Pennsylvania Writer’s Conference

The Pennsylvania Writers Conference is designed to engage, educate and empower the literary community. If you’re a passionate writer, reader, or both, join us on the campus of Wilkes University to learn more about fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, and playwriting. Past speakers include National Poetry Slam Finalist and the 2007 Legend of Slam Jason …

Published: October 19, 2017

Writers’ Workshop @ Your Library 2017

Writers Workshop @ Your Library 2017 Calling all writers! Whether you are just getting started, or are an established author yourself, we invite you to the 2017 Writer’s Workshop @ Your Library on November 4-5, with a special pre-conference event on November 2. Our slate of presenters includes best-selling authors, writers of children’s literature, and …

Published: October 19, 2017

SweekStars: Discovering the stars of storytelling!

We are on a quest to find the most talented, most addictive, most original…the Sweekest writers! Impress our juries and readers with your writing skills and get a chance to be discovered as well as win great prizes, including the grand prize of $1000! Are you an absolute storytelling talent? Join now! All further details: …

Published: October 19, 2017

Lazuli Literary Group / AZURE Writing Contest

We love work that is linguistically, intellectually, and emotionally demanding of the reader. We want literary works that grow in complexity upon each visitation. Writers we admire are Zadie Smith, Virginia Woolf, Tom Wolfe, Charles Dickens, Thomas Mann, Robert Musil, Tom Stoppard, Vladimir Nabokov and James Baldwin.

Published: October 19, 2017

The Monadnock Essay Collection Prize

The Monadnock Essay Collection Prize will be awarded for a book-length collection (roughly 120-160 pages or 50,000-80,000 words) of nonfiction essays. The essays can take any form: personal essays, memoir in essay form, narrative nonfiction, commentary, travel, historical account etc.. The essays must NOT have been previously published as a collection.

Published: October 19, 2017

University of Tampa

The University of Tampa is a private, residential university located on a scenic riverfront campus in downtown Tampa. Known for academic excellence and personalized attention in its graduate and undergraduate programs, the University serves 8,500 students from all 50 states and 140 countries. Learn more at

Published: October 4, 2017

University College at the University of Denver

  Realize your passion and learn to stand out in the writing world with a master’s or certificate from the Professional Creative Writing program at the University of Denver’s University College.

Published: September 22, 2017

Short Story Contest 2017

The Notion Press Malaysia Short Story Contest is an aid for first-time authors and writers to publish their work in an anthology and win prize money as well. Notion Press has always encouraged writers to publish their work and explore their potential. In India, the company has brought out 2,800-plus books of around 2,600 different …

Published: September 11, 2017

Stories That Need to Be Told Contest

There are no genres in this contest. We want to hear your stories that need to be told, whether that’s an essay, short story, or poem–it just has to tell a story. One grand prize winner wins $1000 and five category winners will each win $200 (categories are Love, Depth, Humor, and Passion plus a …

Published: September 11, 2017