Check out our list of the 10 top legitimate writing contests with generous cash prizes and exciting prizes!
Are you a talented poet hoping to get your poetry book published? Here is a useful list of the top literary agents who represent poetry books as well as publishers who accept unsolicited/unagented poetry book submissions from both emerging and established writers.
Are you a poet, writer or book lover looking for a literary festival to attend in New York? Here is a list of the biggest and best, fun literary festivals about to take place in both New York City and New York State.
Interested in attending a book trade show or book fair to network with top publishers and agents? Here are 20 of the most important international book trade shows, festivals, and fairs which are taking place around the world in 2017 and 2018.
On Sunday, July 23rd, 4 noteworthy authors of childrens stories and middle-grade fiction will be reading and signing their books at the Books of Wonder bookstore in New York City.
Two of these authors also offer writing workshops and manuscript critiques.
This event is free to attend and takes places from 1 to 3 PM.
La Casita is Lincoln Center Out of Doors’ annual celebration of community, showcasing urban poetry, spoken word, and musical expressions that represent the diversity of traditional and contemporary cultures across New York City.
Event goers can look forward to the experience of an incredible group of artist-activists giving voice to the movements working to uphold and extend LGBTQ, women’s, civil, immigrant, and human rights.
Learn more about this fun, free literary event.
Are you an avid reader or an aspiring author hoping to get published? Literary festivals are great to attend if you love reading quality books, discovering new literary gems, debating literature, networking, meeting famous authors or wish to establish valuable connections in the industry to get your book published.
Festival attendees often include famous authors, avid readers, publishers, literary agents, booksellers, distributors, and book buyers. Attending a literary festival is not only a great opportunity to network, it's also fun!
Check out our list of the 15 major literary festivals taking place around the world in 2017 and 2018.
This Sunday, the Bowery Club is hosting a fun poetry reading event in NYC. Emerging poets are invited to read-out-loud their poetry, listen to poetry from fellow writers, and meet like-minded poets.
Wondering if there is an easy way to network with other writers, editors, and agents? Attending a writing conference is the perfect way to hone your craft while building bonds with important literary professionals in the industry.
Here’s our list of the top 20 writing conferences you should attend in 2017 and 2018.
One of Langston Hughes’s admirers, Loften Mitchell, writes: “Langston set a tone, a standard of brotherhood and friendship and cooperation, for all of us to follow. You never got from him, ‘I am the Negro writer,’ but only ‘I am a Negro writer.’ He never stopped thinking about the rest of us.”
Born in February of 1902, Hughes was one of the leading forces of the Harlem Renaissance in New York City during the 1920s and continued to influence the tone of African-American poetry throughout the mid-1950s and mid-1960s. However, before his career took off, his main inspirations stemmed from his upbringing.
After completing a manuscript, you need to gain representation from a literary agent in order to get your book published.
This can be a challenging step for most writers.
Agent pitch slams and live pitching events are a great opportunity for writers to present their work to a selection of leading agents and editors for a chance to land a book publishing deal.
Here is a list of ten agent pitch slam fests we recommend for aspiring authors.