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Quarter-Life Crisis

Send us your energy and your ambition, your emotion and your edgiest prose. Your homesickness, your Hiraeth. We want characters who are indebted, who are Internet addicts, who work three jobs to support their art or who still live with their moms. We want characters of all genders, nationalities, sexualities, ideologies, creeds, experiences, histories. We …

Published: April 22, 2015

The Fictuary Short Story Contest

Fictuary’s first contest will be held between April 1 and May 1, 2015. Entries must be between 1000 and 4000 words, and any genre of fiction will be accepted.

Published: April 22, 2015

Power of Words: Transformation, Liberation & Celebration Through the Spoken, Written & Sung Word

Join us for our 12th annual Power of Words Conference to explore how we can use our words — written, spoken or sung — to make community, deepen healing, witness one another, wake ourselves up and foster empowerment and transformation. The conference features workshops, performances, talking circles, celebration and more, featuring writers, storytellers, performers, musicians, …

Published: April 17, 2015

Page Lambert’s 18th Annual River Writing Journey for Women

ON THE RIVER OF DISCOVER WITH WOMEN OF INFLUENCE A 6-day rafting and writing retreat for women entering the crossroads of their lives—professionally, artistically, personally—the perfect time and place to inspire creative change. Featuring Special Guest Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the Denver-based American Indian College Fund. Destination: The Majestic Canyons of Utah’s …

Published: April 8, 2015

The Killer Nashville Claymore Award

Enter your unpublished crime literature manuscript in 4 easy steps, and you could win a publishing contract! Judges will consider any subgenre of mystery or thriller, including political thriller, cozy, police procedural, private eye, romantic suspense, paranormal mystery and historical mystery. Finalists will be posted on the Killer Nashville website and on our past winners …

Published: April 3, 2015

Writing Round Up-Texas Mountain Trail Writers Retreat

Enjoy the western atmosphere, pleasant warm days and cool mountain nights while while listening and learning from Michael Noll, Master of Scene, Structure & Suspense. You’ll love the home-cooked meals and attractive cabins. You may choose to go hiking on a mountain trail, birding, exploring shops in town, photographing, visiting nearby cemeteries or sitting and …

Published: March 25, 2015

theOffice’s 6 Month Fellowship (LA Writers)

Looking for a writer’s sanctuary? A place where you can leave the distractions of life behind and just sit down in peace to put words on the page? That’s what we offer here at theOffice – a quiet, communal workspace on the westside of Los Angeles. We have a roster filled with A-list screenwriters, novelists …

Published: March 24, 2015

The V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize

The judges for this year are Philip Hensher, Adam Mars-Jones and Rose Tremain. Entries should be written in English and 2,000-4,000 words in length. Entrants must be citizens of the UK, the Republic of Ireland or Commonwealth countries or have been a resident in one of the aforementioned countries for the past three years.

Published: March 23, 2015

HIGHFIELD PRESS’ “Picture Worth 1000 Words” Spring 2015 Essay Contest

HIGHFIELD PRESS’ “Picture Worth 1000 Words” Spring 2015 Essay Contest http://highfieldpress.wix.com/contests $20 ENTRY FEE. Highfield Press invites writers to submit an unpublished essay (500-1000 words) inspired by the theme “Spring Fever.” Submission may be a personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, commentary, travel piece, historical account, biography or short story. It must reflect the inspirational photo …

Published: March 23, 2015

“Unknown” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

| Theme: This call theme is “Unknown” A concept that is beyond the range of one’s knowledge, experience or understanding. A thing that is strange, unfamiliar and obscure. A place that is not discovered, explored or identified. A person who is not famous, not seen, not heard. A feeling that is silent, not shared, not within. …

Published: March 22, 2015