Winter Poetry and Prose Getaway

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, the Winter Getaway has become one of the oldest and largest writers’ conferences in the winter season. “With the other faculty members, we have a staff of great writers who are talented and caring teachers,” founder Peter Murphy said. In addition to poetry, participants can choose from workshops in novel writing, …

Published: January 5, 2018

DISQUIET Writing Residency in the Azores

Ten-day residency on the beautiful volcanic island of São Miguel in the Azores, July 14-23, 2018. Participants are invited to use reserved writing space in the Jardim Jose do Canto, a 7-hectare botanical garden, or to choose their own places and times to write. Evening opportunities for discussion with visits from local writers, optional day …

Published: December 1, 2017

DISQUIET International Literary Program

Join Portuguese and North American writers for two weeks of workshops, readings, craft talks, cultural exchange and creative community in the heart of one of Europe’s most intriguing cities. 2018 faculty to include Molly Antopol, Denise Duhamel, Erica Dawson, Arthur Flowers, Annie Liontas, Robert Olmstead, Chanan Tigay, Katherine Vaz, Terri Witek, and many more. Financial aid available …

Published: December 1, 2017

Lazuli Literary Group 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. GUIDELINES -Both previously published and unpublished works are …

Published: December 1, 2017

2018 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award

Since 2008, the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Awards have recognized the best stories from the previous year told through various media utilizing the elements of mystery, thriller, and/or suspense. Judges are professional writers, book reviewers, librarians, academics, and—in specialized cases—specific industry peers. The focus is on quality, not popularity.

Published: December 1, 2017

Snake Nation Review Young Writers’ Competition

Publishing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry as well as showcasing photography and art, this literary journal welcomes submissions by young adults nationwide throughout the year until January 2018. Essays contain a 5,000 word limit, and poetry contains a 60 line limit. Previously published work is not accepted: all well-written, standout compositions on any topic …

Published: December 1, 2017

Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition

The Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition encourages the creation of lasting nonfiction that is outside the realm of conventional journalism and has relevance to North Carolinians. Subjects may include traditional categories such as reviews, travel articles, profiles or interviews, place/history pieces, or culture criticism. Simultaneous submissions ok, but please notify us immediately if your work …

Published: December 1, 2017

The DISQUIET Literary Prize

Submissions are now open for the DISQUIET Prize for writing in any genre. Winners will be published in (fiction), Ninth Letter (non-fiction) or The Common (poetry). One grand prize winner will receive a full scholarship, accommodations, and travel stipend to attend the eighth annual DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon taking place July 1-13, …

Published: December 1, 2017

Atlantis Short Story Contest

In its seventh year, the Atlantis Short Story Contest accepts entries from unpublished authors around the world who write their short stories in English and do not exceed the length of 2,500 words. We are looking for short stories that create exciting new worlds with dynamic characters. Our goals are to mentor and foster talent …

Published: December 1, 2017