September 11, 2021. PUBLIC NOTICE: Longleaf Educational Services, LLC, the governing body for the Longleaf Writers Conference, will be having a public board meeting at 2pm central time. https://mines.zoom.us/j/7467043641
April 19th, 2021. We are please to announce that Stacey Balkun has joined us as an editorial consultant and Leona Sevick has agreed to join us as our visiting poet for 2021!
March 15th, 2021. The directors have announced that the 2021 conference will be held as usual in Seaside, Florida from May 10-17, 2021! Please see COVID UPDATES for details. This means that it is time to ENROLL!
February 28, 2021. Due to COVID travel uncertainties and restrictions, Jennifer Haigh, Rose McLarney, Ravi Howard, and Kiese Laymon have been forced to reschedule for 2022. We are pleased to announce that we will have the conference in some form this year and are happy to announce that Snowden Wright and Elizabeth Stuckey-French have agreed to join us!
[July 25, 2020] Leona Sevick’s poetry collection, “Sting,” was a finalist for the New Millenium Poetry Prize.
[February 6, 2020] Celia Baker Veteran Scholar (2018) Benjamin Hertwig‘s debut poetry collection Slow War was a finalist for the Canada’s Governor General’s Award and received the poetry prize at the Alberta Book Awards.
[August 10, 2019] Longleaf Fiction Fellow (2017) David James Poissant has announced that his forthcoming novel, LAKE LIFE, will be released in Summer 2020 by Simon and Schuster.
[June 20, 2019] We are proud to announce that Agent Sarah Bedingfield has agreed to represent our good friend and multi-conference attendee, Solange Jazayeri! The two agreed to terms while together at Longleaf 2019. Solange has been with us for going on four years!
[March 10, 2019] Erika Krouse (Longleaf Fiction Fellow, 2018) has signed a two book deal with FlatIron for SAVE ME and TELL ME EVERYTHING.
[March 17th, 2021] We are pleased to announce that Tochukwu Okafor has agreed to join us as our 2021 BIPOC Longleaf Scholar this May!!
[June 1, 2020] The Directors of the Longleaf Writers Conference, along with our Board and Donors, are proud to announce that we are once again offering BIPOC Scholarship for Emerging Writers/Poets for 2021! Free applications will open in August 2020
[February 10, 2020] Join us in welcoming our Fellows Anne Elliot (Fiction), Tanya Grae (Poetry), Jenny Molberg (Poetry), and Veteran scholar Nathaniel Blaesing (CNF)!
[August 15, 2019] We have our faculty and visiting writers set for 2020! Welcome Jennifer Haigh and Rose McLarney and Adam Vines to our fold![August 4, 2019] Kiese Laymon, Julianna Baggott, Ravi Howard, and Caitlin Horrocks have agreed to join us as faculty/visiting writers for 2020! Stay tuned for more faculty and agent and visiting writer news in September!
[July 1, 2019] LWC announces our 2020 dates: we will see you on the
[April 10, 2019] Faculty 2016 and Visiting Writer 2019, Rebecca Makkai is a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize!
[March 1, 2019]Our very own friend (Jennifer Steele) and Patron from the Cultural Arts Alliance
[February 25, 2019] LWC announces our fellows and scholars for our conference in May 2019!
-[April 16, 2019] The Longleaf Writers Conference is featured in the Tallahassee Democrat.
[January 20, 2019] Rebecca Makkai (2019, 2016) has won the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction!
[August 1, 2018] LWC announces official dates for their conference in 2019! Join us May 11-18!
[April 7, 2018] LWC featured in Emerald Coast Magazine!
[February 2, 2018] LWC featured in SoWal Magazine.
[February 2, 2018] WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE (formerly hosted through our partners, the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County!
Are you a friend of LWC and have news to share? Email us at email@example.com and let us know about it!