Fiction

Knoxville Writers’ Guild’s annual writing contest

Submissions for the annual Knoxville Writers’ Guild writing contest will be accepted now through Sunday, June 15. Contestants may enter their work in several categories including poetry, creative nonfiction, novel excerpt, one-act play and screenwriting. In addition to the Leslie Garrett Award for Literary Fiction, this year KWG offers additional fiction categories for romance, crime/mystery, …

Published: June 11, 2014

2014 Quill & Ink Aestas

Fabula Press presents the 2014 Quill & Ink Aestas Short Story Contest. “Aestas”, the theme of the contest, represents the summer season, but interpretation may be as varied as the transition from youth to middle age, or a prelude to the monsoons, or even a tale simply about harshness. In other words, so long as …

Published: June 11, 2014

Bartleby Snopes Literary Magazine 6th Annual Dialogue Only Writing Contest

Compose a short story entirely of dialogue. You may use as many characters as you want. Your entry must be under 2,000 words. Your entry does not have to follow standard rules for writing dialogue. Your entry cannot use any narration (this includes tag lines such as he said, she said, etc.). Be sure to …

Published: June 11, 2014

“Hidden” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

The call theme is “Hidden.” Unseen, unknown, mysterious, cryptic, masked, clouded, puzzling, esoteric. Show us what hidden means to you. Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). The mission of ArtAscent is …

Published: June 11, 2014

NCWN Squire Summer Writing Residency

The Squire Summer Writing Residency offers an intensive course in a chosen genre (fiction, creative nonfiction or poetry), with 15 hours of workshop sessions over the four days of the program. Registrants work in-depth on their own writing, as well as their colleagues’, while also studying the principles of the genre with their instructor. Other …

Published: May 14, 2014

Writers’ Police Academy

The Writers’ Police Academy offers the most hands-on, interactive and educational experience writers can find to enhance their understanding of all aspects of law enforcement and forensics. This is a one of a kind event, featuring real police, fire, and EMS training at an actual police academy. Top instructors and experts from across the U.S. …

Published: May 6, 2014

Swansea Writers’ Circle WWI Short Story Competition

Stories on the theme of World War I are invited. Length: 1500 to 2500 words. Stories can written in any style, even fantasy, so long as the First World War is central to the narrative. The writers of the best stories will be offered the chance to have their work published in a WWI-themed anthology …

Published: May 6, 2014

2014 Green River Writers Contests

Offers contests for short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and writing for children in a variety of subjects and forms. Poetry categories include sonnets, limericks, rhymed poems, humorous poems, persona poems and free verse. Also offers poetry and nonfiction categories that address social injustice, environmental issues or a love nature. See website for category guidelines.

Published: May 6, 2014

2014 Little Bird Writing Contest

Sarah Selecky’s annual Little Bird Writing Contest is accepting submissions until May 31 and Rebecca Lee is the guest judge. We are looking for stories up to 2500 words inspired by one of Sarah’s daily writing prompts. The top three stories will be published in Little Bird Stories Vol IV and winners will share a …

Published: May 6, 2014

John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence Program

The program was started in 2012 by Sally Crane to honor her late husband, celebrated photojournalist John E. Nance, who devoted four decades of his life to photography and writing. The John E. Nance Writer‐in‐Residence program provides one writer with the gift of time and inspiration to develop a work‐in‐progress in the private two-bedroom apartment …

Published: May 2, 2014