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From Our Blog
Wednesday March 4, 2015[+]
Dear Writers, Our 2015 Advance Submission Program is now OPEN! SBWC’s Advance Submission program is a great opportunity for conference attendees to meet agents and editors, and receive individual feedback on their writing. This year’s participating agents and two … Continue reading
Wednesday February 4, 2015[+]
Dear Writers, Registration for the 2015 Santa Barbara Writers Conference is open! The 43rd Annual SBWC will take place June 7 -12, 2015. Why the same dates as last year? This year’s conference will follow the same six-day format as before, … Continue reading
Tuesday July 1, 2014[+]
Every year, we hear wonderful pieces throughout the five days of workshops and late nights of pirate. We were honored to recognize a few writers at the closing night award banquet for the work that they shared at this year’s SBWC. Fiction … Continue reading
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Marianne Dougherty is an award-winning writer with twenty-five years of publishing experience. She has directed or developed a number of beauty trade magazines, and is currently editor in chief of American Salon, the oldest and most widely circulated trade magazine for beauty professionals. She is co-author of Asian Beauty, which was published by HarperCollins in 2001. In the 1990s she appeared regularly as a beauty consultant on Live in LA and has been interviewed on Lifetime Network’s New Attitudes. She has also appeared on Weekend Today New York. She holds a Master’s Degree in English from the University of Scranton. Currently she is editing her novel, Raised on Promises.