Fiction

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

2014 Little Bird Writing Contest

Sarah Selecky’s annual Little Bird Writing Contest is accepting submissions until May 31 and Rebecca Lee is the guest judge. We are looking for stories up to 2500 words inspired by one of Sarah’s daily writing prompts. The top three stories will be published in Little Bird Stories Vol IV and winners will share a …

Published: May 6, 2014

John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence Program

The program was started in 2012 by Sally Crane to honor her late husband, celebrated photojournalist John E. Nance, who devoted four decades of his life to photography and writing. The John E. Nance Writer‐in‐Residence program provides one writer with the gift of time and inspiration to develop a work‐in‐progress in the private two-bedroom apartment …

Published: May 2, 2014

Musicworks’ Sonic Geography writing contest

Have you visited a place with a unique sound space? Can you describe the sound of a location in a unique way? Choose any location—urban or rural, indoors or outside, cacophonous or mysteriously quiet. You have 500 words to describe how sound influences place and shapes your experience. Echoes in a Lisbon square, waterdrops from …

Published: May 2, 2014

The Ordinary Guru Contest

Have you ever met an everyday, ordinary guru who helped you break a myth that held you back, sparked insight, or helped you see the world a little differently? If so, tell us your story by entering the Ordinary Guru Contest. You can submit a short story, essay, memoir, photo essay, cartoon,graphic novel or poem. …

Published: May 2, 2014

2014 Book Pipeline Contest

The Book Pipeline Competition, presented by Script Pipeline, is searching for playwrights and authors with material well-suited for film or television adaptation. The winning writer will have meetings with Energy Entertainment (Extant), Benderspink (We’re the Millers, A History of Violence), and Paradigm to discuss further development and the potential for production. After 12 seasons running …

Published: May 2, 2014

Words With JAM First Page Competition 2014

Our popular first page competition is back. We’re looking for the most captivating first page (up to 400 words) of a story. Entries can be from a novel published, unpublished, a part written novel, or simply a first page written purely for the competition. Entries will be judged anonymously.

Published: May 2, 2014

Bookimbo Flash Fiction Competition

To celebrate the launch of our online writing editor Bookimbo, Roastbooks is holding a flash fiction competition. All entries must be submitted via the editor. Submit 4 – 8 flash fictions, no more than 1000 words each. Judged by Nik Perring, author of Not so Perfect, (Roastbooks) and Freaks, (The Friday Project)

Published: May 2, 2014

The Hal Prize

The Peninsula Pulse, a news, art and entertainment publication based in Door County, WI, proudly presents the 2014 Hal Prize. The Hal Prize is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and to photographers throughout the United States. Judges for each category include prestigious and professional authors and photographers including authors Heid Erdrich, Michael Perry …

Published: April 24, 2014

SLO NightWriters 2014 Golden Quill Awards

SLO NightWriters 25th Annual Writing Contest The 2014 Golden Quill Awards Short Story/Memoir – 1,000 word maximum; Poetry – 40 line maximum Entries must include the words ‘Déjà vu’ and depict the theme. Submissions Accepted: April 1, 2014 through June 30th, 2014 ALL WRITERS ARE WELCOME! Visit our website for details: slonightwriters.org In association with …

Published: April 24, 2014