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Hampton Roads Writers’ 6th Annual Writers’ Conference

One evening plus two full days of workshops, two best-selling keynoters, two first ten-lines critique sessions, 45 workshops during nine breakout sessions, ten-minute agent pitches, ten-minute indie publisher pitches, and cash prize contests for short fiction, short non-fiction and poetry. Workshops cover fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry and the business of getting published. A book shop, …

Published: April 9, 2014

Live Free and Write

Join us in New Hampshire for a supportive writing retreat. Enjoy the refreshing New England summer with plentiful writing time, encouraging workshops, homemade meals and time to relax. Choose from “Reimagining Memoir” with Mimi Schwartz or “Free-Writing Intensive” with Douglas Goetsch; retreat hosted by Peter Murphy.

Published: April 9, 2014

Lakefly Literary Conference

Gain insight in the craft and business of writing at the Lakefly Literary Conference 2014, a two-day conference on May 9-10, for beginning and established writers of all genres at the Oshkosh Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center in Oshkosh, WI. Scheduled speakers include: bestselling author Hallie Ephron, novelist John DeDakis, journalist Bill Lueders, poet …

Published: April 9, 2014

NYIAD’s Complete Course in Fiction and Memoir Writing

New York Institute of Art and Design’s Fiction and Memoir Writing Course is the best way for aspiring writers to improve their skills and get feedback from published authors. You will learn how to write like a pro, develop intriguing characters and story lines, and how to publish your work. Our creative writing course allows …

Published: March 4, 2014

NBF Annual Legal Writing Contest

The contest is for law school or college students. To participate in the contest, students will have to submit an essay arguing how best to solve America’s student loan problem. Essay Requirements: – Submitted work must be at least 2,000 words – Submissions are due by November 15 – Submissions can be sent using the …

Published: March 4, 2014

Nowhere Magazine’s Spring 2014 Travel Writing Contest

Award-winning literary travel magazine, Nowhere, is teaming up with Outside Magazine Executive Editor Sam Moulton for the first Nowhere Spring Travel Writing Contest. We are looking for young, old, novice and veteran voices with a powerful sense of place in their writing. Stories can be fiction or nonfiction, but please indicate which at the top …

Published: March 4, 2014

This Very Breath – Flash Fiction Contest

This Very Breath looks for well written flash fiction and nonfiction. We look to publish stories that are emotional engaging. The stories we are looking for have a few twists that leave great emotional impact. We look for engaging metaphors and stunning descriptions.

Published: March 4, 2014

Wedding-Themed Contest

Looking for short stories for our wedding-themed contest. Your own true story of your wedding or any wedding or preparations of a wedding. This themed contest is subject to the same rules and guidelines as our regular weekly contests. See submissions page for the guidelines and to enter your story.

Published: March 4, 2014

Mother’s Day Contest

Looking for short stories for our Mother’s Day contest. Your own true story of your mother or being a mother. This themed contest is subject to the same rules and guidelines as our regular weekly contests. See submission page for the guidelines and to enter your story.

Published: March 4, 2014

SLS 2014 Unified Literary Contest

Summer Literary Seminars is very excited to announce our 2014 Literary Contest! It will be held this year in affiliation with Fence Magazine. We are also thrilled to continue our three contest partnerships, with prizes sponsored by the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Center for Fiction, St. Petersburg Review and the esteemed Graywolf Press. …

Published: March 4, 2014