2017 San Francisco Writing Contest

The San Francisco Writers Conference is pleased to announce the 2017 San Francisco Writing Contest. The contest is open to all writers everywhere, including those attending the 2017 San Francisco Writers Conference. The entry fee is $35 per item. Your entry must fit into one of the following categories: * Adult Fiction * Adult Nonfiction …

Published: August 3, 2016

Streetlight’s Short Short Fiction Contest

Send us your best short shorts (any subject) up to 1000 words in length. Please submit only one story per entry–multiple entries are permitted. Winners will be chosen by our judges Erika Raskin & Suzanne Freeman. All winning entries will be published in the fall issue of Streetlight magazine, October, 2016. Additionally, all contest entries …

Published: July 15, 2016

Tethered by Letters’ Spring 2016 Writing Contests

The deadline for Tethered by Letters’ 2016 Spring Writing Contests is August 1! This time around, Tethered by Letters is offering $1600 in prizes for our Spring Contest winners. Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven, will be judging short story submissions; poet, teacher, and activist Suzi Q. Smith is the poetry judge; and …

Published: July 15, 2016

New Writer Awards – Sequestrum

Over $500 in total prizes will be awarded to up-and-coming writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Prose and poetry will be judged separately with one first prize winner per genre. First prize of $200 (one per genre) and $50 runner-up prizes (minimum two per genre). All winners and runners-up will be published in our Spring …

Published: July 15, 2016

CWI Short Story Contest

This is a themed contest and this exact sentence must appear in the story: “Explain how that happened!” • Open genre • Your story must be between 1,500 and 2,000 words. • No swearing, profanity, explicit sexual scenes, graphic violence, etc. • Your story must not have been published before. By entering this contest, winners …

Published: July 15, 2016


Each month we invite you to post a story on Twitter using #storieseverywhere for a chance to win a free class. Your stories (which can be true or made up) will be inspired by what you see, know, or do, and they should relate in some way to our monthly “themes.” Our theme for the …

Published: June 29, 2016

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