Writing Contests! (Yes, there will sometimes be submission fees. These are legitimate: they help keep literary magazines and foundations running.)
Poets and Writers magazine list of contests, awards and grants.
Writers Digest has a list, too.
Creative Nonfiction magazine’s Tiny Truths contest. (scroll down in the link.)
Reading series, author events, and panel discussions.
The legendary Carapace reading series takes place on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Manuel’s Tavern.
Write Club is a pugilistic throw-down of wordage!
Bleux Stockings Society is a reading and performance series for and by cis women, trans women and non-binary folks in Atlanta, Georgia.
Ever wonder what writers are in town, reading from their work, signing books? Feel like dropping by a bookstore to hear David Sedaris, or Dorothy Allison, or Ta-Nehisi Coates live and in person? Check out Charis Book and More, or A Cappella Books, or Eagle Eye Books, or Little Shop of Stories.
On Saturday, October 29, Broadleaf Writers Association will host Writers Work, a series of panel discussions with working writers, also targeted specifically for Oglethorpe students. Panel topics range from professional writing options while a writer is working on a novel (i.e., making a living as a writer) to insights into writing for the media, theater, and the press, and finding the confidence to get your work “out there.”