Fiction

The Third Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize

The Third Annual Thomas Morton Prize is a yearly contest run by The Puritan Magazine which searches for the finest in groundbreaking fiction and poetry. This year, we are thrilled to announce that our judges will be MARGARET ATWOOD (poetry) and ZSUZSI GARTNER (fiction). If you have previously unpublished fiction or poetry that you’d like …

Published: April 9, 2014

Nimrod Literary Awards

Poetry: 3-10 pages of poetry (one long poem or several short poems). Fiction: 7,500 words maximum (one short story or a self-contained excerpt from a novel). No previously published works or works accepted for publication elsewhere. Submitters must be living in the U.S. by October of 2014 to enter the contest. Winners will also be …

Published: April 9, 2014

The New Guard contests in Fiction & Poetry

THE NEW GUARD is an independent literary review based in Maine. We proudly publish in print, with the exception of our online feature, BANG!, a page on the site that publishes three short works by a single writer for a full month at a time. The New Guard is here to showcase newcomers alongside established …

Published: April 9, 2014

“Desire” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

The competition theme is “Desire.” Emotional, physical, imagined desire. Global desire. Intangible desire. Consequences of desire. Show us what desire means to you. Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Writers retain copyrights. Open to Canadian (except Quebec) and U.S. residents. …

Published: April 9, 2014

Dream Quest One Writing Contest – Summer 2014

Open to anyone who enjoys writing a story that’s worth telling everyone! Write a short story, 5 pages maximum length on any subject or theme or genre: fiction, nonfiction, or creative nonfiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries, play writing, scriptwriting, and screenwriting). Also, all entries must be typed or neatly hand printed. Multiple and …

Published: April 9, 2014

The Moth International Short Story Prize 2014

Open to anyone, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. The word limit is 6,000. This year’s competition will be judged by Mike McCormack, a recipient of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature whose debut short story collection was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His novel Notes from …

Published: April 9, 2014

Shore Thing Writing Getaway – Writing Beyond the Boardwalk

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 and the glow that comes from spending the day with an encouraging community of writers.

Published: April 9, 2014

Ocean View Poetry Getaway

Join us at the Jersey Shore for a relaxing writing retreat which will energize and inspire you. The weekend will include writing time, supportive feedback sessions, good meals and good company.

Published: April 9, 2014

Dylan Thomas’ Wales

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Dylan Thomas’ birth by immersing yourself in the literary landscape immortalized in his poetry and prose. This writing retreat will feature supportive workshops, socializing with local writers and excursions along the beautifully rugged coastline.

Published: April 9, 2014

Pop-Up Writers’ Retreat in Ireland

Pop-Up Writers’ Retreat in West Cork, Ireland September 6th – 13th, 2014 Run by West Cork College, this is an exclusive week long retreat with a focus on finishing your writing. Prices start at $530 p.p. sharing and include three workshops with established authors, all your meals, and accommodation. Based in beautiful Glengarriff, West Cork, …

Published: April 9, 2014