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San Francisco Writers Conference 2013

Just a few more days and another San Francisco Writers Conference. Once again, Tanya Egan Gibson and I will present on Sunday talking about writers groups and critique, joined this year by Zoe FitzGerald Carter. This has been one of my favorite conferences for the last seven years. The organizers always do a splendid job creating a conference balancing craft and business of writing. There is something here for everyone in the literary community and for writers all along the spectrum from dreaming, emerging, and veteran author.  I hope to see you there.

Curious about what I’ll talk about? Find the outline on Scribd.


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One Week Left for Entries Emerging Writer Scholarship to SFWC 2013

Emerging writers, struggling artists of narrative nonfiction, poetry, and fiction you have one week left to send in your entry for the registration scholarship to attend the 2013 San Francisco Writers Conference in February. The winner receives not only a fully paid registration to the conference, but also a standard book publishing package complements of BookBaby, and a one year Sunshine membership to the writer’s resource and community at San Francisco Writers University. If there are any runner ups, they also receive a one year membership at San Francisco Writers University. Image

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Submissions Open for 2013 SFWC Emerging Writer Scholarship

SFWC Scholarship 2013

The Victoria A. Hudson Scholarship will award a registration scholarship (value equal to full registration cost) to one emerging writer of any genre to attend the San Francisco Writers Conference, February, 2013. http://www.sfwriters.org/ Scholarship covers registration fee only, does not include transportation, lodging, food (except what is included with registration) or speed dating with agents. The winner and any runner ups will also receive a one year Sunshine membership to the San Francisco Writers University online community.http://www.sfwritersu.com/

Emerging writer is defined as: Does not have an agent or book contract, and writing is not your primary occupation/supporting you. You know if you are emerging. This is for the many still struggling and dreaming.

Submission period is 1 September – 1 December, 2012. 


Send three pages representative of your writing, plus a short essay not to exceed 500 words on the topic “I write because…” No identifying information should be on the writing sample or the short essay. In a sealedenvelope place your cover letter with with your name, mailing address, email, and a short Bio. Write only the title of your work and the genre on the outside of the envelope. Work will not be returned. Writers may enter more than one genre but should send separate entries. Any identifying information outside of the sealed envelope will disqualify your entry. If you’d like confirmation of receipt, include a self addressed stamped post card.

Mail your entry to: SFWC Scholarships C/O Hudson, PO box 387, Hayward, CA 94543 postmarked NLT 1 December 2012.


[ ] Essay 500 words or less, not in envelope.

[ ] Writing sample with title, no more than 3 pages, not in envelope.

[ ] Cover letter with name, mailing address, email, and short bio INSIDE sealed envelope

[ ] Sealed envelope has genre and title of your work written on outside, nothing else.

[ ] No identifying information anywhere outside of the sealed envelope.

[ ] Optional self addressed, stamped postcard for receipt of entry.

Good luck!

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