Fiction

Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers

Jon Nimrod International Journal for an all-day writing conference (9:30am-4:30pm) with workshops in fiction, poetry, memoir, mystery, young adult fantasy, and romance, as well as finding a literary agent. The day also includes one-on-one editing sessions with the Nimrod board of editors, novel pitch critique sessions, readings, and panel discussions. Key guests include fiction writers Laura van den Berg, …

Published: October 19, 2017

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival celebrates the genius of Tennessee Williams, who once called our city his “spiritual home,” and the contemporary artists who are as honest and unflinching in their examination of the human condition as our patron playwright. Founded in 1986 by a group of cultural enthusiasts, the Festival has grown from …

Published: October 19, 2017

Pennsylvania Writer’s 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. Past speakers include National Poetry Slam Finalist and the 2007 Legend of Slam Jason …

Published: October 19, 2017

Writers’ Workshop @ Your Library 2017

Writers Workshop @ Your Library 2017 Calling all writers! Whether you are just getting started, or are an established author yourself, we invite you to the 2017 Writer’s Workshop @ Your Library on November 4-5, with a special pre-conference event on November 2. Our slate of presenters includes best-selling authors, writers of children’s literature, and …

Published: October 19, 2017

SweekStars: Discovering the stars of storytelling!

We are on a quest to find the most talented, most addictive, most original…the Sweekest writers! Impress our juries and readers with your writing skills and get a chance to be discovered as well as win great prizes, including the grand prize of $1000! Are you an absolute storytelling talent? Join now! All further details: …

Published: October 19, 2017

Lazuli Literary Group / AZURE Writing Contest

We love work that is linguistically, intellectually, and emotionally demanding of the reader. We want literary works that grow in complexity upon each visitation. Writers we admire are Zadie Smith, Virginia Woolf, Tom Wolfe, Charles Dickens, Thomas Mann, Robert Musil, Tom Stoppard, Vladimir Nabokov and James Baldwin.

Published: October 19, 2017

75 Words Flash Fiction

Write a story using only 75 words to enter this writing contest at FanStory.com. The topic is open – so write about anything – but use those words wisely as you will only get 75 of them for this writing contest.

Published: October 19, 2017

Rhyming Poetry Contest

Share your poem that has a specific rhyme scheme to enter this poetry contest. Write a poem with a simple abab rhyme. See an example in the contest announcement.

Published: October 19, 2017

C. Michael Curtis Short Story Book Prize

The contest opens August 1, 2017 and closes Jan. 1, 2018 at noon EST. We will announce the winner in May 2018. The manuscript must be between 140 and 220 pages and include no fewer than six stories. No more than three stories can have been published elsewhere. No story should be over 15,000 words …

Published: October 19, 2017