Sunday, January 10, 2016

2016 Contests and Conferences

Start working on your entries, and checking your calendars, for upcoming deadlines for 2016 writing contests and conferences.


2016 Great Beginnings Contest; sponsor, Utah Chapter Romance Writers; deadline, February 14, 2016; entry, all electronic, first five pages of your romance novel; FMI,

2016 Cleveland Rocks Romance Contest, sponsor, Northeast Ohio RWA; deadline, Februaru 14, 2016; entry, first chapter up to 5,000 (3,000 for novella category); FMI,

84th Annual Writer's Digest Annual Writing Competition; sponsor, Writer's Digest Magazine; deadline, May 6, 2016, numerous categories including Inspirational, Mystery, Romance, and Children; FMI,


2016 San Francisco Writers Conference; February 11-14, 2016; Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, CA; FMI,

Heart in the Sand Conference; March 12, 2016; sponsored by Southwest Florida Romance Writers; Elks Lodge, Bonita Springs, FLA;

2016 Philadelphia Writing Workshop; April 9, 2016, Center City Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel, FMI,

Have a good week, Everyone!

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