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NIMROD 2020 Virtual Conference for Readers and Writers through Nov 18

Each year Nimrod hosts our Conference for Readers and Writers in October. The Conference begins with an author reception and chat at Write Night on Friday and continues with an all-day writing conference on Saturday. Saturday’s events feature panel discussions, craft masterclasses in genres ranging from literary fiction and poetry to romance and YA, workshops on aspects of the publishing industry, one-on-one editing sessions, novel-query critiques, readings, and more, all with a fantastic and always changing line-up of guest authors, editors, and agents.
2020 Virtual Conference for Readers and Writers
Join us for our first-ever Virtual Conference for Readers and Writers!
October 17th – November 18th, 2020
For 41 years, Nimrod has hosted an in-person, all-day writing conference in conjunction with the publication of our fall issue. While we’ve had to cancel this year’s in-person events due to the pandemic, we’re thrilled to host our first-ever all-virtual Conference for Readers and Writers. This year’s Conference will feature a month of virtual panel discussions, craft talks/writing workshops, Q&As, and one-on-one critique sessions with members of our editorial team.
Panel Discussions, Craft Talks/Workshops, and Q&As
All panel discussions, craft talks/workshops, and Q&As are free and open to the public.
We are, however, asking those who are able to do so to make a donation when signing up for one of these events. We understand, especially in these times of pandemic, that not all writers will be able to afford to make a donation, and we welcome you to attend whether or not you can donate at this time. But the pandemic has been especially hard on non-profit arts organizations like Nimrod, cutting into our normal revenue streams in many ways, and if you can make a donation, it will make a big difference to our journal operations and to our ability to offer programs like these.  Our suggested donation is $5-$10 per Conference event, but we are grateful for donations of all sizes, larger or smaller.
To register for a panel discussion, craft talk/workshop, or Q&A, please to go to our SignUpGenius registration form. These events range in attendee capacity from 15–100 attendees, so we recommend registering early for our smaller events.
One-on-One Critique Sessions
During our one-on-one critique sessions, members of the editorial board offer personalized feedback on a selection of your poetry or fiction, either as a written or as a virtual critique. Each written critique will be 500 words at minimum, with one follow up email for questions or clarification, and each virtual critique will last 15 minutes at minimum (in both cases, your session may be longer at the editor’s discretion). Poetry may be in any style, and fiction may be in any genre. Virtual critique times will be arranged on an individual basis and will take place in late October and early November; written critiques will be sent in late October and early November.
One-on-One Critique Session Prices
Poetry
Up to 3 pages, no more than 1 poem per page: $15
Up to 5 pages, no more than 1 poem per page: $25
Fiction
Up to 5 double-spaced pages: $15
Up to 10 double-spaced pages: $25

Registration
One-on-one critique sessions spots are limited. To register for a paid one-on-one critique session, please use our SignUpGenius registration form to choose from the available sessions and formats. An email from Nimrod will follow with instructions for submitting your work for your session.
Readings
All readings are free and open to the public.
As always, donations are deeply appreciated and help us offer programs like these, but donations are not specifically requested for the readings.
To register for a reading, please do so using our SignUpGenius registration form. Attendee capacity for readings is 100.
To Register
You may register for a panel discussion, craft talk/workshop, Q&A, or reading via our SignUpGenius registration form. These events range in attendee capacity from 15–100 attendees, so we recommend registering early for our smaller events.
All group events will take place via Zoom. Please note the start times are initially listed in Central Time (check for your time zone below).
All events will close to new sign-ups 24 hours before their start time.

Click HERE for full details and schedule.
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