Fiction

Creative Writing Institute Short Story Contest

GUIDELINES 1. This is a themed contest and this exact sentence must appear in the story. (You may change the ending punctuation.) I got more than I bargained for! 2. No swearing, profanity, explicit sexual scenes, graphic violence, etc. (Swearing includes but is not limited to the following: hell, damn, bitch, etc., and using God’s …

Published: September 9, 2015

Nonfiction Essays — $100 Giveaway

During our last outing we received a pleasantly surprising amount of great and original content, mostly in the form of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. This time around, we’ll be looking to fill the gap on nonfiction essays. That is, articles that fit anywhere within the rest of our nonfiction categories, from business to crime, …

Published: September 9, 2015

“Crafting the Page-Turner” Writers’ Symposium

Legendary literary agent Al Zuckerman, founder of Writers House, one of the largest literary agencies in the world, will be a featured speaker. Other speakers include Patrick Crean, one of the country’s preeminent publishers with his own imprint at HarperCollins. Literary agent Martha Webb, who represents bestselling and award-winning authors, will conduct pitch sessions where …

Published: September 9, 2015

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