Santa Ana River Review Dramatic Works Contest

The Santa Ana River Review Dramatic Works Contest will award a first-place prize of $100 to the writer judges feel best represents a new, exciting, and challenging voice in the world of performance writing. We will accept ten-minute works (12 pages or less) of any medium (play, screenplay, teleplay). Diverse writers–women, POC, LGBTQ–are especially encouraged …

Published: September 14, 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: June 23, 2016

Dream Quest One Writing Contest – Summer 2016

Open to anyone who enjoys writing a story that’s worth telling everyone! Write a short story, 5 pages maximum length on any subject or theme. You may use single or double line spacing. No word count. Multiple entries are accepted. Genres include any fiction, nonfiction, and creative nonfiction stories. We are now accepting entries. Visit …

Published: May 12, 2016

Mercersburg Summer Writing Contest

Mercersburg Summer Programs is thrilled to announce its 6th Annual Young Writers Contest. The contest kicks off the Young Writers Camp’s summer 2016 theme: Behind the Locked Door of Mystery. The 6th Annual Young Writers Contest is open to students ages 11-16. Contest Writing Prompt: Like life itself, every tale told is a mystery because …

Published: May 12, 2016


$10,000 award from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University supports documentary artists, working alone or in teams, who are involved in extended, on-going fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit the interplay of words and images. To learn more, go to Submissions accepted in February to May 2016. Deadline 5/9/16.

Published: February 12, 2016

TMCC Writers’ Conference

Meet outstanding creative leaders who will help you hone your craft, better market your work and explore your publishing options. Some of the topics include writing successful query letters, instilling authenticity into your work, building anticipation, going from self-published to a major publishing house, screenwriting and much more. Our list of presenters and literary agents includes …

Published: December 19, 2015

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

WINTER POETRY & PROSE GETAWAY Supportive. Energizing. Inspiring. January 15-18, 2016 Stockton Seaview Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ, area Special Guests: Stephen Dunn and Thomas Lux Advance your craft and energize your writing at the 23rd Annual Winter Getaway. Enjoy challenging and supportive workshops, insightful feedback and an encouraging community. Choose from fiction, nonfiction, memoir, screenwriting and …

Published: December 15, 2015

UNO Writing Abroad Creative Writing Contest

Four winners – one each in the categories of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and scriptwriting – will receive a $1,000 award toward attendance at the 2016 Writing Workshops in Cork, Ireland. The contest is open to graduate, undergraduate and non-degree seeking students.* Writers may submit: Fiction: 5,000 words or less, double spaced, 12-point font Creative nonfiction: 5,000 words or less, …

Published: December 13, 2015

University of California, Riverside – Low Residency MFA

The low residency MFA in creative writing and writing for the performing arts takes a 21st century approach to the graduate degree in creative writing. Our philosophy is simple: We presume you’re here to learn not just how to write but also how to publish and produce. In that light, our focus is on getting …

Published: August 24, 2015