Fiction

Merrimack Media 2015 Outstanding Writer Contest

Merrimack Media is looking for fiction and creative non-fiction submissions to the 2015 Outstanding Writer Contest! This is your opportunity to get your manuscript published with cover and interior design, a media kit and other promotional services FREE of charge. Five semi-finalists will be selected after March 20, with the winners being announced in June. …

Published: February 3, 2015

Inkitt’s “Darkest Place” Horror Contest

“You are in the darkest place in the world.” (This theme can be interpreted literally or figuratively.) We want writers who will submit their blood-curdlers, spine-tinglers, skin-crawlers and hair-raisers; writers who will make it their duty to scare and shock their readers; writers who can really take us to the darkest place in the world. …

Published: February 3, 2015

Tethered by Letters’ Winter Literary Contests

We are currently accepting submissions for our short story contest (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction contest (55, 250, or 500 words), and poetry contest (max of three pages per poem). TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters and fresh writing styles. All winners will be published in Tethered by …

Published: February 2, 2015

Masters Review Emerging Writers Contest

The Masters Review accepts fiction and narrative nonfiction from any emerging writer who has not yet published a novel-length work at the time of submission. Ten authors will be selected by New York Times bestselling author Kevin Brockmeier for publication in our nationally distributed book, which is sent to agents, editors, writers and publishers across …

Published: February 2, 2015

MUD SEASON REVIEW

A monthly online digital and annual print literary and art journal seeking the best in fiction, non-fiction, poetry and visual art. We seek deeply human work that will teach us something about life, but also about the craft of writing or visual art; work that is original in its approach and opens up new ways …

Published: January 31, 2015

Mid-Atlantic Fiction Writers Institute

The Mid-Atlantic Fiction Writers Institute (formerly the Nora Roberts Writing Institute) is a three-day summer writing retreat that offers workshops and breakout sessions by bestselling authors, college faculty, and experienced public relations professionals. From story fundamentals like plot and point of view to seasoned advice on how to market your work, there is something for …

Published: January 25, 2015

The Write Stuff Conference (Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group)

•Thursday and Friday preconference sessions •22 interactive sessions with industry leading authors, editors and agents •Continental breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon snacks •Page Cuts critique on Friday evening (Limited attendance, register early) •Pitch Practice sessions Friday evening •Agent/editor pitch sessions on Saturday (Limited sessions, register early) •Lunch and Keynote Speaker Kristen Lamb: Boy Am I …

Published: January 25, 2015

The Fresher Writing Prize 2015

We are delighted to launch The Fresher Writing Prize 2015, the annual award established by Fresher Publishing to encourage and support new writers. There are various categories to enter, from the short story to poetry and scriptwriting to creative non-fiction, and our prizes have been carefully selected to help new writers get their foot onto …

Published: January 24, 2015

Trainless Magazine Letter Writing Contest

Trainless Magazine is looking for letters written from a person who is either traveling or living abroad. They can be from any time or place, to a loved one or to friends or strangers, sending any message imaginable. The only regulation is that the sender of the letter is sending it from somewhere else, preferably …

Published: January 24, 2015