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Raven Short Story Contest

Flash fiction and short fiction, 500 to 2500 words. Pulp Literature editors collect stories like ravens in the woods, swooping down on what catches their eyes and bringing the treasures — sometimes sparkling, sometimes grisly, but always fascinating — home to their nests. Show us your most scintillating treasures in the form of short fiction …

Published: September 14, 2016

The Jane Lumley Prize

Vees, I am pleased to announce Hermeneutic Chaos’ third annual Jane Lumley Prize for Poetry! The deadline is November 1, and there is no entry fee. The Jane Lumley Prize will be awarded to poets who have not published more than one full length collection, and/or have only published chapbooks, and/or have published work in …

Published: September 14, 2016

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Fall Conference

The 2016 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference will be held from November 4 to November 6 at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley in Raleigh, North Carolina. The conference features courses and master classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures and panels on book marketing and finding an agent. The faculty …

Published: September 14, 2016

Wantage (not just) Betjeman Festival

Local literary festival with a surprisingly varied programme of events. The 2016 festival features A. N. Wilson, Dr Janina Ramirez, Victoria Hislop, Gervase Phinn and many more plus writing and poetry workshops.

Published: September 14, 2016

Signo Novella contest

For an unpublished novella of 15,000-40,000 words. In English. For full terms and conditions, please see the website

Published: August 18, 2016

Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award

Established in 1998, in honor of the poet Benjamin Saltman (1927-1999), this award is for a previously unpublished original collection of poetry. Awarded collection is selected through an annual competition which is open to all poets. Award is $3000, publication of the awarded collection by Red Hen Press, and a four-week PLAYA Residency. Entry fee …

Published: August 18, 2016

Red Hen Press Fiction Award

Established in 2015 to nurture the unique and vibrant channels through which fiction has carried us, the Red Hen Fiction Award is for a fresh and original story of fiction with a minimum of 150 pages. The awarded fiction manuscript is selected through an annual submission process which is open to all authors. Award is …

Published: August 18, 2016

Red Hen Press Nonfiction Award

Established in 2015, the Red Hen Nonfiction Award seeks to recognize the art of true story-telling through literary craft. The awarded fiction manuscript is selected through an annual submission process which is open to all authors. Award is $1000 and publication of the awarded manuscript by Red Hen Press. Entry fee is $20.00. Name on …

Published: August 18, 2016

2017 Kathy Fish Flash Fiction Fellowship

SmokeLong Quarterly will accept submissions July 15 through September 15, 2016, for its 2017 Kathy Fish Fellowship for new and emerging writers. The winner of the 2017 Kathy Fish Fellowship will be considered a “writer-in-residence” at SmokeLong (note: position is virtual) for four quarterly issues (March, June, September, and December 2017). Each issue will include …

Published: August 18, 2016

Hollihock Writers Conference

Join the creative community of New England including published authors, educators, and industry professionals as we explore all aspects of the writing life. Over this three-day conference, take part in discussions about the literary world of creative writing, poetry, and non-fiction; attend panels to learn tips on finding an agent and writing query letters; get …

Published: August 18, 2016