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“Desire” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

The competition theme is “Desire.” Emotional, physical, imagined desire. Global desire. Intangible desire. Consequences of desire. Show us what desire means to you. Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Writers retain copyrights. Open to Canadian (except Quebec) and U.S. residents. …

Published: April 9, 2014

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

Pop-Up Writers’ Retreat in Ireland

Pop-Up Writers’ Retreat in West Cork, Ireland September 6th – 13th, 2014 Run by West Cork College, this is an exclusive week long retreat with a focus on finishing your writing. Prices start at $530 p.p. sharing and include three workshops with established authors, all your meals, and accommodation. Based in beautiful Glengarriff, West Cork, …

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

Nora Roberts Writing Institute

Three-day writing conference and retreat for beginning and aspiring fiction writers in historic Washington County, Maryland. The annual NRWI summer conference offers workshops and breakout sessions by bestselling authors, college faculty and experienced public relations professionals. From story fundamentals like plot and point of view to seasoned advice on how to market your work, there …

Published: April 9, 2014

Lakefly Literary Conference

Gain insight in the craft and business of writing at the Lakefly Literary Conference 2014, a two-day conference on May 9-10, for beginning and established writers of all genres at the Oshkosh Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center in Oshkosh, WI. Scheduled speakers include: bestselling author Hallie Ephron, novelist John DeDakis, journalist Bill Lueders, poet …

Published: April 9, 2014

Spark Contest Five: “Fables”

Fables have been a part of storytelling as long as we’ve been telling stories. Fables do more than entertain: they also present a lesson or attempt to teach a moral. Traditionally, fables feature anthropomorphic animals as main character(s). For the best chance of winning this writing contest, your story or poem should feature at least …

Published: February 24, 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

Montana Strong Writing Contest

Give us your character or characters at their moment of greatest challenge, and show us why they deserve the honorary title of “Montana Strong.” Enter a setup paragraph of up to 250 words to introduce the judges to the characters, the situation and the stakes. Also enter the greatest challenge scene of up to 3,000 …

Published: February 19, 2014