Mystery

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

The Killer Nashville Claymore Award

Every year, the Killer Nashville Claymore Award assists new and rebranding English-language fiction authors get published, including possible agent representation, book advances, editor deals, and movie and television sales. Over $3,000 worth of prizes are given away each year, but to us, the publishing and movie deals—and the careers they build—are the end game.

Published: February 27, 2017

The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award

he Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award honors the best books published in the previous year. The award sets winners and nominees apart in booksellers’ minds from other similar books on a subject, including the actual placement of the book in the brick-and-mortar bookstore itself. For exceptional books, we also review these books for our Killer …

Published: February 27, 2017

2017 Arizona Mystery Writers Annual Jim Martin Memorial Short Story Contest

2017 Arizona Mystery Writers Annual Jim Martin Memorial Short Story Contest. Opens January 1, 2017, Deadline June 1, 2017. $15 entry fee. Prizes: 1st=$200, 2nd=$100, 3rd=$75. Mystery, suspense, or thriller, 2500 words max. Blind judging. Contest rules and entry form on the website: www.arizonamysterywriters.com. Past winners are on the website. We are an independent, nonprofit …

Published: February 27, 2017

2017 Arizona Mystery Writers Annual Mary Ann Hutchinson Short Story Contest for Youth ages 9-14

2017 Arizona Mystery Writers Annual Mary Ann Hutchinson Short Story Contest. For Youth, Ages 9-14. Opens January 1, 2017, Deadline May 1, 2017. $5 entry fee. Prizes: 1st=$25, 2nd=$20, 3rd=$15. Mystery, suspense, or thriller, 2500 words max. Blind judging. Contest rules and entry form on the website: www.arizonamysterywriters.com. Past winners are on the website. We …

Published: February 27, 2017

A Woman’s Write

Annual, international $500 prize for an unpublished novel written in English by a woman (age 18 or older). All enries receive a thoughtful, thorough critique.

Published: February 27, 2017

Forgiveness Short Story Contest

Trainwreck Books is working with Gideon’s Fleece Online Magazine to sponsor their first writing contest. Gideon’s Fleece Online Magazine was created to showcase creative short stories with a Christian influence. Not all Christian stories are preachy, and they don’t necessary have to contain a focus on God or Jesus. Yet they do have some sort …

Published: February 27, 2017

The Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference

The Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference was created in 2006 by author/filmmaker Clay Stafford in an effort to bring together forensic experts, writers, and fans of crime and thriller literature. Our objective is simple: to educate and empower aspiring and established writers, and connect them with other industry professionals. We pride ourselves on our intense, …

Published: February 27, 2017

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

For Visual Artists, Writers, Ceramicists, Composers, and now Weavers. New: Space for artist couples The Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence program provides visual artists, writers, and composers of exceptional talent with uninterrupted time and creative space within the serene natural setting of the Byrdcliffe Art Colony. Lasting four weeks, the residency offers artists private studio time …

Published: February 27, 2017

North Carolina Writers’ Network Spring Conference

The North Carolina Writers’ Network Spring Conference will be held on April 22 at the Moore Humanities and Research Administration Building and Curry Auditorium on the campus of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. The conference features intensive workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and the business of writing, as well as publisher exhibits, …

Published: February 27, 2017