Fiction

Submissions (themed and non-themed) for The Los Angeles Review

The Los Angeles Review is pleased to announce a new general submission category: rotating themed submissions! For each submission period, writers will have the option to submit their work to either the general submission category or the rotating themed category. We are now accepting submissions for our first themed submission category, for a chance to …

Published: September 16, 2015

Nat. Brut Flash Fiction Contest

We are excited to announce that Amy Hempel will serve as judge for our second ever Flash Fiction Contest! Each submitter is allowed up to two entries for a $15 entry fee. 100% of the money raised through the contest will go directly into the magazine and its projects. The top three entries will receive …

Published: September 15, 2015

The Threepenny Editor Annual Novel Contest

When I started The Threepenny Editor in 2003, the ink on my creative writing degree was barely dried. I founded the company with a simple idea that has helped it grow into the robust, respected editing service it is today: I would give writers the kind of service I’d like to receive if I were …

Published: September 14, 2015

The Writer’s “Two Roads Diverge” short story contest

Have YOUR story read by novelist Colum McCann in The Writer‘s new short story contest,“Two Roads Diverge.” “There is always room for at least two truths.” ―TransAtlantic “With all respects to heaven, I like it here.” ― Let the Great World Spin Write a 2,000-word short story responding to one or both quotes by novelist and …

Published: September 14, 2015

Pulp Literature Magazine

We’re not your old boring lit mag, we’re “Good books for the price of a beer!” Short stories, novellas, graphic shorts and poetry in all genres, meant to entertain. We are in print and digital editions, four times a year, with original illustrations. We print Hugo award winners next to first-time authors. We impress the …

Published: September 14, 2015

Urban Omnibus: As Seen On [ ]

We are pleased to announce the fourth annual Urban Omnibus writing competition: As Seen On [ ]. This year, UO invites writers to explore the changing relationship between performance, audience and the physical city through narrative, theory, history or humor.

Published: September 13, 2015

2015 Raven Short Story Contest

We Pulp Literature editors collect stories like ravens in the woods, swooping down on what catches our eye and bringing the treasures — sometimes sparkling, sometimes grisly, but always fascinating — home to our nests. Want feedback on your story? Get a professional critique from one of the Pulp Literature editors for only $25 more. …

Published: September 12, 2015

Central Coast Writers Conference 2015

Are you ready to take your writing dreams to the next level? Whether you are a new writer or an established author, the Central Coast Writers Conference will help elevate your writing and passion to the next level. Cited as one of the best writer’s conferences in the US, this destination conference offers the best …

Published: September 11, 2015

Chicago Writers Conference

A weekend conference for writers of all genres, at all levels. CWC provides practical, actionable advice on everything from revising and editing your manuscript to utilizing social media effectively. Sunday features Pitchfest, meetings with literary agents and publishers where writers may pitch their book idea and receive feedback. Friday and Saturday nights feature cocktail parties …

Published: September 10, 2015

Creative Writing Institute Short Story Contest

GUIDELINES 1. This is a themed contest and this exact sentence must appear in the story. (You may change the ending punctuation.) I got more than I bargained for! 2. No swearing, profanity, explicit sexual scenes, graphic violence, etc. (Swearing includes but is not limited to the following: hell, damn, bitch, etc., and using God’s …

Published: September 9, 2015