Children’s

Surrender to the Story

A full day of information from 3 agents, 2 editors and an art director from children’s publishing houses. Speakers will cover information on all genres from picture books, middle grade, young adult and non-fiction. Opportunities for critiques and portfolio reviews.

Published: July 15, 2016

Tethered by Letters’ Spring 2016 Writing Contests

The deadline for Tethered by Letters’ 2016 Spring Writing Contests is August 1! This time around, Tethered by Letters is offering $1600 in prizes for our Spring Contest winners. Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven, will be judging short story submissions; poet, teacher, and activist Suzi Q. Smith is the poetry judge; and …

Published: July 15, 2016

Children’s Diversity Contest

The Children’s Books Diversity contest aims to promote and amplify diversification of books and authors and to increase non-majority narratives in children’s literature. The focus is on children’s books for and by people of diversity, recognizing all diverse experiences, including but not limited to, people of color, gender, disabilities, body size, ethnicity, culture, and religion. …

Published: June 23, 2016

First Edition Children’s Book Contest

Southwest Human Development is seeking children’s book manuscripts for the second annual First Edition Children’s Book Contest. The selected manuscript will be professionally illustrated, published and promoted by Southwest Human Development. The winner will receive a $1,000 advance and an 8 percent royalty.

Published: May 31, 2016

Declaration of Independents Audiobook Contest

The winner of the Declaration of Independents Audiobook Contest receives a fully-produced audiobook. ListenUp Audiobooks Declaration of Independents Audiobook Contest is an opportunity for authors to have their story heard. Authors keep all rights. No entry fee is required. The final day to submit is July 4, 2016.

Published: May 31, 2016

Writers Who Run (or Walk) Retreat

We’re writers. We’re runners. We’re both. It doesn’t matter what you write. If you write, you’re a writer. And if you run, you’re a runner. We even let walkers join the club. People who have a passion for writing and running belong here. Whether you used to run, or you’ve always thought about doing a …

Published: May 12, 2016

Dream Quest One Writing Contest – Summer 2016

Open to anyone who enjoys writing a story that’s worth telling everyone! Write a short story, 5 pages maximum length on any subject or theme. You may use single or double line spacing. No word count. Multiple entries are accepted. Genres include any fiction, nonfiction, and creative nonfiction stories. We are now accepting entries. Visit …

Published: May 12, 2016

Dream Quest One Poetry Contest – Summer 2016

Open to anyone who enjoys expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry. Write a poem, 30 lines or fewer on any subject, theme, form or style for a chance to win cash prizes! Visit our website for detail on how to enter.

Published: May 12, 2016

The Great Break Short Story Contest by The Writer Magazine

I need a break. I broke through. Don’t break my heart. Those are the breaks. Break out! It’s time for your Big Break in the short story form. Frame a short story using any nuance, definition or understanding of the word “break.” Write 2,000 words of fiction and submit it to The Writer by April …

Published: February 12, 2016

Little Peeps Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring stories of all shapes and sizes written to an audience between the ages of about 8 to 12. Story books, chapter books, picture books, activity books & educational books we will put them to the test and choose the best children’s books among them. Eligibility: Work …

Published: February 10, 2016