A prize of $1,500 and publication by Fiction Collective Two is given annually for a novel, short story collection, novella, or novella collection. U.S. writers who have not previously published a book with Fiction Collective Two are eligible. Vi Khi Nao will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript of any length with a brief bio and a $25 entry fee by November 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
The 31st annual Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference was be held online from July 30 to August 1. The virtual conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft talks, readings, manuscript consultations, open mics, and panels with agents and editors.
Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference, P.O. Box 2087, Ft. Bragg, CA 95437. Barbara Lee, Registrar.
The 2020 Catamaran Writing Conference was held from July 26 to July 30 at the Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, California. The conference featured workshops, craft talks, readings, and literary-themed excursions for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The faculty included poets Susan Browne and Joseph Millar, fiction writers Lisa Fugard and Josip Novakovich, creative nonfiction writers Charles Hood and Dan White, and poet and nonfiction writer Joan Rose Staffen. Fiction writer Jane Smiley gave a guest reading.
Catamaran Writing Conference, Catamaran, 1050 River Street, Studio 118, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.
Photo Credit: Brad Sharek
The 18th annual Tin House Summer Workshop was held online from July 12 to July 26. The virtual program in short fiction and novel writing was held from July 12 to July 18, 2020; the virtual program in poetry, nonfiction, and the graphic novel was held from July 19 to July 26, 2020. The event featured workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and graphic narrative, as well as lectures, panels, readings, and meetings with agents and editors.
Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop, 2601 NW Thurman Street, Portland, OR 97210. (503) 219-0622. Lance Cleland, Director.
The Vermont Studio Center offers 2- to 12-week residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the northern Green Mountains. The center provides residents with a private room, studio space, and meals, and also offers craft talks, readings, and manuscript consultations with visiting writers. Tuition, which includes lodging and meals, is $2,200 for two weeks or $4,250 for one month. Financial aid is available.
Vermont Studio Center, P.O. Box 613, Johnson, VT 05656. (802) 635-2727.
The Atlanta Writers Conference will be held from November 6 to November 8 online and at the Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel in Atlanta. The conference features online craft and marketing workshops, editing consultations via e-mail, and in-person pitch sessions and manuscript and query letter critiques for fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and graphic novelists. Participating publishing professionals include editors Nettie Finn (St.
Atlanta Writers Conference, 1285 Willeo Creek Drive, Roswell, GA 30075. George Weinstein, Conference Director.