Pulp Literature Magazine

We’re not your old boring lit mag, we’re “Good books for the price of a beer!” Short stories, novellas, graphic shorts and poetry in all genres, meant to entertain. We are in print and digital editions, four times a year, with original illustrations. We print Hugo award winners next to first-time authors. We impress the …

Published: September 14, 2015

Urban Omnibus: As Seen On [ ]

We are pleased to announce the fourth annual Urban Omnibus writing competition: As Seen On [ ]. This year, UO invites writers to explore the changing relationship between performance, audience and the physical city through narrative, theory, history or humor.

Published: September 13, 2015

2015 Raven Short Story Contest

We Pulp Literature editors collect stories like ravens in the woods, swooping down on what catches our eye and bringing the treasures — sometimes sparkling, sometimes grisly, but always fascinating — home to our nests. Want feedback on your story? Get a professional critique from one of the Pulp Literature editors for only $25 more. …

Published: September 12, 2015

Central Coast Writers Conference 2015

Are you ready to take your writing dreams to the next level? Whether you are a new writer or an established author, the Central Coast Writers Conference will help elevate your writing and passion to the next level. Cited as one of the best writer’s conferences in the US, this destination conference offers the best …

Published: September 11, 2015

Chicago Writers Conference

A weekend conference for writers of all genres, at all levels. CWC provides practical, actionable advice on everything from revising and editing your manuscript to utilizing social media effectively. Sunday features Pitchfest, meetings with literary agents and publishers where writers may pitch their book idea and receive feedback. Friday and Saturday nights feature cocktail parties …

Published: September 10, 2015

Creative Writing Institute Short Story Contest

GUIDELINES 1. This is a themed contest and this exact sentence must appear in the story. (You may change the ending punctuation.) I got more than I bargained for! 2. No swearing, profanity, explicit sexual scenes, graphic violence, etc. (Swearing includes but is not limited to the following: hell, damn, bitch, etc., and using God’s …

Published: September 9, 2015

Nonfiction Essays — $100 Giveaway

During our last outing we received a pleasantly surprising amount of great and original content, mostly in the form of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. This time around, we’ll be looking to fill the gap on nonfiction essays. That is, articles that fit anywhere within the rest of our nonfiction categories, from business to crime, …

Published: September 9, 2015

“Crafting the Page-Turner” Writers’ Symposium

Legendary literary agent Al Zuckerman, founder of Writers House, one of the largest literary agencies in the world, will be a featured speaker. Other speakers include Patrick Crean, one of the country’s preeminent publishers with his own imprint at HarperCollins. Literary agent Martha Webb, who represents bestselling and award-winning authors, will conduct pitch sessions where …

Published: September 9, 2015

University of California, Riverside – Low Residency MFA

The low residency MFA in creative writing and writing for the performing arts takes a 21st century approach to the graduate degree in creative writing. Our philosophy is simple: We presume you’re here to learn not just how to write but also how to publish and produce. In that light, our focus is on getting …

Published: August 24, 2015

Inaugural Ousmane Sembène Prize for Political Short Fiction

Red Wedge magazine, a publication of revolutionary arts and culture now in its second year, seeks submissions for its inaugural short fiction contest. The contest is named for the great Senegalese fiction writer, communist and trade unionist, Ousmane Sembène. God’s Bits of Wood, Ousmane Sembène’s masterpiece, fictionalized the great Dakar railway strike that spelled the …

Published: August 17, 2015