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Lakefly Literary Conference

Everyone has a story – let us help you tell it and sell it. Gain insight in the craft and business of writing at the Lakefly Writers Conference 2015, a two-day conference on May 8-9, 2015, for beginning and established writers of all genres at the Oshkosh Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center in Oshkosh, …

Published: April 9, 2014

Spark Contest Five: “Fables”

Fables have been a part of storytelling as long as we’ve been telling stories. Fables do more than entertain: they also present a lesson or attempt to teach a moral. Traditionally, fables feature anthropomorphic animals as main character(s). For the best chance of winning this writing contest, your story or poem should feature at least …

Published: February 24, 2014

theOffice Fellowship

We are once again offering a FREE 6-MONTH FELLOWSHIP to theOffice. theOffice is a quiet, communal workspace in Brentwood, CA. Our members get free coffee & tea, wifi, Aeron chairs and peace of mind, all in the company of likeminded writers. The fellowship works like this: You send us a sample of your best piece …

Published: February 24, 2014

The Idaho Prize for Poetry

Contest for book length manuscripts of poetry. No restriction in content, style or subject. Manuscript must be 48 pages or more. Submit via regular mail or using online submission manager.

Published: February 19, 2014

Idaho Writers Rendezvous

The Idaho Writers & Readers Rendezvous presents a stellar lineup of talent to inspire and motivate you in virtually every facet of the writing craft. Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Powers, 2012 Whiting Award winner Daniel Orozco, and NY Times and USA Today Bestseller Ciji Ware headline a cadre of authors, screenwriters, agents and editors who …

Published: February 19, 2014

2014 Swyers Publishing Short Story Contest

We are currently searching for the best of the best from aspiring authors. By going to SwyersPublishing.com, anyone can submit their short stories (up to 4 per person) for consideration in the anthology. Go to “authors and projects” tab. Then go to “short story contest” tab. You will be asked to view the rules and …

Published: February 5, 2014

32nd Annual SouthWest Writers International Competition

The 32nd Annual SouthWest Writers International Competition is open to all original, unpublished work by English-language writers in 10 categories for novels, creative nonfiction, essay, short stories, children’s picture books, and poetry. Winners are selected by agents or editors unaffiliated with SouthWest Writers. First place winning entries in prior SWW contests may not be resubmitted …

Published: February 4, 2014

“Blue” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

The competition theme is “Blue.” Shades, spaces, feelings of blue. Show us what blue means to you. Entries may include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Writers retain copyrights.

Published: January 7, 2014

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