Fiction

WritersWeekly.com Winter, 2017 24-Hour Short Story Contest

On the date of the contest, at start-time, we send out the topic for that specific contest to all registered entrants, while also posting it on WritersWeekly.com. Entrants must be registered before the contest begins and there is a limit of 500 participants per contest. Entrants then have 24 hours to write and submit their …

Published: November 21, 2016

Wundor Short Fiction Contest 2017

Novellas, Short Stories and Flash Fiction At Wundor we plan to champion interesting, unusual fiction in all of its forms. Brevity can be one of literature’s great virtues, and we do not believe in filling out short stories into novella form if they are supposed to be short stories, or lengthening a novella to try …

Published: November 21, 2016

Share A Story In A Poem

Write a poem that also tells a story. That is the challenge for this contest. All poetry is welcomed but there must be a rhyme scheme. See an example in the announcement.

Published: November 21, 2016

San Francisco Writers Conference

What will be happening at the SFWC? The event spans four days (five if you count the free session on Wednesday evening!) The event is packed with 100+ sessions for writers–from the craft of writing to the business of publishing. There is copious networking with the very people who can advance your writing career; a …

Published: November 21, 2016

Lune Poetry

Write a Lune? What’s a Lune? It’s a poem with just three lines that follows a specific syllable count. It has 5 syllables in the first line, 3 syllables in the second line and 5 syllable in the final line. Rhymes are fine but not required. The subject matter is open. Example: trees never wander …

Published: November 1, 2016

Opening Scene Writing Contest

In 484 words or fewer, tell us your version of what happens in the opening scene of a movie for your chance to win. Full details available on contest page.

Published: November 1, 2016

Newbie 5-7-5

The 5-7-5 is a fun poem to write. It only has three lines. The first line has 5 syllables. The second line has 7 syllables. The third line has 5 syllables again. This is our “newbie” contest so we are looking for new writers to FanStory.com to enter this contest. Cash prize to the winner.

Published: November 1, 2016

Pacific Northwest Writers’ Conference

Our mission is to develop writing talent through education, accessibility to the publishing industry, and participation in an interactive, writer community. Since 1955, writers in the NW have been dedicated to helping writers connect to other writers, publishers, agents, and editors across the country. Zola Helen Ross and Lucille McDonald came together to form the …

Published: November 1, 2016

Hourglass Literary Magazine – International Writing Contest

At the confluence of the West and the East, Hourglass Literary Magazine proudly announces its second international writing competition for – Best Short Story, Best Poem, Best Essay. – Jury/Judges: Sibelan Forrester, Jelena Lengold and John K. Cox. – The competition is international and is open to all authors writing in English or any of …

Published: November 1, 2016