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The Big Story Writers Conference

Whether you are writing fiction, nonfiction or screenplays, the Big Story Writers Conference is uniquely focused to help you develop your plot into a BIG STORY with the potential to become a bestseller or box office success. Learn how to master your skills through hands-on workshops, seminars and lectures that guide them through the creative …

Published: February 13, 2015

The Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference

The Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference presents a full weekend of panels, workshops and presentations by educators, noted speakers, and industry professionals focused on the craft and business of writing. This conference differentiates itself by presenting individual program streams for (what we call the 3-A’s) ASPIRING, ACTIVE, and ACCOMPLISHED writers. Topics are offered in progressive …

Published: February 12, 2015

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, a five-day fête celebrating its eponymous playwright, his works and literary life in the adopted city he called his “spiritual home,” features two days of master classes; a roster of lively discussions among distinguished panelists; celebrity interviews; theater, food and music events; a scholars conference; short fiction, poetry and …

Published: February 5, 2015

Willow Springs Fiction Prize 2015

Willow Springs Fiction Prize—$2,000 plus publication. Submission deadline: March 15, 2015. Original, unpublished work only; no word limit for submissions. $15 entry fee. All entrants receive a one-year subscription to Willow Springs. Submit a story online at willowsprings.submittable.com/submit. More details here: willowsprings.ewu.edu/contests.php.

Published: February 5, 2015

Merrimack Media 2015 Outstanding Writer Contest

Merrimack Media is looking for fiction and creative non-fiction submissions to the 2015 Outstanding Writer Contest! This is your opportunity to get your manuscript published with cover and interior design, a media kit and other promotional services FREE of charge. Five semi-finalists will be selected after March 20, with the winners being announced in June. …

Published: February 3, 2015

Short story competition #PicsVolunteers

While it is true that sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, words are needed to explain the reality that hides behind a shocking picture. After passing through Colombia, Haiti, Lebanon, Nicaragua and Palestine, a team of volunteers who participated in the 2014 edition of EU Aid Volunteers have photographed their experiences and the …

Published: February 3, 2015

Tethered by Letters’ Winter Literary Contests

We are currently accepting submissions for our short story contest (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction contest (55, 250, or 500 words), and poetry contest (max of three pages per poem). TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters and fresh writing styles. All winners will be published in Tethered by …

Published: February 2, 2015

The Write Stuff Conference (Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group)

•Thursday and Friday preconference sessions •22 interactive sessions with industry leading authors, editors and agents •Continental breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon snacks •Page Cuts critique on Friday evening (Limited attendance, register early) •Pitch Practice sessions Friday evening •Agent/editor pitch sessions on Saturday (Limited sessions, register early) •Lunch and Keynote Speaker Kristen Lamb: Boy Am I …

Published: January 25, 2015

The Fresher Writing Prize 2015

We are delighted to launch The Fresher Writing Prize 2015, the annual award established by Fresher Publishing to encourage and support new writers. There are various categories to enter, from the short story to poetry and scriptwriting to creative non-fiction, and our prizes have been carefully selected to help new writers get their foot onto …

Published: January 24, 2015

The Strongest Start Book Competition

Can your book keep us reading? The Strongest Start Book Competition judges the first three chapters of your book to find those that start with the most compelling opening chapters. The book does not need to be finished. The competition only judges the first three chapters. The competition is also unique in that it is …

Published: January 23, 2015