Fiction

Golden Quill: SLO Nightwriters

SLO (San Luis Obispo) NightWriters’ theme for its annual Golden Quill Contest is “Liberation” which can be broadly interpreted. . Categories: Poetry up 40 lines; Short Fiction up to 1500 words; Creative Non-fiction (personal essay, memoir) up to 1500 words.. For guidelines and submission: http://slonwgoldenquillwritingcontest.com. Judging The Judging Panel boasts old and new judges this …

Published: August 9, 2017

Creative Writing Institute Short Story Contest

Creative Writing Institute’s Short Story Contest ends August 31, 2017. This is a fabulous opportunity to be published with best-selling guest writers and CWI’s staff in our fifth anthology. Word limit: 2,000 words. Prizes: $200, $100, $50. Top five winners will be published in our fifth anthology entitled LOST, and we will also publish ten …

Published: August 9, 2017

Antonym Poetry Writing

Write a poem with only four lines to enter this poetry contest. The trick is the first line can only have one word. The lats line of your poem must also only have one word. The word on the last line must be the opposite (antonym) of the word on the first line. Cash prize …

Published: August 9, 2017

The Out of Frame Anthologies Contest

There is a fine line between creativity and insanity, and when it comes to art, that line is often blurred. Omnestream Entertainment is looking for writers to paint a tale chronicling the dark side of art using a palette of suspense, horror, mystery or crime. The protagonist or antagonist must be an artist/creative immersed in …

Published: August 9, 2017

The Writing District Competition

The Writing District Competition is a free to enter monthly short story competition. Prize includes $50 and publication online. Competition Rules o Open theme o Eligibility: writers of any nationality or age, but entries must be in English o One entry per person, per month. o Free to enter o Maximum 3,000 words o This …

Published: August 9, 2017

Blue Mesa Review Summer Contest

Each year Blue Mesa Review holds a writing contest in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction. The 2017 judges are: Safiya Sinclair for Poetry, Rigoberto González for Nonfiction, and for the first time, co-judges for Fiction, Lori Ostlund and Anne Raeff. We encourage you to submit your very best work online through our submissions manager. First place …

Published: August 9, 2017

Five Line Poem

Write a poem that has five lines and follows a specific syllable count. That syllable count is 2 syllables for the first and second line. The third, fourth and fifth follow the syllable count of a Haiku which is 5-7-5. So the syllable count is: 2-2-5-7-5. The subject is open. Cash prize to the winner.

Published: August 9, 2017

theOffice Fellowship

See all rules/regulations at www.theOfficeFellowship.com theOffice is a quiet, communal workspace for writers on LA’s westside. We are one of the nation’s premiere co-working spaces fostering creativity and productivity in a zen, distraction-free environment for over 13 years. Current and charter members include J.J. Abrams, Joss Whedon, Julia Fierro, Antoine Wilson, Gigi Levangie Grazer and …

Published: August 9, 2017

Four Line Poem

Write a four line poem to enter this poetry contest. Just follow the syllable count provided. Your first line will have 1 syllable. The second line and third line will have five syllables. The final line will have 9 syllables again. Cash prize to the winner.

Published: August 9, 2017

Sweek microfiction challenge: Microcoffee

Are you capable of saying a lot in a little? Welcome to the Sweek MicroFiction Challenge! Write a short story of 200 words max, incorporating the word ‘coffee’ and win any course you’d like from Masterclass as well as get published in the Sweek Microfiction book! In each round, you need to incorporate a given …

Published: August 9, 2017