Welcome to Boldface, the only conference in the U.S.A. dedicated to emerging writers without a graduate degree.

Join us in May for an event like no other.  Experience daily workshops, readings, craft talks, social events, and professionalism panels in an intimate and supportive environment designed specifically with the needs of emerging writers in mind.

Attendees are invited to enter their work to the Robertson Prize—a competition specifically for Boldface attendees. The winners' prize includes publication in Glass Mountain magazine.

Prizes for Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry


Submissions are now being accepted for the 2018 Lillie Robertson Prizes.  This contest is open exclusively to participants of 2018 Boldface Conference for Emerging Writers.

Winner in each category receives $100 and publication in Glass Mountain.  Other submissions may also be considered for publication in Glass Mountain.

All Submissions will be judged blindly by the 2018 Boldface Faculty.

Contest Rules:

- Contestants must have participated in Boldface 2018

- Submission must be a revised piece of writing that has a direct connection to Boldface 2018.  It may have been workshopped, discussed, started, inspired etc. at the Boldface conference, or performed at an open mic event.

-You must clearly mark your submission as fiction, nonfiction or poetry.

Submissions must be received by August 1, 2018.