Fiction

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Spring Conference

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Spring Conference features intensive workshops in poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as publisher exhibits, on-site “lunch with an author” readings and an open mic. The faculty includs poets Vievee Francis, Matthew Olzmann and Jennifer Whitaker; fiction writers Quinn Dalton and Travis Mulhauser; and creative nonfiction writers Jim …

Published: February 22, 2016

Paranormal Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring magic, the supernatural, weird other worldly stories, super humans, magical beings and supernatural entities, vampires, werewolves, angels, demons, fairy, magical systems and elements. Eligibility: Work must be at least 40,000 words in length. Books may be published, unpublished, indie or traditional. More eligibility requirements: http://www.chantireviews.com/contests/contest-guidline/ …

Published: February 21, 2016

The Paragon Journal

The Paragon Journal is an online literary magazine that focuses on sharpening the creative writing skills of people of any age. We are based in Pennsylvania, United States, but are looking for submissions from all over the globe. The first issue of The Paragon Journal went live on December 1, 2015 and included poetry, fiction, …

Published: February 20, 2016

Driftwood Press

John Updike once said, “Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.” At Driftwood Press, we are actively searching for artists who care about doing it right, or better. We are excited to receive your submissions and will diligently work …

Published: February 18, 2016

The Conium Review

The Conium Review publishes innovative writing. We lean toward unconventional plots, bizarre settings and experimental language. Get weird with it.

Published: February 15, 2016

The Conium Review 2016 Innovative Short Fiction Contest

Submit one or more short stories up to 7,500 total words. Innovative short fiction should take risks that pay off. Don’t tell us a story we’ve already heard. Show us something new with your subject, style or characters. Make sure your writing has a “wow” factor. This year’s contest judge is Lindsay Hunter, author of …

Published: February 14, 2016

Ozma Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring magic, the supernatural, imaginary worlds, fantastical creatures, legendary beasts, mythical beings or inventions of fancy that author imaginations dream up without a basis in science as we know it. Epic fantasy, high fantasy, sword and sorcery, dragons, unicorns, steampunk, dieselpunk, gaslight fantasy, urban fantasy, or …

Published: February 13, 2016

The Great Break Short Story Contest by The Writer Magazine

I need a break. I broke through. Don’t break my heart. Those are the breaks. Break out! It’s time for your Big Break in the short story form. Frame a short story using any nuance, definition or understanding of the word “break.” Write 2,000 words of fiction and submit it to The Writer by April …

Published: February 12, 2016

Operation: Thriller

This is an open call for US and UK writers who write thriller fiction. Your story must be for an adult audience and have a thriller intrigue as a main component. Cosy crime or cosy mystery novels will not be accepted. Paranormal elements are allowed as long as the thriller element stays predominant. You must …

Published: February 11, 2016

Little Peeps Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring stories of all shapes and sizes written to an audience between the ages of about 8 to 12. Story books, chapter books, picture books, activity books & educational books we will put them to the test and choose the best children’s books among them. Eligibility: Work …

Published: February 10, 2016