Fiction

Haiku Poetry Contest

Write a Haiku poem to enter this poetry contest. Haiku is a three lines poem. Usually the first line contains five (5) syllables, the second line seven (7) syllables, and the third line contains five (5) syllables.

Published: April 20, 2017

Spring Cleaning

Spring is finally here. To celebrate, we’re encouraging our readers to do a little spring cleaning of their own…in their draft folders. Pick your very best draft, polish it up, and send it for consideration in our short story contest. No theme, no genre restrictions, just your favorite draft in 2000 words or less. Don’t …

Published: April 20, 2017

California Dreamin’ Writers’ Conference

California Dreamin’ is a joint non-profit effort of the four Southern California chapters of Romance Writers of America. It offers pitch sessions, a multi-author book signing, over 50 workshops (including Lisa Cron’s “Wired For Story” and Robin Blakely’s STORYography Cards), and keynote speeches by NYT Best selling authors Robyn Carr and Sarah MacLean. There is …

Published: April 6, 2017

The Enraptured Reader: Writing to Stir the Emotions

SANSKRIT LITERATURE seeks to evoke intense, visceral, and emotional responses in the reader, much like someone mesmerized by a work of art, or spellbound by a performance, experiences. Known as the Rasa Theory, this phenomenon “can also help artists and writers effectively represent and harness emotions, creating suspense and surprise in their art.” (Rita Banerjee, …

Published: April 6, 2017

Santa Barbara Writers Conference

Join us June 18-23, 2017! Since 1972, the Santa Barbara Writers Conference has been connecting writers with mentors, agents and editors. Every summer, writers in many genres from around the world gather to participate in a magical week of intensive work focused on story, voice, craft, marketing, and networking with fellow writers and publishing professionals.

Published: April 6, 2017

Free Verse Poetry

If you enjoy writing poems without set rules – this contest is for you. Write a free verse poem. This is a method of writing poetry, which does not essentially follow any particular style. There is no requirement for a specific meter or rhyme.

Published: April 3, 2017

Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest

We are open to ANY subject, writing style or length, and all entries are read blind so everyone gets an equal chance. Previous winning stories have involved topics as diverse as: – a Siamese twin who fears her twin sister is plotting to kill her – a movie star sex goddess in an almost completely …

Published: April 3, 2017

Bath Novel Award

The Bath Novel Award is an international prize, established in 2013, for unpublished or independently published novels written for adults or young adults. Submissions may be in any genre and should include the first 5,000 words plus a one page synopsis.

Published: April 3, 2017

Begin Again – Rollick Magazine Writers Competition

Submissions are now open for Rollick’s Begin Again issue. Our Begin Again issue is all about fresh starts and new beginnings. It’s all about what happens after a failure, falter, or fall. It’s about perseverence, and striving, and hope. You can send in essays, poems, short stories, memoirs, confessionals, experimental writing, post cards, art, illustrations, …

Published: April 3, 2017

Faith Poetry Contest

Share a poem of faith to enter this poetry contest. All poetry types accepted. Just write a poem that reflects your thoughts on faith.

Published: April 3, 2017