Fiction

DWL Short Story Contest

DWL’s fifth annual short story contest is now accepting entries. There’s NO entry fee. Contest is open to writers worldwide. Send original and unpublished stories in English of up to 5,000 words to [email protected] Three winners will receive $100 each and be eligible for the PKR 50,000 (approximately $500) Dastaan Award.

Published: August 18, 2016

2017 Kathy Fish Flash Fiction Fellowship

SmokeLong Quarterly will accept submissions July 15 through September 15, 2016, for its 2017 Kathy Fish Fellowship for new and emerging writers. The winner of the 2017 Kathy Fish Fellowship will be considered a “writer-in-residence” at SmokeLong (note: position is virtual) for four quarterly issues (March, June, September, and December 2017). Each issue will include …

Published: August 18, 2016

Cinquain Poetry

Write a Cinquain . Each line in this poem has a specific number of syllables. Line 1 – 2 syllables. Line 2 – 4 syllables. Line 3 – 6 syllables. Line 4 – 8 syllables. Line 5 – 2 syllables. A cinquain is a short and usually unrhymed poem. Your cinquain can be written about …

Published: August 18, 2016

Open Prompt Flash Fiction

Open Prompt Flash Fiction between 200 and 750 words, in any genre. Anyone in the US can enter. The entry fee will help support the Jacob von Kutzleben Memorial Scholarship. The contest is judged by five published authors.

Published: August 18, 2016

(Annual) Atlantis Short Story Contest

(Annual) Atlantis Short Story Contest: Cash prizes ($450 in total, first prize is $300) and in-depth feedback await unpublished writers. No theme or genre restrictions. Maximum 2,500 words. Entry fee: starts from $10 (depends on level of feedback wanted when the story does not place) Deadline: November 30, 2016 Info: http://www.atlantis-shortstorycontest.com/ Contact e-mail: [email protected]

Published: August 18, 2016

Write About This

The challenge is to write a story about the person displayed in the image we provide. To view the image view the contest announcement. Write about anything but you need to somehow incorporate the man shown in this image into your story. What’s he doing? What does he plan on doing? How will he impact …

Published: August 18, 2016

Hell Found Me Writing Contest

For this contest your challenge is to write a story that starts with the sentence provided. The sentence is “Hell found me.” Your story must start with the sentence above. Fiction and non-fiction welcomed.

Published: August 18, 2016

Hollihock Writers Conference

Join the creative community of New England including published authors, educators, and industry professionals as we explore all aspects of the writing life. Over this three-day conference, take part in discussions about the literary world of creative writing, poetry, and non-fiction; attend panels to learn tips on finding an agent and writing query letters; get …

Published: August 18, 2016

Hampton Roads Writers 8th Annual Writers Conference

Keynoters – bestselling authors Mary Burton and Robert J. Crane. Fifty craft and business – of -writing workshops during ten breakout sessions, free agent pitches, two first ten-lines critique sessions, contests. Two lunches and cocktail social/silent auction included (free heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar.)

Published: August 3, 2016

Shore Thing Writing Getaway

Treat yourself to a writing retreat at the shore. Down the block from Atlantic City’s famous beach and boardwalk, this affordable workshop will energize and inspire you. Head home with sand between your toes, a few new pieces of writing and the glow that comes from spending the day with an encouraging community of writers.

Published: August 3, 2016