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Mayborn writing contests have a May 1 deadline

Don't forget that the deadline for the 2017 Mayborn writing contests – personal essay, reported narrative and book manuscript – is May 1! Register now for the conference and pick your contest category!

Video highlights from our 2016 Mayborn conference

For those who attended what was the 12th annual Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, this video should surely bring back some memories.

Deadline extended for Mayborn Fellowship in Biography

Each year, the Mayborn partners with Biographers International to offer a two- to three-week stay near Santa Fe, New Mexico, where you will work with award-winning author James McGrath Morris.

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Words of wisdom from the Mayborn conference

... “to create real literature” takes a lot more than talent. It takes gumption, perseverance and self-sacrifice.

Writing well isn't good enough

I believe good writing is learned by osmosis, in the exact same way an infant learns a native language. If you get into your brain the rhythms of prose and modes of narrative that command attention, you will have no problem getting published.

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