Conferences, Workshops, etc. / Publications

Conferences, Conventions, Workshops, Festivals, Retreats, and Seminars

Ongoing –

Page Lambert - Workshops / Seminars / Writing retreats
Cary Tennis - Workshops
Anne Wylie’s Master Classes - Workshops
Paula Marie Coomer - Retreats / Workshops
Break Into Fiction - Workshops
Millay Colony For the Arts -Workshops / Courses
Book Passages - Conferences
Storymaking - Workshops / Seminars
Ireland Writer Tours - Conferences
Writeaways - Retreats
Storytelling Arts of Indiana - Programs / Events
Algonkian - Writers Conference / Events / Retreats
The Village Writing School - Workshops
The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conferences and Retreats
Jewish Book Festival - Connecticut - Author Events
Florida Writers Association - Conferences / Workshops / Webinars
Harrogate International Festivals
Himalayan Writing Retreats & Weekends - India
Write Away Europe
Anam Cara's Workshop Retreats - Ireland
West Coast Writers Conferences (WC2) - Los Angeles

February –

March –

Texas Storytelling Festival
Virginia Festival of the Book
Southwest Florida Reading Festival
Azalea Storytelling Festival - Georgia
Dahlonega Literary Festival - Georgia
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
Oxford Conference for the Book - Mississippi
Adelaide Festival - Australia
New Jersey Storytelling Network
Deal Noir
Liberty States Fictions Writers - New Jersey
California Dreamin’ Conference for Writers
Ontario Teen Book Fest - California
YA Fest - Pennsylvania
NoVa Teen Book Festival - Virginia
Madison Print & Resist - Wisconsin
Indie Author Fringe - London Book Fair - ONLINE
NYC Teen Author Festival
University of North Dakota Writers Conference
[AWP] Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference & Bookfair - Florida
OWC - Festival of Authors - Canada
Taos Summer Writers Conference - New Mexico
[RMFW] Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Retreat - Colorado
Carolina Christian Writers Conference - South Carolina
Deckle Edge Literary Festival - South Carolina
[GLVWG] Greater Lehigh Valley - The Write Stuff Writer's Conference - Pennsylvania
Jambalaya Writers Conference - Louisiana
Galveston Island Book Festival - Texas

Sleuthfest - Florida
Winter Writers' Weekend - New Jersey
Redrock Creative Writing Seminar - Utah
The Writer's High Retreat - Georgia
Atlanta Writing Workshop - Georgia
[ESWA] Eastern Shore Writers Association Bay to Ocean Writers Conference - Maryland
Moravian Writers' Conference - Pennsylvania
Beall Poetry Festival - Texas
National Black Writers Conference - New York
Mountain Valley Writers Re-Conference - Alabama
The Work Conference - New York
Great Plains Writers Conference - South Dakota
Pamlico Writer Group Conference - Washington, NC
Florida Christian Writers Conference 

April –

May –

June –

July –

August –

September –

Baltimore Book Festival - Maryland
Jerusalem Book Fair
American Christian Fiction Writers Conference - Tennessee
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Gold Conference - Colorado
Alaska Writer’s Guild Conference
Southern California Writers’ Conference
Brisbane Writers' Festival - Australia
The Florida Heritage Book Festival & Writers Conference - St. Augustine
Imaginarinum Writing & Film Festival - Kentucky
Timpanogos Storytelling Festival - Utah
Southern California Writers’ Conference - A Weekend For Words
Library of Congress National Book Festival - Washington, DC
ORACon Ozarks Romance Authors Annual Conference - Springfield, Missouri
Cave Run Storytelling Festival - Kentucky
NINC World Conference - Florida
Italy, in Other Words Memoir Writing and Cultural Retreat
Orange County Children's Books Festival - California
Bloody Scotland
Noirwich Crime Writing Festival - England
Boise Book Fest - Idaho
ICON - Iowa
Kansas Book Festival
Boston Teen Author Festival - Massachusetts
Penned Con - Missouri
Montana Book Festival
The Great American Book Festival - South Dakota
Midwest Writers Conference - Missouri
ANWA Writers Conference - Arizona
AJC Decatur Book Festival - Georgia
Unicorn Writers’ Conference - New York
Cruising Writers - 7 Day Western Caribbean Writing Retreat / Cruise
Georgia Romance Writers presents Moonlight and Magnolias
Pacific Coast Children's Writers Novel Workshop & Retreat - Santa Cruz, CA
National Young Writers’ Festival - Australia
Writing Excuses Workshop at Sea - Texas (Cruise)
Bouchercon World Mystery Convention - 2018 Florida

Starfish Houston Bay Area RWA Writer's Conference - Texas 
Books by the Bridge Author Event - New York
HRW / Hampton Roads Writers Conference - Virginia Beach, VA 
Fredericksburg Independent Book Festival - Virginia

October –

December –

There are very few conferences held in December

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There are dozens of publications geared toward writers. Almost all publications have a digital presence and some still produce physical magazines and newsletters. The admins are providing this list as a service to writers but not as an endorsement of any group or organization. Some of the publications require a subscription or membership in the sponsoring organization. Nearly all online writing groups have links to articles and information useful to writers of all levels.

Magazines for Writers
Many magazines offer great discounts for new
subscriptions and include online access to additional
resources. Check out their online sites before spending
money for a print publication to see if it's a good fit.

Publishers Weekly
Reedsy - Best Literary Magazines of 2018

Online Writing Groups Providing Writing Resources
and Links to Markets and Craft Articles

The Writer's Dock
The Burry Man Writers Center
The Purdue Owl Writing Lab
FreeLance Writing

Professional Organizations That Publish Journals or Bulletins
Many of these groups require membership fees before
you can receive their publications.

Writers Organizations and Groups
These links provide more links to online writing groups,
many of whom are free compared to expensive
print magazines or professional organizations.

Yahoo Writer Groups
Sqidoo Writers Groups
Absolute Write

Links to Lists of Literary Magazines
Many publications on this list are markets for writing,
but some also offer instruction.

Every Writer's Resource
EWR Big List
Sarah Allen: Paying Gigs for Writers

Books for Writers That are Published Annually
Most of these books are available in digital or book format

Writer's Market
Novel and Short Story Writer's Market
Guide to Literary Agents

Books That Help You Get Found Online

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