Fiction

60 Minute Creative Writing Challenge

The 60 Minute Creative Writing Challenge will focus more on the quality of writing than an extensive word count, so if you fancy having a go, keep this in mind. The challenge will be designed to test your creativity and your ability to write under pressure. Check out the world clock on the site to …

Published: February 19, 2014

Stairway Flash Fiction Writing Competition

Use the photo published online as a kick-start to your creativity. Your story must include the image in some way but we welcome creative interpretation of the photo. Maximum 700 words including the title. Submissions should be pasted into the body of the email. Please add the title of the competition to the subject line.

Published: February 19, 2014

The White Review Short Story Prize

The White Review Short Story Prize is an annual short story competition for emerging writers. The judges will be looking for short stories that explore and expand the possibilities of the form. We encourage submissions from all literary genres, and there are no restrictions on theme or subject matter. The competition judges are author Kevin …

Published: February 19, 2014

Montana Strong Writing Contest

Give us your character or characters at their moment of greatest challenge, and show us why they deserve the honorary title of “Montana Strong.” Enter a setup paragraph of up to 250 words to introduce the judges to the characters, the situation and the stakes. Also enter the greatest challenge scene of up to 3,000 …

Published: February 19, 2014

Hysteria 2014

The 3rd Hysteria Writing Competition for women opens to entries on April 1 and will close on August 31. The Hysteria Writing Competition is organized by The Hysterectomy Association for women only. This year we have three different competitions: short stories of up to 2,000 words, flash fiction of up to 200 words and poetry …

Published: February 6, 2014

Stonebridge Publications

Stonebridge Publications partners with its authors, combining the benefits of traditional publishing with the freedom of self-publishing. We are a full service, royalty-based publishing house bridging the gap between writers and readers with family-friendly works that entertain, encourage and challenge.

Published: February 5, 2014

Texas Mountain Trail Writer’s Writing Round Up

The Texas Mountain Trail Writers hold a writing conference every year in the spring. This year we are proud to present the event yet again. We have three wonderful speakers who will be speaking on fiction, nonfiction, and nut-and-bolts topics. See our website at www.texasmountaintrailwriters.org for more details. This conference starts Friday evening the 11th …

Published: February 5, 2014

Community of Writers at Squaw Valley – WRITERS WORKSHOP

These workshops assist serious writers by exploring the art and craft as well as the business of writing. The week offers daily morning workshops, craft lectures, panel discussions on editing and publishing, staff readings, and brief individual conferences. The morning workshops are led by staff writer-teachers, editors, or agents. There are separate morning workshops for …

Published: February 5, 2014

Carteret Writers 23rd Annual Contest

Judging will be blind, conducted by published authors, journalists or other professionals in the field of writing. Winners will be announced at an awards dinner in Morehead City, NC on May 13, and later on our website. Checks will be mailed to winners unable to attend the dinner. Entries must be received by March 11, …

Published: February 5, 2014

Leapfrog 2014 Fiction Contest

Contest opens January 15. Now in its 6th year, the Leapfrog Press fiction contest brings in 500-600 literary manuscripts from around the world. Adult, YA, and middle grade novels, novellas and story collections; minimum length 22,000 words. Details at http://leapfrogpress.com/contest.htm.

Published: February 5, 2014