott Tampa Waterside March 7 – 10, 2018 Key Dates March 7, 2017: #AWP18 Tampa event proposal system opens May 1, 2017: Deadline for #AWP18 event proposals July 31, 2017: Registration opens August 14, 2017: Hotel & Travel information released to attendees March 8, 2018: Conference events begin Social Networking Facebook Event Twitter Use #AWP18 Bookfair Facebook Page Conference Queries Registration registration@awpwriter.org 301-226-9716  Conference Events events@awpwriter.org 301-226-9711     KEYNOTE SPEAKER George Saunders   Featured Readers Additional 2018 featured presenters will be posted soon.   2018 AWP Conference Schedule The schedule will be available in October. 2018 Bookfair An annual showcase of over 800 exhibitors, AWP’s bookfair is the nation’s largest marketplace for independent literary presses and journals, creative writing programs, writing conferences and centers, and literary arts organizations. …

Wednz Scene: Fiction & Poetry Contest

June 28 / 17 Good Morning Wednesday! Literature people this is for you…. cred: awp (association of writers & writing programs) The New Guard Contests in Fiction and Poetry Hanover, New Hampshire, United States   DETAILS Center APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 31, 2017 TUITION / COST: $20 entry fee SCHOLARSHIP: None Available CONTACT: Shanna McNair EMAIL: editors@writershotel.com WEBSITE: www.newguardreview.com Two prizes of $1,500 each and publication in The New Guard are given annually for a poem and a short story. Mark Doty will judge the Knightville Poetry Contest; Chris Abani will judge the Machigonne Fiction Contest. Using the online submission system, submit three poems of up to 150 lines each or no more than 5,000 words of prose with a $20 entry fee by August 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines. Faculty Featured Writers Include: Knightville Poetry Contest judge: Mark Doty Machigonne Fiction Contest judge: Chris Abani Publisher: Shanna McNair   Genres Poetry, Fiction Location The New Guard, Poetry and Fiction Contest P.O. Box 5101 Hanover New Hampshire, United States 03755   The Writer’s Hotel …

Summer Reads 2017

June 24 / 17 Summer has already arrived and it’s time to pull out the latest books to drool and devour over while we are on our vacation.     Rich People Problems – Kevin Kwan       Out Little Racket – Angelica Baker         Quiet Until the Thaw – Alexandra Fuller       Goodbye Vitamin – Rachel Khong     The Ready Made Thief – Augustus Rose     New People – Danzy Senna     My Absolute Darling – Gabriel Tallent     Into the Water: A Novel – Paula Hawkins     13 Reason Why – Jay Asher     Fates and Furies: A Novel – Lauren Groff     The Animators – Kayla Rae Whitaker     Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty      The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel – Taylor Jenkins Reid     The Leftovers: A Novel – Tom Perrotta     Hope you enjoy these and other summer books out there. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and be …

Wednz Scene: FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize

June 14 / 17 Hello….one last post for today. Literary peeps this is for you and an opportunity not to pass up… cred: the writer’s chronicle FC2 & The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation present the FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize Winner receives $15,000 and publication by FC2 Entries accepted  August 15, 2017 – November 1, 2017 Submission Guidelines http://www.fc2.org/prizes.html   FC2 is among the few alternative, author-run presses devoted to publishing fiction considered by America’s largest publishers to be too challenging, innovative, or heterodox for the commerical milieu.   As always, please click on the link above to get all the information you need. Enjoy the rest of your Hump Day Wednesday and be always blessed!                                 featured images: Fc2, umoca & unknown

Wednz Scene: Sanibel Island Writers Conference

June 14 / 17 Morning everybody! It’s Hump Day Wednesday! This is for the literary seekers who may want a change in their environment…… cred: @SanibelWriters For More Information: http://www.fgcu.edu/siwc or contact Tom DeMarchi (239) 590.7421 or tdmarch@fgcu.edu Registration started this month so you do have time!                                                                                                                                                 featured images: Anne McKinnell & @SanibelWrtier (Twitter)