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S13 Writing Contest

S13 run a periodic flash fiction writing contest. Limit of 513 words. The current contest theme is ‘Betrayal’ and is due to close on the 31st Aug.

Published: June 21, 2017

League of Minnesota Poets 2017 Annual Poetry Contest

The League of Minnesota Poets 2017 Annual Poetry Contest has 21 contests with a variety of forms and subject matters. It is open to all poets and accepts unpublished poems only. Submitted poems will not be published or printed and all rights will remain with the author. The prize money has been generously donated by …

Published: June 21, 2017

Free Novel Writing Contest

This boutique publishing firm offers a full-fledged publishing deal to its contest winner. Submit a novel of 20,000 words or more in any fiction genre (no fanfic, short stories or poetry) and if it’s selected, Inkitt will provide you with professional editing, a cover design, and 25 percent royalties. They also have a strategy to …

Published: June 21, 2017

The Northwestern University Summer Writers’ Conference

Join a community of writers at Northwestern University for a three-day institute on writing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The program, which is now in its 13th year, includes a diverse array of workshops, panels, keynote speakers, networking events, and literary readings. Learn how to make dialogue pop with Juan Martinez, edit your writing with Rebecca …

Published: June 13, 2017

Round Robin Writing Contest

Sometimes the most incredible projects are the ones we create together. That’s why this year we are excited to roll out a collaborative writing project to challenge readers and writers. We will select our favorite submissions to appear in a finished project in our end-of-the-year anthology. If you’ve never heard of a round robin, the …

Published: June 13, 2017

Typehouse Literary Magazine Open Fiction Contest

We are pleased to announce Typehouse Literary Magazine’s first biennial Open Fiction Contest! Prizes: $150 for first place and publication $50 for second place and consideration for publication $25 for third place and consideration for publication We are thrilled to announce that our finalist judge for this contest is Rachel M. Harper! Rachel M. Harper …

Published: June 13, 2017

Sweek short story writing contest: #Unbelieavabletales

We invite you to write a story that will take our breath away – full of epic love, adventures, magical creatures, superheroes or mysteries. Are you up for a challenge and can you write unbelievable fiction in less than 1,000 words? Write your story in any genre, upload it on Sweek and have a chance …

Published: June 13, 2017

Short Poem

The challenge for this contest is to write a poem that has exactly 20 syllables. You can format it anyway you wish. So it can be 4 lines with four syllables in each line (5-5-5-5) or 3 lines total (5-5-10). It can rhyme if you wish. The topic is up to you. The only requirement …

Published: June 5, 2017

NCWN Squire Summer Writing Workshops

The Squire Summer Writing Workshops offer conferencegoers the chance to study elements of one genre with one instructor over the course of the program. Attendees will work on their own manuscripts, as well as those of their peers, while also attending readings, special presentations, and taking advantage of built-in writing time, amid the beauty and …

Published: May 30, 2017

Hampton Roads Writers’ 9th Annual Conference

1 evening plus 2-full days of workshops, 2 best-selling keynoters, 2 first ten-lines critique sessions, 60 workshops during 10 breakout sessions, ten-minute agent and/or publisher pitches, cash prize contests for short fiction, short nonfiction, and poetry, complimentary 90-minute cocktail social, 2-hour open mic, and optional 4-hour add-on WRITER’S BOOT CAMP SESSION; workshops cover fiction, nonfiction, …

Published: May 30, 2017