Fiction

2013 Creative Justice Winter Chapbook Competitions

2013 Creative Justice Winter Chapbook Competitions in Fiction, Non-Fiction and Poetry Electronic submissions only. Submissions will be accepted until December 30, 2013. All entrants will be considered for publication in our 2014 Anthologies, All Poetry is Prayer Vol II, True? Vol. I – nonfiction, or Graphite Vol. I – a fiction anthology. Winner and finalists …

Published: October 1, 2013

SDSU Writers’ Conference

Whether you’re a beginning writer or a published professional, the San Diego State University Writers’ Conference is for you. Now in its 30th year, this writers’ conference is designed to help every writer at every writing level. Learn how to improve your writing skills, develop your marketing awareness, and meet with writing professionals who can …

Published: October 1, 2013

Story Share $50,000 Writing Contest

Benetech, the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) and Orca Book Publishing have come together to expand the body of contemporary leveled reading material available to young adults aged 13+ who struggle with reading. Prior experience writing for struggling reader audiences is not required. A step-by-step guide available …

Published: September 27, 2013

Writing Sucess in the Digital Age

Panels will cover topics such as copyright law, social media, multimedia writing, self-publishing on a budget, business tips and the future of publishing. Speakers include writers, publishers, marketing consultants, editors, and agents. Space is limited to 75 participants.

Published: September 26, 2013

The Writers Homicide School

For stories requiring a true-to-life representation of the world of law enforcement, the criminal underworld, or both, attend The Writers Homicide School. In the competitive world of crime drama development and writing, the life and death of a story depends on authentic detail. In this 2-day intensive workshop, veteran homicide detective, Sgt. Derek Pacifico, presents …

Published: September 26, 2013

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2013 Fall Conference

The 2013 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference will be held from November 15 to November 17 at the Holiday Inn Resort in Wrightsville Beach, NC. The conference offers workshops and master classes in creative nonfiction, fiction and poetry, as well as panels, lectures and workshops on indie publishing, publishers and agents, marketing for writers, …

Published: September 12, 2013

Nimrod Journal’s Conference for Readers and Writers

Join Nimrod International Journal for an all-day writing conference with workshops in fiction, poetry, memoir, YA fantasy, finding a literary agent, and more. Also featured will be panel discussions, readings, and the chance to sit down for a one-on-one editing session with an experienced editor. Key guests include fiction writers Cristina García and Joan Leegant; …

Published: September 12, 2013

Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest

Best short-short story, 500 words or less, any theme. $15 fee includes copy of Big Muddy with winning story. Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest, Southeast Missouri State University Press, MS 2650 One University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. http://www6.semo.edu/universitypress/Contests/WHFF.htm

Published: September 12, 2013

Nilsen Prize for a First Novel

First novel by a U.S. citizen writing in English. Authors must not have previously published a full-length fiction book. Postmark by November 1; $25 fee. Southeast Missouri State University Press, MS 2650 One University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. Full guidelines at http://www6.semo.edu/universitypress/nilsennovel.htm

Published: September 12, 2013

Mighty River Short Story Contest

Best short story, any theme. $15 fee includes copy of Big Muddy with winning story. MRSS Contest, Southeast Missouri State University Press, MS 2650 One University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. www6.semo.edu/universitypress/mrss

Published: September 12, 2013