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Knoxville Writers’ Guild’s annual writing contest

Submissions for the annual Knoxville Writers’ Guild writing contest will be accepted now through Sunday, June 15. Contestants may enter their work in several categories including poetry, creative nonfiction, novel excerpt, one-act play and screenwriting. In addition to the Leslie Garrett Award for Literary Fiction, this year KWG offers additional fiction categories for romance, crime/mystery, …

Published: June 11, 2014

“Hidden” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

The call theme is “Hidden.” Unseen, unknown, mysterious, cryptic, masked, clouded, puzzling, esoteric. Show us what hidden means to you. Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). The mission of ArtAscent is …

Published: June 11, 2014

Writers’ Police Academy

The Writers’ Police Academy offers the most hands-on, interactive and educational experience writers can find to enhance their understanding of all aspects of law enforcement and forensics. This is a one of a kind event, featuring real police, fire, and EMS training at an actual police academy. Top instructors and experts from across the U.S. …

Published: May 6, 2014

Renegade Word 2014 Writing Contest

Seeks short creative nonfiction writing based on the prompts shared on our website. What exactly do we mean by “creative nonfiction”? In essence, we want to read true stories told in a literary way. That means we’re open to memoir, personal essays, original journalism, historical essays, or basically any other literary forms that are based …

Published: April 24, 2014

Stage of Life Writing Contest

What’s your story? Educational literacy initiative, StageofLife.com, hosts an international writing contest every month centered around a specific “life” topic. Topic themes have ranged from mental health to consumerism to fear to goal setting to our relationship with nature. The writing community welcomes nearly 1,000,000 teens, college students, teachers, parents and bloggers each year who …

Published: April 24, 2014

The 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 We’re looking for previously unpublished stories that exemplify the power of narrative to make one think and feel.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 and concept to open new emotional and cognitive territory for readers. The contest is judged by the …

Published: April 9, 2014

“Desire” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

The competition theme is “Desire.” Emotional, physical, imagined desire. Global desire. Intangible desire. Consequences of desire. Show us what desire means to you. Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Writers retain copyrights. Open to Canadian (except Quebec) and U.S. residents. …

Published: April 9, 2014

Dream Quest One Writing Contest – Summer 2014

Open to anyone who enjoys writing a story that’s worth telling everyone! Write a short story, 5 pages maximum length on any subject or theme or genre: fiction, nonfiction, or creative nonfiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries, play writing, scriptwriting, and screenwriting). Also, all entries must be typed or neatly hand printed. Multiple and …

Published: April 9, 2014

Pop-Up Writers’ Retreat in Ireland

Pop-Up Writers’ Retreat in West Cork, Ireland September 6th – 13th, 2014 Run by West Cork College, this is an exclusive week long retreat with a focus on finishing your writing. Prices start at $530 p.p. sharing and include three workshops with established authors, all your meals, and accommodation. Based in beautiful Glengarriff, West Cork, …

Published: April 9, 2014

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2014 Spring Conference

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2014 Spring Conference offers intensive workshops in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, book marketing and the “art of the pitch.” Other features include faculty readings, on-site “lunch with an author,” publisher exhibits and an open mic for conference participants. The faculty includes fiction writers Nancy Peacock, Kim Church and Drew Perry; creative …

Published: April 9, 2014