Mystery

Shore Thing Writing Getaway

SHORE THING WRITING GETAWAY A One Day Writing Getaway June 20, 2015, Atlantic City, NJ Treat yourself to a writing retreat at the shore. Down the block from Atlantic City’s famous beach and boardwalk, this affordable workshop will energize and inspire you. Head home with sand between your toes, a few new pieces of writing …

Published: April 25, 2015

The Pen Factor’s Boutique Writing Competition

The Pen Factor invites writers to enter its Boutique Writing Competition. Word limit: 1500 words (short story or first chapter). Genre: Fiction. Submissions get three pieces of feedback in return for reviewing three others as part of the entry process. From this a scoring algorithm identifies the best submissions and the top 25% are awarded …

Published: April 24, 2015

The Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference

The Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference is a full weekend of workshops, panels and presentations by educators, noted speakers and industry professionals focused on the craft and business of writing. This conference differentiates itself by presenting individual program streams for what we call the 3-A’s: aspiring, active and accomplished writers. Topics are offered in progressive streams, …

Published: April 23, 2015

Clive Cussler Adventure Writer’s Competition

Novel Writing Contest Sponsored by the Clive Cussler Collector’s Society Open for Submissions April 1 – July 1, 2015 The 2015 Adventure Writer’s Competition, sponsored by the Clive Cussler Collectors Society (www.cusslersociety.com) is now open for submissions! As in the previous four competitions, the book writing contest is for all new novels of the adventure …

Published: April 23, 2015

The Fictuary Short Story Contest

Fictuary’s first contest will be held between April 1 and May 1, 2015. Entries must be between 1000 and 4000 words, and any genre of fiction will be accepted.

Published: April 22, 2015

Page Lambert’s 18th Annual River Writing Journey for Women

ON THE RIVER OF DISCOVER WITH WOMEN OF INFLUENCE A 6-day rafting and writing retreat for women entering the crossroads of their lives—professionally, artistically, personally—the perfect time and place to inspire creative change. Featuring Special Guest Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the Denver-based American Indian College Fund. Destination: The Majestic Canyons of Utah’s …

Published: April 8, 2015

The Killer Nashville Claymore Award

Enter your unpublished crime literature manuscript in 4 easy steps, and you could win a publishing contract! Judges will consider any subgenre of mystery or thriller, including political thriller, cozy, police procedural, private eye, romantic suspense, paranormal mystery and historical mystery. Finalists will be posted on the Killer Nashville website and on our past winners …

Published: April 3, 2015

theOffice’s 6 Month Fellowship (LA Writers)

Looking for a writer’s sanctuary? A place where you can leave the distractions of life behind and just sit down in peace to put words on the page? That’s what we offer here at theOffice – a quiet, communal workspace on the westside of Los Angeles. We have a roster filled with A-list screenwriters, novelists …

Published: March 24, 2015

The V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize

The judges for this year are Philip Hensher, Adam Mars-Jones and Rose Tremain. Entries should be written in English and 2,000-4,000 words in length. Entrants must be citizens of the UK, the Republic of Ireland or Commonwealth countries or have been a resident in one of the aforementioned countries for the past three years.

Published: March 23, 2015

HIGHFIELD PRESS’ “Picture Worth 1000 Words” Spring 2015 Essay Contest

HIGHFIELD PRESS’ “Picture Worth 1000 Words” Spring 2015 Essay Contest http://highfieldpress.wix.com/contests $20 ENTRY FEE. Highfield Press invites writers to submit an unpublished essay (500-1000 words) inspired by the theme “Spring Fever.” Submission may be a personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, commentary, travel piece, historical account, biography or short story. It must reflect the inspirational photo …

Published: March 23, 2015