Reedsy's Writing Scholarships Directory


POSTED 7/10/2024

The good folks at Reedsy maintain a Writing Scholarships Directory at

Reedsy also sponsors their own How to Write a Novel Scholarships. Apply between July 1-29.

Florida County Removes Nora Roberts Novels from School Libraries


From the Authors Guild

POSTED 3/5/2023

"The Authors Guild is dismayed to learn that eight books by author Nora Roberts have been pulled from high school libraries in Martin County, Florida."

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Podcast for Writers

Authors Guild COVID-19 Survey #1 Summary of Responses - The Authors Guild

The Authors Guild

POSTED 11/14/2021

Watch Authors Guild video podcasts covering legal rights, contracts, legal vetting, acquisitions and much more.

"The Authors Guild is the nation's professional organization for writers, aiding and protecting author's interest in copyright, fair contracts, and free expression since 1912."

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Writing News


Sean Madden

POSTED 9/13/2021

Recently, Sean Madden ("Fiction at the Sentence Level: Elements of Craft in John Updike's 'The Happiest I've Been'”) had two poems and one story published: "The Sardines, Jeff" in Slant, "Black Sedan" in Hawaii Pacific Review, and "Dry January" in The Nonconformist. The president of the Arizona State Poetry Society selected him as a guest judge for the society's 2021 Annual Contest. His story, "How the Lonesome Engine Drivers Pine," is part of the fall 2021 creative writing curriculum at Jesuit High School in Carmichael, CA.


Writer to Writer Mentorship Program

POSTED 8/2/2021

Writer to Writer Mentorship Program Logo

WHO: Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP).


"AWP's mentorship program, Writer to Writer, matches emerging writers and published authors for a three-month series of modules on topics such as craft, revision, publishing, and the writing life. Mentors volunteer their time and receive a free one-year AWP membership. Writer to Writer is free of charge to mentees."




Mentee applications for Fall 2021 will be accepted August 1–12. Mentor applications are accepted year-round.


The Paris Review 

Presents Awards

POSTED 4/16/2021

WHO: The Paris Review Board of Directors.


The Paris Review Board of Directors presents the Hadada Award to N. Scott Momaday, and the Plimpton Prize for Fiction to Eloghosa Osunde.



Online Class
Rebirth Your Writing: A Publishing and Craft Intensive

POSTED 9/15/2020

WHO: Brevity Editor-in-Chief and author of The Story Cure, Dinty W. Moore, and Brevity Social Media Editor and author of Seven Drafts: Self-Edit Like a Pro, Allison K. Williams.


"Grow your writing career with publishing seminars: Querying, Pages & Getting an Agent and Personal, Joyful Platform-Building.
Dive deeper with craft seminars: The Invisible Magnetic River (Where Writing Finds Its Power) and How to Write Powerful Characters and Dialogue
Hear what makes great opening pages in What Editors Look For (and How to Write It) and get feedback on your pitch.
Monday and Wednesday, you'll attend either the Craft or Publishing seminar live; you'll receive a recording of the other one.

Each morning, writers set intentions for this reserved time, then work individually, with or without their Zoom window active. Post-writing check-ins affirm your work. It's like writing at your favorite cafe—with a community of support.

Focused time and a commitment to "show up" helps you plow through revisions or create new work.
Writing craft lessons and suggested prompts kick-start your daily practice.
Rebirth Your Writing combines dedicated time with education, networking, and writing career growth. You'll leave with new work, new ideas, and renewed commitment to your craft.

Add on a post-intensive one-on-one editorial session for feedback on your pages, pitch or query; platform evaluation and strategy; or even a full book proposal review.
Additional fee applies; limited bookings available.

The virtual intensive happens in your place of safety. We'll send tips for creating a calm, supportive writing environment."

WHEN: October 11-15, 2020

PRICE: Varies




The Writer’s Summer School:
A Writer's Guide to Working With Editors

POSTED 8/19/2020

WHO: Editor Nicki Porter


The Writer magazine's final installment of their brand-new virtual learning series. Join Editor Nicki Porter as she answers all of your burning questions about working with editors, from pitching to the revision process to final publication..

WHEN: September 1, 2020, 2 p.m. EST

PRICE: FREE.  Sponsored by ProWritingAid.




A Conversation with Jennifer Croft

"Celebrate Women in Translation Month with a live conversation with translator and writer Jennifer Croft on the Paris Review Instagram! Croft is the author of Homesick and Serpientes y escaleras, and her translation of Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk's Flights won the Man Booker International Prize. Croft holds an M.F.A. in literary translation from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. in comparative literary studies from Northwestern University. She will be joined by Paris Review engagement editor Rhian Sasseen."

WHERE: The Paris Review’s Instagram Live feed.

WHEN: Thursday, August 6, 2020. 7:00 PM EST-8:00 PM EST



Fiction and Long-form Journalism Publisher

POSTED 7/23/2020

NeoText To Publish Digital Novellas and Narrative Nonfiction, With Covers and Illustrations by Acclaimed Comic Book Artists and Illustrators

"fast fiction driven by big ideas or larger-than-life real stories..."

NeoText, publisher of quality fiction and long‑form journalism launches.
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Issue #24 of Ginosko Literary Journal

POSTED 7/22/2020

Issue #24 of Ginosko Literary Journal is now online.
Price: Free


Online Class
Write a Short Story with Hannah Tinti

One Story - Home | Facebook

WHO: One Story co-founder, editor, and writer Hannah Tinti


"Through videos, PowerPoint presentations, online lectures, and message board discussions, I’ll lead you sentence by sentence, explaining each step along the way. At the end of the week, you’ll have a story with strong bones, ready to go wherever you want to take it."

WHEN: July 29, 2020 — August 4, 2020

PRICE: $90. Members and previous Write a Short Story students: $75




The Writer’s Summer School:
Learning to Love Revision


WHO: Editor Nicki Porter


The Writer magazine's second installment of their brand-new virtual learning series. Join Editor Nicki Porter as she walks writers through clear, concrete, actionable steps and suggestions that will help your stories reach their full potential.

WHEN: July 28, 2020, 2 p.m. EST

PRICE: FREE.  Sponsored by ProWritingAid.




LOC Awards Colson Whitehead Prize for Fiction
(from Publishers Weekly)

POSTED 7/15/2020

Underground Railroad author Colson Whitehead has been awarded the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.

Read the full story at Publishers Weekly:



E-book Pirate Site under Fire
(from Publishers Weekly)

POSTED 7/8/2020

Authors Guild, Amazon, and Penguin Random House have filed suit against a book piracy site based in Ukraine.

Read the full story at Publishers Weekly:



New Book Chronicles the History of Technology

POSTED 7/6/2020

Shift Happens: Essays on Technology
by Gene Wilburn & Marion Wilburn

Shift Happens is a collection of essays that chronicle the introduction and spread of technologies that have shifted and reshaped our lives during the past century.

With examples principally from North America, the authors review the impact of new technologies from the perspective of two individuals who have lived during this time of immense change.

Starting with the introduction of electricity and the rise of radio and TV, the book moves on to personal computers, the Internet, World Wide Web, streaming audio and video, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing.

The authors, Gene and Marion Wilburn, are retired information specialists whose careers included managing IT projects, and establishing websites for their institutions. Both authors have written extensively and taught courses on information technology. Shift Happens reflects their personal experiences with the technologies of our era.

Shift Happens: Essays on Technology (2020), available at



What are Publishers Reading?

POSTED 7/6/2020

The Publishing Profile asks publishers to share their current reading lists.


AWP Conference Updates in Flux

POSTED 6/28/2020

MidWk Update: Upcoming Dates for AWP Conference | SHADOWBOXERINC ...The AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Conference might look different this year.  See their website for information regarding events during COVID-19.



POSTED 7/20/2020
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Nuts & Bolts

POSTED 7/18/2020
63 Grammar Rules for Writers
from Writer's Digest
Here are 63 grammar rules for writers to assist them with better writing skills. Each rule includes a quick breakdown and links to a post that goes into more detail with examples. This list will be updated with new rules as we add them to the site.


POSTED 7/6/2020
Austin, Texas, ARMBRUST is manufacturing surgical masks and plans to make N95 masks later this year.
Masks are available to the public. They also donate masks to those who can't afford them.
Visit their website:

Recommended Reading

POSTED 6/30/2020
Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner


POSTED 6/28/2020
Charles Webb, who inspired a Hollywood classic with ‘The Graduate,’ dies at 81 .
Read article on the Los Angeles Times here.

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