Some Writing News – Submissions, Contests and a Workshop

Most writers look for good places to submit their material, but many of the interesting anthologies, contests and calls for workshop proposals are little publicized.  Here are a few places that may be of interest to writers.  At the International Women Writers Guild in NYC last weekend, I met two editors collecting stories for their anthology, LifeBytes…Real Stories of Online Dating."  They plan to follow it up with a series of LifeBytes books.  They want to know about your online dating stories and romantic cyber adventures.  For complete submission guidlines go to
For Southern women or writers who focus on the South, Berry College holds an annual Southern Women Writers Conference.  The rolling campus dotted with trees and strolling deer makes an idyllic setting and provides a good opportunity to network with other writers.  While their call for presenters and writes just closed, an Emerging Writers Contest is open until June 15th.  It awards prizes in fiction, non-fiction and poetry.  For more information and registration visit 
IWWG member, B. Lynn Goodwin of Danville, CA is seeking flash fiction, memoir and creative non-fiction that "mesmerizes the reader in 750 words or less" for the Fourth Annual Flash Prose Contest of Writer’s Advice.  Entry fee is $10 and first prize will be $150.  Find out more at:
And just a quick reminder for those in the Charlotte area.  Journey into the Writer’s Secret Garden II will debut on May 6th at the Cornwell Center at 6:30 pm.  This workshop is a follow up to the March series where we explored writing from sacred space, symbols and dreams as seeds for story and memoir, meditation and silence.  Part II came about thanks to the urging of several of the participants who wanted to continue the journey.  At the end of the first workshop we pulished a literary journal of participants’ work and plan to do this again.  For more information contact the Cornwell Center at 704 927 0774 or contact John Bambach at
Keep an eye out for more about the upcoming Writing and Wellness Connections Conference to take place in Atlanta.  Founder, Dr. John Evans, will be requesting proposals and papers for the event that brings together fiction, memoir and creative non-fiction writers and healthcare professionals.  While the latest information isn’t up yet, this is the link.  Dr. Evans plans to hold the next conference in spring, 2010
Copyright: Debra Moffitt Leslie, April 2009

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