Fiction

Stonecoast Writers’ Conference

Each summer, a community of peers gathers on the coast of Maine to challenge themselves, to improve their writing and to forge new friendships. If you’re reading this, chances are you’d fit right in. At the Stonecoast Writers’ Conference you work closely with a dedicated and award-winning faculty. Daily talks and evening readings will expand …

Published: April 22, 2015

Quarter-Life Crisis

Send us your energy and your ambition, your emotion and your edgiest prose. Your homesickness, your Hiraeth. We want characters who are indebted, who are Internet addicts, who work three jobs to support their art or who still live with their moms. We want characters of all genders, nationalities, sexualities, ideologies, creeds, experiences, histories. We …

Published: April 22, 2015

The Fictuary Short Story Contest

Fictuary’s first contest will be held between April 1 and May 1, 2015. Entries must be between 1000 and 4000 words, and any genre of fiction will be accepted.

Published: April 22, 2015

Imagine This! An ArtPrize Anthology

For writers of poetry, short stories (1500 words) and personal essays (1500 words). Submissions accepted through March 1, 2015-April 30, 2015. First Prize: $1,000, publication in third annual ArtPrize Anthology, Imagine This! Second Prize: $500 and publication in anthology. Third Prize: $250 and publication in anthology. Open to any writer over 18 writing in English. …

Published: April 22, 2015

Animal Media Group

Publishes nonfiction in the areas of biography/memoir, photography, general fiction, YA graphic novels and fiction books for children. Submit queries by email or regular mail. For author inquires email Howard Shapiro at info@animalmediagroup.com

Published: April 22, 2015

Power of Words: Transformation, Liberation & Celebration Through the Spoken, Written & Sung Word

Join us for our 12th annual Power of Words Conference to explore how we can use our words — written, spoken or sung — to make community, deepen healing, witness one another, wake ourselves up and foster empowerment and transformation. The conference features workshops, performances, talking circles, celebration and more, featuring writers, storytellers, performers, musicians, …

Published: April 17, 2015

Page Lambert’s 18th Annual River Writing Journey for Women

ON THE RIVER OF DISCOVER WITH WOMEN OF INFLUENCE A 6-day rafting and writing retreat for women entering the crossroads of their lives—professionally, artistically, personally—the perfect time and place to inspire creative change. Featuring Special Guest Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the Denver-based American Indian College Fund. Destination: The Majestic Canyons of Utah’s …

Published: April 8, 2015

The Conium Review 2015 Innovative Short Fiction Contest

Submit one or more short stories up to 7,500 total words. Innovative short fiction should take risks that pay off. Don’t tell us a story we’ve already heard. Show us something new with your subject, style or characters. Make sure your writing has a “wow” factor. This year’s contest judge is Amelia Gray, author of …

Published: April 1, 2015

The Writer’s “An Ocean of Possibility”

Words offer us an ocean of possibility for storytelling. The ebb and flow, calm and storm, comfort and threat. How can you use the ocean as an important element in a story? What role can it play in your narrative? How can your characters reflect the currents of the ocean, or how can the ocean …

Published: April 1, 2015

Metamorphose Fall Kick-off Contest

Metamorphose is preparing for the Fall 2015 first issue, and your story could be published in it. We are currently accepting submissions for our short story contest (3,001 to 7,500 words, fantasy/science fiction) and flash fiction contest (500-3,000 words). We are looking for engaging stories, vivid characters and fresh writing styles. The top five entries in each …

Published: March 28, 2015