Fiction

Writer on the Moon: Exploring Universal Themes and High Concepts

“The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon,” Thoreau noted mournfully, “or perchance a palace or temple on the earth, and at length the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them.” This seminar will help you rediscover the high concepts and universal themes (those lofty ideas) that first …

Published: April 27, 2015

Twisted Road Publications Southern Gothic Revival Anthology Short Fiction Contest

We are seeking stories that reveal the lives of marginalized groups and individuals by developing complex characters and realistic settings. For Twisted Road Publications, “Southern Gothic” means examining the social order of the new south, which we believe is as fragile and the realities behind it as disturbing as anything Faulkner imagined. However, since some …

Published: April 27, 2015

Live Free and Write

LIVE FREE AND WRITE A New Hampshire Getaway for Writers August 16-21, 2015, Sunapee, NH Join us in New Hampshire for a supportive writing retreat. Enjoy the refreshing New England summer with plentiful writing time, encouraging workshops, homemade meals and time to relax. Spend the week in either “Writing and Publishing Retreat” with Amanda Morris …

Published: April 26, 2015

The Winter Tangerine Awards

We aim to honor new and emerging poets and prose writers who are creating electric work. Submissions will only be accepted from writers who have not yet published a chapbook, novel or collection of any type. We aim to showcase writers based on the merit of their work, rather than the prestige behind their name, …

Published: April 26, 2015

Knoxville Writers’ Guild Annual Writing Contest

The Leslie Garrett Award for Literary Fiction In memory of the late Knoxville author, Leslie Garrett. Fee: There is no fee for entering this contest. Specific Guidelines: 1. Entry consists of one short story totaling no more than 3,000 words, double spaced. 2. Only one entry per contestant. 3. See General Guidelines The KWG Award …

Published: April 26, 2015

Shore Thing Writing Getaway

SHORE THING WRITING GETAWAY A One Day Writing Getaway June 20, 2015, Atlantic City, NJ Treat yourself to a writing retreat at the shore. Down the block from Atlantic City’s famous beach and boardwalk, this affordable workshop will energize and inspire you. Head home with sand between your toes, a few new pieces of writing …

Published: April 25, 2015

Literature & Landscape of the Horse

IS THERE A HORSE GALLOPING THROUGH THE LANDSCAPE OF YOUR STORY? This unique adventure is for any writer who yearns for nature, longs to reconnect with horses and hungers for creative inspiration in an authentic western ranch setting. Held at the historic Vee Bar Guest Ranch near Laramie, Wyoming (the same country as Mary O’Hara’s …

Published: April 24, 2015

The Pen Factor’s Boutique Writing Competition

The Pen Factor invites writers to enter its Boutique Writing Competition. Word limit: 1500 words (short story or first chapter). Genre: Fiction. Submissions get three pieces of feedback in return for reviewing three others as part of the entry process. From this a scoring algorithm identifies the best submissions and the top 25% are awarded …

Published: April 24, 2015

Apocalypse Chronicles Short Story Competition

The end of the world is near. Again! For centuries, doomsdayers and self-styled prophets have claimed to know about the end of the world, emphasizing that their version of the apocalypse will come true. Of course, none of the end of the days predictions so far have come true – humankind and the earth is …

Published: April 24, 2015

Dog Diaries Working Dogs Short Story Competition

Dog Diaries is the exciting title of the invitation from Ouen Press for writers to submit their own original short work of fiction. Winning authors will receive cash prizes and be published in an anthology at the end of the year. Many breeds of dogs in all shapes and sizes like to work – freelance, …

Published: April 24, 2015