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2015 “Sonic Geography” Writing Contest

Have you visited a place with a unique sound space? Can you describe the sound of a location in a unique way? Musicworks’ 5th annual “Sonic Geography” Writing Contest asks you to choose any location—urban or rural, indoors or outside, cacophonous or mysteriously quiet—and describe how sound shapes your experience in 500 words. Top 3 …

Published: June 4, 2015

The Hummingbird Award for Flash Fiction

Got something short, sharp and snappy to tell? Wow us with your most economical and brilliant storytelling. This contest is for short fiction under 1000 words. Want feedback on your story? Get a professional critique from one of the Pulp Literature editors for only $15 more. Final Judge: Bob Thurber.

Published: June 3, 2015

Salamander 2015 Fiction Contest

• All entries will be considered for publication. All entries will be considered anonymously. • Send no more than one story per entry. Each story must not exceed 30 double-spaced pages in 12 point font. Multiple entries are acceptable, provided that a separate reading fee is included with each entry. • Please submit two separate …

Published: May 15, 2015

The Caledonia Novel Award

We are an Edinburgh-based international competition for unpublished, debut novels. Our shortlist judge is Kathryn Ross of Fraser Ross Associates. To enter, please submit the first 20 pages of your novel with a 200-word synopsis. Entries must be original and at least 50,000 words long. All terms and conditions on our website.

Published: May 7, 2015

JetWriters Essay Writing Contest

Rules Your submission should be between 800 and 1,200 words and double-spaced Essay should be written in English Submit your work in the following format: Word (.doc, .docx, .rtf), PDF By sending an essay, you confirm that your work is unique and previously unpublished. No plagiarism please! Remember that we accept one submission per participant. …

Published: May 3, 2015

Driftless Unsolicited Novella Contest

2015 theme: Over The Driftless region of Wisconsin state is land that the glaciers never reached — a dramatically hilly landscape, unpressed by the weight of glaciers, with ore so close to the surface it was collected by individual miners who dug their own “badger holes” in the mineral-rich ground. Since the miners left, this …

Published: May 3, 2015

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

WINTER POETRY & PROSE GETAWAY January 15-18, 2016, Atlantic City area Advance your craft and energize your writing at the 22nd Annual Winter Getaway featuring Stephen Dunn. Enjoy challenging and supportive workshops, insightful feedback and an encouraging community. Choose from fiction, nonfiction, memoir, screenwriting and poetry. Early registration discounts and scholarships available – details at …

Published: April 30, 2015

Boston Book Festival

The 2015 Boston Book Festival features more than 200 authors participating in more than four dozen presentations, conversations and panels. Topics include science, technology, literary criticism, art and architecture, poetry, fiction and writing for children and young adults. Of special interest to writers are the “Writer Idol” session sponsored by GrubStreet, in which excerpts from …

Published: April 28, 2015

Hampton Roads Writers’ 7th Annual Writers’ Conference

HRW’s Seventh Annual Writers’ Conference, which takes place Sept. 17 – 19, 2015 at the Virginia Beach/Norfolk Conference center, Holiday Inn Hotel, Virginia Beach, VA, offers outstanding opportunities to network, improve your craft and marketing skills and pitch work to agents. One evening plus two full days of workshops, two best-selling keynoters, two first ten-lines critique sessions, 50 …

Published: April 28, 2015