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The Columbia Journal Writing Contest

Our 2015 Writing Competition is now accepting your best original work in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction! The entry fee is $15 and one winner from each genre will receive a $500 cash prize along with publication in Issue 53 of Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art. We accept work in all genres and all …

Published: December 17, 2014

Book Pipeline

The Book Pipeline Competition, presented by Script Pipeline, is searching for playwrights and authors with material well-suited for film or television adaptation. The winning writer will have meetings with Energy Entertainment (Extant), Benderspink (We’re the Millers, A History of Violence), Lakeshore Entertainment (Million Dollar Baby), and Paradigm to discuss further development. After 12 seasons running …

Published: December 17, 2014

WYRM’s Gauntlet

The Gauntlet is a new format speculative fiction writing contest with attitude. We welcome pros, amateurs, hobbyists. If you can pick up a pencil, play the critic, and dream, then we want you to come join the revolution.

Published: December 16, 2014

FULL FATHOM FIVE’S $10,000 FICTION CONTEST

FFF Digital is a new publisher of quality fiction e-books. We are searching for some of the best original fiction out there, and hosting a contest to find it. Four Finalists will receive an offer for a publishing deal with FFF Digital, and one Grand Prize Winner will take home $10,000! Worried you might not …

Published: December 14, 2014

“Portraits” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

Theme: This call theme is “Portraits” The likeness, personality and mood of a living thing, captured in image and word. What faces will you unveil? Eligible Submissions: Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Submissions must be the original work of …

Published: December 14, 2014

First Literary contest in Spanish Blue Frog Group

Gender: Open Topic Novel CONTEST Blue Frog Group LLC is encouraging the creation of writers through the publishing of Spanish-speaking authors who are residents in the United States, which will achieve convene, meet and begin the process of a new generation of writers in the country. All writers aged 18 or older residents of the …

Published: December 13, 2014

Songs to Make the Desert Bear Fruit Contest

Cosmopolitan Tongues Press is happy to announce the “Songs to Make the Desert Bear Fruit Contest.” The Contest begins June 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm EST and ends on December 21, 2014 at 12 pm EST EST. One grand prize winner will be selected from the eligible entrants and receive an Apple MacBook Air MD760LL/B …

Published: December 12, 2014

The Sakura Award

Enter your unpublished Fiction or Poetry manuscript and you could win an publishing contract plus 500 dollars! THE SAKURA AWARD We want to read a fiction manuscript that blows us away, takes us into the hearts and minds of people we never imagined we could care about, and involve us deep into something creatively wonderful. …

Published: December 12, 2014

Essaymama’s Christmas Writing Contest

Deadline – December 25, 2014. Submit your stories from November 5 till December 25, 2014. One participant can send only one story! Stories will be checked by our team during the period from December 26, 2014 till January 04, 2015. The final results will be announced January 05, 2015. The winners will be published on …

Published: December 12, 2014

Maryland Writers’ Association 2014 Literary Contest

“To survive, you must tell stories.” Umberto Eco So, here we go, fellow writers, poets, novelists: Get busy. Dust off your drafts and start editing. Or start with a sparkling white page (screen) and fill it up. Then send us your best work for a chance to see it in print. And celebrate with us.

Published: December 12, 2014