Looking Glass Rock Writers' Conference

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Thanks for your interest in the Looking Glass Rock Writers' Conference, which will be held May 9-12, 2019, at Brevard College and the Transylvania County Library. The workshop leaders this year are Wiley Cash in fiction, Robin Wall Kimmerer in nonfiction, and Frank X Walker in poetry.

Submissions open November 1, 2018, and close March 1, 2019. Accepted participants will be notified by March 15. Full payment for the conference is due by April 1.

Acceptance to conference workshops in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry is based on manuscript evaluation. Merit-based full and partial scholarships are available. Workshops are limited to 12 participants. You may apply to two workshops but will be selected for only one. Send your best published or unpublished work to apply. 

If you are accepted, you will be allowed to submit a different manuscript for workshop.

Pease do not put your name in the text or file name of the saved document. All submissions will be read anonymously. 


Fiction: Submit a story or novel excerpt up to 10 pages.


Nonfiction: Submit an essay or memoir excerpt up to 10 pages.


Poetry: Submit 3-6 poems, up to 10 pages, with one poem per page, all in one document.



Looking Glass Rock Writers' Conference