Friday, April 29, 2011

Call for Proposals and Book Fair Participation

2011 Other Words Conference
Florida Literary Arts Coalition
St. Augustine, Florida
November 10th-12th, 2011

Call for Proposals and Book Fair Participation
The Other Words conference welcomes proposals for 1:15 minute panels on the theme of "Writing for an Audience" for the 2011 Conference, to be held on the historic Flagler College Campus. The conference is open to all who are interested in the contemporary practice of literary writing, and will offer a mixture of panels, workshops and readings. Additionally, there will be readings of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction.

Please send panel and reading submissions by May 20th, 2011.

Broadly, we see "Writing for an Audience" as panels on themes such as how to determine who your audience is, writing to a community (artists, children, teens, etc.), writing for public readings, writing to get published in literary journals, writing to get an agent's attention, among others. There will also the more pragmatic, nuts and bolts panels about publishing, submitting work, agents, editors, small presses, teaching creative writing, collaboration, and others.

We will offer (for a small additional fee) creative writing workshops in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction and screenplays. Our writing staff (also for an additional fee) will offer individual manuscript consultations or advice for publishing one’s work.

Publishers and journals may sponsor readings by their authors by signing up for a table at the book fair and paying a fee above the cost of a table alone.

This information will be posted on the FLAC/Other Words blogspot, Facebook page, and website. (Please see and, and become a fan on Facebook.

Further details about scheduling, participating writers, conference hotels, and more will be posted soon.

Please include:
1. Panel Title
2. Description (up to 300 words)
3. List of up to 4 participants with names, affiliation (for example, which university, museum, press, etc) and complete contact information including e-mail addresses . Please indicate if you are conference sponsors or institutional members of the Florida Literary Arts Coalition when you submit. Indicate too which participant will be the main contact; that person will hear from the conference by mid-summer. Please submit early: we regret that the number of available slots means only the most competitive proposals will be considered.
4. List any AV or other special requests for your panel.

Submit proposals to:

Rick Campbell, FLAC,
Jim Wilson, Flagler College,

Conference dates November 10-12, 2011