Fiction

Write A Story With This Character

Write a story that somehow uses the character that we are showing when you view the contest announcement. Why is this character dressed in as he is? Why is he covering his head? Where is he? Answer these questions and more and share your story with a strong character.

Published: May 31, 2016

Acrostic Poetry Contest

Write an acrostic poem. This is a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word. See an example and get started by reading the announcement.

Published: May 31, 2016

3 Line Poem

Write a three line poem that follows a specific syllable count. The first line will have five syllables. The second line has seven syllables. The last line can have five or seven syllables. So just three lines and a specific syllable count? What can you create. Cash prize to the winner.

Published: May 31, 2016

KYSO Flash HTP Writing Contest

Online journal KYSO Flash (Knock-Your-Socks-Off Art and Literature) calls for your best original Haibun and Tanka Prose. Cash prizes awarded, plus publication online this fall and in a special-edition print anthology dedicated to the winners, honorable mentions, and finalists. All contributors whose works are selected will receive a complimentary copy of the book. Judge: Matthew …

Published: May 31, 2016

Declaration of Independents Audiobook Contest

The winner of the Declaration of Independents Audiobook Contest receives a fully-produced audiobook. ListenUp Audiobooks Declaration of Independents Audiobook Contest is an opportunity for authors to have their story heard. Authors keep all rights. No entry fee is required. The final day to submit is July 4, 2016.

Published: May 31, 2016

KYSO Flash HTP Contest

KYSO Flash (Knock-Your-Socks-Off Art and Literature) calls for your best original Haibun and Tanka Prose. Innovative and experimental works encouraged. Contest ends at midnight PST on 15 June 2016. Entry fee: $5 (US) per piece, no limit. Cash prizes and publication awarded: $200 First Prize, $150 Second, $100 Third, and $50 Honorable Mentions (3 to …

Published: May 31, 2016

Dalhousie Review’s 3rd Annual Short Story Contest

Judge: Marina Endicott Fee: $25 for Canadian entries; $30 for U.S. and overseas entries Prizes: all entrants will receive a one-year subscription; winners will also receive $750 (1st place) and $250 (2nd place) Maximum length: 3000 words Submissions: send .doc or .pdf files to [email protected]; send payment (cheque or money order) to Dalhousie Review, Dalhousie …

Published: May 31, 2016

87 Bedford Short Story Contest

Contest is open from May 31 to August 28, 2016. Winner will be announced by September 30, 2016. Rules Submit a literary short story between 2000 to 8000 words that is set in a foreign location. The story must be original, previously unpublished, and follow these 2 rules: (1) The primary setting of the story …

Published: May 31, 2016

Interplay Jazz & Arts Writing Conference

INTERPLAY WRITING WORKSHOPS Writing Workshop I. “Dig Deep and Fly Free” Instructor: Marv Klassen-Landis We will read and listen to jazz poets such as Langston Hughes, Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Gil Scott-Heron and Jayne Cortez for inspiration. But we will also dig down deep to discover our own sources: What are my stories? My inner …

Published: May 12, 2016

Writers Who Run (or Walk) Retreat

We’re writers. We’re runners. We’re both. It doesn’t matter what you write. If you write, you’re a writer. And if you run, you’re a runner. We even let walkers join the club. People who have a passion for writing and running belong here. Whether you used to run, or you’ve always thought about doing a …

Published: May 12, 2016