Science Fiction

“Unknown” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

| Theme: This call theme is “Unknown” A concept that is beyond the range of one’s knowledge, experience or understanding. A thing that is strange, unfamiliar and obscure. A place that is not discovered, explored or identified. A person who is not famous, not seen, not heard. A feeling that is silent, not shared, not within. …

Published: March 22, 2015

FenCon Short Story Contest

FenCon and the Dallas Future Society are proud to present our annual short story contest. We’re looking for a science fiction or fantasy story on any topic. This contest is open to all amateur writers, defined as anyone who has not sold a work of fiction of any length to any professional publication before July …

Published: March 19, 2015

Friends of the Mustang Library Fiction Writing Contest

Friends of the Mustang Library are hosting their second annual Fiction Writing Contest. First place winner receives $500.00, a Scissortail flycatcher plaque and announcement in Writer’s Digest magazine. Second place winner receives $300.00 and third place receives $200.00. Entries must be original, unpublished works with a maximum word length of 4,000 words. Deadline is March …

Published: March 18, 2015

The Writers’ Summer School

A week-long program for writers of all ages, abilities and genres featuring courses, workshops, panels and one-to-one sessions. Cost includes full board and evening entertainment. 2015 inspirational guest speakers include Simon Brett and Alex Gray. See www.swanwickwritersschool.org.uk for more details

Published: March 13, 2015

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2015 Spring Conference

The North Carolina Writers’ Network Spring Conference will be held on April 18 at the Moore Humanities and Research Administration Building on the campus of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. The conference offers intensive workshops in poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as publisher exhibits, on-site “lunch with an author,” readings and …

Published: March 12, 2015

Get Away to Write – Spain

Are you a writer who loves to travel? Join us this summer in beautiful northern Spain to immerse yourself in a supportive week-long writing experience that will energize and inspire you. Enjoy encouraging workshops, plentiful writing time, panoramic cliff top views and excursions to Barcelona and the town of Vic, where the outdoor market dates …

Published: March 12, 2015

Santa Barbara Writers Conference

Since 1972, the Santa Barbara Writers Conference has been connecting writers with mentors, agents and editors. Every summer, writers in many genres from around the world gather to participate in a week focused on story, voice, craft, marketing and networking. This year’s evening speakers include Mona Simpson, Anthony Breznican, Danny Bland, Meg Gardiner and Tawni …

Published: March 11, 2015

Writing in the Pines

Tired of winter? Tired of being cold? Tired of writing the same thing or not writing at all? Leave your winter doldrums at home and join us in the heart of the New Jersey Pinelands, where spring will be breaking through the sandy soil. Let this getaway revitalize and inspire you as you set some …

Published: March 11, 2015

Ink & Insights 2015

Ink and Insights writing contests focus on the feedback so that writers of any level can improve their work. We request the first 10,000 words of the manuscript for four judges with experience in that genre to read, score and comment on. The scoresheet is an extremely detailed six-page report on the different aspects of …

Published: February 16, 2015

Northern Colorado Writers Conference

Join Northern Colorado Writers for a roaring good time at the Fort Collins Hilton, for the 10th annual writer’s conference March 27-28, 2015. Hearken back to a golden age of writing, when rules were challenged and words flowed like jazz music and champagne. Mingle with authors of all levels and genres. Meet with agents and …

Published: February 13, 2015