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Writers’ Police Academy’s Golden Donut Short Story Contest

The Writers’ Police Academy is pleased to continue the Golden Donut short story contest in 2014. The rules are simple—write a story about the photograph posted on the WPA website using exactly 200 words. We are extremely pleased to announce that the judge for the 2014 Golden Donut Short Story Contest is one of the …

Published: June 19, 2014

Knoxville Writers’ Guild’s annual writing contest

Submissions for the annual Knoxville Writers’ Guild writing contest will be accepted now through Sunday, June 15. Contestants may enter their work in several categories including poetry, creative nonfiction, novel excerpt, one-act play and screenwriting. In addition to the Leslie Garrett Award for Literary Fiction, this year KWG offers additional fiction categories for romance, crime/mystery, …

Published: June 11, 2014

“Hidden” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

The call theme is “Hidden.” Unseen, unknown, mysterious, cryptic, masked, clouded, puzzling, esoteric. Show us what hidden means to you. 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 Previously published or unpublished are eligible.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 the applicant(s). The mission of ArtAscent is …

Published: June 11, 2014

Lucille’s Legacy Publishing’s 2014 Storytelling Competition

Stories should be unpublished, true, or written as though they were true. We are looking for inspiring, motivational or humorous tales about such subjects as overcoming adversity, an extraordinary act of kindness, about defeating odds, etc. Basically anything that touches our hearts and evokes strong, positive emotion. We are looking for a range of stories …

Published: June 7, 2014

Alfie Dog Fiction International Short Story Prize

The competition is open to any writer over the age of 18 writing in the English language. The closing date for entries is midnight UK time on 30th September 2014. Stories submitted must be the author’s own original and unpublished work. Unpublished excludes any story which has been made available to the public in any …

Published: June 4, 2014

Writers’ Police Academy

The Writers’ Police Academy offers the most hands-on, interactive and educational experience writers can find to enhance their understanding of all aspects of law enforcement and forensics. This is a one of a kind event, featuring real police, fire, and EMS training at an actual police academy. Top instructors and experts from across the U.S. …

Published: May 6, 2014

Renegade Word 2014 Writing Contest

Seeks short creative nonfiction writing based on the prompts shared on our website. What exactly do we mean by “creative nonfiction”? In essence, we want to read true stories told in a literary way. That means we’re open to memoir, personal essays, original journalism, historical essays, or basically any other literary forms that are based …

Published: April 24, 2014

Stage of Life Writing Contest

What’s your story? Educational literacy initiative, StageofLife.com, hosts an international writing contest every month centered around a specific “life” topic. Topic themes have ranged from mental health to consumerism to fear to goal setting to our relationship with nature. The writing community welcomes nearly 1,000,000 teens, college students, teachers, parents and bloggers each year who …

Published: April 24, 2014

The Stoneslide Story Contest

Open to any kind of story up to 10,000 words in length. We’re looking for previously unpublished stories that exemplify the power of narrative to make one think and feel. Ideal stories will use character, plot, description, humor and concept to open new emotional and cognitive territory for readers. The contest is judged by the …

Published: April 9, 2014

“Desire” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

The competition theme is “Desire.” Emotional, physical, imagined desire. Global desire. Intangible desire. Consequences of desire. Show us what desire means to you. Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Writers retain copyrights. Open to Canadian (except Quebec) and U.S. residents. …

Published: April 9, 2014