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announces an exciting challenge for new and seasoned writers of novels, short fiction collections and non-fiction unpublished works.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

Backspace’s NEVERENDING Online Writers Conference

Attend the online version of Backspace’s renowned query letter and opening 2 pages workshops and get agent feedback on your submission materials! Each week-long conference session includes: a query letter workshop with 6-10 students and 2 literary agents an opening 2 pages workshop with the same 6-10 students and 2 different literary agents a 2-day …

Published: June 7, 2015

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 We’re looking for previously unpublished stories that exemplify the power of narrative to make one think and feel.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