The Victoria A. Hudson Scholarship will award a $500 registration scholarship to one Fiction, Poetry, and Nonfiction emerging writer to attend the San Francisco Writers Conference, February 18-20, 2011.

Scholarship covers registration fee only, does not include transportation, lodging, food (except what is included with registration) or speed dating with agents.

Emerging writer is defined as: Does not have an agent or book contract, or previously published a book. Chapbooks less than 500 copies okay. Self-published less than 500 copies, e-books less than 100 downloads.
Entry deadline is December 15, 2011. (postmarked)

Send two pages representative of your writing, plus a short essay not to exceed 500 words that begins with the line “I write because…” No identifying information should be on the writing sample or the short essay. Place in a sealed envelope with the title of your work written on the envelope, a page that details your name, contact info, and a short Bio.

Mail your entry to:
SFWC Scholarships
C/O Hudson
PO box 387
Hayward, CA 94543


February 18-20 at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco
A Celebration of Craft, Commerce & Community

Keynotes by:

David Morrell
First Blood (Rambo),
Lessons From a Lifetime of Writing

Dorothy Allison
Bastard Out of Carolina, Cavedweller

Nearly 100 presenters—authors, agents, editors, publishers and book marketing professionals.

Learn from the experts. Meet the right agent & editor. Get your book published.
Make it a bestseller!

If you only go to one writers’ conference a year, attend the one that truly helps you get published. The 2011 Conference will feature nearly 100 agents, authors, editors and book industry professionals in a stellar set of opportunities for writing advancement. Attendees have access to more than fifty “how to” sessions, panels, and workshops taught by authors you know and love. Speed Dating for Agents and Ask a Pro are unique one-on-one opportunities to pitch your work directly to these publishing professionals. Celebrity book signings and social gatherings with other writers add to the excitement of the event. In fact no other writing conference offers so much one-on-one time with professionals for no extra cost.


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