Top of the Mountain Book Award

Have a completed novel? Enter the NCW Top of the Mountain Book Award for a chance to win $1,000! Two Categories: Fiction & Creative, Narrative Nonfiction or Memoir Dates of submission: September 15, 2016 to February 1, 2017 $500 AWARDED TO EACH CATEGORY WINNER FIRST PLACE WINNER RECEIVES CERTIFICATE AND $1,000 The winners will be …

Published: September 14, 2016

“Spooky” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent – Deadline October 31, 2016

| Theme: Eerie, haunting, sinister, ghostly, uneasy, frightening, uncanny, dark, hidden, unearthy, mysterious or weird. Spookiness can be expressed in symbolic, literal, modern, traditional, abstract, and completely unique ways. Share your interpretation of SPOOKY. | Eligible Submissions: Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or …

Published: September 14, 2016

Raven Short Story Contest

Flash fiction and short fiction, 500 to 2500 words. Pulp Literature editors collect stories like ravens in the woods, swooping down on what catches their eyes and bringing the treasures — sometimes sparkling, sometimes grisly, but always fascinating — home to their nests. Show us your most scintillating treasures in the form of short fiction …

Published: September 14, 2016

Four Line Poem

Write a four line poem on any subject. The poem must follow a syllable count of 1/5/5/9 syllables. So the first line has 1 syllable, the second line has 5 syllables, the third line has 5 syllables, and the last line has 9 syllables.

Published: September 14, 2016

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Fall Conference

The 2016 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference will be held from November 4 to November 6 at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley in Raleigh, North Carolina. The conference features courses and master classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures and panels on book marketing and finding an agent. The faculty …

Published: September 14, 2016

Wantage (not just) Betjeman Festival

Local literary festival with a surprisingly varied programme of events. The 2016 festival features A. N. Wilson, Dr Janina Ramirez, Victoria Hislop, Gervase Phinn and many more plus writing and poetry workshops.

Published: September 14, 2016

Western New England University

If you are looking for a program to take your writing to the next level, to help you fine-tune your craft, and gain insight into the world of publishing, explore the low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Fiction).

Published: September 8, 2016

Signo Novella contest

For an unpublished novella of 15,000-40,000 words. In English. For full terms and conditions, please see the website

Published: August 18, 2016

Red Hen Press Fiction Award

Established in 2015 to nurture the unique and vibrant channels through which fiction has carried us, the Red Hen Fiction Award is for a fresh and original story of fiction with a minimum of 150 pages. The awarded fiction manuscript is selected through an annual submission process which is open to all authors. Award is …

Published: August 18, 2016

The Malahat Review’s Open Season Awards

The Malahat Review invites entries to its annual Open Season Awards. A prize of $4500 is given over three genres: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction. Submissions of poetry should be 3 poems max, 100 lines each; submissions of prose should be no longer than 2500 words. This year’s judges are Sina Queyras, Jaspreet Singh, and Molly …

Published: August 18, 2016