Fiction

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

Blue Flower Arts Winter Writers’ Conference

Provides workshops, readings and panels in a community setting. Includes meals and one-on-one time with the master writers and other participants. Workshops led by Pam Houston (fiction), Mark Doty (memoir) and Richard Blanco (poetry). Limited to thirteen writers for each of the three genres.

Published: October 7, 2013

WYRM’s Gauntlet

The Gauntlet is a new format, underground writing contest for speculative fiction. We welcome pros, amateurs, hobbyists. If you can pick up a pencil or slap your fingers on some keys and write about some wicked ideas then we want you to try this contest!

Published: October 1, 2013

“Dark” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

The competition theme is Dark. Shadows, expectation, foreboding, mystery, villains, secrets, memories, challenges, hauntings. Show us the darkness you have imagined. Entries may include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 1000 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Writers retain copyrights.

Published: October 1, 2013