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!

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 January's posts:

Jack Matthews -- Regarding Rockets and Writing

Brian Kaufman -- The Perfect Editing Strategy

Ronda Simmons -- Wants and Needs

Eleanor Shelton -- Abandon All Hope: Sort Of

Classes & Workshops

writing mistakesCommon Writing Mistakes and How to Spot Them February 23 from 10:00 - 1:00. You know the difference between they're, there, and their, but what about between allude, elude, and ilude? When should you use single quotation marks? Is it a "much needed" or a "much-needed" addition? Taught by a professional editor, this class will take you through the most common grammar, punctuation, and spelling mistakes writers make. REGISTER

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. Check our website every mid-month for a new Market News and start submitting

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Upcoming Events

26 Jan 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Should You Traditionally or Self-Publish?
28 Jan 2019
06:00PM - 07:00PM
So You Want to Start a Writing Group? Part 3/3
30 Jan 2019
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Shut Up & Write!
01 Feb 2019
07:30PM - 09:00PM
Bean Cycle Poetry Slam