The Books Alive! 5th Annual Washington Writers Conference

The biggest writers conference in the DC area! Every registrant will have the opportunity to “speed pitch” their fiction or nonfiction book to literary agents (up to 3 per registrant) —over 20 literary agents are expected to attend, travelling from New York City, Boston, and Los Angeles as well as the DC area for this …

Published: January 20, 2017

Prose Challenge of the Month #1

Prose Challenge of the Month #1: Write about losing your innocence. Fifteen entries will be featured in a Prose Original Book of the Month, whereby each winner will take 5% lifetime royalties. You must purchase the book to discover its authors, who will be determined by objective data (reads, likes, reposts, comments) and by team …

Published: January 5, 2017

Narrative Non-Fiction Contest – The Journey Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring true stories about adventures, life events, unique experiences, travel, personal journey’s, global enlightenment and more. We will put books about true and inspiring stories to the test and choose the best among them in the following sub-genres: Travelogue Experiences Global Enlightenment Culinary/Hobby/Professional Experiences Memoir How …

Published: January 5, 2017

The Furious Gazelle’s 2017 February Writing Contest

Valentine’s Day alone is about love, hate, fine lines between emotions, heartbreak, loneliness, togetherness, etc. With all that riding on one day, we’ve decided to go ahead and celebrate the whole damn month. Join us as we consider the many wonderful things jammed into the year’s shortest month. Whatever you can connect to the great …

Published: January 5, 2017

CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Writing

The CDS Documentary Essay Prize honors the best in short-form documentary writing. The prize is given biennially by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University for an essay that demonstrates a “reliance on documentary methods, specifically immersive fieldwork, research, and interviewing conducted over periods of time.” A panel of writers, editors, and documentary artists …

Published: January 5, 2017

Non-Fiction Writing Contest

Share your non-fiction story to enter this writing contest at FanStory. Share your true story about just about anything to enter the contest.

Published: January 5, 2017

Valentine’s Story

What doesn’t Valentines Day mean to you? Is it a stressful day? Does it invoke memories? Share your valentines story (fiction or non-fiction) for this writing contest. All forms of writing welcomed.

Published: January 5, 2017

Chanticleer Writing Contests & Competitions for 2017

With 14 genre competitions, Chanticleer is looking for the best of the very best. All First in Category Winning Titles will be placed in the queue to receive a coveted Chanticleer Book Review Package (value $345) and go on to compete for the category Grand Prize, the lucky winner will be named Best in their …

Published: January 5, 2017

2017 Past-Year Memoir Contest

Gotham invites you to look back at 2016 and write about it. Specifically, we want you to tell us a true story from your life in 2016…in only 16 words. (You can use a title, but that will count toward your word limit.) We want a personal story from your life, which can be hilarious, …

Published: January 5, 2017

St. Martin’s Press’ Who Can You Trust? contest

In celebration of our upcoming publication of the thriller A Divided Spy by Charles Cumming, St. Martin’s Press is sponsoring a writing contest. The winning entries will be published in the ebook and paperback versions of A Divided Spy. I thought the contest may be of interest to your readers. Entrants are to write up …

Published: January 5, 2017