Young Adult

Jackson Daughtry Literary Honor

2015 Jackson Daughtry Literary Honor. We are proud to present this year’s Guest Judge, Ari Berk, who is a world-renowned author and best known for The Undertaken Trilogy. We are looking for a novel of Fiction or Creative Nonfiction. Grand prize $1,000, publication and marketing deal. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2015. For …

Published: December 28, 2014

Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge

Ongoing, weekly contest: Every Saturday at 9 a.m. Pacific time, Indies Unlimited hosts a Flash Fiction Challenge. In 250 words or less, write a story incorporating the elements in the picture and/or the written prompt provided. Do not include the prompt in your entry. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced. Please keep language …

Published: December 18, 2014

The Columbia Journal Writing Contest

Our 2015 Writing Competition is now accepting your best original work in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction! The entry fee is $15 and one winner from each genre will receive a $500 cash prize along with publication in Issue 53 of Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art. We accept work in all genres and all …

Published: December 17, 2014

Third “International Gina Labriola Award. Tales of Brigands, witches, goblins and other marginals” Year 2014

Call for entries Third “International Gina Labriola Award. Tales of Brigands, witches, goblins and other marginals” Year 2014 The deadline for submissions is 7 November 2014 Dal lume di luna/era nato il mio paese:/sorgeva di notte/e di giorno spariva/ingoiato dal sole. (Gina Labriola, “In uno specchio la fenice” – Laterza). The Gina Labriola Cultural Association …

Published: December 17, 2014

2015 GREAT SOUTHWEST BOOK FESTIVAL

The 2015 Great Southwest Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring the best books of the late winter/spring season. The Great Southwest Book Festival will consider published and unpublished works in fiction, non-fiction, biography/autobiography, how-to, compilations/anthologies, photography/art, children’s, cookbooks, poetry, spiritual, young adult, business/technology, unpublished manuscripts, wild card (anything …

Published: December 15, 2014

FULL FATHOM FIVE’S $10,000 FICTION CONTEST

FFF Digital is a new publisher of quality fiction e-books. We are searching for some of the best original fiction out there, and hosting a contest to find it. Four Finalists will receive an offer for a publishing deal with FFF Digital, and one Grand Prize Winner will take home $10,000! Worried you might not …

Published: December 14, 2014

Maryland Writers’ Association 2014 Literary Contest

“To survive, you must tell stories.” Umberto Eco So, here we go, fellow writers, poets, novelists: Get busy. Dust off your drafts and start editing. Or start with a sparkling white page (screen) and fill it up. Then send us your best work for a chance to see it in print. And celebrate with us.

Published: December 12, 2014

Women Writing the West 20th Anniversary Conference

Women Writing the West is celebrating its 20th Anniversary by “Coming Home” to its Denver area birthplace. Held annually in cities throughout the West, the 2014 conference will take place October 16-19 in Golden, Colorado, at the Golden Hotel and the Table Mountain Inn. This conference is a rare opportunity for writers to take their …

Published: December 12, 2014

Four Corners Writer’s Conference

New Mexico Centennial Poet Laureate Levi Romero is among the notable authors headlining the Four Corners Writer’s Conference, Oct. 2-4, 2014, at the University of New Mexico’s Gallup branch campus. Joining Romero are poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, fiction author Inez Ross, and poet/fiction author Laura Tohe. The three-day event will feature readings and workshops by …

Published: December 12, 2014

Mississippi Writers Guild Annual Conference

The Mississippi Writers Guild announces the 2014 Annual Conference Aug. 1-2 in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. “We have four terrific speakers who will share their expertise about writing, publishing, social media, and other topics,” said G. Mark LaFrancis, Guild president. “We have jammed a great agenda into a day-and-a-half. And, we will gather in beautiful Ocean …

Published: December 12, 2014