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APRIL 30, 2022: DEADLINE FAPA President’s Book Awards  
The submission deadline for the Florida Authors and Publishers Association Presidents Book Awards is April 30, 2022. There are 37 categories with bronze, silver, and gold medals awarded in each category. All submissions are digital. (Authors don’t have to send in hard copy or actual books.) The awards recognize book publishing excellence in content, design, and production. The judges are librarians and book industry professionals. Judges reviews are available on request. Awards will be made at the FAPAcon 2022 conference in Orlando on July 30, 2022.  For complete information and to make a submission  https://myfapa.org/book-awards/ 

March 16-20 
The 43rd International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA) at Marriott, Orlando Airport Lakeside, Orlando, FL https://iaftfita.wildapricot.org

March 19, 9 am – 3 pm
Venice Book Fair,
 Monty Andrews Arboretum, Venice, FL http://venicebookfair.com

 April 9-10
Writers Alliance of Gainesville’s 2022 Sunshine State Book Festival, Gainesville, FL 

April 20-21, Virtual Program, on Attendify; April 29 – 30, In-Person Program
The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) IBPA Publishing University 2022 at Renaissance, Orlando, FL https://www.ibpa-online.org

May 14-21
Longleaf Writers Conference
Santa Rosa Beach, FL https://longleafwritersconference.com

May 23-25 
The 2022 Annual Florida Library Association Conference: “Libraries: Reset and Reconnect”

at Sawgrass Marriot Golf Resort and Spa, in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL https://www.flalib.org

July 7-10
SleuthFest, Deerfield Beach, FL & Boca Raton, FL. 

September 21-25
Novelist Inc Conference
, TradeWinds Resort, St. Pete Beach, FL https://ninc.com/conferences/about-the-ninc-conference/


Outside of Florida Events

March 4-5
Atlanta Writing Virtual Workshop. Writers of all genres are welcome. Atlanta, GA. 

March 4-6
California Creative Writers Conference. Guidance in the craft and business of writing fiction, nonfiction, and screenwriting. Los Angeles, CA.

March 4-6
Futurescapes Virtual Workshop of Utah Valley University is an intensive, exclusive workshop, offering writers a chance to work with top authors and agents in speculative fiction. Salt Lake City, UT

March 5
Bay to Ocean Writers Conference. Sponsored by the Eastern Shore Writers Association. Features eight tracks and over 30 sessions. Wye Mills, MD

March 10-13 (online, Zoom) March 17-20 
Algonkian Writers New York Pitch Conference focuses on a method for workshopping the plot, premise, and other elements of the story to determine quality and marketability. New York, NY

March 18-20 
Writing By Writers Boulder Generative Workshop includes lectures, craft talks, writing exercises, and class discussions. Boulder, CO

March 18-20 
Clockwork Alchemy is the San Francisco area’s own steampunk convention. Burlingame, CA

March 23-26 
Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference is an annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Held virtually and in person. Philadelphia, PA 

March 23-27 
Algonkian Novel Retreat. “In keeping with the spirit of this place and the goals of this retreat, you can be as goal-oriented or as hesitant in approach as you wish.” Registration is on a first-come basis. Sterling, VA 

March 24-26 
University of North Dakota Writers Conference is committed to community outreach, engagement, and finding ways to increase audience access to literature. Held online and in person. The conference is free and limited to twenty participants. Registration is on a first-come basis. Grand Forks, ND 

March 24-26 
Write Stuff Writers Conference is 20 workshops, Agent./Editor pitch sessions, and marketing consultants. Held virtually. Bethlehem, PA

March 30 – April 1 
Beall Poetry Festival. The festival features readings, panel discussions, and the Virginia Beall Ball Lecture on Contemporary Poetry.  All events are free and open to the public. Waco, TX

March 31 – April 2 
Annual National Undergraduate Literature Conference.  An opportunity for undergraduate writers and poets to present their work. Weber State University, Ogden, UT. 


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