Literal Latté Essay Awards

Submit unpublished personal essays up to 8,000 words, any topic; all entries considered for publication. Send by postal mail only.

Published: July 5, 2013

Society of Southwestern Authors Writing Contest

Submit short story, 2,500 words max; personal essay/memoir, 2,500 words max; or poetry, 40 lines max. Send four copies of each entry. All winning entries will be published in the 2013 edition of SSA’s The Story Teller. All entries will receive judge’s comments.

Published: July 2, 2013


Building on the Work Center’s tradition of creative excellence and community, 24PearlStreet offers an engaging online learning experience led by nationally recognized poets and writers. At 24PearlStreet, you can focus on doing your best work under the guidance of exceptional faculty, no matter where you are or what your schedule. The program runs in three …

Published: June 22, 2013

3 Seas Literary Agency

3 Seas is a full-service literary agency, and we’re all about building our authors’ careers! We represent more than 50 authors who write romance, women’s fiction, science fiction/fantasy, thrillers, young adult and middle grade fiction as well as select nonfiction titles. In the twelve years since the agency doors were opened, our agents have successfully …

Published: June 22, 2013

Elephant Rock Summer Solstice Retreat for Writing and Yoga

Breathe ~ Create ~ Transform Elephant Rock Summer Solstice Retreat for Writing and Yoga June 16 – June 21, 2013 Beautiful and Secluded Stout’s Island Lodge, Wisconsin Be ignited by summer’s fiery muse. Be challenged and inspired … and laugh – a lot! – while becoming a fertile ground for creativity as you tap into …

Published: June 21, 2013

Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp, sponsored by the Wisconsin Writers Association

A 6-day, all-included workshop for writers in all genres working on a novel or creative nonfiction book. Instructional classes, one-on-one consultations, group critique sessions, guest speakers, special activities, all focused on your work in progress. Held at a retreat center and spa in Southeast Wisconsin. The WWA is a 64-year-old volunteer organization of writers, promoting …

Published: June 21, 2013

Eric Hoffer Award for Short Prose

Offers prize and anthology publication for unpublished short fiction or creative nonfiction up to 10,000 words. Online submissions only. No simultaneous submissions. Writers can submit one story per quarter. Quarterly deadlines June 30, 2013; September 30, 2013; December 31, 2013.

Published: May 30, 2013

Prairie Fire Contests

Accepting entries for the Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award and Short Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction Contests. Fiction entries should be one story of up to 10,000 words; creative nonfiction is one article up to 5,000 words. One poetry entry can be one, two or three poems with a total max of 150 lines.

Published: May 30, 2013

The Lincoln Prize

Awarded to the best scholarly book in English about Abraham Lincoln, the American Civil War soldier or a subject related to that era. Submit books published in 2013 only. In rare instances, an important article, essay, work of fiction, poem, theatre project, piece of art or film might also be eligible for the prize. To …

Published: May 30, 2013