Spalding University’s 65-hour, brief-residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing combines superb instruction with unparalleled flexibility. During each semester, students and faculty work together at a 10-day residency (in Louisville or abroad), after which they return home to study independently with a faculty mentor through an exchange of 5 packets of writing. Areas offered: …
One evening plus two full days of workshops, two best-selling keynoters, two first ten-lines critique sessions, 32 workshops/breakout sessions, ten-minute agent pitches, ten-page manuscript evaluations, and cash prize, no fee contests for short fiction, short non-fiction, and poetry. Workshops cover fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, memoir, poetry, and the business of getting published. A book shop, book …
Send entries as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org with entry form located on contest website. Must be 18 or older to enter. Max 3,000 words for fiction and nonfiction. Max five pages for poem/collection of poems.
New Rivers Press, a 45-year-old, not-for-profit literary press at Minnesota State University Moorhead, is seeking manuscripts from new and emerging authors in the genres of Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller/Suspense, Westerns, Young Adult, Inspirational and all sub-genres, for The New Rivers Press Electronic Book Series, an eBook-only series of popular fiction titles with …
Fiction contests held every month with various themes. Word counts 1,500-20,000 and genres range from family matters, to open fiction, to short story award for new writers.
Submit flash fiction of up to 1,000 words, any style or genre, by email or regular mail.
Submit a previously unpublished collection of short stories of at least 150 pages. Manuscripts that have been published in periodicals are not eligible. Authors cannot have a published book of fiction. Submit between Aug. 1 and Sept. 30 by postal mail only.
Submit an unpublished collection of poetry or short stories by online submission manager. Open to any writer who has not yet published a full-length collection of short stories or poems. Submission period: July 1-Aug. 31. 45-90 pages for poetry, 120-280 pages for fiction.
Submit short story, 2,500 words max; personal essay/memoir, 2,500 words max; or poetry, 40 lines max. Send four copies of each entry. All winning entries will be published in the 2013 edition of SSA’s The Story Teller. All entries will receive judge’s comments.
We accept all styles, genres, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, etc. (Please, no pornography.)