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24-Hour Short Story Contest – Winter, 2017

On the date of the contest, at start-time, we send out the topic for that specific contest to all registered entrants, while also posting it on WritersWeekly.com. Entrants must be registered before the contest begins and there is a limit of 500 participants per contest. Entrants then have 24 hours to write and submit their …

Published: September 26, 2016

Our Darkest Hours

Write a fictional short story using any nuance, definition, or understanding of the word “dark.” Word count: 2,000 words or less. For complete submission guidelines, visit writermag.submittable.com. • The submission deadline is midnight eastern time on November 15th, 2016. • The entry fee is $25 (including processing fees). All entries MUST be submitted through Submittable …

Published: September 26, 2016

Tethered by Letters’ 2016 Fall Writing Contest

Contest Submissions TBL is pleased to announce the F(r)iction Fall Literary Competition. There are three submission categories: 1) short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words, 2) flash fiction with a word limit of 750 words, and 3) poetry no longer than three pages. Winners of the contest will be published in …

Published: September 26, 2016

Philip Levine Prize in Poetry

The Philip Levine Prize for Poetry is an annual book contest sponsored by the Creative Writing Program at California State University, Fresno. This contest — open to any poet writing in English (except current or former students or faculty of Fresno State) — offers a $2,000 prize and publication by Anhinga Press, a Florida-based press …

Published: September 16, 2016

Top of the Mountain Book Award

Have a completed novel? Enter the NCW Top of the Mountain Book Award for a chance to win $1,000! Two Categories: Fiction & Creative, Narrative Nonfiction or Memoir Dates of submission: September 15, 2016 to February 1, 2017 $500 AWARDED TO EACH CATEGORY WINNER FIRST PLACE WINNER RECEIVES CERTIFICATE AND $1,000 The winners will be …

Published: September 14, 2016

“Spooky” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent – Deadline October 31, 2016

| Theme: Eerie, haunting, sinister, ghostly, uneasy, frightening, uncanny, dark, hidden, unearthy, mysterious or weird. Spookiness can be expressed in symbolic, literal, modern, traditional, abstract, and completely unique ways. Share your interpretation of SPOOKY. | Eligible Submissions: Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or …

Published: September 14, 2016

Raven Short Story Contest

Flash fiction and short fiction, 500 to 2500 words. Pulp Literature editors collect stories like ravens in the woods, swooping down on what catches their eyes and bringing the treasures — sometimes sparkling, sometimes grisly, but always fascinating — home to their nests. Show us your most scintillating treasures in the form of short fiction …

Published: September 14, 2016

The Jane Lumley Prize

Vees, I am pleased to announce Hermeneutic Chaos’ third annual Jane Lumley Prize for Poetry! The deadline is November 1, and there is no entry fee. The Jane Lumley Prize will be awarded to poets who have not published more than one full length collection, and/or have only published chapbooks, and/or have published work in …

Published: September 14, 2016

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Fall Conference

The 2016 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference will be held from November 4 to November 6 at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley in Raleigh, North Carolina. The conference features courses and master classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures and panels on book marketing and finding an agent. The faculty …

Published: September 14, 2016

Wantage (not just) Betjeman Festival

Local literary festival with a surprisingly varied programme of events. The 2016 festival features A. N. Wilson, Dr Janina Ramirez, Victoria Hislop, Gervase Phinn and many more plus writing and poetry workshops.

Published: September 14, 2016