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.

For more information and to register for the 2019 conference, click here

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, and Bilingual Writing
DEADLINE: August 1, 2019

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2019 Lillie Robertson Prizes! This contest is open exclusively to participants of 2019 Boldface Conference for Emerging Writers.

Winners in each category receive $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 2019.
-Submission must be a revised piece of writing that has a direct connection to Boldface 2019. 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, poetry, or bilingual writing.

Submissions must be received by August 1, 2019.

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