Fiction

Chanticleer Authors’ Conference

Unlock the Secrets to Successful Publishing at the Chanticleer Authors Conference 2017 #CAC17 The Chanticleer Book Reviews Authors Conference and 2016 Awards Ceremony and Banquet, and 3-Day Book Room will take place at the Hotel Bellwether located in Bellingham, Wash. on Fri. March 29, Sat. April 1, and Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Squalicum Harbor …

Published: January 20, 2017

Seaside Writers Conference

Conference Dates for the 2017 Seaside Writers Conference: May 14th-May 21st, 2017 DEADLINES FOR FINANCIAL AID (SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS): March 20th, 2017 2017 HEADLINE AUTHORS CHRIS OFFUTT & ANTONYA NELSON ​ SWC Welcomes our new Fiction Workshop Faculty Members: ANTON DISCLAFANI (Fiction) & MICHELLE TEA (Creative Non-Fiction) & Special Guest Editor MARGAUX WEISMAN (HARPERCOLLINS) & …

Published: January 20, 2017

Swanwick Writers’ Summer School

Swanwick Summer School is a week-long programme for writers of all ages, abilities and genres. Featuring courses, workshops, guest speakers, panels and one-to-one sessions, it offers you the opportunity to learn new skills, explore your creativity, perform your poetry, sing, act, dance, laugh, or even write. Prices start from £465 and the cost includes full …

Published: January 20, 2017

The Books Alive! 5th Annual Washington Writers Conference

The biggest writers conference in the DC area! Every registrant will have the opportunity to “speed pitch” their fiction or nonfiction book to literary agents (up to 3 per registrant) —over 20 literary agents are expected to attend, travelling from New York City, Boston, and Los Angeles as well as the DC area for this …

Published: January 20, 2017

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

The Tennessee Williams Literary Festival was founded by a group of local citizens who aimed to celebrate the culture of New Orleans. Starting as a two-day festival, they honored the creative Tennessee Williams, who called New Orleans his spiritual home. Today, the festival spans over five days and brings together over 130 authors, actors, and …

Published: January 12, 2017

Ginosko Flash Fiction Contest

2017 GINOSKO FLASH FICTION CONTEST: $500 Award, $5 entry fee, deadline for Contest #4 is March 1, 2017. Submit up to 2 pieces, 800 words maximum each piece. Final Judges: Amanda Yskamp, Michael Hettich, Gary Lundy, E M Schorb, Andrena Zawinski, Andrei Guruianu, Robert Paul Cesaretti. Awarded work will be published on Ginosko Literary Journal …

Published: January 5, 2017

Loop Poetry Contest

Write a poem where last word of the previous line becomes the first word of the next line. So the last word of line 2 becomes the first word of line 3, last word of line 4 becomes the first word of line 5 – and so on. In addition, there is a rhyme scheme …

Published: January 5, 2017

The Crime Novelist

Submit your finished sci-fi novel of 40,000 words or more for the chance to win $1000

Published: January 5, 2017

The Drabble

A drabble is a flash fiction story that uses around 100 words. Your challenge is to write a story with just 100 words. The topic is open – write about whatever you wish. Just count those words!

Published: January 5, 2017

Etheree Poetry

An Ethree is a poem with just ten lines. The challenge is to follow a specific a specific syllable count for each line. You start off with one syllable for line 1, add another for line two, and another for line 3 and so on…. The last line of your poem has 10 syllables line. …

Published: January 5, 2017