Young Adult

Weta Nichols Writing Contest

Ozarks Romance Authors (est. 1987) invites you to submit the first chapter (up to 2,500 words) of your unpublished novel plus 200 words of flap copy to win prizes and a chance to be read by one of the agents or editors serving as the final judges. Contest is open to both published and unpublished …

Published: June 21, 2014

Gateway to the Best Contest

The Gateway to the Best Contest is hosted by the Missouri Romance Writers of America. All entries must have a romance that is central to the story with the exception of the young adult (YA) category which emphasizes the characters’ growth as they overcome conflict and may or may not include a romantic relationship. The …

Published: June 18, 2014

The IaNs

Write a short story based on 1 of the required genres. (Minimum pages: 8, maximum pages: 30) Submit to this website.

Published: June 12, 2014

Alfie Dog Fiction International Short Story Prize

The competition is open to any writer over the age of 18 writing in the English language. The closing date for entries is midnight UK time on 30th September 2014. Stories submitted must be the author’s own original and unpublished work. Unpublished excludes any story which has been made available to the public in any …

Published: June 4, 2014

Writers’ Police Academy

The Writers’ Police Academy offers the most hands-on, interactive and educational experience writers can find to enhance their understanding of all aspects of law enforcement and forensics. This is a one of a kind event, featuring real police, fire, and EMS training at an actual police academy. Top instructors and experts from across the U.S. …

Published: May 6, 2014

Dream Quest One Writing Contest – Summer 2014

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 or genre: fiction, nonfiction, or creative nonfiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries, play writing, scriptwriting, and screenwriting). Also, all entries must be typed or neatly hand printed. Multiple and …

Published: April 9, 2014

Pop-Up Writers’ Retreat in Ireland

Pop-Up Writers’ Retreat in West Cork, Ireland September 6th – 13th, 2014 Run by West Cork College, this is an exclusive week long retreat with a focus on finishing your writing. Prices start at $530 p.p. sharing and include three workshops with established authors, all your meals, and accommodation. Based in beautiful Glengarriff, West Cork, …

Published: April 9, 2014

Hampton Roads Writers’ 6th Annual Writers’ Conference

One evening plus two full days of workshops, two best-selling keynoters, two first ten-lines critique sessions, 45 workshops during nine breakout sessions, ten-minute agent pitches, ten-minute indie publisher pitches, and cash prize contests for short fiction, short non-fiction and poetry. Workshops cover fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry and the business of getting published. A book shop, …

Published: April 9, 2014

Lakefly Literary Conference

Everyone has a story – let us help you tell it and sell it. Gain insight in the craft and business of writing at the Lakefly Writers Conference 2015, a two-day conference on May 8-9, 2015, for beginning and established writers of all genres at the Oshkosh Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center in Oshkosh, …

Published: April 9, 2014


An unprecedented gathering of publishing professionals, some of the smartest on the planet. They represent today’s broad range of publishing opportunities – self publishing, traditional, small press and hybrid. This is a new kind of event that puts emerging authors and small publishers in the driver’s seat and gives them the information they need to …

Published: February 24, 2014