Fiction

The Sakura Award

Enter your unpublished Fiction or Poetry manuscript and you could win an publishing contract plus 500 dollars! THE SAKURA AWARD We want to read a fiction manuscript that blows us away, takes us into the hearts and minds of people we never imagined we could care about, and involve us deep into something creatively wonderful. …

Published: December 12, 2014

Maryland Writers’ Association 2014 Literary Contest

“To survive, you must tell stories.” Umberto Eco So, here we go, fellow writers, poets, novelists: Get busy. Dust off your drafts and start editing. Or start with a sparkling white page (screen) and fill it up. Then send us your best work for a chance to see it in print. And celebrate with us.

Published: December 12, 2014

TBL Fall Literary Contests

We are currently accepting submissions for our short story contest (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction contest (55, 250, or 500 words), and poetry contest (max of three pages per poem). TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh writing styles. All winners will be published in Tethered by …

Published: December 12, 2014

The Red Line Short Fiction Competition

The Red Line is an online magazine publishing English Language short stories from International writers. We run a free-to-enter, bi-monthly, themed competition which carries a fifty pound cash prize and is judged by different people every time. These can be reading groups, editors of other magazines, writers, or maybe somebody with a specific interest in …

Published: December 12, 2014

The Iceland Writers Retreat Writing Competition

We’ve partnered with tour operators Iceland Travel to offer one person a free delegate spot at the ICELAND WRITERS RETREAT in April 2015. The winner will receive the full retreat package, including a free hotel stay, tours, most meals, and all workshops for the duration of the event, from 8 to 12 April.* We know …

Published: December 12, 2014

Women Writing the West 20th Anniversary Conference

Women Writing the West is celebrating its 20th Anniversary by “Coming Home” to its Denver area birthplace. Held annually in cities throughout the West, the 2014 conference will take place October 16-19 in Golden, Colorado, at the Golden Hotel and the Table Mountain Inn. This conference is a rare opportunity for writers to take their …

Published: December 12, 2014

Four Corners Writer’s Conference

New Mexico Centennial Poet Laureate Levi Romero is among the notable authors headlining the Four Corners Writer’s Conference, Oct. 2-4, 2014, at the University of New Mexico’s Gallup branch campus. Joining Romero are poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, fiction author Inez Ross, and poet/fiction author Laura Tohe. The three-day event will feature readings and workshops by …

Published: December 12, 2014

Mississippi Writers Guild Annual Conference

The Mississippi Writers Guild announces the 2014 Annual Conference Aug. 1-2 in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. “We have four terrific speakers who will share their expertise about writing, publishing, social media, and other topics,” said G. Mark LaFrancis, Guild president. “We have jammed a great agenda into a day-and-a-half. And, we will gather in beautiful Ocean …

Published: December 12, 2014

Southern California Writers’ Conference *Los Angeles

Devoted to writers of all levels, the SCWC features dozens of interactive troubleshooting and read & critique workshops, and has facilitated some $4 million in first-time authors’ book and screen deals over the past 28 years.

Published: December 12, 2014