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Learn more about various writing conferences, workshops, festivals, residencies, and MFA programs in creative writing.

  • Posted December 05, 2018
  • Take Your Writing to the Next Level

  • Hofstra University offers the MFA in Creative Writing with concentrations in fiction, poetry, playwriting, and creative nonfiction, and now the MFA in Creative Writing for Writers of Spanish. Located just 25 miles east of New York City, Hofstra allows students to pursue a curriculum that is guided by a diverse and distinguished faculty, and mixes workshops with literature and craft courses. Hofstra also offers two literary journals for your work: AMP (co-sponsored by the MFA program and the Department of English) and Windmill: The Hofstra Journal of Literature & Art (a joint project of Hofstra University’s MFA in Creative Writing and BA in English/Publishing Studies).

  • Posted December 04, 2018
  • Lesley University MFA in Creative Writing Program

  • Find Your Audience. Cultivate inspiring relationships with fellow-writers at Lesley’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing. You’ll stay in Cambridge, Massachusetts—a capital of creative culture—during your 9-day residencies designed to move your writing forward. You’ll pursue interdisciplinary study, in the form of internships, study abroad, or independent study, as a spur for new ideas. And you’ll put your pieces before prominent publishers, agencies, and literary figures who, as masters of their craft and passionate mentors, will give you the tough love you need to bring your writing to the world. Learn more:

  • Posted November 30, 2018
  • Looking Glass Rock Writers' Conference

  • May 9-12, 2019; Brevard, North Carolina
    Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
    Admissions decisions will be based on manuscript evaluation. Apply via Submittable. Decisions will be announced by March 15, 2019. Enrollment is limited to 12 per workshop. There will be one fiction workshop, one nonfiction workshop and one poetry workshop. Conference cost is $475 and includes workshops, all meals and receptions, and campus housing in a private room. Cost without campus housing is $325. Some scholarships are available. No fee to apply. Visit for complete conference information.

  • Posted November 26, 2018
  • Odyssey Workshop for Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror Writers

  • Application Deadline: April 1, 2019
    June 3-July 12, 2019; Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH
    Odyssey is one of the most highly respected workshops in the world for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Fifty-nine percent of Odyssey's graduates have been professionally published, and among graduates are New York Times bestsellers, Amazon bestsellers, and award winners. Guest lecturers include top writers, editors, and agents. Director Jeanne Cavelos is a bestselling author, former senior editor at Bantam Doubleday Dell, and winner of the World Fantasy Award. Odyssey combines intensive, advanced lectures, in-depth feedback, and individual guidance. Odyssey also offers online classes, critiques, and many free resources.

  • Posted November 15, 2018
  • Begin Your Writing Career at the Arkansas Writers MFA Workshop

  • Application deadline: February 1, 2019
    Join our writing community for the opportunity to experience a publishing and pedagogy emphasis that will engage you in: editing the national online literary magazine Arkana; participating in and working on the C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference; and teaching creative writing on campus and in the community. Apply by February 1, 2019 for scholarship and assistantship consideration. GRE no longer required.

  • Posted November 15, 2018
  • Pan-European MFA in Creative Writing

  • Application Deadline: December 1
    Take a creative journey as you work toward the completion of your master’s degree and the creation of a publishable work of literature. Study fiction, poetry, nonfiction, travel writing, or a dual genre with award-winning faculty members in inspiring locations across Europe. This summer's 15-day residency will be held at Trinity College in Dublin. Apply now at

  • Posted November 06, 2018
  • 6th Annual Todos Santos Writers Workshop

  • Where literature and community meet by the sea: Register now for the 6th annual Todos Santos Writers Workshop Feb 2–9. Only a few spaces left!  Seven days of workshops, craft seminars, and fiesta in our Baja pueblo magico. Jeanne McCulloch (Memoir), Karen Karbo (Memoir), Christopher Merrill (Poetry), Rex Weiner (Stage & Screen), Gordon Chaplin (Fiction).


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