Fiction

New Writer Awards – Sequestrum

Over $500 in total prizes will be awarded to up-and-coming writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Prose and poetry will be judged separately with one first prize winner per genre. First prize of $200 (one per genre) and $50 runner-up prizes (minimum two per genre). All winners and runners-up will be published in our Spring …

Published: July 15, 2016

CWI Short Story Contest

This is a themed contest and this exact sentence must appear in the story: “Explain how that happened!” • Open genre • Your story must be between 1,500 and 2,000 words. • No swearing, profanity, explicit sexual scenes, graphic violence, etc. • Your story must not have been published before. By entering this contest, winners …

Published: July 15, 2016

Quinzaine Poetry

A quinzaine is a poem with three lines that has fifteen syllables. The first line has seven syllables, five in the second line and three in the third line (7/5/3). The first line makes a statement. The next two lines ask a question relating to that statement. Example: I’m a very strong woman (7 syllables) …

Published: July 15, 2016

Etheree Poetry

For this Etheree Poetry Contest write a ten line poem. Here’s the challenge. Your first line has to be a 1 syllable word. For every line that follows adds a syllable. So your second line has two syllables. Third line has three, etc… Your last line is a 10 syllable line. See an example in …

Published: June 29, 2016

Five on the Fifth Short Fiction Contest

Five on the Fifth presents its 1st annual Short Fiction Contest! This contest is intended as a way to honor writers for their craft in short fiction. We love a good short story here at Five on the Fifth and want to be able to showcase (and reward) excellent short stories in a big way! …

Published: June 29, 2016

Novelicious Retreat

One part educational, one part hospitality, all parts awesome. While you relax, recharge your devices and refuel on delicious desserts and a healthy lunch, we’ll be providing practical content on a variety of romance business topics; our hope is to inspire you to dream bigger and provide tangible resources to help you reach your romance …

Published: June 29, 2016

Connecticut Fiction Fest

Connecticut Fiction Fest features keynote speaker Sarah MacLean, with a master class taught by Barbara Samuel O’Neal. More than 20 workshops, including a full suspense-mystery track with 2-hour intensives on CSI techniques and Cold Cases, as well as manuscript critiques and opportunities to pitch outstanding agents and editors from major publishing houses. Early Bird registration …

Published: June 23, 2016

Sad Poems

The feeling of sadness isn’t always a bad thing; sometimes it’s quite beautiful and even cathartic. So, that’s the contest: make us cry. The poem we think is the saddest will earn its writer $100.

Published: June 23, 2016