Fiction

ABC Poetry Contest

Enter the ABC Poetry Contest. For this poem the first letter of each line in your poem follow the letters in the alphabet. The fifth line though can be any letter you choose. See an example in the announcement. It’s a fun poem to write.

Published: December 1, 2017

The London Independent Story Prize

300 Words Flash Fiction Competition, any gender is welcome! Our aim is to discover extraordinary artistic approaches to story writing, stories that embrace the diversity of gender and culture whilst being brave and passionate. We are looking for unique and strong voices. BAME, Women, and LGBTQ are especially welcome. We’ll be delighted to read it …

Published: December 1, 2017

Goodnight New York Contest

The three lucky winners of the Goodnight New York Contest will receive a two-night complimentary stay at The Frederick Hotel in Tribeca, Manhattan at a time of their choosing. Here’s the assignment: write a bedtime story for adults. (No, we don’t mean risqué, just not a children’s story.) Your story, which may be true or …

Published: December 1, 2017

2018 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize

The Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize honors internationally celebrated North Carolina novelist Thomas Wolfe. The prize is administered by the Great Smokies Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Asheville and sponsored by the North Carolina Writers’ Network.

Published: December 1, 2017

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