If writing, talking about writing, and meeting other writers are three things that appeal to you, then we would like to cordially invite you to the Austin Writers Loft Party. Join WriteByNight and the Professional Writers of Austin Meetup group for a night of eating, drinking, and schmoozing with writers of all genres and experience levels, from published writers and experienced editors to those just getting their start. This is a great opportunity to bring people from all corners of Austin’s creative and professional writing community together under one roof … for the first time. (Can you believe no one’s ever done this before?) The event will take place on Wednesday, September 14 at 7 p.m. at WriteByNight headquarters, located at 1305 E. 6th Street, Suite 4, Austin. So, if you’re excited about the opportunity to come together with other writers and editors to mingle with Austin’s diverse writing community, click here to RSVP. ($3 suggested donation) We’ll see you there!
The Missouri Review is putting on its 21st annual Editors’ Prize Competition, which accepts submissions in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. First-place winners in each category receive a prize of $5,000, plus a feature in their Spring issue and paid travel to their gala reading and reception. Contest finalists will receive cash prizes and have their work considered for publication as well. This opportunity is open to both emerging and established writers, and submissions are accepted online or by mail. The postmark deadline is October 1st, and winners will be announced in January of 2012. You can find more information about the contest, including entry forms, here: http://www.missourireview.com/tmrsubmissions/editors-prize-contest/.