To support authors and creators throughout North America, we have compiled a list of writers’ conferences and book festivals below and will update this list frequently. Subscribe to this calendar below to receive notifications of new events. Also, tell us about any conferences or festivals by posting the info in the comments below or emailing books at jozefpa dot com.

Oct
30
Wed
2019
Wednesday WiP with Jozef Syndicate
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Let’s have a confidential conversation about your Work in Progress. During this invitation-only session, you can freely share your work, brainstorm the next paragraph or scene, explore ideas on the entire project, vet ideas for sources, or yell at passages that have you stuck.
 
Our literary editors are here to listen, challenge, and help move you to the next step of your WIP–whether the goal is to submit your work to a contest, literary agent, grantor, or publishing house. This is a free service and with no other obligations. I will not sell anything to you during this time. 
 
Wednesday WIP is your personal coaching time. Let’s explore the crevices of your work together monthly so that you can publish your dream.  To request an invite, email books at jozefpa dot com. Follow us on social media @JozefSyndicate and #WednesdayWiP
Nov
1
Fri
2019
Omnidawn’s First/Second Poetry Book Contest
Nov 1 2019 – Feb 18 2020 all-day

The winner Omnidawn’sFirst/Second Poetry Book Contest wins an immediate cash prize of $3,000 and publication

Submission dates: Nov 1, 2019–Feb 18, 2020

This contest is open to writers who have either never published a full-length book of poetry, or who have published only one full-length book of poetry, so that the winning book would become a poet’s first or second published full-length book of poetry. Writers who have published two or more full-length books of poetry are NOT eligible. (Chapbooks do not count and non-poetry books do not count.)

Submissions should be 40–120 pages of poetry, not including front and back matter. (Most manuscripts we receive are 40-70 pages long.)

Colleagues, students, and close friends of any previous judge are not eligible.

Online entries must be received and postal entries must be postmarked between May 1 and June 24, 2019, at midnight Pacific Daylight Time. Reading fee is $27. For $3 extra to cover shipping cost, entrants who provide a U.S. mailing address may choose to receive this contest’s winning book or any current Omnidawn book (including 4 PEN USA winning books). A complete list of all current Omnidawn poetry books is available at www.omnidawn.com/shop

Established in 2008, this was Omnidawn’s first book contest. The 2019 winner will be announced in August 2020, and Omnidawn expects to publish the winning book in October 2021.

To view details http://omnidawn.com/contest/poetry-contests.htm Omnidawn Poetry Contests helpful additional details and submission procedures below that are virtually identical for all Omnidawn Poetry Book Contests.

 

Nov
2
Sat
2019
Louisiana Book Festival @ Louisiana State Library
Nov 2 all-day

The Louisiana Book Festival is your chance to meet exceptional writers while enjoying book-related activities and presentations. Located downtown Baton Rouge at the State Library of Louisiana, the State Capitol, the Capitol Park Welcome Center, and nearby locations.

Nov
6
Wed
2019
Wednesday WiP with Jozef Syndicate
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Let’s have a confidential conversation about your Work in Progress. During this invitation-only session, you can freely share your work, brainstorm the next paragraph or scene, explore ideas on the entire project, vet ideas for sources, or yell at passages that have you stuck.
 
Our literary editors are here to listen, challenge, and help move you to the next step of your WIP–whether the goal is to submit your work to a contest, literary agent, grantor, or publishing house. This is a free service and with no other obligations. I will not sell anything to you during this time. 
 
Wednesday WIP is your personal coaching time. Let’s explore the crevices of your work together monthly so that you can publish your dream.  To request an invite, email books at jozefpa dot com. Follow us on social media @JozefSyndicate and #WednesdayWiP
Nov
13
Wed
2019
Wednesday WiP with Jozef Syndicate
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Let’s have a confidential conversation about your Work in Progress. During this invitation-only session, you can freely share your work, brainstorm the next paragraph or scene, explore ideas on the entire project, vet ideas for sources, or yell at passages that have you stuck.
 
Our literary editors are here to listen, challenge, and help move you to the next step of your WIP–whether the goal is to submit your work to a contest, literary agent, grantor, or publishing house. This is a free service and with no other obligations. I will not sell anything to you during this time. 
 
Wednesday WIP is your personal coaching time. Let’s explore the crevices of your work together monthly so that you can publish your dream.  To request an invite, email books at jozefpa dot com. Follow us on social media @JozefSyndicate and #WednesdayWiP
Nov
20
Wed
2019
Wednesday WiP with Jozef Syndicate
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Let’s have a confidential conversation about your Work in Progress. During this invitation-only session, you can freely share your work, brainstorm the next paragraph or scene, explore ideas on the entire project, vet ideas for sources, or yell at passages that have you stuck.
 
Our literary editors are here to listen, challenge, and help move you to the next step of your WIP–whether the goal is to submit your work to a contest, literary agent, grantor, or publishing house. This is a free service and with no other obligations. I will not sell anything to you during this time. 
 
Wednesday WIP is your personal coaching time. Let’s explore the crevices of your work together monthly so that you can publish your dream.  To request an invite, email books at jozefpa dot com. Follow us on social media @JozefSyndicate and #WednesdayWiP
Nov
27
Wed
2019
Wednesday WiP with Jozef Syndicate
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Let’s have a confidential conversation about your Work in Progress. During this invitation-only session, you can freely share your work, brainstorm the next paragraph or scene, explore ideas on the entire project, vet ideas for sources, or yell at passages that have you stuck.
 
Our literary editors are here to listen, challenge, and help move you to the next step of your WIP–whether the goal is to submit your work to a contest, literary agent, grantor, or publishing house. This is a free service and with no other obligations. I will not sell anything to you during this time. 
 
Wednesday WIP is your personal coaching time. Let’s explore the crevices of your work together monthly so that you can publish your dream.  To request an invite, email books at jozefpa dot com. Follow us on social media @JozefSyndicate and #WednesdayWiP
Dec
4
Wed
2019
Wednesday WiP with Jozef Syndicate
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Let’s have a confidential conversation about your Work in Progress. During this invitation-only session, you can freely share your work, brainstorm the next paragraph or scene, explore ideas on the entire project, vet ideas for sources, or yell at passages that have you stuck.
 
Our literary editors are here to listen, challenge, and help move you to the next step of your WIP–whether the goal is to submit your work to a contest, literary agent, grantor, or publishing house. This is a free service and with no other obligations. I will not sell anything to you during this time. 
 
Wednesday WIP is your personal coaching time. Let’s explore the crevices of your work together monthly so that you can publish your dream.  To request an invite, email books at jozefpa dot com. Follow us on social media @JozefSyndicate and #WednesdayWiP
Dec
11
Wed
2019
Wednesday WiP with Jozef Syndicate
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Let’s have a confidential conversation about your Work in Progress. During this invitation-only session, you can freely share your work, brainstorm the next paragraph or scene, explore ideas on the entire project, vet ideas for sources, or yell at passages that have you stuck.
 
Our literary editors are here to listen, challenge, and help move you to the next step of your WIP–whether the goal is to submit your work to a contest, literary agent, grantor, or publishing house. This is a free service and with no other obligations. I will not sell anything to you during this time. 
 
Wednesday WIP is your personal coaching time. Let’s explore the crevices of your work together monthly so that you can publish your dream.  To request an invite, email books at jozefpa dot com. Follow us on social media @JozefSyndicate and #WednesdayWiP
Dec
18
Wed
2019
Wednesday WiP with Jozef Syndicate
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Let’s have a confidential conversation about your Work in Progress. During this invitation-only session, you can freely share your work, brainstorm the next paragraph or scene, explore ideas on the entire project, vet ideas for sources, or yell at passages that have you stuck.
 
Our literary editors are here to listen, challenge, and help move you to the next step of your WIP–whether the goal is to submit your work to a contest, literary agent, grantor, or publishing house. This is a free service and with no other obligations. I will not sell anything to you during this time. 
 
Wednesday WIP is your personal coaching time. Let’s explore the crevices of your work together monthly so that you can publish your dream.  To request an invite, email books at jozefpa dot com. Follow us on social media @JozefSyndicate and #WednesdayWiP
Dec
25
Wed
2019
Wednesday WiP with Jozef Syndicate
Dec 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Let’s have a confidential conversation about your Work in Progress. During this invitation-only session, you can freely share your work, brainstorm the next paragraph or scene, explore ideas on the entire project, vet ideas for sources, or yell at passages that have you stuck.
 
Our literary editors are here to listen, challenge, and help move you to the next step of your WIP–whether the goal is to submit your work to a contest, literary agent, grantor, or publishing house. This is a free service and with no other obligations. I will not sell anything to you during this time. 
 
Wednesday WIP is your personal coaching time. Let’s explore the crevices of your work together monthly so that you can publish your dream.  To request an invite, email books at jozefpa dot com. Follow us on social media @JozefSyndicate and #WednesdayWiP
Jan
1
Wed
2020
Wednesday WiP with Jozef Syndicate
Jan 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Let’s have a confidential conversation about your Work in Progress. During this invitation-only session, you can freely share your work, brainstorm the next paragraph or scene, explore ideas on the entire project, vet ideas for sources, or yell at passages that have you stuck.
 
Our literary editors are here to listen, challenge, and help move you to the next step of your WIP–whether the goal is to submit your work to a contest, literary agent, grantor, or publishing house. This is a free service and with no other obligations. I will not sell anything to you during this time. 
 
Wednesday WIP is your personal coaching time. Let’s explore the crevices of your work together monthly so that you can publish your dream.  To request an invite, email books at jozefpa dot com. Follow us on social media @JozefSyndicate and #WednesdayWiP
Jan
8
Wed
2020
Wednesday WiP with Jozef Syndicate
Jan 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Let’s have a confidential conversation about your Work in Progress. During this invitation-only session, you can freely share your work, brainstorm the next paragraph or scene, explore ideas on the entire project, vet ideas for sources, or yell at passages that have you stuck.
 
Our literary editors are here to listen, challenge, and help move you to the next step of your WIP–whether the goal is to submit your work to a contest, literary agent, grantor, or publishing house. This is a free service and with no other obligations. I will not sell anything to you during this time. 
 
Wednesday WIP is your personal coaching time. Let’s explore the crevices of your work together monthly so that you can publish your dream.  To request an invite, email books at jozefpa dot com. Follow us on social media @JozefSyndicate and #WednesdayWiP
Jan
15
Wed
2020
Wednesday WiP with Jozef Syndicate
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Let’s have a confidential conversation about your Work in Progress. During this invitation-only session, you can freely share your work, brainstorm the next paragraph or scene, explore ideas on the entire project, vet ideas for sources, or yell at passages that have you stuck.
 
Our literary editors are here to listen, challenge, and help move you to the next step of your WIP–whether the goal is to submit your work to a contest, literary agent, grantor, or publishing house. This is a free service and with no other obligations. I will not sell anything to you during this time. 
 
Wednesday WIP is your personal coaching time. Let’s explore the crevices of your work together monthly so that you can publish your dream.  To request an invite, email books at jozefpa dot com. Follow us on social media @JozefSyndicate and #WednesdayWiP
Jan
22
Wed
2020
Wednesday WiP with Jozef Syndicate
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Let’s have a confidential conversation about your Work in Progress. During this invitation-only session, you can freely share your work, brainstorm the next paragraph or scene, explore ideas on the entire project, vet ideas for sources, or yell at passages that have you stuck.
 
Our literary editors are here to listen, challenge, and help move you to the next step of your WIP–whether the goal is to submit your work to a contest, literary agent, grantor, or publishing house. This is a free service and with no other obligations. I will not sell anything to you during this time. 
 
Wednesday WIP is your personal coaching time. Let’s explore the crevices of your work together monthly so that you can publish your dream.  To request an invite, email books at jozefpa dot com. Follow us on social media @JozefSyndicate and #WednesdayWiP
Jan
29
Wed
2020
Wednesday WiP with Jozef Syndicate
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Let’s have a confidential conversation about your Work in Progress. During this invitation-only session, you can freely share your work, brainstorm the next paragraph or scene, explore ideas on the entire project, vet ideas for sources, or yell at passages that have you stuck.
 
Our literary editors are here to listen, challenge, and help move you to the next step of your WIP–whether the goal is to submit your work to a contest, literary agent, grantor, or publishing house. This is a free service and with no other obligations. I will not sell anything to you during this time. 
 
Wednesday WIP is your personal coaching time. Let’s explore the crevices of your work together monthly so that you can publish your dream.  To request an invite, email books at jozefpa dot com. Follow us on social media @JozefSyndicate and #WednesdayWiP
Feb
5
Wed
2020
Wednesday WiP with Jozef Syndicate
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Let’s have a confidential conversation about your Work in Progress. During this invitation-only session, you can freely share your work, brainstorm the next paragraph or scene, explore ideas on the entire project, vet ideas for sources, or yell at passages that have you stuck.
 
Our literary editors are here to listen, challenge, and help move you to the next step of your WIP–whether the goal is to submit your work to a contest, literary agent, grantor, or publishing house. This is a free service and with no other obligations. I will not sell anything to you during this time. 
 
Wednesday WIP is your personal coaching time. Let’s explore the crevices of your work together monthly so that you can publish your dream.  To request an invite, email books at jozefpa dot com. Follow us on social media @JozefSyndicate and #WednesdayWiP
Feb
12
Wed
2020
Wednesday WiP with Jozef Syndicate
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Let’s have a confidential conversation about your Work in Progress. During this invitation-only session, you can freely share your work, brainstorm the next paragraph or scene, explore ideas on the entire project, vet ideas for sources, or yell at passages that have you stuck.
 
Our literary editors are here to listen, challenge, and help move you to the next step of your WIP–whether the goal is to submit your work to a contest, literary agent, grantor, or publishing house. This is a free service and with no other obligations. I will not sell anything to you during this time. 
 
Wednesday WIP is your personal coaching time. Let’s explore the crevices of your work together monthly so that you can publish your dream.  To request an invite, email books at jozefpa dot com. Follow us on social media @JozefSyndicate and #WednesdayWiP
Feb
13
Thu
2020
Savannah Book Festival @ Telfair and Wright Squares
Feb 13 – Feb 16 all-day

The Savannah Book Festival Inc. (SBF), presented by Georgia Power and Bob and Jean Faircloth, is an independent, nonprofit corporation led by a volunteer board of directors. SBF hosts best-selling and emerging authors in special events throughout the year, including a four-day Presidents Day weekend event that features talks by dozens of authors. The 2020 Savannah Book Festival will be held in locations in and around Telfair, Wright and Chippewa Squares in Savannah’s Landmark Historic District.

For more: savannahbookfestival.org

Feb
19
Wed
2020
Wednesday WiP with Jozef Syndicate
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Let’s have a confidential conversation about your Work in Progress. During this invitation-only session, you can freely share your work, brainstorm the next paragraph or scene, explore ideas on the entire project, vet ideas for sources, or yell at passages that have you stuck.
 
Our literary editors are here to listen, challenge, and help move you to the next step of your WIP–whether the goal is to submit your work to a contest, literary agent, grantor, or publishing house. This is a free service and with no other obligations. I will not sell anything to you during this time. 
 
Wednesday WIP is your personal coaching time. Let’s explore the crevices of your work together monthly so that you can publish your dream.  To request an invite, email books at jozefpa dot com. Follow us on social media @JozefSyndicate and #WednesdayWiP