Sanibel Island Writers Conference

Registration for this year’s Sanibel Island Writers Conference is now open. To see the program, click here: Take advantage of the early bird special. Note the new small group manuscript workshop option. If you’re presenting, please be sure to list Sanibel as one of your upcoming appearances on your website. You can also tell […]

The Southern Sin Essay Contest

THE SOUTHERN SIN ESSAY CONTEST Deadline: July 31, 2012 Creative Nonfiction (CNF) and the Oxford Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference & Workshop are looking for essays that capture the South in all its steamy sinfulness–whether you’re skipping church to watch football, coveting your neighbor’s Real Housewife of Atlanta, or just drinking an unholy amount of sweet […]

Seven Hills Literary Contest

Seven Hills Literary Contest Upload Deadline: Aug. 31, 2012 Contest Categories Short Story 2,500 word maximum, any genre. Creative Nonfiction 2,500 word maximum. Submissions in this genre could include (but are not limited to)  memoir, food or travel writing, personal essays, new journalism, biography, nonfiction stories, and nature writing. The emphasis in creative nonfiction is on factually true yet […]

Crazyhorse Writers Conference

Southern Literary Review would like to announce that the College of Charleston will hold the Crazyhorse Writers Conference in March.  Details about this event are available below.  Visit the conference website by clicking here. The College of Charleston campus is one of the most beautiful and historic in America. It is also the home of […]


— assembled by Philip K. Jason  The 2012 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize Postmark deadline: January 30 (annual) Submissions accepted: December 1 – January 30 Eligibility and Guidelines:   The competition is open to all writers regardless of geographical location or prior publication. Submit two copies of an unpublished fiction manuscript not to exceed 12 double-spaced […]

North Carolina Writers’ Network’s Annual Fall Conference

 North Carolina Writers’ Network’s Annual Fall Conference November 18-20, 2011 Asheville, NC     The NCWN Fall Conference, first held in 1985, has grown into one of the nation’s largest and most inclusive writers’ conferences.   Registration for the 2011 Fall Conference is now open at

Sanibel Island Writers Conference

Sixth Annual Sanibel Island Writers Conference November 3-6, 2011 Sanibel Island, Florida Keynote Speaker: American film director, screenwriter, and author, John Sayles Plus A Night of Spoken Word with the Henry Rollins, and an amazing lineup of authors including Steve Almond, John Dufresne, and many more. For more information, visit:

Southern Expressions Authors Conference 2011

The MS Gulf Coast Writers Association presents Southern Expressions Authors Conference 2011 October 14-16 Ocean Springs, MS Featuring guest speaker Curtis Wilkie, author of The Fall of the House of Zeus. Visit website for more details: