Children’s

Wantage (not just Betjeman) Literary Festival

This years sees a brilliant programme shaping up including Kate Adie and Andy McNab, plus a whole host of wonderful novelists, famous war historians, well-known environmentalists, biographers and poets, as well as writing workshops and talks. Not to be missed is the plotting and crime-writing workshop being run by Guardian Crime Master Class tutors Matthew …

Published: December 12, 2014

Author’s Marketing Pro

We are like a talent agency, marketing specialist, PR rep and sales firm under one roof. We get requests from Hollywood studios and producers looking for books to turn into movies and TV shows. As a subscriber, you will receive weekly emails describing the type of material our contacts are looking for, and if your …

Published: August 29, 2014

All Poetry Competition

Hello and Welcome to All Poetry Competition. This poetry competition is open to everyone and international. We are excited about showcasing the creative writing and poetic talent, skill and ability of all poets. We hope that you have inspiration to display the beauty and art of writing poems for the entire world to see your …

Published: August 15, 2014

Nightlight Reading Short Story Contest

GET BOYS READING! Nightlight Reading announces its First Annual Short Story Contest rewarding writing geared to ten to twelve-year-old at-risk boy readers. Subject: Adventure. Up to 5,000 words. $1,000, $500, $300 prizes. No fee! Deadline: October 31, 2014. Enter and details at www.nightlightreading.org.

Published: July 25, 2014

Lee and Low New Voices Award

Given for a children’s picture book manuscript by a writer of color. Open to residents of the United States and who have not previously had a children’s picture book published. Manuscripts should address the needs of children of color by providing stories with which they can identify and relate, and which promote a greater understanding …

Published: July 15, 2014

Weta Nichols Writing Contest

Ozarks Romance Authors (est. 1987) invites you to submit the first chapter (up to 2,500 words) of your unpublished novel plus 200 words of flap copy to win prizes and a chance to be read by one of the agents or editors serving as the final judges. Contest is open to both published and unpublished …

Published: June 21, 2014

The IaNs

Write a short story based on 1 of the required genres. (Minimum pages: 8, maximum pages: 30) Submit to this website.

Published: June 12, 2014

Alfie Dog Fiction International Short Story Prize

The competition is open to any writer over the age of 18 writing in the English language. The closing date for entries is midnight UK time on 30th September 2014. Stories submitted must be the author’s own original and unpublished work. Unpublished excludes any story which has been made available to the public in any …

Published: June 4, 2014

2014 Green River Writers Contests

Offers contests for short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and writing for children in a variety of subjects and forms. Poetry categories include sonnets, limericks, rhymed poems, humorous poems, persona poems and free verse. Also offers poetry and nonfiction categories that address social injustice, environmental issues or a love nature. See website for category guidelines.

Published: May 6, 2014

Dream Quest One Writing Contest – Summer 2014

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 or genre: fiction, nonfiction, or creative nonfiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries, play writing, scriptwriting, and screenwriting). Also, all entries must be typed or neatly hand printed. Multiple and …

Published: April 9, 2014