Black lives matter.
We stand against racism and violence in all its forms.
As an organization, we are constantly striving to be better. This year, SiWC is sponsoring an additional scholarship for a Black writer. Black writers continue to be welcome to apply for our existing Diversity Scholarship.
Details of these scholarships and how to apply can be found here. Applications are open now, so...
We are re-imagining SiWC for 2020 due to Covid-19. So...when October rolls around, please join us for our virtual writers' conference: SiWC at Home!
Our team is hard at work to bring this vision into focus, but here's what we know so far:
- The event will be held on the same dates (October 22-October 25) in lieu of our in-person conference. (If you've already booked your flights, please don't forget to cancel them. The hotel will automatically cancel hotel rooms booked...
Hello Fellow Isolators!
In an uncertain world, where everything we count on seems to be changing daily, let's at least provide one certainty to cling to -- the SiWC Writing Contest, Apocalypse Edition, is now OPEN.
The contest will run according to the rules you can find
Our friends at The Creative Academy for Writers, including SiWC board member Crystal Hunt and regular presenter Eileen Cook, as well as lots of other familiar and wonderful people, are going above and beyond, opening their usually paid community to all writers for FREE during what would have been our SiWC at Sea cruise week. The idea came out of them wanting to do something for our cruise attendees who aren't getting to cruise, but they've gone further and opened it up to all writers. We're...
It's March and the world is a mess -- no question -- but spring IS coming. As creatives, our primary way of processing things is to write about it, so let's do that, shall we?
The 28th Annual SiWC Writing Contest will open April 1, this year, as usual. Why not write out all your worries -- or your hopes, or your nefarious heist plans -- onto...
SiWC19 has come and gone, and man, did we ever have fun. Thank you to everyone who attended, presented, volunteered, and showed up for our book signing and in-store event at Indigo. What a year! Thanks to all of you, it was a huge success, and we're looking forward to doing it all again for 2020.
We're going to leave this year's workshop and presenter info up for awhile, to give new attendees a sense of what to expect from SiWC. We'll take 2019 info down in the new year, and will start...
Our amazing ambassador, Hayley Lavik, has written a guest post for us about getting ready for your blue pencil session. Check it out, and read through to the end for info on connecting with her and other writers at SiWC this year.
How to Prepare for Your Blue Pencil Session
The Blue Pencil Café is your opportunity to have a 15-minute one on one chat with an industry professional about your work, and ask questions about the knottiest problems you’re facing. When the...