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Invent a Word

We invite you to invent a word. Not just any word. A word you think will greatly enhance the English language. Give us your word, a one-sentence definition, and use the word in a sentence. The winner gets a free Gotham class of his or her choosing.

Published: June 29, 2016

Five on the Fifth Short Fiction Contest

Five on the Fifth presents its 1st annual Short Fiction Contest! This contest is intended as a way to honor writers for their craft in short fiction. We love a good short story here at Five on the Fifth and want to be able to showcase (and reward) excellent short stories in a big way! …

Published: June 29, 2016

Novelicious Retreat

One part educational, one part hospitality, all parts awesome. While you relax, recharge your devices and refuel on delicious desserts and a healthy lunch, we’ll be providing practical content on a variety of romance business topics; our hope is to inspire you to dream bigger and provide tangible resources to help you reach your romance …

Published: June 29, 2016

Connecticut Fiction Fest

Connecticut Fiction Fest features keynote speaker Sarah MacLean, with a master class taught by Barbara Samuel O’Neal. More than 20 workshops, including a full suspense-mystery track with 2-hour intensives on CSI techniques and Cold Cases, as well as manuscript critiques and opportunities to pitch outstanding agents and editors from major publishing houses. Early Bird registration …

Published: June 23, 2016

Conium Press 2016 Book & Chapbook Contest

Word count is flexible. Chapbooks and full-length books receive equal consideration. The judging process is blind. Conium Press is a publisher of innovative writing. We lean toward unconventional plots, bizarre settings, and experimental language. We don’t get stuck on distinctions between “genre fiction” and “literary fiction,” but the piece should grab the reader’s attention and …

Published: June 23, 2016

Octopus With A Quill 2.0

Hey there! With OWAQ (Octopus With A Quill) in its second season, OWAQ 2.0, here is your chance to showcase what you have got. Octopi are known for their intellect and creativity. Their eight arms are a symbol of coming together of multiple kinds of thoughts and a multi-faceted personality. We hope that settles why …

Published: June 23, 2016

2-4-2 Poetry

The challenge for this poetry contest is to write a 2-4-2 syllable poem. This poem has only three lines. But there is a specific syllable count to follow. The first line has 2 syllables, the second line has 4 syllables and the last line 2 syllables. The subject can be anything.

Published: June 23, 2016

Four Line Poem

Write a four line poem that has a specific syllable count. The subject can be anything. But follow a specific syllable count. The first line has 1 syllable, the second line has 5 syllables, the third line also has 5 syllables, and the last line has 9 syllables.

Published: June 23, 2016

Conium Press 2016 Book & Chapbook Contest

Word count is flexible. Chapbooks and full-length books are given equal consideration. Conium Press is a publisher of innovative writing. We lean toward unconventional plots, bizarre settings, and experimental language. We don’t get stuck on distinctions between “genre fiction” and “literary fiction,” but the piece should grab the reader’s attention and take narrative risks. This …

Published: June 23, 2016

Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers

The 2016 Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers will be held on October 14 and October 15 at The University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. The program features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, masterclasses, panel discussions, and individual editing sessions with faculty. Participants include poets Robin Coste Lewis and Chloe …

Published: May 31, 2016