The Apparitionist National Ghost Story Competition

“Write the scariest story you can think of! Tryon Arts & Crafts School’s The Apparitionist National Ghost Story Competition is back by popular demand! Submit your original story 5,500 words or less by Aug. 27! Head Judge this year is Michael Zam Co-Creator, Producer and Writer of FX’s hit “Feud: Bette & Joan”! Win a …

Published: June 1, 2018

Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition

Regulus Press is small, privately-held publisher dedicated to encouraging extraordinary fiction and poetry. Located in the Pacific Northwest, Regulus Press is pleased to announce its inaugural short story competition. The Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition is open to all. To enter, writers must provide an original story of up to 3000 words in any genre. The …

Published: May 18, 2018

Frontier Poetry Industry Prize

For this prize, we want to give our submitters a chance to be read by some of the most influential persons across our industry: a magazine editor, a director of a professional poetry organization, and a book editor. The three judges will collaborate to choose one winning poem, and two runners-up.

Published: May 18, 2018

Masters Review Flash Fiction Contest

Our love of flash fiction runs deep. We are proud to now offer a contest dedicated solely to flash. The winning writer will be awarded $3000 and publication on The Masters Review site. Second and third place will be awarded $200 and $100, respectively, as well as publication in The Masters Review. So here it …

Published: May 18, 2018

Sally Bucker Emerging Writers’ Fellowship

The North Carolina Writers’ Network offers an annual Sally Buckner Emerging Writers’ Fellowship, in honor of the late poet, editor, and educator. The Buckner Fellowship, in the amount of $500 awarded to one writer each year, supports emerging writers whose work shows promise of excellence and commitment to a literary career. Applicants must be in …

Published: May 18, 2018

Duolingo’s Call for Stories

Duolingo, the world’s largest online language learning platform, is holding an open call for submissions to Duolingo Stories ( Selected stories will be published online (in multiple languages). If your story is selected, Duolingo will grant you a $500 payment and will reserve the right to modify, adapt, and translate your story. All stories should …

Published: May 18, 2018

Live Free and Write

Join us in New Hampshire for a supportive writing retreat. Spend an inspiring week working on your memoir or poetry. Enjoy the refreshing New England summer with plentiful writing time, encouraging workshops, homemade meals and time to relax. Learn more:

Published: May 18, 2018

Santa Barbara Writers Conference

Since 1972 writers from around the world have gathered each June at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference to rub elbows with fellow storytellers, celebrate well-known authors, and network with publishing professionals. “You can’t imagine what this conference meant to me. If it had not been for this conference, I’d probably still be sitting on a …

Published: May 18, 2018

Zathom Microwriting Contest

For our April 13th-May 5th contest, winners will be selected from the categories: Poetry and/or Story, submitted under the themes: Nature and/or Sex, and written in English in Zathom’s 55 mode.

Published: April 20, 2018