Children’s

Carteret Writers 23rd Annual Contest

Judging will be blind, conducted by published authors, journalists or other professionals in the field of writing. Winners will be announced at an awards dinner in Morehead City, NC on May 13, and later on our website. Checks will be mailed to winners unable to attend the dinner. Entries must be received by March 11, …

Published: February 5, 2014

Leapfrog 2014 Fiction Contest

Contest opens January 15. Now in its 6th year, the Leapfrog Press fiction contest brings in 500-600 literary manuscripts from around the world. Adult, YA, and middle grade novels, novellas and story collections; minimum length 22,000 words. Details at http://leapfrogpress.com/contest.htm.

Published: February 5, 2014

32nd Annual SouthWest Writers International Competition

The 32nd Annual SouthWest Writers International Competition is open to all original, unpublished work by English-language writers in 10 categories for novels, creative nonfiction, essay, short stories, children’s picture books, and poetry. Winners are selected by agents or editors unaffiliated with SouthWest Writers. First place winning entries in prior SWW contests may not be resubmitted …

Published: February 4, 2014

Painting The Town Read

The Houston chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators announces its 25th annual conference. Painting The Town Read will feature eight fantastic speakers including award winning author Gary Schmidt plus three agents, three editors and an art director. Also offers one-on-one manuscript critique sessions with speakers and local authors, portfolio critiques and …

Published: December 17, 2013

1,000 Prompts, 1,000 Dollars

How to Enter: 1. Pick a prompt from one of the 10 available pages. 2. Write your story and make sure it’s between 500 and 1,500 words. 3. Prepare your story as a post on your own blog or website. Include a link at the end of your post to the prompt you used and …

Published: December 5, 2013

Trinity College London’s International Playwriting Competition

Write a one act play for young performers or audiences for a chance to win a range of prizes including a trip to London to see your play performed and cash prizes of up to £1,000.  Open to writers of any age, any level of experience and from any country. Two categories: Plays for Young …

Published: December 2, 2013

Writers’ Workshop @ Your Library

Nationally prominent authors and professional writing instructors offer a FREE day of practical information and inspiring advice for new or experienced authors Presentations begin at 9:30 a.m. with Susan Sloate delivering the keynote address, “Living the Writer’s Life.” Sabrina Jeffries, Carole Boston Weatherford, Annette Dunlap will also offer presentations.

Published: October 28, 2013

YoungArts 2014

In recognition of up-and-coming artists, YoungArts awards • Cash prizes of up to $10,000 • Access to scholarships, professional contacts and career opportunities including the chance to appear in YoungArts MasterClass on HBO • Opportunities to participate in master classes with renowned artists such as Edward Albee and John Guare and collaborate with artists from …

Published: October 7, 2013

San Francisco Writers Conference

Top authors, agents and editors meet to discuss fiction, nonfiction, poetry and specialty writing such as children’s books and travel writing. Other topics include marketing, self-publishing, Internet possibilities and trends in the publishing industry. Keynote speakers: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, NoViolet Bulawayo and Barry Eisler.

Published: October 7, 2013