OPPORTUNITIES FOR WRITERS
Contests and Submissions
OREGON HUMANITIES CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR “TURN”
The magazine will accept proposals and drafts for its summer 2018 issue through April 2, 2018.
Oregonian Humanities invites Oregonians to submit their stories, ideas, thoughts, and arguments for Oregon Humanities magazine's summer 2018 issue on the theme "Turn." Explore a contemporary or historical story about a significant change in circumstances, a swerve toward a different outcome. Share an experience that involved a shift in your thinking or actions. Tell us about turning a page, turning a profit, turns in the road, how one good turn deserves another, or whose turn it is or ought to be.
Contributors are encouraged to visit oregonhumanities.org to review the guidelines and complete call for submissions and familiarize themselves with the publication. At this time, Oregon Humanities only accepts work from writers who reside in Oregon.
Writers should submit a proposal or draft by April 2, 2018, by email to email@example.com (preferred) or post to Kathleen Holt, Editor, Oregon Humanities magazine, 921 SW Washington Street, Suite 150, Portland, Oregon, 97205. No phone calls, please.
Oregon Humanities magazine, a triannual publication, welcomes all forms of essays and journalism. The magazine accepts proposals and drafts of researched pieces and journalistic features, but only accepts drafts only of personal essays, which must push beyond simple narrative and consider larger thematic questions. Features generally range between 1,500 and 4,000 words. All contributors receive an honorarium. Currently the magazine is distributed to nearly 14,000 readers. Work from Oregon Humanities has been reprinted in textbooks, the Pushcart Prize anthology, Utne Reader, and Best American Essays, and featured on public radio programs Think Out Loud and This American Life.
Oregon Humanities connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. More information about our programs and publications—which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Public Program Grants, Responsive Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine—can be found at oregonhumanities.org. Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.
Presenters Sought for 2018 Write on the Sound writers’ conference
Write on the Sound writers’ conference, presented by the City of Edmonds Arts Commission, is accepting session and workshop proposals for the 2018 conference. The 33rd annual three-day conference, focused on the craft of writing, will be held October 5, 6 & 7, 2018 at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main Street, Edmonds WA.
The conference offers over 30 sessions for writers of all levels presented by published authors, writing instructors and publication trade professionals. The conference includes featured speakers, a writing contest, manuscript critiques, book signing reception and an on-site bookstore of presenters’ publications.
The proposal deadline is April 2, 2018. Interested individuals should visit www.writeonthesound.com/conference-information/call-for-presenters for information and submission instructions. Call 425-771-0228, or email Laurie Rose, Conference Organizer at firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries.
Welsh Poetry Competition 2018
The 12th International Welsh Poetry Competition 2018 is now open and accepting entries!
Judge - Sally Spedding
1st prize - £500
2nd Prize - £250
3rd Prize - £100
plus 17 runners up published on website and future anthology
£5 per poem (£6 PayPal) / 50 lines maximum
Entry forms, rules, past winners, anthologies available from our website
Closing date - 27th May 2018
Baseball-Themed Short Plays Wanted
Award and festival winning playwright and poet seeks scripts. Looking for short, 3-15 minutes, baseball themed plays to accompany my play, DUGOUT MEMORIES, to make a complete evening of baseball theme plays. Currently have not set a deadline. No restrictions on content except plays must have a baseball theme. Contact Jerry-Mac Johnston with questions or submissions. Hard copies submit to 1438 S. Arcadia, Springfield, MO 65804 or email attachments to email@example.com. Jerry-Mac is a member of the Springfield (MO) Writer’s Guild. www.springfieldwritersguild.org
Colorado Gold Contest
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. Click here for more information.
Idaho Writers Guild
Located in Boise, IWG offers many events and resources to writers of all genres, and sponsors an annual Writers Rendezvous, which includes a writing contest. Check their website for details and to subscribe to their newsletters,
Willamette Writers offers many opportunities for Oregon writers. Visit their website to find out more:
Writing Resources and Classes
Finding an Agent
1. Query Tracker - http://querytracker.net/index.php
Finding a Publication for a Short story
1. Duotrope's Digest - http://www.duotrope.com/
2. The Ivory Tower - http://www.theivrytower.com/
3. Developmental Edits, Critique by Kelly Schaub (email):
- Garner's Modern American Usage
-Self-Editing for Fiction Writers
-Scene & Structure
-The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing
- Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure
Writing Mentors and Jobs
Wanted: Mentors for 2nd Grade Writers
Andrea Thomas, a teacher at Seven Peaks School in Bend, is looking for anyone who is interested in being a mentor writer for a few students in her 2nd grade classroom. She has some very enthusiastic writers and is excited to encourage their creativity and passion for writing!!
Please contact Andrea directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshops, Conferences, and Literary