North Carolina Writers’ Network 2015 Squire Summer Writing Residency

The long weekend offers intensive workshops with accomplished instructors, group events such as readings and discussions, a chance to share work with other dedicated writers and a unique opportunity to bond with writers from across the state and beyond. Registrants will spend the entire weekend in one workshop, in either fiction, poetry or creative nonficiton. …

Published: June 8, 2015

65 Little Words Writing Competition

You have just 65 words or less including the title to write a complete story in this brand new writing competition. It’s a tough one but you can do it and we look forward to receiving your submissions. Take a look at the photo published online and read the rules. Open to writers worldwide – …

Published: June 7, 2015

Backspace’s NEVERENDING Online Writers Conference

Attend the online version of Backspace’s renowned query letter and opening 2 pages workshops and get agent feedback on your submission materials! Each week-long conference session includes: a query letter workshop with 6-10 students and 2 literary agents an opening 2 pages workshop with the same 6-10 students and 2 different literary agents a 2-day …

Published: June 7, 2015

Mystery Fiction Writing Competition

It’s time to get all mysterious in our latest writing competition and to become inspired by the wonderful photo published online. If you fancy winning up to £500 for your efforts, we are looking for a cleverly crafted plot that teases the senses and draws us ever-deeper into the story-line. You have a maximum of …

Published: June 6, 2015

Flash Fiction Contest

Our annual flash fiction contest is now taking submissions. Submit up to two flash fiction pieces of no more than 750 words. Deadline will be August 14, 2015. Entry fee is $5.00. Winners will be published. We may offer publication to additional finalists.

Published: June 6, 2015

Writers’ Village International Short Fiction Award summer 2015

Winners will be awarded the title ‘Winner, the Writers’ Village International Short Fiction Award summer 2015’ and see their work showcased online. Any genre of prose fiction may be submitted up to 3000 words, except playscripts and poetry. Entries are welcomed world-wide.

Published: June 4, 2015

Stoneslide Story Contest

Open to any kind of story up to 10,000 words in length. We’re looking for previously unpublished stories that exemplify the power of narrative to make one think and feel. Ideal stories will use character, plot, description, humor, pathos and concept to open new emotional and cognitive territory for readers. The contest is judged by …

Published: June 4, 2015

2015 “Sonic Geography” Writing Contest

Have you visited a place with a unique sound space? Can you describe the sound of a location in a unique way? Musicworks’ 5th annual “Sonic Geography” Writing Contest asks you to choose any location—urban or rural, indoors or outside, cacophonous or mysteriously quiet—and describe how sound shapes your experience in 500 words. Top 3 …

Published: June 4, 2015

Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards Program

The purpose of the annual contest is for SFWP to find great works of fiction that may be flying under the radar (often from writers who are struggling to be noticed by agents or big-name publishers). We are seeking fiction and nonfiction of any genre. Prizewinners receive offer of a book contract with SFWP, something …

Published: June 4, 2015

The Drapers Guild Short Story Contest

The Drapers Guild Short Story Contest is a perpetual contest. We award a prize of $100 for the best one of every fifteen stories submitted. Stories we receive will be judged in groups of fifteen, arranged in the order received. We will award a prize for one story in each group. Besides the $100 prize, …

Published: June 3, 2015