The Ordinary Guru Contest

Have you ever met an everyday, ordinary guru who helped you break a myth that held you back, sparked insight, or helped you see the world a little differently? If so, tell us your story by entering the Ordinary Guru Contest. You can submit a short story, essay, memoir, photo essay, cartoon,graphic novel or poem. …

Published: May 2, 2014

The Hal Prize

The Peninsula Pulse, a news, art and entertainment publication based in Door County, WI, proudly presents the 2014 Hal Prize. The Hal Prize is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and to photographers throughout the United States. Judges for each category include prestigious and professional authors and photographers including authors Heid Erdrich, Michael Perry …

Published: April 24, 2014

Renegade Word 2014 Writing Contest

Seeks short creative nonfiction writing based on the prompts shared on our website. What exactly do we mean by “creative nonfiction”? In essence, we want to read true stories told in a literary way. That means we’re open to memoir, personal essays, original journalism, historical essays, or basically any other literary forms that are based …

Published: April 24, 2014

Stage of Life Writing Contest

What’s your story? Educational literacy initiative,, hosts an international writing contest every month centered around a specific “life” topic. Topic themes have ranged from mental health to consumerism to fear to goal setting to our relationship with nature. The writing community welcomes nearly 1,000,000 teens, college students, teachers, parents and bloggers each year who …

Published: April 24, 2014

SLO NightWriters 2014 Golden Quill Awards

SLO NightWriters 25th Annual Writing Contest The 2014 Golden Quill Awards Short Story/Memoir – 1,000 word maximum; Poetry – 40 line maximum Entries must include the words ‘Déjà vu’ and depict the theme. Submissions Accepted: April 1, 2014 through June 30th, 2014 ALL WRITERS ARE WELCOME! Visit our website for details: In association with …

Published: April 24, 2014

Urban Omnibus Writing Competition 2014: Common Shares

We are pleased to announce the third annual Urban Omnibus writing competition, this year on the topic of common ownership, private property, and the sharing economy. We seek to advance our dedication to redefining the culture of citymaking by questioning how we talk about what is public, private, and shared in the urban realm. With …

Published: April 24, 2014

Dream Quest One Writing Contest – Summer 2014

Open to anyone who enjoys writing a story that’s worth telling everyone! Write a short story, 5 pages maximum length on any subject or theme or genre: fiction, nonfiction, or creative nonfiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries, play writing, scriptwriting, and screenwriting). Also, all entries must be typed or neatly hand printed. Multiple and …

Published: April 9, 2014

Shore Thing Writing Getaway – Writing Beyond the Boardwalk

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 and the glow that comes from spending the day with an encouraging community of writers.

Published: April 9, 2014

Ocean View Poetry Getaway

Join us at the Jersey Shore for a relaxing writing retreat which will energize and inspire you. The weekend will include writing time, supportive feedback sessions, good meals and good company.

Published: April 9, 2014

Dylan Thomas’ Wales

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Dylan Thomas’ birth by immersing yourself in the literary landscape immortalized in his poetry and prose. This writing retreat will feature supportive workshops, socializing with local writers and excursions along the beautifully rugged coastline.

Published: April 9, 2014