Carteret Writers 2016 Contest

CARTERET WRITERS’ 25th annual contest is open to submissions from Jan. 1 through Mar. 8, 2016. Categories include flash fiction, fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children’s. You need not be a member of Carteret Writers to enter. All judging is blind.

Published: January 1, 2016

Big Sur on Cape Cod

Agents from Andrea Brown Literary Agency, one of the best agencies in the country for children’s writers, bring her unique conference to the east coast. Co-hosted with Howl Press, writers work with two mentors in small critique groups throughout the weekend. In addition to working alongside mentors (agents/editors/authors), you will mingle with these publishing giants …

Published: December 16, 2015

Leapfrog Press Fiction Contest

Unpublished novels, novellas and short story collections over 22,000 words. Novels may be adult, young adult (YA) or middle grade (MG). We look for literary fiction and mainstream fiction, including science fiction. Generally we are less interested in strict genre fiction, but if a manuscript is good and grabs our attention, we don’t care what …

Published: November 27, 2015

2015 Story Share Writing Contest

The 2015 Story Share Relevant Reads Story of the Year Contest is now underway. We are looking for writers to contribute to our new and growing body of contemporary leveled reading material available to teens and young adults who struggle with reading. Prior experience writing for struggling reader audiences is not required. A step-by-step guide …

Published: October 9, 2015

The Killer Nashville Claymore Award

Enter the first 50 pages of your unpublished crime literature manuscript in the contest. Judges will consider any subgenre of mystery or thriller. Enter the first 50 pages of any unpublished literature in the following genres: Action – Adventure – Children’s – Comedy – Cozy – Crime – CSI – Dark Fantasy – Detective – …

Published: October 8, 2015

Central Coast Writers Conference 2015

Are you ready to take your writing dreams to the next level? Whether you are a new writer or an established author, the Central Coast Writers Conference will help elevate your writing and passion to the next level. Cited as one of the best writer’s conferences in the US, this destination conference offers the best …

Published: September 11, 2015

Chicago Writers Conference

A weekend conference for writers of all genres, at all levels. CWC provides practical, actionable advice on everything from revising and editing your manuscript to utilizing social media effectively. Sunday features Pitchfest, meetings with literary agents and publishers where writers may pitch their book idea and receive feedback. Friday and Saturday nights feature cocktail parties …

Published: September 10, 2015


Yungstr is an online start up that matches writers to agents by genre. We host open pitch meetings online between agents and writers with the hopes of helping writers get discovered. Our pitch meetings are affordable, done from the comfort of your own home and informative. They are done in a one-on-one phone call setting and …

Published: August 17, 2015

Hunger Mountain

Hunger Mountain is both a print and online journal of the arts. We publish fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, visual art, young adult and children’s writing and literary odds and ends. Our print issue comes out annually in the fall, and our online content changes on a regular basis. Our mission is to cultivate engagement with …

Published: August 14, 2015

Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing

The Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing is an annual prize for young adult and children’s literature. It is a chance for your YA and children’s lit to be read by Hunger Mountain editors and guest judges. The postmark deadline is March 1. Submittable will be open for entries October 1 to March …

Published: August 14, 2015