Crime/Thriller

Literative Endless Beautiful Contest

Listen to the 15 minute sound clip provided at the link. As you listen, create something that is inspired by what you hear. It could be a story, a poem, or something entirely different! The beauty of this prompt is the potential for spontaneous expression. For examples, check out previous Endless Beautiful writing sessions. You …

Published: September 11, 2017

Writing Prompts Inspired Short Story Contest

Every Friday, Reedsy subscribers receive a newsletter that includes five themed prompts. Subscribers then submit short stories based on those prompts. Each week we pick a winner who receives $50 and publication on our Medium blog.

Published: September 11, 2017

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2017 Fall Conference

The 2017 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference features sesesions and master classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures and panels on editing, publishing, and screenwriting. The faculty includes poets Dan Albergotti, Peter Makuck, and Michael White; fiction writers Nina de Gramont, Jason Mott, and Michelle Young-Stone; and creative nonfiction writers …

Published: September 11, 2017

Digital Author and Indie Publishing Conference

The Annual Digital Author and Indie / Self-Publishing Writers Conference is ideal for every author who wants to take advantage of the “Golden Age of Publishing.” Learn how to write, publish, market, and sell your brand and products in an increasingly digital world where the giants include Kobo, Author Solutions, Amazon, Apple, Smashwords, and other …

Published: August 9, 2017

BCX – The Boot Camp Extreme Creative Writing Conference

BCX – The Boot Camp Extreme Creative Writing Conference is for all serious writers of fiction, nonfiction, and short stories. It is the perfect pre-publication vehicle for every author who wants to improve their writing skills, revise and polish a manuscript, then guide it to publication. It is a respectful “kick in the pants” to …

Published: August 9, 2017

Las Vegas Writers Conference

Hosted by Henderson Writers Group Two things make this conference unique and stand above others: The cost includes entry to all workshops, panels, meals, and pitches to agents and acquisition editors, and attendance is limited to less than 200 (including faculty and volunteer staff) to ensure a quality experience for everyone, and more face time …

Published: August 9, 2017

Young Writers Contest

The Young Writers Contest seeks to encourage young people to express themselves and their thoughts through writing and literacy skills. The contest encourages entrants, age 10-18, to consider the ability to become a published author at any age, and to learn about the process of publishing their work. Winners will be selected based on originality, …

Published: August 9, 2017

Creative Writing Institute Short Story Contest

Creative Writing Institute’s Short Story Contest ends August 31, 2017. This is a fabulous opportunity to be published with best-selling guest writers and CWI’s staff in our fifth anthology. Word limit: 2,000 words. Prizes: $200, $100, $50. Top five winners will be published in our fifth anthology entitled LOST, and we will also publish ten …

Published: August 9, 2017

The Out of Frame Anthologies Contest

There is a fine line between creativity and insanity, and when it comes to art, that line is often blurred. Omnestream Entertainment is looking for writers to paint a tale chronicling the dark side of art using a palette of suspense, horror, mystery or crime. The protagonist or antagonist must be an artist/creative immersed in …

Published: August 9, 2017