Crime/Thriller

2018 Arizona Mystery Writers Annual Mary Ann Hutchison Memorial Story Contest for Youths.

This contest is open to youth between 9 and 15. 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: www.arizonamysterywriters.com. Past winning stories …

Published: March 26, 2018

The Writer’s Hotel NYC writers conference

THE WRITER’S HOTEL IS A SPECIAL HYBRID WRITERS CONFERENCE. The Writer’s Hotel “Mini MFA” is a one-of-a-kind conference. We work with writers of fiction, poetry and nonfiction. TWH Editors read and consult on each writer’s full length manuscript pre-conference, followed by a week-long conference in June, set at Midtown hotels: The Library Hotel, The Bryant …

Published: February 27, 2018

Belize Writing Conference

The Belize Writers’ Conference, April 23 – 28 2018, for fiction, creative nonfiction, and memoir writers. Join New York literary agents and authors for the perfect blend of retreat, workshop, and creative inspiration. Master Classes, critique sessions, and yoga on the beach at an ecolodge in Belize. Details: www.joeygarcia.com/events

Published: February 16, 2018

NCWN 2018 Spring Conference

The North Carolina Writers’ Network Spring Conference features intensive workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as publisher exhibits, “Lunch With an Author,” readings, an open mic, and the fourth annual “Slush Pile Live!” The faculty includes poets Emilia Philipps, Charmaine Cadeau, and Valerie Nieman; fiction writers Naima Coster and Heather Bell Adams; …

Published: February 16, 2018

Chanticleer Authors Conference – CAC18

ATTENTION ALL AUTHORS: Learn how to sharpen your prose and increase your book sales at Chanticleer Book Reviews and Int’l Writing Competitions Conference – CAC18! FEATURING: Ann Charles USA Today Best-Selling author; Beth Bacon, expert in GoogleAd Words and Amazon.com marketing; Sally DMareSipio award-winning executive producer, marketing strategist & content creator; Lake Perriquey attorney and …

Published: February 16, 2018

Your Laugh Line’s Humorous Book Awards

Your Laugh Line wants to save the world with laughter. The organization does it through books, by finding an assortment of humorous works each week to promote to their newsletter and social media subscribers. Now they are hosting their inaugural Humorous Book Awards: a search for the funniest books published in 2017. The contest has …

Published: February 16, 2018

Flash 500 International Novel Contest

This international annual novel competition, now in its sixth year, closes on 31st October 2018. The judges will be the senior editors at Crooked Cat Publishing.

Published: February 16, 2018

Sweek Flash Fiction Competition: #MicroHeart

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Sweek and write a piece of flash fiction including the word “heart” in your story! 3 weeks, 250 words max. and an open topic (you only have to use the word ‘heart’ anywhere within the plot). Do you want to get discovered and win $50? Submit your #microheart story on Sweek!

Published: February 16, 2018