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Hourglass Literary Magazine (Deadline Extended)

Detailed instructions for submissions: SHORT STORY should not exceed 7000 words or be less than 700 words. Entry fee: $15 USD ($25 for submitting up to three pieces). POEMS should not have more than 3500 words. WRITERS CAN SUBMIT UP TO THREE POEMS/SONGS. ESSAYS Essays should not exceed 9000 words or be less than 1000 …

Published: May 4, 2017

Pennsylvania Writers Conference

The Pennsylvania Writers Conference is designed to engage, educate and empower the literary community. If you’re a passionate writer, reader, or both, join us on the campus of Wilkes University to learn more about fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting and playwriting. July 30 to Aug. 5 Wilkes University With a keynote reading from Pulitzer Prize-winning …

Published: April 20, 2017

Boston Review Annual Poetry Contest

Submit up to five unpublished poems, no more than 10 pages total. Any poet writing in English is eligible, unless he or she is a current student, former student, relative, or close friend of the judge. Mailed manuscripts must be submitted in duplicate, with a cover note listing the author’s name, address, email, and phone …

Published: April 20, 2017

Inkitt Novel Competition

Inkitt is a new boutique publishing house. Our first novel launched mid 2016, and since then we’ve published 16 books, 15 of which became Amazon Bestsellers in their categories and ranked Top 100 among the four million books on Amazon. – Every month one winner will be selected for publication – No entry fee – …

Published: April 20, 2017

Spring Cleaning

Spring is finally here. To celebrate, we’re encouraging our readers to do a little spring cleaning of their own…in their draft folders. Pick your very best draft, polish it up, and send it for consideration in our short story contest. No theme, no genre restrictions, just your favorite draft in 2000 words or less. Don’t …

Published: April 20, 2017

The Enraptured Reader: Writing to Stir the Emotions

SANSKRIT LITERATURE seeks to evoke intense, visceral, and emotional responses in the reader, much like someone mesmerized by a work of art, or spellbound by a performance, experiences. Known as the Rasa Theory, this phenomenon “can also help artists and writers effectively represent and harness emotions, creating suspense and surprise in their art.” (Rita Banerjee, …

Published: April 6, 2017

Santa Barbara Writers Conference

Join us June 18-23, 2017! Since 1972, the Santa Barbara Writers Conference has been connecting writers with mentors, agents and editors. Every summer, writers in many genres from around the world gather to participate in a magical week of intensive work focused on story, voice, craft, marketing, and networking with fellow writers and publishing professionals.

Published: April 6, 2017

Bath Novel Award

The Bath Novel Award is an international prize, established in 2013, for unpublished or independently published novels written for adults or young adults. Submissions may be in any genre and should include the first 5,000 words plus a one page synopsis.

Published: April 3, 2017

Begin Again – Rollick Magazine Writers Competition

Submissions are now open for Rollick’s Begin Again issue. Our Begin Again issue is all about fresh starts and new beginnings. It’s all about what happens after a failure, falter, or fall. It’s about perseverence, and striving, and hope. You can send in essays, poems, short stories, memoirs, confessionals, experimental writing, post cards, art, illustrations, …

Published: April 3, 2017

Baum Indie Book Prize 2017

Are you an indie author looking to publish your book with marketing built in? Henry and Cate Baum, founders of indie book companies Self-Publishing Review and Kwill Books have set up a fund for one author to receive an entirely free book publication and marketing deal with Kwill Books starting in October 2017. This is …

Published: April 3, 2017