Welcome to Northern Colorado Writers!

Since 2007, Northern Colorado Writers has provided support and encouragement to writers of all levels and genres in Northern Colorado and beyond. Through monthly meetings, classes, networking & social events, the annual conference, the monthly newsletter and annual retreat, NCW helps writers navigate their way to success. 

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2019 NCW Conference, May 3-4

2019 cover smallThe Muse Cruise: Let Your Writing Set Sail! Does your writing have you feeling lost at sea? Or maybe you're still stuck at port, unsure of how to embark on your next literary adventure. Let the crew of the 2019 14th Annual Northern Colorado Writers Conference fill your itinerary with the classes, workshops, and activities that will set your course toward publication. No passport or cruise wear required, just the desire to give your writing first-class treatment. Location: Fort Collins Marriott. Travel Dates: May 3-4, 2019.  Registration is now open! Click here for all the details!

Conference Master Classes & Luncheon

workshop class photoYou may not be able to attend the entire conference, but you can still take advantage of some incredible writing opportunities! Sign up for a 2-hour Master Class or attend the Agent-Editor Panel Luncheon (save $10 if you sign up for both). You can even join us for our Banquet Dinner and hear keynote speaker, Cynthia Swanson! Location: Fort Collins Marriott

The Two-Hour MFA
Self-Publishing; How to Get Started
Social Media Marketing
How to Write & Promote the "Book Club Book"

Click here to learn more and to sign up!

The Writing Bug

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Every Wednesday,The Writing Bug brings unique views and insights into the world of writing and publishing straight to you. Written by NCW members, the blog began in 2008 as a way to connect with both authors and readers to share literary news and musings.

Check out February's posts:

Eleanor Shelton: We Are Real Writers

Laura Mahal -- Your My Won, True Love


Director's Note

Hello fellow NCW writers! I look forward to reconnecting with those of you I’ve met over the years and to getting to know the rest of you better as we move forward. You’ll find more information about me on the About NCW page and I invite you to reach out via email at northerncoloradowriters@gmail.com with your thoughts and feedback. My door is always open!

- Amy Rivers, Director

2019 NCW Anthology

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2019 NCW Anthology - Call for Submission

NCW is excited to announce a new mixed-genre anthology exploring the concepts of change, renewal, and rebirth. When things change, we experience a variety of emotions—from anger and fear to courage and hope. There is struggle and strife, but also the opportunity to rise from the ashes and create, grow, and love. Whether your specialty is poetry, fiction, or nonfiction, take us through the good, the bad, and the ugly of change. Click here for submission guidelines. 

Submission window: March 1 - May 1, 2019

Non-members: $15/submission Click here to enter via Submittable

NCW Members: $5/submission (you must be logged in to your account and use the member submission form to receive the discount)

Market News

Writers and MoneyAround the 15th of the month, we'll compile a comprehensive list (8-10 pages) of writing contests, calls for submissions, residencies/fellowships, and small presses that will be available as a $3 download. Let us do the exhaustive search for the right publication for that perfect essay, short story, or poem. We'll also make sure the listings are paying markets so you get paid for your work. Get February's Market News now!

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Upcoming Events

20 Mar 2019
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Shut Up & Write!
05 Apr 2019
07:30PM - 09:00PM
Bean Cycle Poetry Slam
08 Apr 2019
08:30AM - 12:30PM
NCW Write In
10 Apr 2019
06:30PM -
DimeStories Open Mic Night