Chicago Writers Conference

A weekend conference for writers of all genres, at all levels. CWC provides practical, actionable advice on everything from revising and editing your manuscript to utilizing social media effectively. Sunday features Pitchfest, meetings with literary agents and publishers where writers may pitch their book idea and receive feedback. Friday and Saturday nights feature cocktail parties …

Published: September 10, 2015

Nonfiction Essays — $100 Giveaway

During our last outing we received a pleasantly surprising amount of great and original content, mostly in the form of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. This time around, we’ll be looking to fill the gap on nonfiction essays. That is, articles that fit anywhere within the rest of our nonfiction categories, from business to crime, …

Published: September 9, 2015

University of California, Riverside – Low Residency MFA

The low residency MFA in creative writing and writing for the performing arts takes a 21st century approach to the graduate degree in creative writing. Our philosophy is simple: We presume you’re here to learn not just how to write but also how to publish and produce. In that light, our focus is on getting …

Published: August 24, 2015

Hunger Mountain

Hunger Mountain is both a print and online journal of the arts. We publish fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, visual art, young adult and children’s writing and literary odds and ends. Our print issue comes out annually in the fall, and our online content changes on a regular basis. Our mission is to cultivate engagement with …

Published: August 14, 2015

Ruth Stone Poetry Prize

Ruth Stone Poetry Prize is an annual poetry contest. It is a chance for your poems to be read by Hunger Mountain editors and guest judges. The postmark deadline is March 1 each year. Entries will be accepted on Submittable from October 1 to March 1 of each year. We accept both electronic and snail …

Published: August 13, 2015

A Quiet Courage

A Quiet Courage is an online literary journal specializing in tiny words. We publish compelling, poignant, memorable and well-written microfiction and poetry that is 100 words or less. Submit your absolute best work. We accept submissions in Spanish too, with their exact English translations. We are a non-paying market. We don’t charge any submission fees …

Published: August 13, 2015

Kansas Author’s Club

2015 Convention Speakers and Topics Thomas Fox Averill: Know What You’re Doing: Craft, structure, genre, story in fiction writing Mark Bouton: Tips for Writing a Novel Elle Lothlorien: Dating Your Book: Understanding the Amazon Algorithm Through Online Dating Esther Luttrell: Creating Dynamic Dialogue and Believable Characters and Writing and Publishing an Autobiography that’s More than …

Published: August 11, 2015

New Millennium Writings Awards

New Millennium Writings promotes new and emerging writers of poetry, fiction, short-short fiction and nonfiction by showcasing their works alongside profiles and interviews of famous writers and through generous awards that have totaled more than $200,000. Over the past 20 years, New Millennium Writings has: • Published more than 1,500 new and emerging writers • …

Published: July 28, 2015

“Violet” International Call for Artists by ArtAscent

Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished works are eligible. Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Open to international artists. Apply using the online form provided here: https://ArtAscent.com/the-call-for-artists-and-writers/

Published: July 24, 2015

The Magic Oxygen Literary Prize

Short Stories, up to 4,000 words (not including the title) Poetry up to 50 lines (not including title or lines between stanzas) The theme is open. Electronic uploads are preferred but written entries are also accepted. The competition is open to writers all over the world. Entrants must be 16 or older at the time of submission. Entries must …

Published: July 23, 2015