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The Golden Key Flash Fiction Open

The Golden Key is delighted to announce our second flash fiction contest, judged by Carmen Maria Machado. The winner will receive $150 and publication in Issue 8 (Fall/Winter 2017). We will be accepting submissions of flash fiction (up to 500 words) via Submittable through July 31. The fee for entry is $4 for one piece, …

Published: June 21, 2017

S13 Writing Contest

S13 run a periodic flash fiction writing contest. Limit of 513 words. The current contest theme is ‘Betrayal’ and is due to close on the 31st Aug.

Published: June 21, 2017

Free Novel Writing Contest

This boutique publishing firm offers a full-fledged publishing deal to its contest winner. Submit a novel of 20,000 words or more in any fiction genre (no fanfic, short stories or poetry) and if it’s selected, Inkitt will provide you with professional editing, a cover design, and 25 percent royalties. They also have a strategy to …

Published: June 21, 2017

The Northwestern University Summer Writers’ Conference

Join a community of writers at Northwestern University for a three-day institute on writing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The program, which is now in its 13th year, includes a diverse array of workshops, panels, keynote speakers, networking events, and literary readings. Learn how to make dialogue pop with Juan Martinez, edit your writing with Rebecca …

Published: June 13, 2017

Typehouse Literary Magazine Open Fiction Contest

We are pleased to announce Typehouse Literary Magazine’s first biennial Open Fiction Contest! Prizes: $150 for first place and publication $50 for second place and consideration for publication $25 for third place and consideration for publication We are thrilled to announce that our finalist judge for this contest is Rachel M. Harper! Rachel M. Harper …

Published: June 13, 2017

Sweek short story writing contest: #Unbelieavabletales

We invite you to write a story that will take our breath away – full of epic love, adventures, magical creatures, superheroes or mysteries. Are you up for a challenge and can you write unbelievable fiction in less than 1,000 words? Write your story in any genre, upload it on Sweek and have a chance …

Published: June 13, 2017

NCWN Squire Summer Writing Workshops

The Squire Summer Writing Workshops offer conferencegoers the chance to study elements of one genre with one instructor over the course of the program. Attendees will work on their own manuscripts, as well as those of their peers, while also attending readings, special presentations, and taking advantage of built-in writing time, amid the beauty and …

Published: May 30, 2017

Hampton Roads Writers’ 9th Annual Conference

1 evening plus 2-full days of workshops, 2 best-selling keynoters, 2 first ten-lines critique sessions, 60 workshops during 10 breakout sessions, ten-minute agent and/or publisher pitches, cash prize contests for short fiction, short nonfiction, and poetry, complimentary 90-minute cocktail social, 2-hour open mic, and optional 4-hour add-on WRITER’S BOOT CAMP SESSION; workshops cover fiction, nonfiction, …

Published: May 30, 2017

North Carolina Writers’ Network Squire Summer Writing Workshops

The 2017 North Carolina Writers’ Network Squire Summer Writing Workshops offer conferencegoers the chance to study elements of one genre with one instructor over the course of the program. Attendees will work on their own manuscripts, as well as those of their peers, while also attending readings, special presentations, and taking advantage of built-in writing …

Published: May 30, 2017

Unicorn Writers Conference

Attend a one-day writers’ conference unlike any other! Valuable for published authors and for beginners! Unicorn covers the total story from craft to career! Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018 Time: 7:30 am – 8 pm Place: Reid Castle, Purchase, NY. Price: $350 includes all workshops, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and gifts for all attendees. Choose from …

Published: May 30, 2017