Octopus With A Quill 2.0

Hey there! With OWAQ (Octopus With A Quill) in its second season, OWAQ 2.0, here is your chance to showcase what you have got. Octopi are known for their intellect and creativity. Their eight arms are a symbol of coming together of multiple kinds of thoughts and a multi-faceted personality. We hope that settles why …

Published: June 23, 2016

Children’s Diversity Contest

The Children’s Books Diversity contest aims to promote and amplify diversification of books and authors and to increase non-majority narratives in children’s literature. The focus is on children’s books for and by people of diversity, recognizing all diverse experiences, including but not limited to, people of color, gender, disabilities, body size, ethnicity, culture, and religion. …

Published: June 23, 2016

Humor Us Contest

Humor Us is looking for books with a good dose of funny. Maybe yours is a dark humor, a parody, or a good, old-fashioned buddy comedy — whatever it is, we want to read it. Your manuscript can be either fiction or nonfiction in at least a first draft (sorry, Bards, no limericks this time). …

Published: June 23, 2016

Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers

The 2016 Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers will be held on October 14 and October 15 at The University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. The program features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, masterclasses, panel discussions, and individual editing sessions with faculty. Participants include poets Robin Coste Lewis and Chloe …

Published: May 31, 2016

$2000 Masters Review Summer Short Story Award and Agency Review

– 6000 word limit – Fiction only – No writing preferences. Just your best work – Emerging Writers Only (have not published a novel at the time of submission. You may have a book under contract. Short story collections are not considered novels and therefore you qualify. We welcome work from self-published writers.) – Previously …

Published: May 31, 2016

Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Contest

The Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize is awarded to the best work submitted to the magazine’s annual contest for a genre that embraces, but is not limited to, the personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, social commentary, travel writing, historical accounts, and biography, all enhanced by such elements as description, dramatic scenes, dialogue, and characterization. Entries …

Published: May 31, 2016

Declaration of Independents Audiobook Contest

The winner of the Declaration of Independents Audiobook Contest receives a fully-produced audiobook. ListenUp Audiobooks Declaration of Independents Audiobook Contest is an opportunity for authors to have their story heard. Authors keep all rights. No entry fee is required. The final day to submit is July 4, 2016.

Published: May 31, 2016

KYSO Flash HTP Contest

KYSO Flash (Knock-Your-Socks-Off Art and Literature) calls for your best original Haibun and Tanka Prose. Innovative and experimental works encouraged. Contest ends at midnight PST on 15 June 2016. Entry fee: $5 (US) per piece, no limit. Cash prizes and publication awarded: $200 First Prize, $150 Second, $100 Third, and $50 Honorable Mentions (3 to …

Published: May 31, 2016

Interplay Jazz & Arts Writing Conference

INTERPLAY WRITING WORKSHOPS Writing Workshop I. “Dig Deep and Fly Free” Instructor: Marv Klassen-Landis We will read and listen to jazz poets such as Langston Hughes, Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Gil Scott-Heron and Jayne Cortez for inspiration. But we will also dig down deep to discover our own sources: What are my stories? My inner …

Published: May 12, 2016