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Writers need communities to belong to so that they feel less out-of-step with the rest of the world. It's nice to know there are conferences, workshops, and events that cater to your needs. Xlibris offers this listing as a courtesy to our authors; however, it is in no way affiliated with the events or organizations posted. Please contact event organizers directly with any questions.


Deadline: June 30, 2018

Description: This contest invites new, never-before published authors from around the world to submit short stories of no more than 3000 words. Submissions are to be in English. In addition to publication, winners will be awarded prizes ranging from £100 to £300. Find out more at:


Duration: July 26-29, 2018

Description: The Port Elliot Festival invites guests to St. Germans, Cornwall, to enjoy a magical weekend. In addition to swimming and enjoying the wilderness, guests are encouraged practice expressing themselves creatively- whether through writing, art, music or other.

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Duration: August 11-27, 2018

Description: Readers and authors of all ages and interests are invited to the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Guests consists of novelists, poets, philosophers, scientists, sportsmen, comic book makers, historians, musicians, illustrators and many others, including Nobel prize winners . Visitors will also be able to choose from 800 events in which to participate.

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Duration: Monthly

Visit the largest book fair in the UK. Meet some of the country’s finest specialist book dealers at the Royal National Hotel, Bloomsbury.