Fiction

Write on the Sound

The three-day conference focused on the craft of writing offers over 30 sessions for the beginning, intermediate and advanced writer. Sessions are presented by published authors, writing instructors and publication trade professionals. The sessions are a mix of how-to/hands-on workshops and panel discussions regarding fiction, nonfiction, poetry and specialty topics. The conference includes featured speakers, …

Published: June 12, 2015

2015 Sequestrum New Writer Awards

Sequestrum is pleased to announce our New Writer Awards, in which over $500 will be awarded to up-and-coming writers and poets. The contest will accept both prose (fiction & creative nonfiction) and poetry submissions, with first-prize winners selected in each genre. Tentative end date November 15, 2015. Fiction and nonfiction entries up to 10,000 words …

Published: June 12, 2015

Tethered by Letters’ Summer 2015 Literary Contest

We are currently accepting submissions for our short story contest (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction contest (55, 250 or 500 words), and poetry contest (max of three pages per poem). TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters and fresh writing styles. All winners will be published in F(r)iction. All …

Published: June 12, 2015

Big Pond Rumours, the International Literary e-Zine

Big Pond Rumours has two issues each year with a contest in every issue. We usually have 2 independent judges as well. The deadline for Summer is June 30 and the deadline for winter is November 30. Visit the site at http://www.big-pond-rumours.com/ to check out the latest issue and our archives.

Published: June 11, 2015

Golfwell Annual Golf Story Contest

First Prize $300.00 – 2nd Prize $150.00 – 3rd Prize $50.00 and first, second and third prizes receive publication on our website as the “Golfwell.net Best Golf Stories Ever Heard.” Winners will also receive an award certificate of acknowledgement from Golfwell.net. No Entry fee. We’re looking for original unpublished golf stories. Fact or fiction (yes, …

Published: June 11, 2015

RUMINATE Magazine’s William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

RUMINATE Magazine is currently accepting submissions for our William Van Dyke Short Story Prize. Along with publication in our winter 2015 issue, the winner and runner-up will be awarded $1500 and $200, respectively. The entry fee is $20 , which includes a complimentary copy of the winter 2015 issue. The deadline for submissions is August …

Published: June 10, 2015

The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award

The purpose of the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award™ is to honor the best books readily available to a North American audience in any format within the past year. The categories include both fiction and nonfiction.

Published: June 10, 2015

2015 Summer Writing Contest

The Smart Network announces an exciting challenge for new and seasoned writers of novels, short fiction collections and non-fiction unpublished works. Smart Publishing, a subsidiary of The Smart Network, reserves all rights to offer publication to any submission other than winners at their sole discretion.

Published: June 9, 2015

William Faulkner Writing Competition

The William Faulkner Writing Competition is accepting submissions in the categories of novel, short story, one-act play and poetry. Deadline for novel is July 15, 2015. Deadline for other categories is July 31. Cash prizes awarded in all categories.

Published: June 8, 2015

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2015 Squire Summer Writing Residency

The long weekend offers intensive workshops with accomplished instructors, group events such as readings and discussions, a chance to share work with other dedicated writers and a unique opportunity to bond with writers from across the state and beyond. Registrants will spend the entire weekend in one workshop, in either fiction, poetry or creative nonficiton. …

Published: June 8, 2015