Poetry

2015 GREAT SOUTHWEST BOOK FESTIVAL

The 2015 Great Southwest Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring the best books of the late winter/spring season. The Great Southwest Book Festival will consider published and unpublished works in fiction, non-fiction, biography/autobiography, how-to, compilations/anthologies, photography/art, children’s, cookbooks, poetry, spiritual, young adult, business/technology, unpublished manuscripts, wild card (anything …

Published: December 15, 2014

“Portraits” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

Theme: This call theme is “Portraits” The likeness, personality and mood of a living thing, captured in image and word. What faces will you unveil? Eligible Submissions: Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Submissions must be the original work of …

Published: December 14, 2014

DreamQuestOne Poetry & Writing Contest – Winter 2014-2015

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who enjoys expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry or writing a story that is worth telling everyone! Welcome to all having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash …

Published: December 13, 2014

The Sakura Award

Enter your unpublished Fiction or Poetry manuscript and you could win an publishing contract plus 500 dollars! THE SAKURA AWARD We want to read a fiction manuscript that blows us away, takes us into the hearts and minds of people we never imagined we could care about, and involve us deep into something creatively wonderful. …

Published: December 12, 2014

Maryland Writers’ Association 2014 Literary Contest

“To survive, you must tell stories.” Umberto Eco So, here we go, fellow writers, poets, novelists: Get busy. Dust off your drafts and start editing. Or start with a sparkling white page (screen) and fill it up. Then send us your best work for a chance to see it in print. And celebrate with us.

Published: December 12, 2014

TBL Fall Literary Contests

We are currently accepting submissions for our short story contest (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction contest (55, 250, or 500 words), and poetry contest (max of three pages per poem). TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh writing styles. All winners will be published in Tethered by …

Published: December 12, 2014

The Peseroff Prize

“Whenever something new develops in poetry, many will argue, ‘That’s not poetry.’ Think of the reception of William Carlos Williams . . . spoken word poets, poets who incorporate graphics, poets who write in code so robots can read them. It’s all poetry.” –Joyce Peseroff Breakwater Review is proud to announce The Peseroff Prize: publication …

Published: December 12, 2014

Women Writing the West 20th Anniversary Conference

Women Writing the West is celebrating its 20th Anniversary by “Coming Home” to its Denver area birthplace. Held annually in cities throughout the West, the 2014 conference will take place October 16-19 in Golden, Colorado, at the Golden Hotel and the Table Mountain Inn. This conference is a rare opportunity for writers to take their …

Published: December 12, 2014

Four Corners Writer’s Conference

New Mexico Centennial Poet Laureate Levi Romero is among the notable authors headlining the Four Corners Writer’s Conference, Oct. 2-4, 2014, at the University of New Mexico’s Gallup branch campus. Joining Romero are poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, fiction author Inez Ross, and poet/fiction author Laura Tohe. The three-day event will feature readings and workshops by …

Published: December 12, 2014

Mississippi Writers Guild Annual Conference

The Mississippi Writers Guild announces the 2014 Annual Conference Aug. 1-2 in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. “We have four terrific speakers who will share their expertise about writing, publishing, social media, and other topics,” said G. Mark LaFrancis, Guild president. “We have jammed a great agenda into a day-and-a-half. And, we will gather in beautiful Ocean …

Published: December 12, 2014