Science Fiction

The Caledonia Novel Award

We are an Edinburgh-based international competition for unpublished, debut novels. Our shortlist judge is Kathryn Ross of Fraser Ross Associates. To enter, please submit the first 20 pages of your novel with a 200-word synopsis. Entries must be original and at least 50,000 words long. All terms and conditions on our website.

Published: May 7, 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

Writer on the Moon: Exploring Universal Themes and High Concepts

“The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon,” Thoreau noted mournfully, “or perchance a palace or temple on the earth, and at length the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them.” This seminar will help you rediscover the high concepts and universal themes (those lofty ideas) that first …

Published: April 27, 2015

Shore Thing Writing Getaway

SHORE THING WRITING GETAWAY A One Day Writing Getaway June 20, 2015, Atlantic City, NJ Treat yourself to a writing retreat at the shore. Down the block from Atlantic City’s famous beach and boardwalk, this affordable workshop will energize and inspire you. Head home with sand between your toes, a few new pieces of writing …

Published: April 25, 2015

The Pen Factor’s Boutique Writing Competition

The Pen Factor invites writers to enter its Boutique Writing Competition. Word limit: 1500 words (short story or first chapter). Genre: Fiction. Submissions get three pieces of feedback in return for reviewing three others as part of the entry process. From this a scoring algorithm identifies the best submissions and the top 25% are awarded …

Published: April 24, 2015

Apocalypse Chronicles Short Story Competition

The end of the world is near. Again! For centuries, doomsdayers and self-styled prophets have claimed to know about the end of the world, emphasizing that their version of the apocalypse will come true. Of course, none of the end of the days predictions so far have come true – humankind and the earth is …

Published: April 24, 2015

The Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference

The Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference is a full weekend of workshops, panels and presentations by educators, noted speakers and industry professionals focused on the craft and business of writing. This conference differentiates itself by presenting individual program streams for what we call the 3-A’s: aspiring, active and accomplished writers. Topics are offered in progressive streams, …

Published: April 23, 2015

FenCon Young Authors Story Contest

FenCon and the Dallas Future Society present our third annual “Young Authors Division” of the FenCon short story contest. We’re looking for a science fiction or fantasy story on any topic. The only limits are your imagination and a short list of rules found on http://www.fencon.org/page/young-author-contest. Final judging will be done by experienced educators and …

Published: April 23, 2015

The Fictuary Short Story Contest

Fictuary’s first contest will be held between April 1 and May 1, 2015. Entries must be between 1000 and 4000 words, and any genre of fiction will be accepted.

Published: April 22, 2015

Page Lambert’s 18th Annual River Writing Journey for Women

ON THE RIVER OF DISCOVER WITH WOMEN OF INFLUENCE A 6-day rafting and writing retreat for women entering the crossroads of their lives—professionally, artistically, personally—the perfect time and place to inspire creative change. Featuring Special Guest Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the Denver-based American Indian College Fund. Destination: The Majestic Canyons of Utah’s …

Published: April 8, 2015