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Private creative writing school in Los Angeles for the brave, enthusiastic and talented.

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The Liner is an independent magazine of epistolary writing and art. The writing is focused on the art of correspondence, both imagined and real. They’re accepting submissions for their third issue and they want to feature more LA-based writers.

Guidelines: The Liner is looking for works of poetry or fiction made up of correspondences or nonfiction real correspondences, anything from letters, postcards, journals, emails, etc.  If you can scan the actual pieces, even better (300 dpi, 6 inches wide).  They are especially interested in works involving humor.

Deadline: August 9.

Come hear WWLA instructor Neelanjana Banerjee’s fiction students read their work as part of the Writ Large Press DTLAB series of 90 Literary Events in 90 days! This Saturday July 19th at 8 p.m. at the Traxx Bar in Union Station (800 N Alameda Street LA CA 90012). 

We are so pleased to announce that non-fiction instructor and all-around awesome individual Chris Daley is WWLA’s new Co-Director. She will be helping Edan with class scheduling, enrollment, and publicity.

Chris’s students have published personal essays in venues such as SalonThe RumpusEclecticaWriters Tribe Review, and Slice Magazine. They have been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony and 360 Xochi Quetzal and attended the Bread Loaf and Squaw Valley writers’ conferences. Memoirs workshopped in her classes have won their authors a PEN Emerging Voices fellowship, the New Southerner annual literary contest, and an award from the Los Angeles Book Festival. Chris has worked as a writing instructor for several universities in New York and Los Angeles, including the California Institute of Technology, Brooklyn College (CUNY), and Loyola Marymount University. Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Review of Books, and The Collagist. She works as a professional editor and received her Ph.D. in English from the City University of New York Graduate Center.

Your enthusiastic WWLA Social Media Coordinator (me) will be spending the week at the Squaw Valley Fiction Conference.  As much as possible, I’ll be tweeting interesting tidbits and cool info from the writing conference, so click the link above if you want to follow my journey into the Heart of Writing.

There are a few days left to sign up for fiction and poetry classes before the summer session begins!  Click above for details and email writingworkshopsla@gmail.com to enroll!

TWO DAYS LEFT TO ENROLL!

For this weekend’s WWLA: The Conference, we have a killer keynote lined up for you guys.  Our speaker Michelle Huneven has four novels under her belt, including the upcoming Off Course. Her first two books Round Rock and Jamesland were both New York Times notable books and also finalists for theLA Times Book Award. Her third novel, Blame, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and also a finalist for the LA Times Book Award.
And the topic of her conversation: The Trouble with Writing. 
We’re so. so. pumped.
You can still click here to enroll, if you, also, are pumped. 

For this weekend’s WWLA: The Conference, we have a killer keynote lined up for you guys.  Our speaker Michelle Huneven has four novels under her belt, including the upcoming Off Course. Her first two books Round Rock and Jamesland were both New York Times notable books and also finalists for theLA Times Book Award. Her third novel, Blame, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and also a finalist for the LA Times Book Award.

And the topic of her conversation: The Trouble with Writing. 

We’re so. so. pumped.

You can still click here to enroll, if you, also, are pumped. 

Summers too are for reading, for harvesting shelves to fill long days and sweaty nights, in a hammock, a bed, a backseat, a fuselage, crossing rivers, oceans, continents.
An alternate summer reading list at The Millions: endless as summer, lousy with wanderlust. (via millionsmillions)

What are you guys up to on Saturday? It’s not too late to sign up for WWLA: The Conference. Spend your weekend nerding out on writing with us!

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CONTRIBUTORS NEEDED!

I am perhaps too much of a daydreamer. I write down ideas and goals constantly, but most don’t become a reality. However, one is finally seeing the light of day: creating a publication. And now, after weeks of planning, organizing, and coordinating with my friend and graphic designer, Ria Roberts, I am putting out the call for contributors. 
So what is it?
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Inland is an online and print publication of ideas that examines the post-industrial, post-factory identity of Midwestern culture in the 21st century. Inland will include a mix of visual art, photo essays, creative nonfiction, fiction, and journalism that examines identity in the Midwest and whether Heartland identity can translate to an increasingly globalized world.
Where do you come in?
I would like you to contribute if you can and are interested. Some of the topics we’d like to explore include the Midwest diaspora, immigrant communities, and individualism vs. community. Other topics we’d like to explore are available here.
The rest of the details
I have put off all other publication projects to work on this. This will be a one-off publication, more of a book than a disposable collection of papers. I am looking to create an online fundraising campaign (probably Kickstarter) to off-set some of the costs. The publication will be print first and online second. It is very important for me to create something tangible. We are aiming for a small print run in mid-August. 
The deadline for submissions will be July 25th.
All submissions/questions should be sent to: inlandmag@gmail.com.

Call for Submissions!