Sunday, March 8, 2015

Contest and Conference Update!

Writing contests and conferences, which provide feedback and networking activities, are essentials to a writer’s career. Periodically, I enjoy updating everyone on what’s out there and approaching deadlines.


Narrative Magazine’s Winter 2015 Story Contest; deadline, March 31, 2015; fiction and non-fiction, multiple genre entries including short shorts, short stories. Cash prizes. FMI,

2015 Touched by Love Award; sponsored by Faith, Hope and Love RWA Chapter; deadline, April 1, 2015; first 20 pages of an inspirational manuscript plus 2 page synopsis.  Cash prize and editor critique. FMI,

32nd Annual Orange Rose Contest for Unpublished Writers; sponsored by Orange County RWA; deadline April 15, 2015; 35 pages including synopsis; FMI,

84th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition; Early Bird Deadline, May 4, 2015; multiple genre entries including short story, essays, and poetry. Cash prizes and feature in Writer’s Digest. FMI, 


28th Annual Pennwriters Conference; May 15-17, 2015; Pittsburgh Airport Marriott, Pittsburgh, PA; FMI,

2015 Milwaukee Writing Workshop; May 15, 2015; Country Inn & Suites, Brookfield, WI; FMI,

Chicago Writing Workshop; May 16, 2015; Marriott Chicago Northwest, Hoffman Estates, IL; FMI,

67th Annual Philadelphia Writers Conference; June 12-14, 2015; The Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District Hotel, Philadelphia, PA; FMI,

 (photo c/o ranbud at


  1. Thanks for putting this together. I will share around the sphere :)

    1. Thanks for the share, and for stopping by today!