Fiction

NYIAD’s Complete Course in Fiction and Memoir Writing

New York Institute of Art and Design’s Fiction and Memoir Writing Course is the best way for aspiring writers to improve their skills and get feedback from published authors. You will learn how to write like a pro, develop intriguing characters and story lines, and how to publish your work. Our creative writing course allows …

Published: March 4, 2014

Nowhere Magazine’s Spring 2014 Travel Writing Contest

Award-winning literary travel magazine, Nowhere, is teaming up with Outside Magazine Executive Editor Sam Moulton for the first Nowhere Spring Travel Writing Contest. We are looking for young, old, novice and veteran voices with a powerful sense of place in their writing. Stories can be fiction or nonfiction, but please indicate which at the top …

Published: March 4, 2014

The Provenance Prize: Creative Writing on Antiques

The Provenance Prize is presented to a writer who captures the imagined history of an object in a creative and compelling way. Antiques are more than just old stuff. They hold stories, often untold, about their origins, about where they’ve gone, about the people who made and owned them. Old things hold unknowable secrets, but …

Published: March 4, 2014

This Very Breath – Flash Fiction Contest

This Very Breath looks for well written flash fiction and nonfiction. We look to publish stories that are emotional engaging. The stories we are looking for have a few twists that leave great emotional impact. We look for engaging metaphors and stunning descriptions.

Published: March 4, 2014

SLS 2014 Unified Literary Contest

Summer Literary Seminars is very excited to announce our 2014 Literary Contest! It will be held this year in affiliation with Fence Magazine. We are also thrilled to continue our three contest partnerships, with prizes sponsored by the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Center for Fiction, St. Petersburg Review and the esteemed Graywolf Press. …

Published: March 4, 2014

Tell It Strange Essay & Story Contest

Choose one of the Ms. Proulx’s insightful quotes to respond to: “We’re all strange inside. We learn how to disguise our differences as we grow up.” —The Shipping News “There’s something wrong with everybody and it’s up to you to know what you can handle.” —Close Range Entries may be in any genre — including …

Published: February 24, 2014

Machigonne Fiction Contest

$1,000 for an exceptional fiction in any genre. Submit up to 5,000 words: anything from flash to the long story. Novel excerpts are welcome if the excerpt functions as a stand-alone story. We do not publish illustrations. Judged by “Letters to Wendy’s” author JOE WENDEROTH. Contest winners and all finalists get one free copy of The New …

Published: February 24, 2014

PubSmartCon

An unprecedented gathering of publishing professionals, some of the smartest on the planet. They represent today’s broad range of publishing opportunities – self publishing, traditional, small press and hybrid. This is a new kind of event that puts emerging authors and small publishers in the driver’s seat and gives them the information they need to …

Published: February 24, 2014

Spark Contest Five: “Fables”

Fables have been a part of storytelling as long as we’ve been telling stories. Fables do more than entertain: they also present a lesson or attempt to teach a moral. Traditionally, fables feature anthropomorphic animals as main character(s). For the best chance of winning this writing contest, your story or poem should feature at least …

Published: February 24, 2014

theOffice Fellowship

We are once again offering a FREE 6-MONTH FELLOWSHIP to theOffice. theOffice is a quiet, communal workspace in Brentwood, CA. Our members get free coffee & tea, wifi, Aeron chairs and peace of mind, all in the company of likeminded writers. The fellowship works like this: You send us a sample of your best piece …

Published: February 24, 2014