Fiction

Dialogue Only Writing Contest

Dialogue is an important part of a story. It can show personality, background, education and so much more. But what if you wrote a story using only dialogue. That is the challenge here. Write a story using only speech. No narration, descriptions, or sentence tags. Example: Excuse me. Yes? Can you spare a dollar? Sorry. …

Published: February 27, 2017

Unexpected Romance Writing Contest

Write a story that brings two people together. Share two characters in your story that don’t necessarily realize that they belong together but the audience is rooting for them.

Published: February 27, 2017

Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Award

2017 Bethlehem Writers Roundtable SHORT STORY AWARD seeks tales of the paranormal. Is your protagonist clairvoyant? Does a ghost get in her way? Does he have to deal with other worldly characters? Enter your unpublished Paranormal short story (2000 words or fewer) for a chance to win cash and publication in the Bethlehem Writers Group’s …

Published: February 27, 2017

2017 Morceau Awards for Fiction, Poetry & Art

Grand Morceau & Co., a fine art gallery and publisher in San Francisco, is now accepting entries for the 2017 Morceau Awards. Prizes totaling $750 and publication in Morceau #1 are given to a short story, poem, and work of visual art. All styles and themes are accepted. For submission guidelines, please visit our website.

Published: February 27, 2017

Searching – Creative Writing Competition

Ready to indulge in a little creativity? This fabulous new creative writing competition requires a compelling story about the theme ‘Searching.’ We welcome creative interpretations of the theme – whether your story is about searching for a person or a missing item, we don’t mind. Try to create a story that will stand out from the rest. …

Published: February 27, 2017

The Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference

The Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference was created in 2006 by author/filmmaker Clay Stafford in an effort to bring together forensic experts, writers, and fans of crime and thriller literature. Our objective is simple: to educate and empower aspiring and established writers, and connect them with other industry professionals. We pride ourselves on our intense, …

Published: February 27, 2017

5th Annual Books Alive! Washington Writers Conference

The premier writers conference in the DC area is the annual BOOKS ALIVE! Washington Writers Conference, organized by the nonprofit Washington Independent Review of Books 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 scheduled to attend, …

Published: February 27, 2017

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

For Visual Artists, Writers, Ceramicists, Composers, and now Weavers. New: Space for artist couples The Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence program provides visual artists, writers, and composers of exceptional talent with uninterrupted time and creative space within the serene natural setting of the Byrdcliffe Art Colony. Lasting four weeks, the residency offers artists private studio time …

Published: February 27, 2017

North Carolina Writers’ Network Spring Conference

The North Carolina Writers’ Network Spring Conference will be held on April 22 at the Moore Humanities and Research Administration Building and Curry Auditorium on the campus of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. The conference features intensive workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and the business of writing, as well as publisher exhibits, …

Published: February 27, 2017

Lit Fest

Lit Fest is a two-week celebration of the literary arts, with workshops in fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and more. During Lit Fest, we host events day and night—including salons and business panels, free readings, visiting authors, a book fair, and the kickoff party.

Published: February 27, 2017