Science Fiction

WYRM’s Gauntlet

The Gauntlet is a new format, underground writing contest for speculative fiction. We welcome pros, amateurs, hobbyists. If you can pick up a pencil or slap your fingers on some keys and write about some wicked ideas then we want you to try this contest!

Published: October 1, 2013

“Dark” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

The competition theme is Dark. Shadows, expectation, foreboding, mystery, villains, secrets, memories, challenges, hauntings. Show us the darkness you have imagined. Entries may include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 1000 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Writers retain copyrights.

Published: October 1, 2013

SDSU Writers’ Conference

Whether you’re a beginning writer or a published professional, the San Diego State University Writers’ Conference is for you. Now in its 30th year, this writers’ conference is designed to help every writer at every writing level. Learn how to improve your writing skills, develop your marketing awareness, and meet with writing professionals who can …

Published: October 1, 2013

Story Share $50,000 Writing Contest

Benetech, the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) and Orca Book Publishing have come together to expand the body of contemporary leveled reading material available to young adults aged 13+ who struggle with reading. Prior experience writing for struggling reader audiences is not required. A step-by-step guide available …

Published: September 27, 2013

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2013 Fall Conference

The 2013 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference will be held from November 15 to November 17 at the Holiday Inn Resort in Wrightsville Beach, NC. The conference offers workshops and master classes in creative nonfiction, fiction and poetry, as well as panels, lectures and workshops on indie publishing, publishers and agents, marketing for writers, …

Published: September 12, 2013

The Time & Place Prize

The second annual Time & Place Prize is now welcoming submissions from all writing genres. Last year we received wide-ranging entries from four continents. Submissions must be limited to 5,000 words and in PDF or Word formats. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. The winner of the Time & Place Prize is …

Published: September 12, 2013

Dark Tales Short Story Contest

Dark Tales is a professionally-published anthology now in its tenth year. To celebrate their anniversary, they have now re-launched our quarterly short story competition. 5,000 words or less.

Published: September 11, 2013

Writer Advice’s 2nd Scintillating Starts Contest

Entice us. Submit the opening (up to 1500 words) of your book (any genre) to Writer Advice’s 2nd Scintillating Starts Contest. All finalists are winners (small cash award) & can say that to prospective publishers. Deadline: 10/18/13. Details at www.writeradvice.com.

Published: August 13, 2013

Parasite Publications First Annual Character Contest

Parasite Publications is holding its First Annual Character Contest. We are looking for intense, mind-blowing character fiction in the form of a short story. 3 cash awards, $500 for 3rd place, $750 for 2nd and $1000 for 1st. Submission Requirements 1. Authors must submit original content without copyright restrictions. 2. Submissions must be between 2,000 …

Published: August 13, 2013

Tor-Forge Books

Publishes paranormal romance, science fiction and fantasy, children

Published: August 8, 2013