Exercise Your Signature Voice By Nathan Ross Location: Authoring Action, 630 W. Sixth St., Winston-Salem, NC Dates:
- Sat. Jan.16, 2016 from 9 am to 5 pm and presentation from 7 pm to 9 pm
- Sun. Jan. 17, 2016 from 1 to 4 pm Fees: $175 WSW members; $200 non-members
Go to wswriters.org to register.
Registration Deadline Jan 8.
Workshop must meet minimum attendance (8) to be held.
10-Minute Play Contest Deadline: The 2016 contest closes January 5, 2016 Winston-Salem Writers’ 6th annual 10-Minute Play Contest is open to North Carolina residents only, including full-time students in a North Carolina school.
Three winning plays will be chosen and stage read on the evening of Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Hanesbrand Theater in Winston Salem. More information and complete rules can be found on our website under the "CONTESTS" tab or by clicking HERE.
Open Mic Night Wednesday, January 20 at 7:00 Come share your writing at our popular Open Mic event. See complete rules on our website, the primary one being: 5-minute maximum.
Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
251 Spruce St. North
The Creative Experience Thursday, February 25 from 7-9pm
Cost: $30 members/$35 non-members Creativity arises from our own experience. By deepening our attention, we expand our experience and enhance our creativity. In this workshop we’ll use exercises and prompts to explore our senses and memory as a way of focusing creative energy. Opening ourselves to our own creative experience changes the world, one person at a time. Workshop will be lead by Steve Mitchell and Carol Roan.
Hourglass Literary Magazine with the cooperation, support and patronage of Krajina klass, BLC (Banjaluka College) and software company Literature and Latte, announces its maiden competition for Best Short Story, Best Essay, and Best Poem. The competition is international and is open to all authors writing in English or any of the BCMS languages (comprising Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Montenegrin). There are no theme or genre limitations and boundaries. Work must be original and unpublished. Text for a short story should not exceed 7,000 words or be less than 700 words. For poems there are no strict limits, provided that poems should not have more than 3,500 words. Author, writer competing in the category for the best poem can submit up to three works. Essays should not exceed 9,000 words or be less than 1,000 words. Click HERE for more information.
Lascaux Prize in Short Fiction Deadline: December 31
Award: $1000 and publication
The Lascaux Prize in Short Fiction is open for submissions. Stories may be previously published or unpublished, and simultaneous submissions are accepted. The winner receives $1,000 and publication in The Lascaux Review. The winner and all finalists will be published in The 2016 Lascaux Prize Anthology. Length should not exceed 10,000 words. All genres and styles are welcome. Click HERE for more information.
Press 53 Award for Short Fiction Deadline: December 31 Award: $1,000, ad in P&W, and publication Fee: $30
Awarded to an outstanding, unpublished collection of short stories. by mail from September 1–December 31, 2015. Press 53 founder and editor-in-chief Kevin Morgan Watson will serve as the final judge. Winner and finalists announced no later than May 1, 016; advance review copies sent to major reviewers and outlets; publication in October 2016. Click HERE for more information.
NCPS Adult Contests Deadline: January 8 Award: Varies
The North Carolina Poetry Society is open for submissions for their adult poetry contests for individual poems. There are several contests and categories of poems accepted, from poems about love, to sestinas, and more --and they now also proudly include a new category, Poetry of Protest. Judges will be distinguished poets residing outside North Carolina. Winning poems (including honorable mentions, but excluding finalists in the Poet Laureate contest) will be published in the NCPS poetry contest anthology Pinesong. Click HERE for more information.
The Rost Post Creative Nonfiction Competition Deadline: January 15 The Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition encourages the creation of lasting nonfiction that is outside the realm of conventional journalism and has relevance to North Carolinians. Subjects may include traditional categories such as reviews, travel articles, profiles or interviews, place/history pieces, or culture criticism. The first-, second-, and third-place winners will receive $1,000, $300, and $200 respectively. The winning entry will be considered for publication by Ecotone. Click HERE for more information.
JUST FOR FUN
A Bottle of Wine Rectifies a Bad Review Shared by Mike Baron
Author Richard Brittain, 28, pleaded guilty in a Glasgow, Scotland Court in November for his 2014 assault which followed the unfavorable book revue an 18-year-old supermarket worker posted online.
In his blog, Brittain acknowledged some of the criticisms of his book “The World Rose," but he also wrote that others compare him to Dickens, Shakespeare and Rowling.
The author admitted to the court that when he read the teenager's review, he searched online and was able to find her place of employment. Then he traveled 500 miles to the supermarket where she worked, and he struck her head with a bottle of wine which knocked her out.