Mystery

Chanticleer Book Review Blue Ribbon Awards

The Chanticleer Book Review (CBR) is looking for published novels and unpublished manuscripts in the following categories: Fantasy and Science Fiction (deadline Jan. 31) Narrative Nonfiction (deadline Feb. 28) Cozy Mystery (deadline March 31) Young Adult (deadline April 30) Romance (deadline May 31) Historical Fiction (deadline June 30) Western, Pioneer, Civil War Historical Fiction, Pre-1900s …

Published: January 7, 2014

1,000 Prompts, 1,000 Dollars

How to Enter: 1. Pick a prompt from one of the 10 available pages. 2. Write your story and make sure it’s between 500 and 1,500 words. 3. Prepare your story as a post on your own blog or website. Include a link at the end of your post to the prompt you used and …

Published: December 5, 2013

Southern California Writers’ Conference

Founded and run by professional writers, the SCWC provides veteran and emerging talent with authoritative feedback to help distinguish those manuscripts that are ready for market consideration. The conference facilitates some $4 million worth of first-time authors’ book and screen deals. With extended one-on-one evaluation and dozens of interactive workshops, the SCWC is among the …

Published: December 2, 2013

“Home” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

The competition theme is “Home.” Home can be a building, a room, a space. Home should feel comfortable, a place where you belong. It might be a sanctuary of safety, a group of objects with memories that create a personal timeline, a country or community of people that share a familiarity, or anywhere your loved …

Published: December 2, 2013

Arizona Mystery Writers Story Contest

Submit a mystery, suspense, or thriller story, 2500 words max. Blind judging. Contest open to all. Submit by email or regular mail. Contest rules and entry form can be found on the website: http://www.arizonamysterywriters.com/?page_id=1449

Published: December 2, 2013

West Texas Writers’ Academy

Renowned, professional writers, including New York Times bestselling authors, combine their skills and knowledge to create a dynamic academy focused on helping students become published authors. New this year, the academy presents an in-depth course on crime writing taught by a retired law enforcement agent and writer. Students will experience the thrill of crime scene …

Published: November 15, 2013

YoungArts 2014

In recognition of up-and-coming artists, YoungArts awards • Cash prizes of up to $10,000 • Access to scholarships, professional contacts and career opportunities including the chance to appear in YoungArts MasterClass on HBO • Opportunities to participate in master classes with renowned artists such as Edward Albee and John Guare and collaborate with artists from …

Published: October 7, 2013

AWP Annual Conference and Bookfair

Writers, publishers, editors and educators engage in literary conversation and celebration with fellow lovers of literature from across the region and the world. The conference offers more than 450 events, including public receptions, a bookfair, lectures, readings and workshops, etc. Keynote speaker: Annie Proulx.

Published: October 7, 2013

Desert Nights, Rising Stars

Hosted by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University. Schedule includes craft classes, conversations, panels and readings, as well as opportunities to network with writers. Faculty includes Ron Carlson, Tayari Jones and Alan Dean Foster.

Published: October 7, 2013

WYRM’s Gauntlet

The Gauntlet is a new format, underground writing contest for speculative fiction. We welcome pros, amateurs, hobbyists. If you can pick up a pencil or slap your fingers on some keys and write about some wicked ideas then we want you to try this contest!

Published: October 1, 2013