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Bumblebee Flash Fiction

Is your shortest fiction soft and appealing with a hidden sting? Send us your short, sweet, and sassy fiction for a chance to win $300 and publication in Pulp Literature. Get an editorial critique for only $20 more. Judged by flash fiction master Bob Thurber, winner of numerous awards and author of the novel Paperboy.

Published: January 19, 2018

Dialogue Writing Contest

The challenge for this writing contest is to write a story using only dialogue. Think of a phone conversation. Apply that type of dialogue to your story. Use the dialogue to drive the story and where it goes. See an example in the contest announcement.

Published: January 19, 2018

2018 Manuscript Contest

The Writers’ League of Texas Manuscript Contest is open to all fiction and nonfiction writers with at least ten pages from a single work ready for sharing, regardless of whether you have a completed draft or are still writing. The 2019 Manuscript Contest gives you the chance to -Win a registration to the WLT’s 2018 …

Published: January 19, 2018

Kauai Writers Conference

The 2018 Kauai Writers Conference offers keynote talks by distinguished authors, one-on-one workshops led by literary agents, editors and other publishing experts, and intensive master classes to inspire writers of fiction, narrative non-fiction, memoir, screenplays and poetry, and help all conference participants find their path to publication. Our world class faculty includes bestselling authors Jane …

Published: January 19, 2018

New Deal Writing Competition

The New Deal Writing Competition is a short story competition where the writer is asked to use a painting chosen by the staff of Livingston Arts as inspiration for their short story.

Published: January 5, 2018

Magic Oxygen Literary Prize

In its fourth year, yet again #MOLP has an incredible prize fund of £3,000. We also plant a tree for every single entry we receive in Boré, Kenya and we’ll email you the GPS coordinates of it once the contest has closed and we’ve received confirmation of them from our Word Forest Coordinator. Additionally, your …

Published: January 5, 2018

Literative Quarterly Endless Beautiful Contest

Listen to the 15 minute audio prompt from Endless Beautiful and create up to a 1000 word creative writing piece. Don’t try too hard. The beauty of the Endless Beautiful Method is to write while you listen. Try to see what you come up with in the moment as you experience the sounds!

Published: January 5, 2018

#My2018

Write your 2018! At the end of each year we take time to reflect upon our life and to make plans for the upcoming year. With a little bit of creativity you can transform your contemplations into an adventurous sci-fi story, a thrilling mystery or an epic love story. Give your real life story a …

Published: January 5, 2018

Breakout Eight Writers Prize

Epiphany is partnering with the Authors Guild to honor and support outstanding emerging literary voices and bring visibility to the writers of our future by choosing eight breakout student writers. Applications will be submitted by individual writers. They must include a creative work and a “Statement of Interest” including the author’s enrollment status and university, …

Published: January 5, 2018