Fiction

University of California, Riverside – Low Residency MFA

The low residency MFA in creative writing and writing for the performing arts takes a 21st century approach to the graduate degree in creative writing. Our philosophy is simple: We presume you’re here to learn not just how to write but also how to publish and produce. In that light, our focus is on getting …

Published: August 24, 2015

Inaugural Ousmane Sembène Prize for Political Short Fiction

Red Wedge magazine, a publication of revolutionary arts and culture now in its second year, seeks submissions for its inaugural short fiction contest. The contest is named for the great Senegalese fiction writer, communist and trade unionist, Ousmane Sembène. God’s Bits of Wood, Ousmane Sembène’s masterpiece, fictionalized the great Dakar railway strike that spelled the …

Published: August 17, 2015

Yungstr

Yungstr is an online start up that matches writers to agents by genre. We host open pitch meetings online between agents and writers with the hopes of helping writers get discovered. Our pitch meetings are affordable, done from the comfort of your own home and informative. They are done in a one-on-one phone call setting and …

Published: August 17, 2015

Hunger Mountain

Hunger Mountain is both a print and online journal of the arts. We publish fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, visual art, young adult and children’s writing and literary odds and ends. Our print issue comes out annually in the fall, and our online content changes on a regular basis. Our mission is to cultivate engagement with …

Published: August 14, 2015

A Quiet Courage

A Quiet Courage is an online literary journal specializing in tiny words. We publish compelling, poignant, memorable and well-written microfiction and poetry that is 100 words or less. Submit your absolute best work. We accept submissions in Spanish too, with their exact English translations. We are a non-paying market. We don’t charge any submission fees …

Published: August 13, 2015

Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize

The Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize (HFMSFP) is an annual contest for short fiction. It is a chance for your fiction to be read by Hunger Mountain editors and guest judges! One first place winner receives $1,000 and publication. Two honorable mentions receive $100 each and are considered for publication. The postmark deadline is …

Published: August 11, 2015

Kansas Author’s Club

2015 Convention Speakers and Topics Thomas Fox Averill: Know What You’re Doing: Craft, structure, genre, story in fiction writing Mark Bouton: Tips for Writing a Novel Elle Lothlorien: Dating Your Book: Understanding the Amazon Algorithm Through Online Dating Esther Luttrell: Creating Dynamic Dialogue and Believable Characters and Writing and Publishing an Autobiography that’s More than …

Published: August 11, 2015

SF:SE 2015

This is the coolest Speculative Fiction party around, a celebrity-centric event focused on the exploration of publishing and networking, and the celebration of entrepreneurial passion. SF:SE—Speculative Fiction: Southeast—is an event for all lovers and artists of Speculative Fiction, a term encompassing horror, SciFi, fantasy, paranormal and weird. SF:SE will be hosted at the Sheraton Orlando …

Published: August 10, 2015

Annual Short Story Contest

This is a themed contest and this exact sentence must appear in the story: “I got more than I bargained for!” We would like to encourage mystery stories, but the genre is open. • Story must be 1000 – 2000 words. • No swearing, profanity, explicit sexual scenes, graphic violence, etc. • Entry must not …

Published: August 10, 2015

The Pen Factor – Writing Contest & Personal Feedback

The Pen Factor has developed an algorithm that helps identify fine writing. Writers are graded according to how appealing their work is to readers and given this feedback. All submissions receive written reviews in return for reviewing someone else’s writing as part of the submission process. Word limit: 1,500 words. Genre: Any fiction. The winners …

Published: July 29, 2015