Crime/Thriller

Dog Writers Association of America Annual Writing Contest

The Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA), founded in 1935 is the most recognized professional writing association devoted to dogs. The contest is open to all writers, editors, bloggers, publishers, photographers, artists and others whose work falls into the designated competition categories. Members and non-members may apply. Discounted member entry fees are available to members …

Published: August 17, 2018

Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conference

The Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conference returns in 2018 with Jennifer Horne, Poet Laureate of Alabama, Nick Norwood, director of the Carson McCullers Center, screenwriter Ty Manns, children’s book author Steve Scott, and Columbus’s own David Johnson, among other authors and literary celebrities. The annual event will be held at the historic Springer Opera House, the …

Published: August 17, 2018

Historical Novel Society North American Conference

Widely known as “the” conference for historical fiction, the biennial Historical Novel Society North American Conference will be held June 20 to June 22, 2019, in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Our venue is the Gaylord National Harbor hotel, just across the river from Washington, D.C. The conference is geared towards readers and writers of historical novels …

Published: August 17, 2018

Behind the Book: Fight or Flight

Join authors Fonda Lee, Stephanie Kuehn, J.C. Geiger, and Bill Cameron for our 2018 Conference, Behind the Book: Fight or Flight, an event for writers and fans of Young Adult adventure stories and psychological thrillers.

Published: August 2, 2018

Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers

Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry will host its annual Conference for Readers and Writers at The University of Tulsa on October 20th, 2018. The Conference offers the opportunity to hear from and work with dozens of distinguished authors. This year’s participants include fiction writer Rilla Askew, Oklahoma Book Award winner and author of …

Published: July 6, 2018

Sweek Flash Fiction Competition: #MicroDoor

– Write 250 words (max.) of prose including the sentence “She/he has/had to find the door…” anywhere within the story, – Add #MicroDoor tag either in the main title of the story / its description / tags section to take part in the challenge, – You can participate no matter where you are from although …

Published: July 6, 2018

Eyelands Book Awards

Welcome to Eyelands Book Awards, an international competition for both published and unpublished books, organized by Eyelands Literary Magazine in collaboration with Strange Days Publications. We have been organizing fiction competitions for the past 8 years with increasing success, giving the opportunity to writers from all over the world to see their work published in …

Published: July 6, 2018

F(r)iction’s Summer 2018 Literary Competition

Tethered by Letters is pleased to announce the F(r)iction Summer 2018 Literary Competition! There are three submission categories: 1) short story, 2) flash fiction, and 3) poetry. Winners of the contests will be considered for publication in F(r)iction alongside stunning original artwork from TBL’s talented team of artists. F(r)iction is dedicated to publishing the best …

Published: July 6, 2018

Stories That Need to Be Told

Stories change us. Stories determine how we see the world. Stories change the world. That’s why this contest has only one category—the story. Whether you consider it fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, as long as it tells a story, it fits. One grand prize winner will receive $1,000, and 5 additional winners will each receive $200 …

Published: July 6, 2018