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Haiku Poetry Contest

A Haiku poem only has three lines. But there is a specific syllable count (with some leniency for creativity). The syllable count is generally five syllables for the first line, seven for the second line and seven syllables again for the final line. Haiku doesn’t rhyme. A Haiku must “paint” a mental image in the …

Published: May 31, 2016

87 Bedford Short Story Contest

Contest is open from May 31 to August 28, 2016. Winner will be announced by September 30, 2016. Rules Submit a literary short story between 2000 to 8000 words that is set in a foreign location. The story must be original, previously unpublished, and follow these 2 rules: (1) The primary setting of the story …

Published: May 31, 2016

Writers Who Run (or Walk) Retreat

We’re writers. We’re runners. We’re both. It doesn’t matter what you write. If you write, you’re a writer. And if you run, you’re a runner. We even let walkers join the club. People who have a passion for writing and running belong here. Whether you used to run, or you’ve always thought about doing a …

Published: May 12, 2016

Chuckanut Writers Conference

The sixth annual Chuckanut Writers Conference is an intensive craft-focused, cross-genre symposium designed to inspire and edify writers of all experience levels. Co-presented by the Whatcom Community College Community and Continuing Education program and Village Books, the Chuckanut Writers Conference spotlights both talented authors who are distinguished writing teachers, and respected agents and marketing experts …

Published: May 12, 2016

Dream Quest One Writing Contest – Summer 2016

Open to anyone who enjoys writing a story that’s worth telling everyone! Write a short story, 5 pages maximum length on any subject or theme. You may use single or double line spacing. No word count. Multiple entries are accepted. Genres include any fiction, nonfiction, and creative nonfiction stories. We are now accepting entries. Visit …

Published: May 12, 2016

Mercersburg Summer Writing Contest

Mercersburg Summer Programs is thrilled to announce its 6th Annual Young Writers Contest. The contest kicks off the Young Writers Camp’s summer 2016 theme: Behind the Locked Door of Mystery. The 6th Annual Young Writers Contest is open to students ages 11-16. Contest Writing Prompt: Like life itself, every tale told is a mystery because …

Published: May 12, 2016

WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest

U.S. residents only are permitted to submit. Current or former clients and employees and their family members, or anyone otherwise affiliated with Writer’s Relief and its subsidiaries, are not eligible to enter the WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest.

Published: May 12, 2016

BOMB’s Biennial Poetry Contest

Founded in 1981, BOMB has championed and encouraged the literary efforts of both established and emerging writers for more than a quarter century. This year, our poetry contest returns with special guest judge Bhanu Kapil. She is a British-Indian emigrant to the United States and the author of five full-length works of poetry/prose: The Vertical …

Published: May 12, 2016

The Caledonia Novel Award

We are an Edinburgh-based, international award for unpublished or self-published debut novelists, in any genre for adults or Y/A.

Published: May 12, 2016