Plays

The Northwestern University Summer Writers’ Conference

Join a community of writers at Northwestern University for a three-day institute on writing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The program, which is now in its 13th year, includes a diverse array of workshops, panels, keynote speakers, networking events, and literary readings. Learn how to make dialogue pop with Juan Martinez, edit your writing with Rebecca …

Published: June 13, 2017

Tahoe Wordwave

Entries are open now for the third annual Lake Tahoe WordWave One-Act Play Competition. Three winners of the play competition will each receive a $500 cash prize and a two-night stay to see their work directed and produced as a staged reading at the historic Valhalla Boathouse Theatre at the Tallac Historic Site in South …

Published: May 30, 2017

FenCon Short Story Contest

FenCon and the Dallas Future Society are proud to present our annual short story contest. We’re looking for a science fiction or fantasy story on any topic. This contest is open to all amateur writers, defined as anyone who has not sold a work of fiction of any length to any professional publication before July …

Published: May 30, 2017

Pennsylvania Writers 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. July 30 to Aug. 5 Wilkes University With a keynote reading from Pulitzer Prize-winning …

Published: April 20, 2017

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Summer 2017

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who enjoys expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry or writing a story that’s worth telling everyone! And welcome to all, having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash …

Published: April 3, 2017

Lit Fest Fellowships for Emerging Writers

The Lit Fest Fellowship for Emerging Writers covers the full cost of tuition for a Master Workshop. Lighthouse will be awarding four fellowships for Lit Fest 2017 to advanced writers of fiction (1), poetry (1), dramatic writing (1), and creative nonfiction (1) who haven’t yet published a book-length work and who wouldn’t otherwise be able …

Published: February 27, 2017

Arts & Letters Prize Contest

The 19th annual Arts & Letters Prize Competition will be judged by Richard Garcia (poetry), Amy Hassinger (fiction), Sonja Livingston (creative nonfiction), and Iona Sun (drama). Arts & Letters is a national literary journal operating out of the MFA program at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia. One of the premier journals of the Southeast, Arts …

Published: February 27, 2017

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

For Visual Artists, Writers, Ceramicists, Composers, and now Weavers. New: Space for artist couples The Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence program provides visual artists, writers, and composers of exceptional talent with uninterrupted time and creative space within the serene natural setting of the Byrdcliffe Art Colony. Lasting four weeks, the residency offers artists private studio time …

Published: February 27, 2017

Lit Fest

Lit Fest is a two-week celebration of the literary arts, with workshops in fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and more. During Lit Fest, we host events day and night—including salons and business panels, free readings, visiting authors, a book fair, and the kickoff party.

Published: February 27, 2017

UW-Madison Writers’ Institute

In 2017, the award-winning Writers’ Institute will be celebrating its 28th year. This nationally lauded conference has the attendance of 375-400+ attendees from across the Midwest, from the East and West coasts, and international locales. The 3-day conference connects the best in the writing field with writers and instructors of all kinds. Agents and Editors …

Published: February 27, 2017