Horror

Dangerous Creations: Real-life Frankenstein Stories

In the summer of 1816, in response to a challenge from friends to write the most terrifying possible ghost story, the young Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley dreamed up the story of a young scientist and his monstrous creation. The “Frankenstein monster” has fascinated the imagination ever since. In conjunction with the ASU Frankenstein Bicentennial Project, Creative …

Published: November 21, 2016

The Horror Novelist

Submit your finished horror novel of 40,000 words or more for the chance to win $1000

Published: November 21, 2016

WritersWeekly.com Winter, 2017 24-Hour Short Story Contest

On the date of the contest, at start-time, we send out the topic for that specific contest to all registered entrants, while also posting it on WritersWeekly.com. Entrants must be registered before the contest begins and there is a limit of 500 participants per contest. Entrants then have 24 hours to write and submit their …

Published: November 21, 2016

Opening Scene Writing Contest

In 484 words or fewer, tell us your version of what happens in the opening scene of a movie for your chance to win. Full details available on contest page.

Published: November 1, 2016

Pacific Northwest Writers’ Conference

Our mission is to develop writing talent through education, accessibility to the publishing industry, and participation in an interactive, writer community. Since 1955, writers in the NW have been dedicated to helping writers connect to other writers, publishers, agents, and editors across the country. Zola Helen Ross and Lucille McDonald came together to form the …

Published: November 1, 2016

PNWA Unpublished Fiction & Nonfiction

The PNWA Writing Contest has awarded quality writers for over sixty years. The contest has twelve popular categories, a total of $12,000 in price money, and every qualified entry received two critiques from readers. Finalist entries are read by agents and publishers from around the country.

Published: November 1, 2016

Nancy Pearl Book Award

PNWA’s Nancy Pearl Book Award is a NEW literary contest designed to recognize recently published works by PNWA members. Books with an original copyright date of 2015 can be submitted for consideration. Winners will be announced at the 2016 PNWA Conference (July 28 – 31), will receive $1000 in cash prizes and one month of …

Published: November 1, 2016

Fresher Writing Prize

Every year, Fresher Publishing hosts writing competitions for various categories and offers prizes that help new writers put their foot onto the ladder and launch their writing careers. We’re based at Bournemouth University in Dorset, UK.

Published: October 24, 2016

2016 New Wrinkle Publishing Writers Contest

Over the years, storytelling has taken many forms. The written word, music and visual art each tell a story in a unique way, but film has taught us that sometimes the combination is magic. New Wrinkle Publishing was created to bring an intriguing idea to life. Why not give a book the same treatment as …

Published: October 24, 2016