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Streetlight Magazine 2016 Poetry Contest

As with our regular poetry submissions, we seek poems which resonate with the power and beauty of the English language; poems which show what is extraordinary about the common and what is common about the extraordinary. Send us 3-5 unpublished poems per entry. We prefer that single poems be no longer than one page in …

Published: November 21, 2016

Houston Writers Guild Annual Conference

Friday’s session is craft focused with an optional Friday Mingle and Book Launch evening event. Saturday is the main day with a keynote speech followed by 60 min breakout sessions. Each breakout session has three options: a craft track, a traditional publication track, and an independent publishing track option. Also during the day on Saturday, …

Published: November 14, 2016

Opening Scene Writing Contest

In 484 words or fewer, tell us your version of what happens in the opening scene of a movie for your chance to win. Full details available on contest page.

Published: November 1, 2016

Dream Quest One Poetry Contest – Winter 2016-2017

International, and open to anyone who enjoys expressing innermost thoughts and feeling into the beautiful literary art of poetry. Write a poem, 30 lines or fewer on any subject, theme, form or style, for a chance to win cash prizes! Multiple entries are accepted. Visit our website for details on how to enter!

Published: November 1, 2016

Pacific Northwest Writers’ Conference

Our mission is to develop writing talent through education, accessibility to the publishing industry, and participation in an interactive, writer community. Since 1955, writers in the NW have been dedicated to helping writers connect to other writers, publishers, agents, and editors across the country. Zola Helen Ross and Lucille McDonald came together to form the …

Published: November 1, 2016

Hourglass Literary Magazine – International Writing Contest

At the confluence of the West and the East, Hourglass Literary Magazine proudly announces its second international writing competition for – Best Short Story, Best Poem, Best Essay. – Jury/Judges: Sibelan Forrester, Jelena Lengold and John K. Cox. – The competition is international and is open to all authors writing in English or any of …

Published: November 1, 2016

Iceland Writers Retreat Writing Competition

The Iceland Writers Retreat writing competition is awarded to one person based on the quality of their written submission (essay, story, or poem) that engages with the theme “Iceland – Regard the Moon”.

Published: November 1, 2016

PNWA Unpublished Fiction & Nonfiction

The PNWA Writing Contest has awarded quality writers for over sixty years. The contest has twelve popular categories, a total of $12,000 in price money, and every qualified entry received two critiques from readers. Finalist entries are read by agents and publishers from around the country.

Published: November 1, 2016

Nancy Pearl Book Award

PNWA’s Nancy Pearl Book Award is a NEW literary contest designed to recognize recently published works by PNWA members. Books with an original copyright date of 2015 can be submitted for consideration. Winners will be announced at the 2016 PNWA Conference (July 28 – 31), will receive $1000 in cash prizes and one month of …

Published: November 1, 2016