Mystery

Mystery Fiction Writing Competition

It’s time to get all mysterious in our latest writing competition and to become inspired by the wonderful photo published online. If you fancy winning up to £500 for your efforts, we are looking for a cleverly crafted plot that teases the senses and draws us ever-deeper into the story-line. You have a maximum of …

Published: June 6, 2015

“Still Life” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent – Deadline June 30, 2015

| Theme: This call theme is “Still Life.” Unique arrangements of commonplace things and found objects have been portrayed with realism and sometimes symbolism. What is your take on still life? Is it modern, traditional, abstract or something else entirely? Share your vision of Still Life. | Eligible Submissions: Entries may include fiction, poetry, short …

Published: June 5, 2015

Stoneslide Story Contest

Open to any kind of story up to 10,000 words in length. We’re looking for previously unpublished stories that exemplify the power of narrative to make one think and feel. Ideal stories will use character, plot, description, humor, pathos and concept to open new emotional and cognitive territory for readers. The contest is judged by …

Published: June 4, 2015

The Hummingbird Award for Flash Fiction

Got something short, sharp and snappy to tell? Wow us with your most economical and brilliant storytelling. This contest is for short fiction under 1000 words. Want feedback on your story? Get a professional critique from one of the Pulp Literature editors for only $15 more. Final Judge: Bob Thurber.

Published: June 3, 2015

The Caledonia Novel Award

We are an Edinburgh-based international competition for unpublished, debut novels. Our shortlist judge is Kathryn Ross of Fraser Ross Associates. To enter, please submit the first 20 pages of your novel with a 200-word synopsis. Entries must be original and at least 50,000 words long. All terms and conditions on our website.

Published: May 7, 2015

Driftless Unsolicited Novella Contest

2015 theme: Over The Driftless region of Wisconsin state is land that the glaciers never reached — a dramatically hilly landscape, unpressed by the weight of glaciers, with ore so close to the surface it was collected by individual miners who dug their own “badger holes” in the mineral-rich ground. Since the miners left, this …

Published: May 3, 2015

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

WINTER POETRY & PROSE GETAWAY January 15-18, 2016, Atlantic City area Advance your craft and energize your writing at the 22nd Annual Winter Getaway featuring Stephen Dunn. Enjoy challenging and supportive workshops, insightful feedback and an encouraging community. Choose from fiction, nonfiction, memoir, screenwriting and poetry. Early registration discounts and scholarships available – details at …

Published: April 30, 2015

Boston Book Festival

The 2015 Boston Book Festival features more than 200 authors participating in more than four dozen presentations, conversations and panels. Topics include science, technology, literary criticism, art and architecture, poetry, fiction and writing for children and young adults. Of special interest to writers are the “Writer Idol” session sponsored by GrubStreet, in which excerpts from …

Published: April 28, 2015

Hampton Roads Writers’ 7th Annual Writers’ Conference

HRW’s Seventh Annual Writers’ Conference, which takes place Sept. 17 – 19, 2015 at the Virginia Beach/Norfolk Conference center, Holiday Inn Hotel, Virginia Beach, VA, offers outstanding opportunities to network, improve your craft and marketing skills and pitch work to agents. One evening plus two full days of workshops, two best-selling keynoters, two first ten-lines critique sessions, 50 …

Published: April 28, 2015

Writer on the Moon: Exploring Universal Themes and High Concepts

“The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon,” Thoreau noted mournfully, “or perchance a palace or temple on the earth, and at length the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them.” This seminar will help you rediscover the high concepts and universal themes (those lofty ideas) that first …

Published: April 27, 2015