Fiction

Spalding University’s brief-residency MFA in Writing

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: …

Published: July 17, 2013

Hampton Roads Writers 5th Annual Writers’ Conference

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 …

Published: July 12, 2013

2013 Professional Writers of Prescott Writing Contest

Send entries as an attachment to pwpwritingcontest@gmail.com 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.

Published: July 12, 2013

The New Rivers Press Electronic Book Series

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 …

Published: July 8, 2013

Glimmer Train Contests

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.

Published: July 5, 2013

Iowa Short Fiction Award

Submit a previously unpublished collection of short stories of at least 150 pages.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.

Published: July 5, 2013

The St. Lawrence Book Award

Submit an unpublished collection of poetry or short stories by online submission manager.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.

Published: July 5, 2013

Society of Southwestern Authors Writing Contest

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.

Published: July 2, 2013