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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

Literative Endless Beautiful Contest

Listen to the 15 minute sound clip provided at the link. As you listen, create something that is inspired by what you hear. It could be a story, a poem, or something entirely different! The beauty of this prompt is the potential for spontaneous expression. For examples, check out previous Endless Beautiful writing sessions. You …

Published: September 11, 2017

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2017 Fall Conference

The 2017 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference features sesesions and master classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures and panels on editing, publishing, and screenwriting. The faculty includes poets Dan Albergotti, Peter Makuck, and Michael White; fiction writers Nina de Gramont, Jason Mott, and Michelle Young-Stone; and creative nonfiction writers …

Published: September 11, 2017

Journal From The Heartland Writing Contest

Blue Bus Publishing is excited to announce our first Journal from the Heartland Writing Contest. Winning entries will be included in Volume 1, Issue 2 of our publication, which we aim to have available to the public by December 2017. Our contest is open to all interested writers with connections to Wisconsin. We seek fiction, …

Published: August 30, 2017

Los Gatos Irish Writers’ Festival

The Los Gatos Irish Writers’ Festival is devoted to bringing together writers and audiences at unique and innovative events in the historic and intimate town of Los Gatos, CA (located an hour south of San Francisco.) There will be readings, writing workshops, film screenings, panel discussions, and performances. Our writing contests are open for entries …

Published: August 30, 2017

Bluegrass Writers Studio

A writers’ community without the commute. Bluegrass Writers Studio (BGWS) is a low-residency MFA in creative writing program with concentrations in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Students work with award-winning core faculty, visiting writers, agents, editors, and with audio software we provide, each other. At BGWS, you get the community of a residency program with …

Published: August 11, 2017

Write on the Sound

Take time to be inspired this fall at Write on the Sound (WOTS), a three-day writing conference located in historic Edmonds, Washington. While enjoying breathtaking vistas of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, conference-goers will find many things to spark and motivate their creativity. WOTS offers the opportunity to explore various writing craft techniques with …

Published: August 9, 2017