"Wordharvest supports authors and encourages great writing."- Anne Hillerman and Jean Schaumberg
Founded by Anne Hillerman and Jean Schaumberg in 2002, WORDHARVEST is devoted to the art and craft of writing. From our headquarters in Santa Fe, New Mexico, we celebrate the legacy of iconic mystery author Tony Hillerman with two writing contests: the Tony Hillerman Prize for first mystery novel, and the Tony Hillerman Mystery Short Story Contest.
We also sponsor the Tony Hillerman Writers Conference—a three-day workshop offering how-to advice on writing techniques and the business of writing. Session topics range from publishing e-books to writing fiction and non-fiction. The Conference provides an intimate environment to get feedback and critiques about your writing, network with literary agents and editors, and find writing inspiration.
We are pleased with the terrific group of writers who will present at the conference this year, including Margaret Coel (pictured at right with our founder Tony Hillerman), James McGrath Morris, David Morrell, Ashley M. Biggers, Linda Jacobs, Lesley Poling-Kempes, Kirk Ellis, Anne Hillerman, Steve Havill, Craig Johnson. The conference is relevent to all genres of fiction and non-fiction, not just mystery writing! From the our hands-on preconference workshops, to the sessions on the craft of writing and the business of writing, we offer something for everyone.
Whether you have just discovered our conference or have joined us in the past, we have an early bird deal for you ― register by May 1 and save $30 on a full registration and $30 on your Pre-Conference Workshop registration. Register now!
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Click here to view a short You Tube video presentation about the conference.