Fiction

Dana Awards Literary Competition

Awards prizes in the categories of novel, short fiction and poetry. Submit unpublished work by postal mail. Submit only the first 40 pages of a novel, one short story or five poems.

Published: August 6, 2013

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

Offers challenging and supportive workshops that focus on starting new material with feedback from award-winning faculty. Choose from novel, young adult, creative nonfiction, memoir, songwriting or poetry.

Published: August 6, 2013

La Jolla Writer’s Conference

Learn about the art, craft and business of writing with lectures and workshops. Offers approximately 80 classes. Faculty include authors, agents, publishers and publicists.

Published: August 6, 2013

Eckerd College Writers’ Conference: Writers in Paradise

Offers workshops in fiction, narrative nonfiction and poetry, plus roundtables, panel discussions, readings, individual manuscript consultations, book signings and cocktail receptions. Featured authors include Andre Dubus III, Attica Locke and Dennis Lehane.

Published: August 6, 2013

Bouchercon 2013

Join mystery authors, fans, publishers, book dealers, bookstores and publishing agents for the annual world mystery convention. The event is named for late mystery author, editor, critic and fan Anthony Boucher. Guests of honor include Sue Grafton, Anne Perry and Tess Gerritsen. Toastmaster: Steve Hamilton.

Published: August 6, 2013

Rebel Ink Press

Rebel Ink Press is a boutique press on the cutting edge of romance of all genres. We have an open submission policy which means you do not need an agent in order to submit your work, one of the many benefits of working with a small publisher. We are currently accepting all genres of ROMANCE …

Published: August 6, 2013

Ni Bona Na Coroin: An American Short Story Anthology

Entries must be original, written in English and finalized to the best of the writer’s ability. Entries will be accepted as they are submitted. Each story may not exceed 10,000 words. BE SURE OF YOUR WORD COUNT! Entries exceeding the word count limit will be disqualified. Each story must include either an American setting or …

Published: August 6, 2013

ArtAscent Figures International Art Competition – Call For Writers

The competition theme is Figures. Human beauty, creature shadows, unexpected forms. Reveal the figures you have imagined. Submissions including diverse interpretations of the human figure will be considered. 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: August 6, 2013

Rainier Writing Workshop Low-Residency Program at Pacific Lutheran University

The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Pacific Lutheran University is an innovative process-oriented program in the fields of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction intended for independent adults who wish to develop and pursue careers as writers. The program offers a substantial range of on- and off-campus experiences, including the mentorship of nationally …

Published: August 5, 2013

Fall Literary Short Story and Flash Fiction Contests

Currently accepting submissions for short story contest (2,000 to 7,500 words, open genre) and flash fiction contest (55, 250, or 500 words). TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh writing styles. All winners will be published in Tethered by Letters’ Fall Quarterly Journal and finalists will be considered for later …

Published: August 1, 2013