Santa Barbara Writers Conference

Since 1972 writers from around the world have gathered each June at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference to rub elbows with fellow storytellers, celebrate well-known authors, and network with publishing professionals. “You can’t imagine what this conference meant to me. If it had not been for this conference, I’d probably still be sitting on a …

Published: May 18, 2018

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest

This contest is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry and/or writing a story that’s worth telling everyone! And welcome to all, having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $1275.00. All works must …

Published: April 13, 2018

Sarah Lawrence College Publish & Promote Your Book Conference

The 5th Annual Sarah Lawrence College Publish & Promote Your Book Conference offers panel discussions with agents, editors, and book marketing professionals. Writers have the opportunity to meet other writers and pitch their books to Agents and Editors at this unique one-day conference designed to get your book published. If you have a completed book, …

Published: April 13, 2018

Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Award

We are looking for unpublished stories of 2000 words or fewer on the theme of: TALES OF THE PARANORMAL (broadly interpreted). Send us your stories about wizards, clairvoyants, other-worldly creatures, vampires, werewolves, telekenetics, ghosts, goblins, witches, mediums, poltergeists, the supernatural, and other unexplainable experiences. Final judging will be by literary agent Kimberly Brower of Brower …

Published: April 6, 2018

Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition

The Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition is open to all. To enter, writers must provide an original story of up to 3000 words in any genre. The catch: We provide your opening and closing lines chosen from a classic work of literature. You provide the rest. The judges of the 2018 contest include a variety …

Published: March 26, 2018

Flash Fiction Challenge: #Microletter

To submit your story – create an account on Sweek (for free) and upload your work by adding the #microletter tag in the tags section as well as the description and the main title of the story. You can also participate in the Best Feedback category to win $15. More info:

Published: March 26, 2018

2018 Arizona Mystery Writers Annual Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest.

Entries are short mystery, thriller or suspense stories; 2500 words max. Blind judging by professional authors and educators. All stories will receive judges’ feedback. Winning stories will be published online. Contest rules and entry form Can be found on the website: Past winning stories are on the website.

Published: March 26, 2018