Poetry

KYSO Flash “Triple F” Writing Challenge

KYSO Flash (Knock-Your-Socks-Off Art and Literature) announces a writing-prompt challenge of three words: fierce, flicker and fool. Accepted from writers worldwide: micro-fiction, prose poetry, haibun stories, tanka tales and lineated poetry, both free and formal verse. Innovative works welcome. Cash prizes. Winners and finalists published online in spring and in our print anthology next fall; …

Published: December 25, 2015

Best Writing About Love

What does LOVE mean to you? We want your fiction, non-fiction, poetry or artwork, exploring love in any of its myriad expressions: romantic, platonic, parental and more. We know there is a whole world of love out there. Write it. Draw it. Paint it. Then send it in. All submitted works must be original and …

Published: December 20, 2015

TMCC Writers’ Conference

Meet outstanding creative leaders who will help you hone your craft, better market your work and explore your publishing options. Some of the topics include writing successful query letters, instilling authenticity into your work, building anticipation, going from self-published to a major publishing house, screenwriting and much more. Our list of presenters and literary agents includes …

Published: December 19, 2015

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

WINTER POETRY & PROSE GETAWAY Supportive. Energizing. Inspiring. January 15-18, 2016 Stockton Seaview Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ, area Special Guests: Stephen Dunn and Thomas Lux Advance your craft and energize your writing at the 23rd Annual Winter Getaway. Enjoy challenging and supportive workshops, insightful feedback and an encouraging community. Choose from fiction, nonfiction, memoir, screenwriting and …

Published: December 15, 2015

The Writer’s Hotel Master Class in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry

Via The Writer’s Hotel, you’ll take writing from your desk to the publishing marketplace, right in the heart of New York City. Before you arrive in NYC for the conference on site, TWH editors read each target manuscript twice. TWH editors also work to connect writers with publishing opportunities. The Writer’s Hotel is the writing …

Published: December 14, 2015

UNO Writing Abroad Creative Writing Contest

Four winners – one each in the categories of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and scriptwriting – will receive a $1,000 award toward attendance at the 2016 Writing Workshops in Cork, Ireland. The contest is open to graduate, undergraduate and non-degree seeking students.* Writers may submit: Fiction: 5,000 words or less, double spaced, 12-point font Creative nonfiction: 5,000 words or less, …

Published: December 13, 2015

“Portraits” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent – Deadline December 31, 2015

| Theme: Capture, illustrate, write or otherwise create your visions of people and other creatures. Portraits can be expressed in symbolic, literal, modern, traditional, abstract or completely unique ways. What portraits can your imagination create? | Eligible Submissions: Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published …

Published: November 28, 2015

Artificium In Brief contest

‘IN BRIEF’ For writing between 500-1,000 words, in English. Includes poetry, flash fiction and anything else! All prize-winners in our competitions will be featured in Artificium. Full rules and T&Cs on the website: www.artificium.co.uk

Published: November 26, 2015

Dream Quest One Poetry Contest – Winter 2015-2016

This poetry contest is international. Open to anyone who enjoys expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry. Write a poem, 30 lines or fewer on any subject, theme, style or form for a chance to win cash prizes. Postmark deadline: January 24, 2016. Visit our website for details on how …

Published: November 19, 2015

Hourglass Literary Magazine Writing Contest (early deadline)

Hourglass Literary Magazine with the cooperation, support and patronage of Krajina klass, BLC (Banjaluka College) and software company Literature and Latte, announces its maiden competition for: – BEST SHORT STORY – BEST ESSAY – BEST POEM Apart from main awards/prizes ten finalists (up to thirty) in each category will be published in the first issue …

Published: November 17, 2015