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Middle Island Press Poetry Chapbook Contest 2017-18

All content for a general audience is acceptable; we seek skill and palpability, the formal or the free. Simultaneous and multiple submissions are acceptable. Previously published poems are acceptable, but your title as a previously published collection is not eligible. We will not return manuscripts and expect that each poet will retain a file of …

Published: October 19, 2017

Bubo short story contest: Your world, our music

Everyone has a story inside them, but have you ever wondered how does it sound like? At Bubo Technologies, we believe in the power of music to tell stories. Our first-of-its-kind technology brings ebooks and music together to make reading a more immersive and personal experience. And what is more personal than the story that …

Published: October 19, 2017

Ó Bhéal International Five Words Poetry Competition

Ó Bhéal International Five Words Poetry Competition At around noon each Tuesday (GMT), from April to the end of January, five words are posted on the Ó Bhéal Five Words competition page. Entrants have one week to compose and submit poems that include all five words given for the week. The competition runs for 41 …

Published: October 19, 2017

Saints & Sinners Festival LGBT Fiction Contest

The winner will be selected from this year’s submissions of original, unpublished short stories between 3,000 and 7,000 words with LGBT content on the broad theme of “Saints and Sinners.” This contest would not be possible without a generous grant from The John Burton Harter Foundation. Radclyffe (pictured) will select the winning stories.

Published: September 11, 2017

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Poetry Contest

Eligibility – The contest is open to writers who have not yet published a book of poetry with an ISBN number. – Authors who have published in other genres are eligible. – This contest is for emerging writers. Please submit work that has not won other prizes or contests (even if poems were unpublished). Guidelines …

Published: September 11, 2017

Stories That Need to Be Told Contest

There are no genres in this contest. We want to hear your stories that need to be told, whether that’s an essay, short story, or poem–it just has to tell a story. One grand prize winner wins $1000 and five category winners will each win $200 (categories are Love, Depth, Humor, and Passion plus a …

Published: September 11, 2017

Literative Endless Beautiful Contest

Listen to the 15 minute sound clip provided at the link. As you listen, create something that is inspired by what you hear. It could be a story, a poem, or something entirely different! The beauty of this prompt is the potential for spontaneous expression. For examples, check out previous Endless Beautiful writing sessions. You …

Published: September 11, 2017

Writing Prompts Inspired Short Story Contest

Every Friday, Reedsy subscribers receive a newsletter that includes five themed prompts. Subscribers then submit short stories based on those prompts. Each week we pick a winner who receives $50 and publication on our Medium blog.

Published: September 11, 2017

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2017 Fall Conference

The 2017 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference features sesesions and master classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures and panels on editing, publishing, and screenwriting. The faculty includes poets Dan Albergotti, Peter Makuck, and Michael White; fiction writers Nina de Gramont, Jason Mott, and Michelle Young-Stone; and creative nonfiction writers …

Published: September 11, 2017