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1,000 Prompts, 1,000 Dollars

How to Enter: 1. Pick a prompt from one of the 10 available pages. 2. Write your story and make sure it’s between 500 and 1,500 words. 3. Prepare your story as a post on your own blog or website. Include a link at the end of your post to the prompt you used and …

Published: December 5, 2013

Southern California Writers’ Conference

Founded and run by professional writers, the SCWC provides veteran and emerging talent with authoritative feedback to help distinguish those manuscripts that are ready for market consideration. The conference facilitates some $4 million worth of first-time authors’ book and screen deals. With extended one-on-one evaluation and dozens of interactive workshops, the SCWC is among the …

Published: December 2, 2013

“Home” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

The competition theme is “Home.” Home can be a building, a room, a space. Home should feel comfortable, a place where you belong. It might be a sanctuary of safety, a group of objects with memories that create a personal timeline, a country or community of people that share a familiarity, or anywhere your loved …

Published: December 2, 2013

West Texas Writers’ Academy

Renowned, professional writers, including New York Times bestselling authors, combine their skills and knowledge to create a dynamic academy focused on helping students become published authors. New this year, the academy presents an in-depth course on crime writing taught by a retired law enforcement agent and writer. Students will experience the thrill of crime scene …

Published: November 15, 2013

Writers’ Workshop @ Your Library

Nationally prominent authors and professional writing instructors offer a FREE day of practical information and inspiring advice for new or experienced authors Presentations begin at 9:30 a.m. with Susan Sloate delivering the keynote address, “Living the Writer’s Life.” Sabrina Jeffries, Carole Boston Weatherford, Annette Dunlap will also offer presentations.

Published: October 28, 2013

YoungArts 2014

In recognition of up-and-coming artists, YoungArts awards • Cash prizes of up to $10,000 • Access to scholarships, professional contacts and career opportunities including the chance to appear in YoungArts MasterClass on HBO • Opportunities to participate in master classes with renowned artists such as Edward Albee and John Guare and collaborate with artists from …

Published: October 7, 2013

AWP Annual Conference and Bookfair

Writers, publishers, editors and educators engage in literary conversation and celebration with fellow lovers of literature from across the region and the world. The conference offers more than 450 events, including public receptions, a bookfair, lectures, readings and workshops, etc. Keynote speaker: Annie Proulx.

Published: October 7, 2013

WYRM’s Gauntlet

The Gauntlet is a new format, underground writing contest for speculative fiction. We welcome pros, amateurs, hobbyists. If you can pick up a pencil or slap your fingers on some keys and write about some wicked ideas then we want you to try this contest!

Published: October 1, 2013

“Dark” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

The competition theme is Dark. Shadows, expectation, foreboding, mystery, villains, secrets, memories, challenges, hauntings. Show us the darkness you have imagined. Entries may include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 1000 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Writers retain copyrights.

Published: October 1, 2013

SDSU Writers’ Conference

Whether you’re a beginning writer or a published professional, the San Diego State University Writers’ Conference is for you. Now in its 30th year, this writers’ conference is designed to help every writer at every writing level. Learn how to improve your writing skills, develop your marketing awareness, and meet with writing professionals who can …

Published: October 1, 2013