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Writers Who Run (or Walk) Retreat

We’re writers. We’re runners. We’re both. It doesn’t matter what you write. If you write, you’re a writer. And if you run, you’re a runner. We even let walkers join the club. People who have a passion for writing and running belong here. Whether you used to run, or you’ve always thought about doing a …

Published: May 12, 2016

Chuckanut Writers Conference

The sixth annual Chuckanut Writers Conference is an intensive craft-focused, cross-genre symposium designed to inspire and edify writers of all experience levels. Co-presented by the Whatcom Community College Community and Continuing Education program and Village Books, the Chuckanut Writers Conference spotlights both talented authors who are distinguished writing teachers, and respected agents and marketing experts …

Published: May 12, 2016

Dream Quest One Writing Contest – Summer 2016

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. You may use single or double line spacing. No word count. Multiple entries are accepted. Genres include any fiction, nonfiction, and creative nonfiction stories. We are now accepting entries. Visit …

Published: May 12, 2016

Mercersburg Summer Writing Contest

Mercersburg Summer Programs is thrilled to announce its 6th Annual Young Writers Contest. The contest kicks off the Young Writers Camp’s summer 2016 theme: Behind the Locked Door of Mystery. The 6th Annual Young Writers Contest is open to students ages 11-16. Contest Writing Prompt: Like life itself, every tale told is a mystery because …

Published: May 12, 2016

WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest

U.S. residents only are permitted to submit. Current or former clients and employees and their family members, or anyone otherwise affiliated with Writer’s Relief and its subsidiaries, are not eligible to enter the WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest.

Published: May 12, 2016

BOMB’s Biennial Poetry Contest

Founded in 1981, BOMB has championed and encouraged the literary efforts of both established and emerging writers for more than a quarter century. This year, our poetry contest returns with special guest judge Bhanu Kapil. She is a British-Indian emigrant to the United States and the author of five full-length works of poetry/prose: The Vertical …

Published: May 12, 2016

The Caledonia Novel Award

We are an Edinburgh-based, international award for unpublished or self-published debut novelists, in any genre for adults or Y/A.

Published: May 12, 2016

Driftless Unsolicited Novella Contest

The 2016 Driftless Unsolicited Novella contest seeks 20,000-40,000 word novellas, with a strong preference for submissions from authors of color, LGBTQ+ writers, and women. Two winning novellas will receive a $250.00 cash prize, a publication contract, and royalties for the novella with Brain Mill Press. The cash prize is not an advance against royalties. Royalties …

Published: May 12, 2016

The Great Break Short Story Contest by The Writer Magazine

I need a break. I broke through. Don’t break my heart. Those are the breaks. Break out! It’s time for your Big Break in the short story form. Frame a short story using any nuance, definition or understanding of the word “break.” Write 2,000 words of fiction and submit it to The Writer by April …

Published: February 12, 2016