Journalism

Sweek Asteroid Day 2018 Writing Campaign

– Global contest – 250 – 5,000 words – Fiction or non-fiction – The story must revolve around the topic of asteroids (interpreting this prompt is crucial) – Include tag #SweekSpace to participate

Published: July 6, 2018

Pride Month 2018: LGBTQ+ #SweekPride Writing Contest

– Open topic as long as the main characters represent the LGBTQ+ community, – 5,000 words max. (can be less!) of prose or poetry, – Previously published stories and all literary genres are allowed, – Take part by joining Sweek.com for free and uploading your entry with #SweekPride tag.

Published: July 6, 2018

Stories That Need to Be Told

Stories change us. Stories determine how we see the world. Stories change the world. That’s why this contest has only one category—the story. Whether you consider it fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, as long as it tells a story, it fits. One grand prize winner will receive $1,000, and 5 additional winners will each receive $200 …

Published: July 6, 2018

NCWN 2018 Squire Summer Writing Workshops

The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as panels, readings, and open mics. The faculty includes fiction writer Elaine Neil Orr, nonfiction writer Paul Cuadros, and editor Rob Greene (Raleigh Review). Attendees will study one genre with one instructor over the course of the weekend. Registrants should be ready to …

Published: May 18, 2018

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest

This contest is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry and/or writing a story that’s worth telling everyone! And welcome to all, having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $1275.00. All works must …

Published: April 13, 2018

World Record Attempting Poetry Contest

Be part of a world record movement by participating in this poetry contest! Starting in National Poetry Month, we will be attempting the official Guinness World Records: World’s Largest Poetry Contest record. The current record is 22,703 people. Your poetry could be part of history! Come take part and tell your friends to make history.

Published: April 6, 2018

International Sweek Feminist Campaign: #HerStory

International Women’s Day 2018 gives us the perfect opportunity to stand together through the power of storytelling. We invite you to write a story with a female protagonist – even if you’re male! It’s all about solidarity. From 28th of February until 15th of April, we’re collecting stories of women, their achievements, strength, obstacles, courage …

Published: March 26, 2018

#Guns And People Essay Contest

Deadline: April 30th, 2018 Theme: Guns. Now accepting submissions of 3,000 words or less. Have you experienced first hand the effects of guns? Were you shot or have you witness a shooting? Has a gun saved your life? Whether you or someone you know has had a positive or negative experience with guns, we want …

Published: March 26, 2018

The Writer’s Hotel NYC writers conference

THE WRITER’S HOTEL IS A SPECIAL HYBRID WRITERS CONFERENCE. The Writer’s Hotel “Mini MFA” is a one-of-a-kind conference. We work with writers of fiction, poetry and nonfiction. TWH Editors read and consult on each writer’s full length manuscript pre-conference, followed by a week-long conference in June, set at Midtown hotels: The Library Hotel, The Bryant …

Published: February 27, 2018

2018 Winter Writers’ Weekend

Whether you are a first-time author, or have published several books, the sixth annual Winter Writers’ Weekend is great for you. We aren’t your average writers’ retreat. You’ll learn practical skills to not only write your book, but sell it, too.

Published: February 16, 2018