Contests, Conferences and More!

Springfield Writers’ Guild contest

Jim Stone Grand Prize Memorial Awards
#1 Poetry any subject, any form Limit: 1 page, single spaced
#2 Fiction any subject Limit: 1,500 words
#3 Non-Fiction any subject Limit: 1,500 words
Awards for categories #1 – #3: 1st place – $100 and certificate. Two Honorable Mentions and certificate
($3 per entry for categories 1-3)
For more information:
Please email Dr. Jerry Wible at or Mandy Barke at

The Kansas Author’s Club Convention

It’s not too late to register for the Kansas Author’s Club convention the first weekend in October. Christine Taylor-Butler will be speaking Saturday morning on Cultural diversity in children’s literature. If you’ve never heard her, Christine is a dynamic speaker and she knows her market. There will also be other speakers and a roundtable discussion on critique groups. You can register here.

Everyone Has a Moment. What’s yours?

Through brief essays, letters sent and received, Twitter feeds and status updates, illustrations and short comic treatments, The Moment will capture the major turning points in the varied and unpredictable story arcs in our lives. Everyone has a moment—what’s yours? Submit here to be considered for The Moment book, coming from Harper Perennial in Fall 2011.

Words of Women

Invites You to Join Writers from around the World in an International Essay Contest. Write a 500 Word, or Less, Essay.
If mailed, each essay must be typed, double spaced, and one sided On each page of your essay, place your name, address, phone number, email address
Select and Include an Age Category: Youth, Maiden, Mother, WiseWoman
Email your essay to wordsofwomen
Send $5 Registration* to P O Box 180777 Dallas, Texas 75218 Or Mail Your Essay and a $5 Registration to Words of Women Box 180777 Dallas, Texas 75218 We may create a pay pal account for on line registration. They will notify you when that has been done.

* Registration covers the cost of mailing materials including Essay Certificates. Registration Can Be Waived.

Mystery Writers Conference.

And last but not least, for all ye mystery writers out there, check out It sounds like a great place for mystery writers to learn wonderful things about the trade.






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6 Responses to “Contests, Conferences and More!”

  1. Summer Ross says:

    Thanks for posting I'll check them out over the weekend.

  2. Sandy Shin says:

    Thank you for letting us know about these contests! I'll definitely check some of them out.

  3. Rachna Chhabria says:

    Thanks for the posts, Victoria. I will check them over the weekend.

  4. Janet Johnson says:

    Sounds like some fun conferences. Wish I still lived nearby so I could go to some. 🙂 Have a great day!

  5. Victoria Dixon says:

    Hey, you're all very welcome. If you end up attending, please come back and let me know about them. I've blown my conference money for the year (well-spent money!) but I love to hear about other experiences. You never know when something will resonate, ya know?

  6. Vicky says:

    Just adding my thanks to everyone else's for keeping us updated on these!

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