All posts tagged: nonfiction

The Scene Weekend: 2016 AWP Award Series Guidelines

12.5.15 Hello, the first weekend of December is here.   2016 AWP AWARD SERIES GUIDELINES Accepting online submission January 1 – February 28, 2016 (from The Writer’s Chronicle) AWP’s Award Series is an annual competition for the publication of excellent new book-length works. The competition is open to all authors writing in English regardless of nationality or residence, and it is open to published and unpublished authors alike. The Donald Hall Prize for Poetry offers an award of $5,500, supported by Amazon.com and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press. The Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction awards the winner $5,500, supported by Amazon.com, and publication by the University of Massachusetts Press. Winners in the Novel and Creative Nonfiction categories receive a $2,500 honorarium from AWP and publication by New Issues Press and the University of Georgia Press, respectively. The Award Series conducts an evaluation process of writers, for writers, by writers, AWP hires a staff of “screener” who are themselves writers; the screeners review manuscripts for the judges. Typically, the screeners will select ten …

The Scene Weekend: 2016 December Awards & 12th Annual Workshops……

October 17, 2015 Hello….isn’t it nice to just recuperate from the week’s activities and just be calm? Well, literary peeps, here are few things to get you out of your writer’s block! 2016 December Awards JEFF MARKS MEMORIAL POETRY PRIZE Judged by Marge Piercy Legendary author of 17 novels, 19 poetry collections, including 2015’s Made in Detroit 1st Prize $1,500 and publication Honorable Mention $500 and publication All finalists listed in Spring 2016 Awards issue $20 fee includes copy of Awards issue Submit up to three poems per entry between Oct. 1 and Dec. 15 Name and address on cover letter only Submit online at http://www.december.submittable.com/submit or by mail at PO Box 16130, St. Louis, MO 63105 Visit http://www.decembermag.org for complete guidelines 12th ANNUAL WORKSHOPS IN FICTION, POETRY, NONFICTION, AND YOUNG ADULT January 16 – 23, 2016 Faculty & Lecturers Include: Andre Dubus III Ann Hood Gilbert King Dennis Lehane Laura Lippman Laura Williams McCaffrey Campbell McGrath Aimee Nezhukumatathil Stewart O’Nan Les Standiford Sterling Watson and more…. Dozens of fellowships and scholarships are available Applications …

Artscene Newsletter: Summer Workshops 2015

February 11, 2015 Hi and good morning to you! More summer workshops, this time poetry, fiction and nonfiction workshops! Take a look for yourself…. COMMUNITY OF WRITERS SQUAW VALLEY CALIFORNIA POETRY WORKSHOPS: JUNE 20-27, 2015 Forrest Gander / Robert Haas / Brenda Hillman / J. Michael Martinez / Evie Shockley / Sharon Olds FICTION & NARRATIVE NONFICTION: JULY 6-13, 2015 Max Byrd / Michael Carlisle / Alan Cheuse / Mark Childress / John Daniel / Leslie Daniels / Gill Dennis / Tyler Dilts / Alex Espinoza / Janet Fitch / Lynn Freed / Dagoberto Gilb / Sands Hall / Dana Johnson / Louis B. Jones / Elizabeth Rosner / Alice Sebold / Julia Flynn Siler / Martin J. Smith / Gregory Spatz / Diana Wagman / Tiphanie Yanique / Yiyun Li / Literary Agents – Books & Literary Magazine Editors and more SPECIAL GUESTS: Frances Dinkelspiel / Anne Lamott / Michelle Latiolais / Malcolm Margolin / Jason Roberts / Amy Tan / Pauls Toutonghi INTRODUCING PUBLISHED ALUMS: Andy Roe / Désirée Zamorano / Peyton Marshall …