Science Fiction

“Spooky” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent – Deadline October 31, 2016

| Theme: Eerie, haunting, sinister, ghostly, uneasy, frightening, uncanny, dark, hidden, unearthy, mysterious or weird. Spookiness can be expressed in symbolic, literal, modern, traditional, abstract, and completely unique ways. Share your interpretation of SPOOKY. | Eligible Submissions: Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or …

Published: September 14, 2016

Raven Short Story Contest

Flash fiction and short fiction, 500 to 2500 words. Pulp Literature editors collect stories like ravens in the woods, swooping down on what catches their eyes and bringing the treasures — sometimes sparkling, sometimes grisly, but always fascinating — home to their nests. Show us your most scintillating treasures in the form of short fiction …

Published: September 14, 2016

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Fall Conference

The 2016 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference will be held from November 4 to November 6 at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley in Raleigh, North Carolina. The conference features courses and master classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures and panels on book marketing and finding an agent. The faculty …

Published: September 14, 2016

Signo Novella contest

For an unpublished novella of 15,000-40,000 words. In English. For full terms and conditions, please see the website

Published: August 18, 2016

(Annual) Atlantis Short Story Contest

(Annual) Atlantis Short Story Contest: Cash prizes ($450 in total, first prize is $300) and in-depth feedback await unpublished writers. No theme or genre restrictions. Maximum 2,500 words. Entry fee: starts from $10 (depends on level of feedback wanted when the story does not place) Deadline: November 30, 2016 Info: Contact e-mail: [email protected]

Published: August 18, 2016

Hampton Roads Writers 8th Annual Writers Conference

Keynoters – bestselling authors Mary Burton and Robert J. Crane. Fifty craft and business – of -writing workshops during ten breakout sessions, free agent pitches, two first ten-lines critique sessions, contests. Two lunches and cocktail social/silent auction included (free heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar.)

Published: August 3, 2016

Humor Us Contest

Humor Us is looking for books with a good dose of funny. Maybe yours is a dark humor, a parody, or a good, old-fashioned buddy comedy — whatever it is, we want to read it. Your manuscript can be either fiction or nonfiction in at least a first draft (sorry, Bards, no limericks this time). …

Published: August 3, 2016

Launch Pad Manuscript Competition

In an exclusive partnership with Scott Free, Energy Entertainment and publisher Inkshares, the Launch Pad Manuscript Competition is here to bridge the world of books, novels and manuscripts with Hollywood’s biggest agents, managers, executives, producers and publishers. The goal of this competition is to help authors get their work in the hands of entertainment industry …

Published: August 3, 2016

2017 San Francisco Writing Contest

The San Francisco Writers Conference is pleased to announce the 2017 San Francisco Writing Contest. The contest is open to all writers everywhere, including those attending the 2017 San Francisco Writers Conference. The entry fee is $35 per item. Your entry must fit into one of the following categories: * Adult Fiction * Adult Nonfiction …

Published: August 3, 2016

Tethered by Letters’ Spring 2016 Writing Contests

The deadline for Tethered by Letters’ 2016 Spring Writing Contests is August 1! This time around, Tethered by Letters is offering $1600 in prizes for our Spring Contest winners. Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven, will be judging short story submissions; poet, teacher, and activist Suzi Q. Smith is the poetry judge; and …

Published: July 15, 2016