Annual Short Story Contest

This is a themed contest and this exact sentence must appear in the story: “I got more than I bargained for!” We would like to encourage mystery stories, but the genre is open. • Story must be 1000 – 2000 words. • No swearing, profanity, explicit sexual scenes, graphic violence, etc. • Entry must not …

Published: August 10, 2015

Aestas 2015

Unlike our earlier contests, Aestas 2015 is not theme bound. There is no restriction on genre, but for consistency of presentation, we do not accept children’s stories, fantasy, young adult or chick lit. Apart from general fiction, we are also open to quality tales involving mystery or suspense (think John Le Carre’ or Graham Greene) …

Published: July 10, 2015

Di Angelo Publications

We are a modernized publishing firm with an interest in all genres. We accept submissions at [email protected] year round. All submissions are reviewed.

Published: June 29, 2015

New Rivers Press Electronic Book Series

New Rivers Press is seeking manuscripts from new and emerging authors in the genres of fantasy, horror, mystery, romance, science fiction, thriller/suspense, westerns, young adult, inspirational and all sub-genres within and across those categories, for The New Rivers Press Electronic Book Series, an eBook-only series that publishes popular fiction titles with literary value. Manuscripts will …

Published: June 22, 2015

The Writer’s “Crime Pays”

“Crime fiction deals with the mysteries we all face: What’s going to happen? How will it end? Will good triumph over evil? Can we find order in the chaos? It does not limit a good writer but makes every aspect of the human experience available to the writer and to the reader.” –David C. Taylor, …

Published: June 17, 2015

Seeking Humor Books

Humor Writers: here’s a chance to promote your work and for some “overdue recognition.” We are seeking content written with a sense of humor. All genres are accepted as long as humor is a dominant part of the writing. Judges are looking for quality, attention-grabbing prose that make readers smirk, laugh out loud or embrace …

Published: June 15, 2015

The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award

The purpose of the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award™ is to honor the best books readily available to a North American audience in any format within the past year. The categories include both fiction and nonfiction.

Published: June 10, 2015

2015 Summer Writing Contest

The Smart Network announces an exciting challenge for new and seasoned writers of novels, short fiction collections and non-fiction unpublished works. Smart Publishing, a subsidiary of The Smart Network, reserves all rights to offer publication to any submission other than winners at their sole discretion.

Published: June 9, 2015

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2015 Squire Summer Writing Residency

The long weekend offers intensive workshops with accomplished instructors, group events such as readings and discussions, a chance to share work with other dedicated writers and a unique opportunity to bond with writers from across the state and beyond. Registrants will spend the entire weekend in one workshop, in either fiction, poetry or creative nonficiton. …

Published: June 8, 2015