Young Adult

Desert Nights, Rising Stars

Hosted by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University. Schedule includes craft classes, conversations, panels and readings, as well as opportunities to network with writers. Faculty includes Ron Carlson, Tayari Jones and Alan Dean Foster.

Published: October 7, 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 Previously published or unpublished are eligible.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

Nimrod Journal’s Conference for Readers and Writers

Join Nimrod International Journal for an all-day writing conference with workshops in fiction, poetry, memoir, YA fantasy, finding a literary agent, and more. Also featured will be panel discussions, readings, and the chance to sit down for a one-on-one editing session with an experienced editor. Key guests include fiction writers Cristina García and Joan Leegant; …

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

New Voices YA Contest

We’re after quality stories with heart, guts, and a clear voice. We’re especially interested in the quirky and the hopeful and the real. We are not particularly interested in genre fiction and prefer stand-alone novels, unless you’ve written the next Hunger Games. We seek writers who believe in the transformative power of a great story, …

Published: August 16, 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

Lesley University

Offers concentrations in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, writing for young people, and writing for stage and screen.

Published: August 8, 2013