Young Adult

The Caledonia Novel Award

We are an Edinburgh-based international competition for unpublished, debut novels. Our shortlist judge is Kathryn Ross of Fraser Ross Associates. To enter, please submit the first 20 pages of your novel with a 200-word synopsis. Entries must be original and at least 50,000 words long. All terms and conditions on our website.

Published: May 7, 2015

Driftless Unsolicited Novella Contest

2015 theme: Over The Driftless region of Wisconsin state is land that the glaciers never reached — a dramatically hilly landscape, unpressed by the weight of glaciers, with ore so close to the surface it was collected by individual miners who dug their own “badger holes” in the mineral-rich ground. Since the miners left, this …

Published: May 3, 2015

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

WINTER POETRY & PROSE GETAWAY January 15-18, 2016, Atlantic City area Advance your craft and energize your writing at the 22nd Annual Winter Getaway featuring Stephen Dunn. Enjoy challenging and supportive workshops, insightful feedback and an encouraging community. Choose from fiction, nonfiction, memoir, screenwriting and poetry. Early registration discounts and scholarships available – details at …

Published: April 30, 2015

Boston Book Festival

The 2015 Boston Book Festival features more than 200 authors participating in more than four dozen presentations, conversations and panels. Topics include science, technology, literary criticism, art and architecture, poetry, fiction and writing for children and young adults. Of special interest to writers are the “Writer Idol” session sponsored by GrubStreet, in which excerpts from …

Published: April 28, 2015

Hampton Roads Writers’ 7th Annual Writers’ Conference

HRW’s Seventh Annual Writers’ Conference, which takes place Sept. 17 – 19, 2015 at the Virginia Beach/Norfolk Conference center, Holiday Inn Hotel, Virginia Beach, VA, offers outstanding opportunities to network, improve your craft and marketing skills and pitch work to agents. One evening plus two full days of workshops, two best-selling keynoters, two first ten-lines critique sessions, 50 …

Published: April 28, 2015

Shore Thing Writing Getaway

SHORE THING WRITING GETAWAY A One Day Writing Getaway June 20, 2015, Atlantic City, NJ Treat yourself to a writing retreat at the shore. Down the block from Atlantic City’s famous beach and boardwalk, this affordable workshop will energize and inspire you. Head home with sand between your toes, a few new pieces of writing …

Published: April 25, 2015

The Pen Factor’s Boutique Writing Competition

The Pen Factor invites writers to enter its Boutique Writing Competition. Word limit: 1500 words (short story or first chapter). Genre: Fiction. Submissions get three pieces of feedback in return for reviewing three others as part of the entry process. From this a scoring algorithm identifies the best submissions and the top 25% are awarded …

Published: April 24, 2015

Apocalypse Chronicles Short Story Competition

The end of the world is near. Again! For centuries, doomsdayers and self-styled prophets have claimed to know about the end of the world, emphasizing that their version of the apocalypse will come true. Of course, none of the end of the days predictions so far have come true – humankind and the earth is …

Published: April 24, 2015

The Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference

The Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference is a full weekend of workshops, panels and presentations by educators, noted speakers and industry professionals focused on the craft and business of writing. This conference differentiates itself by presenting individual program streams for what we call the 3-A’s: aspiring, active and accomplished writers. Topics are offered in progressive streams, …

Published: April 23, 2015

Clive Cussler Adventure Writer’s Competition

Novel Writing Contest Sponsored by the Clive Cussler Collector’s Society Open for Submissions April 1 – July 1, 2015 The 2015 Adventure Writer’s Competition, sponsored by the Clive Cussler Collectors Society ( is now open for submissions! As in the previous four competitions, the book writing contest is for all new novels of the adventure …

Published: April 23, 2015