Fiction

The Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference

The Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference presents a full weekend of panels, workshops and presentations by educators, noted speakers, and industry professionals focused on the craft and business of writing. This conference differentiates itself by presenting individual program streams for (what we call the 3-A’s) ASPIRING, ACTIVE, and ACCOMPLISHED writers. Topics are offered in progressive …

Published: February 12, 2015

Dream Quest One Writing Contest – Summer 2015

We are now in the 10th Anniversary of our mission to inspire, motive and encourage all poets, writers and dreamers to continue doing so without the fear of failure or success. Open to anyone having a story that’s worth telling everyone! Write a short story, 5 pages maximum length, on any subject, topic or theme, …

Published: February 9, 2015

Pikes Peak Writers Conference

Pikes Peak Writers Conference 2015: Choose Your Writing Adventure! Welcome to a conference where you can enhance your writing experience, make professional contacts, learn something new and meet fellow writers in a fun, energized atmosphere. Our slate of workshops is crafted to stretch across genre boundaries and appeal to writers in any stage of their …

Published: February 6, 2015

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, a five-day fête celebrating its eponymous playwright, his works and literary life in the adopted city he called his “spiritual home,” features two days of master classes; a roster of lively discussions among distinguished panelists; celebrity interviews; theater, food and music events; a scholars conference; short fiction, poetry and …

Published: February 5, 2015

Willow Springs Fiction Prize 2015

Willow Springs Fiction Prize—$2,000 plus publication. Submission deadline: March 15, 2015. Original, unpublished work only; no word limit for submissions. $15 entry fee. All entrants receive a one-year subscription to Willow Springs. Submit a story online at willowsprings.submittable.com/submit. More details here: willowsprings.ewu.edu/contests.php.

Published: February 5, 2015

Carteret Writers 2015 Contest

Contest categories include flash fiction, fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children’s. If fewer than ten entries from ten different participants are received for a category, that category will be dropped and the entry fee will be refunded. Winning entries will be published in the 2015 edition of our literary journal, Shoal. Entries awarded honorable mention may …

Published: February 4, 2015

Houston Childrens Writers and Illustrators Conference

Join us for a weekend of information about the changing world of children’s writing and illustration. Seven speakers, including award-winning author-illustrator Kelly Light, PLUS 2 agents, 3 editors and an art director will share their knowledge of current market trends, what is hot, what is not and what they really want to see next. All …

Published: February 4, 2015

Merrimack Media 2015 Outstanding Writer Contest

Merrimack Media is looking for fiction and creative non-fiction submissions to the 2015 Outstanding Writer Contest! This is your opportunity to get your manuscript published with cover and interior design, a media kit and other promotional services FREE of charge. Five semi-finalists will be selected after March 20, with the winners being announced in June. …

Published: February 3, 2015

Inkitt’s “Darkest Place” Horror Contest

“You are in the darkest place in the world.” (This theme can be interpreted literally or figuratively.) We want writers who will submit their blood-curdlers, spine-tinglers, skin-crawlers and hair-raisers; writers who will make it their duty to scare and shock their readers; writers who can really take us to the darkest place in the world. …

Published: February 3, 2015

Tethered by Letters’ Winter Literary Contests

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 Tethered by …

Published: February 2, 2015