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April Deadlines

April 14–17, 2016

Arkansas Literary Festival

The 2016 Arkansas Literary Festival will be held from April 14 to April 17 at the Central Arkansas Library system’s Main Library and other venues in Little Rock. The festival includes readings, panel discussions, performances, and workshops featuring authors and other presenters. Most events are free and open to the public.

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May Deadlines

May 31 to September 13, 2016

Art Kibbutz Summer Residency

Art Kibbutz offers two-week to monthlong summer residencies from May 31 to September 13 in a former army officer’s mansion in Governor’s Island in New York City for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers, as well as other artists who “explore important conversations about economic, environmental, and social conditions in a twenty-first century Jewish context.”

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June Deadlines

June 2–6, 2016

Bear River Writers’ Conference

The 2016 Bear River Writers’ Conference, sponsored by the University of Michigan, will be held from June 2 to June 6 at Camp Michigania on Walloon Lake near Petoskey, Michigan. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, discussions, nature walks, and dedicated time to write. The faculty includes poets Tarfia Faizullah, Linda Gregerson, Laura Kasischke, and Richard Tillinghast; fiction writers Bonnie Jo Campbell, Lolita Hernandez, and Antonya Nelson; and creative nonfiction writers Margaret Lazarus Dean, Jerry Dennis, and Thomas Lynch.

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June 18 to August 1, 2016

Community of Writers at Squaw Valley

The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley offers summer workshops in poetry from June 18 to June 25 and in fiction and creative nonfiction from July 25 to August 1. The event will be in Squaw Valley, near the north shore of Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountains. It includes workshops, craft talks, publishing panels, individual conferences with faculty, and readings. Using the online submission system, submit four to five pages of poetry with a $35 application fee by April 5, or up to 5,000 words of prose with a $40 application fee by April 12.

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June 12–18, 2016

Colgate Writers’ Conference

The Colgate Writers’ Conference will be held from June 12 to 18 at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. The conference features workshops, readings, craft talks, and panel discussions for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers. The faculty includes poet Kathleen Ossip; fiction writers Greg Ames, Carrie Brown, John Gregory Brown, and J. Robert Lennon; and creative nonfiction writers Jennifer Brice and Joni Tevis. Submit an application and a writing sample of four to six poems, a short story or essay of any length, or up to 25 pages of a longer work of fiction or creative nonfiction by May 1. There is no application fee.

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