Fiction

Journal From The Heartland Writing Contest

Blue Bus Publishing is excited to announce our first Journal from the Heartland Writing Contest. Winning entries will be included in Volume 1, Issue 2 of our publication, which we aim to have available to the public by December 2017. Our contest is open to all interested writers with connections to Wisconsin. We seek fiction, …

Published: August 30, 2017

Flash Fiction Writing Contest – A Secret

Share a flash fiction story (500 words or less) where a secret somehow influences the story. The secret does not have to be revealed but that secret should impact the story.

Published: August 30, 2017

Los Gatos Irish Writers Festival Contests

Entries now open for the Los Gatos Irish Writers Fesival Writing Contests. Unpublished short stories up to 5000 words to be judged by Booker Prize nominee Mike McCormack Unpublished poems of up to 50 lines in Poetry Contest Unpublished poems of up to 50 lines in Youth Poetry Contest for under 18’s Multiple entries allowed …

Published: August 30, 2017

Acrostic Poetry Contest

Write an acrostic poem to enter this poetry contest. An acrostic is a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word. You can see an example in the contest announcement.

Published: August 30, 2017

Los Gatos Irish Writers’ Festival

The Los Gatos Irish Writers’ Festival is devoted to bringing together writers and audiences at unique and innovative events in the historic and intimate town of Los Gatos, CA (located an hour south of San Francisco.) There will be readings, writing workshops, film screenings, panel discussions, and performances. Our writing contests are open for entries …

Published: August 30, 2017

Bluegrass Writers Studio

A writers’ community without the commute. Bluegrass Writers Studio (BGWS) is a low-residency MFA in creative writing program with concentrations in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Students work with award-winning core faculty, visiting writers, agents, editors, and with audio software we provide, each other. At BGWS, you get the community of a residency program with …

Published: August 11, 2017

Write on the Sound

Take time to be inspired this fall at Write on the Sound (WOTS), a three-day writing conference located in historic Edmonds, Washington. While enjoying breathtaking vistas of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, conference-goers will find many things to spark and motivate their creativity. WOTS offers the opportunity to explore various writing craft techniques with …

Published: August 9, 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