First Annual Short Fiction and Non-Fiction Contest

Story|Houston is looking for previously unpublished narratives of 3,000 to 6,000 words. Guest judge Lacy M. Johnson, author of the memoirs Trespasses and The Other Side, says, “Send me stories (fictional or nonfictional) that are at once urgent and elegant, risky and insightful; that have never been told before, that burst at the seams, that …

Published: June 29, 2015

Di Angelo Publications

We are a modernized publishing firm with an interest in all genres. We accept submissions at [email protected] year round. All submissions are reviewed.

Published: June 29, 2015

TulipTree’s Stories That Need to Be Told Contest

The stories we tell ourselves and each other shape our lives and how we live with others, that’s why we want to hear your stories. Whether you consider it fiction or nonfiction, or even poetry, if it tells a story, it fits!

Published: June 26, 2015

Essay Contest – Biting the Bullet: Women Define Courage

This contest is a women’s mini-memoir essay contest. It is designed to encourage and support confidence in the broad female community by sharing a woman’s panoramic perspective on courage through stories of women living courageously.

Published: June 25, 2015

HIGHFIELD PRESS – “Picture Worth 1000 Words” Summer 2015 Essay Contest

The Highfield Press Summer 2015 Essay Contest is open! We invite writers to submit an unpublished essay (500-1000 words) inspired by the theme, “Summer Reflections” and the given photo. We love the abstract shapes and colors reflected in the gentle waves of the inspiration photo, below. Does it remind you of a romantic lakeside story? …

Published: June 16, 2015

Seeking Humor Books

Humor Writers: here’s a chance to promote your work and for some “overdue recognition.” We are seeking content written with a sense of humor. All genres are accepted as long as humor is a dominant part of the writing. Judges are looking for quality, attention-grabbing prose that make readers smirk, laugh out loud or embrace …

Published: June 15, 2015

Write on the Sound

The three-day conference focused on the craft of writing offers over 30 sessions for the beginning, intermediate and advanced writer. Sessions are presented by published authors, writing instructors and publication trade professionals. The sessions are a mix of how-to/hands-on workshops and panel discussions regarding fiction, nonfiction, poetry and specialty topics. The conference includes featured speakers, …

Published: June 12, 2015

2015 Sequestrum New Writer Awards

Sequestrum is pleased to announce our New Writer Awards, in which over $500 will be awarded to up-and-coming writers and poets. The contest will accept both prose (fiction & creative nonfiction) and poetry submissions, with first-prize winners selected in each genre. Tentative end date November 15, 2015. Fiction and nonfiction entries up to 10,000 words …

Published: June 12, 2015

Golfwell Annual Golf Story Contest

First Prize $300.00 – 2nd Prize $150.00 – 3rd Prize $50.00 and first, second and third prizes receive publication on our website as the “ Best Golf Stories Ever Heard.” Winners will also receive an award certificate of acknowledgement from No Entry fee. We’re looking for original unpublished golf stories. Fact or fiction (yes, …

Published: June 11, 2015