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Lazuli Literary Group 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. GUIDELINES -Both previously published and unpublished works are …

Published: December 1, 2017

Snake Nation Review Young Writers’ Competition

Publishing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry as well as showcasing photography and art, this literary journal welcomes submissions by young adults nationwide throughout the year until January 2018. Essays contain a 5,000 word limit, and poetry contains a 60 line limit. Previously published work is not accepted: all well-written, standout compositions on any topic …

Published: December 1, 2017

“My Beauty Lies Within” Poetry Writing Contest

Poem Must Reflect the Theme of the Contest. It Can Be Written Through the Dynamics of What Beauty Means to You (Physically, Spiritually, Emotionally or Mentally) Maximum 40 Lines Entry Must Be Original, In English, Unpublished, and Unproduced at the Time of Submission.

Published: December 1, 2017

“Portraits” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent – Deadline December 31, 2017

| Theme: Portraits of people and animals tell such great stories. They evoke emotion. They suggest deeper meaning. They tell us about someone else, and maybe even ourselves. Sometimes they’re just beautiful. Or shocking. Or surprising. Share your PORTRAITS with words or imagery. | Eligible Submissions: Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other …

Published: December 1, 2017

The Wild Onion Novella Contest

We are seeking novella submissions between 20,000 and 40,000 words that exemplify the best of Curbside’s style—work that is gritty, experimental, speculative, weird, humorous, or any compelling combination of the above. And as always, we’re looking for diverse, extraordinary voices. The winning entry will be published in Summer 2018 as a limited and numbered print …

Published: December 1, 2017

Nimrod Write Night

Join Nimrod International Journal for Nimrod Write Night, October 20th, 6:30-8:30pm, the opening night for our Conference for Readers and Writers. Write Night features an Author Reception and special Author Chat, reading, and book signing with poet Jericho Brown, winner of the American Book Award and author of PLEASE and THE NEW TESTAMENT, and fiction …

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