The 2018 Belize Writers’ Conference for fiction and creative nonfiction writers will be held from April 23, 2018, to April 28, 2018, at a beachfront eco-lodge in Belize. The conference features panels, workshops, master classes and critique sessions with agents, presentations by local experts on the history of Belize and the Maya, and daily yoga and meditation classes. The faculty includes nonfiction writers Jane Anne Staw and Joey Garcia; and agents Carrie Howland (Empire Literary) and Kate Johnson (Wolf Literary Services). The cost of the conference, including lodging and all meals, ranges from $1,629 for a shared room with a shared bathroom, to $2,499 for a private seafront cabana with a private bathroom. Travel expenses are not included. To apply, submit up to 1,500 words of prose with a $15 entry fee by March 15, 2018. Applications and payment received by November 1, 2017, will be entered into a raffle to win prizes, including VIP membership in the Nonfiction Authors Association, a query letter critique with Jane Anne Straw, and a bag of Belizean gifts. The conference is limited to 30 writers; early applications are encouraged. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Belize Writers’ Conference, P.O. Box 19841, Sacramento, CA 95819