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Streetlight’s 2017 Essay/Memoir Contest

We are seeking strong and stirring personal stories. Submit a maximum of 800 words (no minimum). All winning entries will be published in the summer quarter of Streetlight magazine on July 14, 2017 and may also receive an audio production for the Streetlight Voices podcast.

Published: May 30, 2017

Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Award

This year’s judge is Benjamin Percy. Open to everyone over the age of 18. International entries welcome. You and your entry do not need to be associated with New Mexico, we publish a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction globally. All fiction and creative nonfiction will be eligible despite genre, form, subject, or length. So …

Published: May 30, 2017

Hourglass Literary Magazine (Deadline Extended)

Detailed instructions for submissions: SHORT STORY should not exceed 7000 words or be less than 700 words. Entry fee: $15 USD ($25 for submitting up to three pieces). POEMS should not have more than 3500 words. WRITERS CAN SUBMIT UP TO THREE POEMS/SONGS. ESSAYS Essays should not exceed 9000 words or be less than 1000 …

Published: May 4, 2017

Hallway Stories Launches With Real-Life Story Sharing Contest

Starting now through July 2, stories can be submitted on the microsite in essay or video form. Judged off of creativity, contextual relevance, audience appeal and quality of submission, three winners will be awarded a $50 gift card each week in the following categories: body image, mental health and cancer. In the weeks following the …

Published: May 4, 2017

Pennsylvania Writers Conference

The Pennsylvania Writers Conference is designed to engage, educate and empower the literary community. If you’re a passionate writer, reader, or both, join us on the campus of Wilkes University to learn more about fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting and playwriting. July 30 to Aug. 5 Wilkes University With a keynote reading from Pulitzer Prize-winning …

Published: April 20, 2017

Adelaide Literary Awards 2017

Categories: Adelaide Literary Magazine Poetry Award 2017 Adelaide Literary Magazine Short Story Award 2017 Adelaide Literary Magazine Essay Award 2017 Eligibility: Open to all English, Portuguese, or Spanish language authors (of any age, ethnicity, gender or orientation) for the best poem, short story, and creative nonfiction essay. Allowed length of a SINGLE submission: – for …

Published: April 20, 2017

The Enraptured Reader: Writing to Stir the Emotions

SANSKRIT LITERATURE seeks to evoke intense, visceral, and emotional responses in the reader, much like someone mesmerized by a work of art, or spellbound by a performance, experiences. Known as the Rasa Theory, this phenomenon “can also help artists and writers effectively represent and harness emotions, creating suspense and surprise in their art.” (Rita Banerjee, …

Published: April 6, 2017

Begin Again – Rollick Magazine Writers Competition

Submissions are now open for Rollick’s Begin Again issue. Our Begin Again issue is all about fresh starts and new beginnings. It’s all about what happens after a failure, falter, or fall. It’s about perseverence, and striving, and hope. You can send in essays, poems, short stories, memoirs, confessionals, experimental writing, post cards, art, illustrations, …

Published: April 3, 2017

“Orange” International Call For Artists and Writers by ArtAscent – Deadline April 30, 2017

| Theme: The colour between red and yellow in the visible spectrum, orange is associated with meanings of warmth, optimism, enthusiasm, transition, health, happiness, fun, creativity and freedom. Orange is stimulating, vibrant and flamboyant. It is the colour of vivid sunsets, fire, vegetables, flowers, fish, citrus fruits, marmalade, traffic cones, life rafts and Cheetos. Orange …

Published: April 3, 2017

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Summer 2017

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who enjoys expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry 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 …

Published: April 3, 2017