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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

2014 Swyers Publishing Short Story Contest

We are currently searching for the best of the best from aspiring authors. By going to SwyersPublishing.com, anyone can submit their short stories (up to 4 per person) for consideration in the anthology. Go to “authors and projects” tab. Then go to “short story contest” tab. You will be asked to view the rules and …

Published: February 5, 2014

32nd Annual SouthWest Writers International Competition

The 32nd Annual SouthWest Writers International Competition is open to all original, unpublished work by English-language writers in 10 categories for novels, creative nonfiction, essay, short stories, children’s picture books, and poetry. Winners are selected by agents or editors unaffiliated with SouthWest Writers. First place winning entries in prior SWW contests may not be resubmitted …

Published: February 4, 2014

“Blue” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

The competition theme is “Blue.” Shades, spaces, feelings of blue. Show us what blue means to you. Entries may include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Writers retain copyrights.

Published: January 7, 2014

Chanticleer Book Review Blue Ribbon Awards

The Chanticleer Book Review (CBR) is looking for published novels and unpublished manuscripts in the following categories: Fantasy and Science Fiction (deadline Jan. 31) Narrative Nonfiction (deadline Feb. 28) Cozy Mystery (deadline March 31) Young Adult (deadline April 30) Romance (deadline May 31) Historical Fiction (deadline June 30) Western, Pioneer, Civil War Historical Fiction, Pre-1900s …

Published: January 7, 2014

1,000 Prompts, 1,000 Dollars

How to Enter: 1. Pick a prompt from one of the 10 available pages. 2. Write your story and make sure it’s between 500 and 1,500 words. 3. Prepare your story as a post on your own blog or website. Include a link at the end of your post to the prompt you used and …

Published: December 5, 2013