Mystery

Hourglass Literary Magazine (Deadline Extended)

Detailed instructions for submissions: SHORT STORY should not exceed 7000 words or be less than 700 words. Entry fee: $15 USD ($25 for submitting up to three pieces). POEMS should not have more than 3500 words. WRITERS CAN SUBMIT UP TO THREE POEMS/SONGS. ESSAYS Essays should not exceed 9000 words or be less than 1000 …

Published: May 4, 2017

Inkitt Novel Competition

Inkitt is a new boutique publishing house. Our first novel launched mid 2016, and since then we’ve published 16 books, 15 of which became Amazon Bestsellers in their categories and ranked Top 100 among the four million books on Amazon. – Every month one winner will be selected for publication – No entry fee – …

Published: April 20, 2017

The Enraptured Reader: Writing to Stir the Emotions

SANSKRIT LITERATURE seeks to evoke intense, visceral, and emotional responses in the reader, much like someone mesmerized by a work of art, or spellbound by a performance, experiences. Known as the Rasa Theory, this phenomenon “can also help artists and writers effectively represent and harness emotions, creating suspense and surprise in their art.” (Rita Banerjee, …

Published: April 6, 2017

Santa Barbara Writers Conference

Join us June 18-23, 2017! Since 1972, the Santa Barbara Writers Conference has been connecting writers with mentors, agents and editors. Every summer, writers in many genres from around the world gather to participate in a magical week of intensive work focused on story, voice, craft, marketing, and networking with fellow writers and publishing professionals.

Published: April 6, 2017

Bath Novel Award

The Bath Novel Award is an international prize, established in 2013, for unpublished or independently published novels written for adults or young adults. Submissions may be in any genre and should include the first 5,000 words plus a one page synopsis.

Published: April 3, 2017

Baum Indie Book Prize 2017

Are you an indie author looking to publish your book with marketing built in? Henry and Cate Baum, founders of indie book companies Self-Publishing Review and Kwill Books have set up a fund for one author to receive an entirely free book publication and marketing deal with Kwill Books starting in October 2017. This is …

Published: April 3, 2017

Draft to Dream

The Draft to Dream Book Competition is ideal for the independent author, put on by AuthorU, a nonprofit author resource organization. Participants also receive their scoring sheets, and some feedback on their manuscripts after the competition. Winners are announced at the AuthorU Extravaganza in September.

Published: April 3, 2017

Ink & Insights 2017

A writing contest that focuses on giving feedback to all contestants. Four separate judges read and score each submission, as well as give feedback on many aspects of story building and writing technique. Learn your strengths and weaknesses while competing with your peers. Writers enter for the feedback. The contest is just a bonus.

Published: April 3, 2017

“Orange” International Call For Artists and Writers by ArtAscent – Deadline April 30, 2017

| Theme: The colour between red and yellow in the visible spectrum, orange is associated with meanings of warmth, optimism, enthusiasm, transition, health, happiness, fun, creativity and freedom. Orange is stimulating, vibrant and flamboyant. It is the colour of vivid sunsets, fire, vegetables, flowers, fish, citrus fruits, marmalade, traffic cones, life rafts and Cheetos. Orange …

Published: April 3, 2017

Fiction War Spring

Fiction Wars are seasonal writing competitions giving modern fictioneers 3 days to create a short masterwork. These three days are called the THREE DAY FICTION WAR. All entries must be 1000 words or fewer.

Published: February 27, 2017