Fiction

Desert Nights, Rising Stars

Hosted by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University. Schedule includes craft classes, conversations, panels and readings, as well as opportunities to network with writers. Faculty includes Ron Carlson, Tayari Jones and Alan Dean Foster.

Published: October 7, 2013

Blue Flower Arts Winter Writers’ Conference

Provides workshops, readings and panels in a community setting. Includes meals and one-on-one time with the master writers and other participants. Workshops led by Pam Houston (fiction), Mark Doty (memoir) and Richard Blanco (poetry). Limited to thirteen writers for each of the three genres.

Published: October 7, 2013

WYRM’s Gauntlet

The Gauntlet is a new format, underground writing contest for speculative fiction. We welcome pros, amateurs, hobbyists. If you can pick up a pencil or slap your fingers on some keys and write about some wicked ideas then we want you to try this contest!

Published: October 1, 2013

“Dark” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

The competition theme is Dark. Shadows, expectation, foreboding, mystery, villains, secrets, memories, challenges, hauntings. Show us the darkness you have imagined. Entries may include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 1000 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Writers retain copyrights.

Published: October 1, 2013

2013 Creative Justice Winter Chapbook Competitions

2013 Creative Justice Winter Chapbook Competitions in Fiction, Non-Fiction and Poetry Electronic submissions only. Submissions will be accepted until December 30, 2013. All entrants will be considered for publication in our 2014 Anthologies, All Poetry is Prayer Vol II, True? Vol. I – nonfiction, or Graphite Vol. I – a fiction anthology. Winner and finalists …

Published: October 1, 2013

SDSU Writers’ Conference

Whether you’re a beginning writer or a published professional, the San Diego State University Writers’ Conference is for you. Now in its 30th year, this writers’ conference is designed to help every writer at every writing level. Learn how to improve your writing skills, develop your marketing awareness, and meet with writing professionals who can …

Published: October 1, 2013

Story Share $50,000 Writing Contest

Benetech, the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) and Orca Book Publishing have come together to expand the body of contemporary leveled reading material available to young adults aged 13+ who struggle with reading. Prior experience writing for struggling reader audiences is not required. A step-by-step guide available …

Published: September 27, 2013

Writing Sucess in the Digital Age

Panels will cover topics such as copyright law, social media, multimedia writing, self-publishing on a budget, business tips and the future of publishing. Speakers include writers, publishers, marketing consultants, editors, and agents. Space is limited to 75 participants.

Published: September 26, 2013

The Writers Homicide School

For stories requiring a true-to-life representation of the world of law enforcement, the criminal underworld, or both, attend The Writers Homicide School. In the competitive world of crime drama development and writing, the life and death of a story depends on authentic detail. In this 2-day intensive workshop, veteran homicide detective, Sgt. Derek Pacifico, presents …

Published: September 26, 2013