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UW-Madison Writers’ Institute

In 2017, the award-winning Writers’ Institute will be celebrating its 28th year. This nationally lauded conference has the attendance of 375-400+ attendees from across the Midwest, from the East and West coasts, and international locales. The 3-day conference connects the best in the writing field with writers and instructors of all kinds. Agents and Editors …

Published: February 27, 2017

Write-by-the-Lake Writer’s Workshop & Retreat

This retreat offers 14 topic sessions that meet each day 9:30-12:30. Writers choose one topic to study for the week. Instruction is mixed with optional critique of the writers material each day. Afternoons and evenings offer free time for writing with some optional free presentations, an open mic reading, and other activities. Fee includes Monday’s …

Published: February 27, 2017

Sweeklove

FULL DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2kbTnJd Let’s talk about love! With Valentine’s day slowly approaching and love vibes in the air, it is time for a new Sweek competition. This time for all love & romance fans: #SWEEKLOVE! Of course, other genres are more than welcome to participate, as long as your story has a love plot! TOPIC …

Published: February 10, 2017

Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize

The Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize honors internationally celebrated North Carolina novelist Thomas Wolfe. The prize is administered by the Great Smokies Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. The competition is open to all writers regardless of geographical location or prior publication. Submit two copies (if submitting by mail) of an unpublished …

Published: January 20, 2017

Doris Betts Fiction Prize

The competition is open to any writer who is a legal resident of North Carolina or a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network. North Carolina Literary Review subscribers with North Carolina connections (lives or has lived in NC) are also eligible. The competition is for previously unpublished short stories up to 6,000 words. Multiple …

Published: January 20, 2017

Pif Literary Magazine’s 2017 First-Line Writing Contest

Sometimes the most incredible projects are the ones we create together. That’s why this year we are excited to roll out a collaborative writing project to challenge readers and writers. We will select our favorite submissions to appear in a finished project in our end-of-the-year anthology. If you’ve never heard of a round robin, the …

Published: January 20, 2017

Pif Literary Magazine’s 2017 Round Robin Writing Contest

Sometimes the most incredible projects are the ones we create together. That’s why this year we are excited to roll out a collaborative writing project to challenge readers and writers. We will select our favorite submissions to appear in a finished project in our end-of-the-year anthology. If you’ve never heard of a round robin, the …

Published: January 20, 2017

Chanticleer Authors’ Conference

Unlock the Secrets to Successful Publishing at the Chanticleer Authors Conference 2017 #CAC17 The Chanticleer Book Reviews Authors Conference and 2016 Awards Ceremony and Banquet, and 3-Day Book Room will take place at the Hotel Bellwether located in Bellingham, Wash. on Fri. March 29, Sat. April 1, and Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Squalicum Harbor …

Published: January 20, 2017

The Crime Novelist

Submit your finished sci-fi novel of 40,000 words or more for the chance to win $1000

Published: January 5, 2017

Words & Brushes

SHORT STORIES WANTED. Words & Brushes currently has a contest collaboration that pairs paintings with short stories. We have a select group of painting that writers chose from in the image gallery and use their creative prowess to write a short story around that piece. The judges top selection will receive a cash award and …

Published: January 5, 2017