The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award

The purpose of the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award™ is to honor the best books readily available to a North American audience in any format within the past year. The categories include both fiction and nonfiction.

Published: June 10, 2015

William Faulkner Writing Competition

The William Faulkner Writing Competition is accepting submissions in the categories of novel, short story, one-act play and poetry. Deadline for novel is July 15, 2015. Deadline for other categories is July 31. Cash prizes awarded in all categories.

Published: June 8, 2015

Poetry Contest

Our first annual poetry contest is now taking submissions. Submit up to three poems per submission. Deadline will be August 14, 2015. There is no entry fee. Winner will be published. We may offer publication to additional finalists.

Published: June 8, 2015

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2015 Squire Summer Writing Residency

The long weekend offers intensive workshops with accomplished instructors, group events such as readings and discussions, a chance to share work with other dedicated writers and a unique opportunity to bond with writers from across the state and beyond. Registrants will spend the entire weekend in one workshop, in either fiction, poetry or creative nonficiton. …

Published: June 8, 2015

“Still Life” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent – Deadline June 30, 2015

| Theme: This call theme is “Still Life.” Unique arrangements of commonplace things and found objects have been portrayed with realism and sometimes symbolism. What is your take on still life? Is it modern, traditional, abstract or something else entirely? Share your vision of Still Life. | Eligible Submissions: Entries may include fiction, poetry, short …

Published: June 5, 2015

Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards

Claremont Graduate University is pleased to announce a call for the 2016 Tufts Poetry Awards. The Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award offers $100,000 for a book of poetry published between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. The Kate Tufts Discovery Award offers $10,000 for a first book of poetry published between July 1, 2014 and …

Published: June 5, 2015

2015 “Sonic Geography” Writing Contest

Have you visited a place with a unique sound space? Can you describe the sound of a location in a unique way? Musicworks’ 5th annual “Sonic Geography” Writing Contest asks you to choose any location—urban or rural, indoors or outside, cacophonous or mysteriously quiet—and describe how sound shapes your experience in 500 words. Top 3 …

Published: June 4, 2015

Acrostic Poetry Contest

Write an acrostic poem. An acrostic is where the first letter of each line spells out a word (downwards). An example: Elizabeth it is in vain you say “Love not” – thou sayest it in so sweet a way: In vain those words from thee or L.E.L. Zantippe’s talents had enforced so well: Ah! if …

Published: May 15, 2015

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

WINTER POETRY & PROSE GETAWAY January 15-18, 2016, Atlantic City area Advance your craft and energize your writing at the 22nd Annual Winter Getaway featuring Stephen Dunn. Enjoy challenging and supportive workshops, insightful feedback and an encouraging community. Choose from fiction, nonfiction, memoir, screenwriting and poetry. Early registration discounts and scholarships available – details at …

Published: April 30, 2015

Boston Book Festival

The 2015 Boston Book Festival features more than 200 authors participating in more than four dozen presentations, conversations and panels. Topics include science, technology, literary criticism, art and architecture, poetry, fiction and writing for children and young adults. Of special interest to writers are the “Writer Idol” session sponsored by GrubStreet, in which excerpts from …

Published: April 28, 2015