What Big Data Can Tell Us about How a Book Becomes a Best-seller

A guest post by Albert-László Barabási The average American reads 12 or 13 books a year, but with over 3 million books in print, the choices they face are staggering. Despite the introduction of 100,000…

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An Introduction to Screenwriting: A Free Online Course Starts 20 May

The University of East Anglia’s School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing is offering a free, online course focused on screenwriting. Starting on Monday 20 May, the course is open to both new and experienced…

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Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award

The Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award offers one writer $2500, a trip to New York City, and an invitation to the International Emmy® Awards Gala in November. The Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award…

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PEN America Emerging Voices Fellowship: Apply Now for 2020

Components of the PEN America Emerging Voices Fellowship include guidance from a professional mentor, genre-specific master classes, professional author photos and a $1000 stipend. The PEN America Emerging Voices Fellowship is a literary mentorship that aims…

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Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest: Entries Close 15 May

Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest is currently accepting entries from writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry who have not yet published or self-published a book. Literary magazine Ploughshares was established in 1971 and is widely considered…

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