Fiction

Brighthorse Book Prize

Brighthorse Books will award three book prizes for 2014: $1,000 and publication for a novel, a collection of poetry and a collection of short fiction. Reading period: Feb 15-June 15. $25 entry fee. All manuscripts entered will be considered for publication. Submit through https://brighthorsebooks.submittable.com/submit.

Published: February 24, 2014

William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition

Accepting entries in eight categories: novel, novella, book-length narrative nonfiction, novel-in-progress, short story, essay, poetry and short story by a high school student. Only unpublished work accepted. No self-published or web-published material. See website for category details. Submit by regular mail.

Published: February 19, 2014

Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest

Open to writers who have yet to publish a book, including chapbooks, eBooks and self-published works. Fiction or nonfiction under 6,000 words or between 3-5 pages of poetry accepted. Submit via online submission form.

Published: February 19, 2014

Lush Triumphant Literary Awards

Submit in three categories: fiction (up to 3,000 words), creative nonfiction (up to 4,000 words) or poetry (suite of five related poems, 15 pages max). Submit via regular mail or online submission form.

Published: February 19, 2014

James Jones First Novel Fellowship

Awarded annually to an American author of a first fiction novel-in-progress. Submit via regular mail or online submission form. Submit a two-page (maximum) outline of the entire novel and the first 50 pages.

Published: February 19, 2014

Stonecoast, University of Southern Maine

This program emphasizes community service, internships, creative collaboration, pedagogy, and publishing. Students may pursue tracks in craft, creative collaboration, literary theory, social change/community service, teaching, publishing. Courses include writing for stage and screen, translation, writing nature, and cross-genre. Opportunities are also available for students to attend residencies in Ireland. Core faculty includes: Rick Bass, Jeanne …

Published: February 19, 2014

Idaho Writers Rendezvous

The Idaho Writers & Readers Rendezvous presents a stellar lineup of talent to inspire and motivate you in virtually every facet of the writing craft. Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Powers, 2012 Whiting Award winner Daniel Orozco, and NY Times and USA Today Bestseller Ciji Ware headline a cadre of authors, screenwriters, agents and editors who …

Published: February 19, 2014