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Santa Barbara Writers Conference

Join us June 18-23, 2017! Since 1972, the Santa Barbara Writers Conference has been connecting writers with mentors, agents and editors. Every summer, writers in many genres from around the world gather to participate in a magical week of intensive work focused on story, voice, craft, marketing, and networking with fellow writers and publishing professionals.

Published: April 6, 2017

Bath Novel Award

The Bath Novel Award is an international prize, established in 2013, for unpublished or independently published novels written for adults or young adults. Submissions may be in any genre and should include the first 5,000 words plus a one page synopsis.

Published: April 3, 2017

Begin Again – Rollick Magazine Writers Competition

Submissions are now open for Rollick’s Begin Again issue. Our Begin Again issue is all about fresh starts and new beginnings. It’s all about what happens after a failure, falter, or fall. It’s about perseverence, and striving, and hope. You can send in essays, poems, short stories, memoirs, confessionals, experimental writing, post cards, art, illustrations, …

Published: April 3, 2017

Baum Indie Book Prize 2017

Are you an indie author looking to publish your book with marketing built in? Henry and Cate Baum, founders of indie book companies Self-Publishing Review and Kwill Books have set up a fund for one author to receive an entirely free book publication and marketing deal with Kwill Books starting in October 2017. This is …

Published: April 3, 2017

Adventure Writers Competition

Sponsored by the Clive Cussler Family, the Clive Cussler Collector’s Society, Sven Gillhoolie Publishing and Stealth Publishing. Why are we different? We are the only contest we know of that focuses on Adventure Writing. No vampires or romance novels to compete with here! Whether you write like the Grandmaster himself, Clive Cussler, or have your …

Published: April 3, 2017

The Third Drapers Guild Short Story Contest

This month we announced the winner of the Second Drapers Guild Short Story Contest: Michelle Harris for an excerpt from her novella, “Lovers and Boyfriends”. The contest is open to all fiction shorter than a novella — any genre, we are more interested in the quality of the writing than the subject matter.

Published: April 3, 2017

2017 SCRIPT AWARD

Hi, The SCRIPT Award is a yearly writing competition that we think will be of interest to you. The challenge of the SCRIPT Award is to write a “mini epic” of exactly 100 words and the winning prize is $1000 (Canadian dollars). The SCRIPT Award 2017 is open to any writers who have, or are …

Published: April 3, 2017

Draft to Dream

The Draft to Dream Book Competition is ideal for the independent author, put on by AuthorU, a nonprofit author resource organization. Participants also receive their scoring sheets, and some feedback on their manuscripts after the competition. Winners are announced at the AuthorU Extravaganza in September.

Published: April 3, 2017

The 2017 Peseroff Prize Poetry Contest

“Whenever something new develops in poetry, many will argue, ‘That’s not poetry.’ Think of the reception of William Carlos Williams . . . spoken word poets, poets who incorporate graphics, poets who write in code so robots can read them. It’s all poetry.” –Joyce Peseroff Breakwater Review is proud to announce The Peseroff Prize: publication …

Published: April 3, 2017

Ink & Insights 2017

A writing contest that focuses on giving feedback to all contestants. Four separate judges read and score each submission, as well as give feedback on many aspects of story building and writing technique. Learn your strengths and weaknesses while competing with your peers. Writers enter for the feedback. The contest is just a bonus.

Published: April 3, 2017