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Adventure Writers Competition

Sponsored by the Clive Cussler Family, the Clive Cussler Collector’s Society, Sven Gillhoolie Publishing and Stealth Publishing. Why are we different? We are the only contest we know of that focuses on Adventure Writing. No vampires or romance novels to compete with here! Whether you write like the Grandmaster himself, Clive Cussler, or have your …

Published: April 3, 2017

The Third Drapers Guild Short Story Contest

This month we announced the winner of the Second Drapers Guild Short Story Contest: Michelle Harris for an excerpt from her novella, “Lovers and Boyfriends”. The contest is open to all fiction shorter than a novella — any genre, we are more interested in the quality of the writing than the subject matter.

Published: April 3, 2017

2017 SCRIPT AWARD

Hi, The SCRIPT Award is a yearly writing competition that we think will be of interest to you. The challenge of the SCRIPT Award is to write a “mini epic” of exactly 100 words and the winning prize is $1000 (Canadian dollars). The SCRIPT Award 2017 is open to any writers who have, or are …

Published: April 3, 2017

Draft to Dream

The Draft to Dream Book Competition is ideal for the independent author, put on by AuthorU, a nonprofit author resource organization. Participants also receive their scoring sheets, and some feedback on their manuscripts after the competition. Winners are announced at the AuthorU Extravaganza in September.

Published: April 3, 2017

The 2017 Peseroff Prize Poetry Contest

“Whenever something new develops in poetry, many will argue, ‘That’s not poetry.’ Think of the reception of William Carlos Williams . . . spoken word poets, poets who incorporate graphics, poets who write in code so robots can read them. It’s all poetry.” –Joyce Peseroff Breakwater Review is proud to announce The Peseroff Prize: publication …

Published: April 3, 2017

Ink & Insights 2017

A writing contest that focuses on giving feedback to all contestants. Four separate judges read and score each submission, as well as give feedback on many aspects of story building and writing technique. Learn your strengths and weaknesses while competing with your peers. Writers enter for the feedback. The contest is just a bonus.

Published: April 3, 2017

“Orange” International Call For Artists and Writers by ArtAscent – Deadline April 30, 2017

| Theme: The colour between red and yellow in the visible spectrum, orange is associated with meanings of warmth, optimism, enthusiasm, transition, health, happiness, fun, creativity and freedom. Orange is stimulating, vibrant and flamboyant. It is the colour of vivid sunsets, fire, vegetables, flowers, fish, citrus fruits, marmalade, traffic cones, life rafts and Cheetos. Orange …

Published: April 3, 2017

Wundor Editions Poetry Contest 2017

At Wundor, our aim is to champion interesting, unusual writing in all its forms. Poetry, unfortunately, is currently one of the more neglected, too often dismissed as old-fashioned and elitist. We know this isn’t true, and we hope that our contest will help to restore poetry to its rightful place. The theme of our inaugural …

Published: April 3, 2017

F(r)iction’s Winter 2017 Literary Contests

TBL is pleased to announce the F(r)iction Winter Literary Competition. There are four submission categories: 1) creative nonfiction ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words, 2) short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words, 3) flash fiction with a word limit of 750 words, and 4) poetry no longer than three pages. Winners …

Published: February 27, 2017

Fiction War Spring

Fiction Wars are seasonal writing competitions giving modern fictioneers 3 days to create a short masterwork. These three days are called the THREE DAY FICTION WAR. All entries must be 1000 words or fewer.

Published: February 27, 2017