Personal Journals

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

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2014 Spring Conference

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2014 Spring Conference offers intensive workshops in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, book marketing and the “art of the pitch.” Other features include faculty readings, on-site “lunch with an author,” publisher exhibits and an open mic for conference participants. The faculty includes fiction writers Nancy Peacock, Kim Church and Drew Perry; creative …

Published: April 9, 2014

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

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

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

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

Practical Jokes Contest

Looking for short stories of practical jokes for our April Fool’s Day themed contest. Enter your story on our submissions page by March 16. This themed contest is subject to the same rules and guidelines as our regular weekly contests. Open to writers over the age of 40.

Published: February 19, 2014

Good Luck and Fortune Contest

Looking for short stories of good luck and fortune for our St. Patrick’s Day themed contest. Enter your story on our submissions page by February 24. This themed contest is subject to the same rules and guidelines as our regular weekly contests. Open to writers over the age of 40.

Published: February 5, 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