Fiction

Publishing Workshop

Do you want to publish your writing but struggle with a lack of know-how and fear of rejection? Join us for this hands-on workshop where we will guide you through the process from blank page to published piece. If you are an aspiring author you will learn how and where to submit your work. If …

Published: August 3, 2016

The Fifth Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence

The Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence is awarded to the single best submission in the respective categories of poetry and fiction. The prize is open for submissions each year from April 1st to September 30th through the publication’s online submissions manager. The judges for 2016’s prize are Rawi Hage (for the short story …

Published: August 3, 2016

Humor Us Contest

Humor Us is looking for books with a good dose of funny. Maybe yours is a dark humor, a parody, or a good, old-fashioned buddy comedy — whatever it is, we want to read it. Your manuscript can be either fiction or nonfiction in at least a first draft (sorry, Bards, no limericks this time). …

Published: August 3, 2016

Fabula Press’ Aestas Short Story Contest 2016

Theme: None. There is no restriction on genre either, and we are happy to read historical fiction, mystery/suspense, and horror. However, for consistency of presentation we cannot accept children’s stories, fantasy, young adult or chick lit; likewise hardcore science fiction is not something we are looking for, but are open to science based / alternative …

Published: August 3, 2016

ABC Poetry Contest

Write an ABC poem. ABC is a form of poetry that follows a specific format. Example Battling thoughts. Choosing which option to follow. Denied at every turn. Endless pursuits. Relationships confuse. The first four lines follow the order of the alphabet. The last line begins with any letter.

Published: August 3, 2016

Launch Pad Manuscript Competition

In an exclusive partnership with Scott Free, Energy Entertainment and publisher Inkshares, the Launch Pad Manuscript Competition is here to bridge the world of books, novels and manuscripts with Hollywood’s biggest agents, managers, executives, producers and publishers. The goal of this competition is to help authors get their work in the hands of entertainment industry …

Published: August 3, 2016

2017 San Francisco Writing Contest

The San Francisco Writers Conference is pleased to announce the 2017 San Francisco Writing Contest. The contest is open to all writers everywhere, including those attending the 2017 San Francisco Writers Conference. The entry fee is $35 per item. Your entry must fit into one of the following categories: * Adult Fiction * Adult Nonfiction …

Published: August 3, 2016

“Wild” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent – Deadline August 31, 2016

| Theme: The untamed, free and undeveloped. The turbulent, unrestrained, emotional and extreme. Animals, people and places that are wild. It can be expressed in symbolic, literal, modern, traditional, abstract, and completely unique ways. Share your interpretation of WILD. | Eligible Submissions: Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to …

Published: August 3, 2016

LESSON LEARNED

School may be out for the summer, but The Writer is still looking to learn a thing or two. Our latest short story contest is about education in all forms: life lessons, coming-of-age lessons, lessons learned the hard way. Whether your character is steeped in academia or getting educated at the School of Hard Knocks, …

Published: July 19, 2016

Free Verse Poetry

Share a free verse poem to enter this contest. This poetry type does not follow any structure or style. There is no fixed meter and no structure regarding rhyme and lines in each stanza. Creativity is encouraged.

Published: July 19, 2016