Fiction

Emerging Tribal Writer Award

Honors tribal writers in the early phases of their writing lives. Open to tribally-enrolled writers from the Dakotas, Nebraska and Minnesota who have not yet published a book of creative writing. Submit by regular mail.

Published: October 7, 2013

Carpe Articulum Novella Contest

Submit a single novella, up to 150 double-spaced typed pages. May be a self-contained portion of a larger book, but must be a complete work in and of itself. Submit via regular mail or online submission manager.

Published: October 7, 2013

The Crazyhorse Prizes

Submit fiction, poetry or essays online between Jan. 1 and Jan. 31. Max 25 pages for fiction and nonfiction or three poems.

Published: October 7, 2013

Cabell First Novelist Award

Recognizes a rising talent who has published a first novel in 2013 in the U.S. Self-published novels and books available in e-formats only are not eligible. Submit three copies by regular mail only. Self-published novels are not eligible. Deadline for books published July through December 2013: Jan. 14.

Published: October 7, 2013

University of North Dakota Writers Conference

Free and open to the public, the conference features author readings and presentations, a film festival, fiction and poetry workshops, meet-the-author sessions and panel discussions. Featured authors and artists include Robert Pinsky, Jessica Lott, Sarah Leavitt and Brian Maxwell.

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

AWP Annual Conference and Bookfair

Writers, publishers, editors and educators engage in literary conversation and celebration with fellow lovers of literature from across the region and the world. The conference offers more than 450 events, including public receptions, a bookfair, lectures, readings and workshops, etc. Keynote speaker: Annie Proulx.

Published: October 7, 2013

Desert Nights, Rising Stars

Hosted by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University. Schedule includes craft classes, conversations, panels and readings, as well as opportunities to network with writers. Faculty includes Ron Carlson, Tayari Jones and Alan Dean Foster.

Published: October 7, 2013