Fiction

Hampton Roads Writers’ 6th Annual Writers’ Conference

One evening plus two full days of workshops, two best-selling keynoters, two first ten-lines critique sessions, 45 workshops during nine breakout sessions, ten-minute agent pitches, ten-minute indie publisher pitches, and cash prize contests for short fiction, short non-fiction and poetry. Workshops cover fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry and the business of getting published. A book shop, …

Published: April 9, 2014

Nora Roberts Writing Institute

Three-day writing conference and retreat for beginning and aspiring fiction writers in historic Washington County, Maryland. The annual NRWI summer conference offers workshops and breakout sessions by bestselling authors, college faculty and experienced public relations professionals. From story fundamentals like plot and point of view to seasoned advice on how to market your work, there …

Published: April 9, 2014

Live Free and Write

Join us in New Hampshire for a supportive writing retreat. Enjoy the refreshing New England summer with plentiful writing time, encouraging workshops, homemade meals and time to relax. Choose from “Reimagining Memoir” with Mimi Schwartz or “Free-Writing Intensive” with Douglas Goetsch; retreat hosted by Peter Murphy.

Published: April 9, 2014

Lakefly Literary Conference

Gain insight in the craft and business of writing at the Lakefly Literary Conference 2014, a two-day conference on May 9-10, for beginning and established writers of all genres at the Oshkosh Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center in Oshkosh, WI. Scheduled speakers include: bestselling author Hallie Ephron, novelist John DeDakis, journalist Bill Lueders, poet …

Published: April 9, 2014

NYIAD’s Complete Course in Fiction and Memoir Writing

New York Institute of Art and Design’s Fiction and Memoir Writing Course is the best way for aspiring writers to improve their skills and get feedback from published authors. You will learn how to write like a pro, develop intriguing characters and story lines, and how to publish your work. Our creative writing course allows …

Published: March 4, 2014

Nowhere Magazine’s Spring 2014 Travel Writing Contest

Award-winning literary travel magazine, Nowhere, is teaming up with Outside Magazine Executive Editor Sam Moulton for the first Nowhere Spring Travel Writing Contest. We are looking for young, old, novice and veteran voices with a powerful sense of place in their writing. Stories can be fiction or nonfiction, but please indicate which at the top …

Published: March 4, 2014

The Provenance Prize: Creative Writing on Antiques

The Provenance Prize is presented to a writer who captures the imagined history of an object in a creative and compelling way. Antiques are more than just old stuff. They hold stories, often untold, about their origins, about where they’ve gone, about the people who made and owned them. Old things hold unknowable secrets, but …

Published: March 4, 2014

This Very Breath – Flash Fiction Contest

This Very Breath looks for well written flash fiction and nonfiction. We look to publish stories that are emotional engaging. The stories we are looking for have a few twists that leave great emotional impact. We look for engaging metaphors and stunning descriptions.

Published: March 4, 2014

SLS 2014 Unified Literary Contest

Summer Literary Seminars is very excited to announce our 2014 Literary Contest! It will be held this year in affiliation with Fence Magazine. We are also thrilled to continue our three contest partnerships, with prizes sponsored by the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Center for Fiction, St. Petersburg Review and the esteemed Graywolf Press. …

Published: March 4, 2014

Tell It Strange Essay & Story Contest

Choose one of the Ms. Proulx’s insightful quotes to respond to: “We’re all strange inside. We learn how to disguise our differences as we grow up.” –The Shipping News “There’s something wrong with everybody and it’s up to you to know what you can handle.” –Close Range Entries may be in any genre — including …

Published: February 24, 2014