Poetry

San Francisco Writers Conference

What will be happening at the SFWC? The event spans four days (five if you count the free session on Wednesday evening!) The event is packed with 100+ sessions for writers–from the craft of writing to the business of publishing. There is copious networking with the very people who can advance your writing career; a …

Published: November 21, 2016

Lune Poetry

Write a Lune? What’s a Lune? It’s a poem with just three lines that follows a specific syllable count. It has 5 syllables in the first line, 3 syllables in the second line and 5 syllable in the final line. Rhymes are fine but not required. The subject matter is open. Example: trees never wander …

Published: November 1, 2016

Opening Scene Writing Contest

In 484 words or fewer, tell us your version of what happens in the opening scene of a movie for your chance to win. Full details available on contest page.

Published: November 1, 2016

Dream Quest One Poetry Contest – Winter 2016-2017

International, and open to anyone who enjoys expressing innermost thoughts and feeling into the beautiful literary art of poetry. Write a poem, 30 lines or fewer on any subject, theme, form or style, for a chance to win cash prizes! Multiple entries are accepted. Visit our website for details on how to enter!

Published: November 1, 2016

Newbie 5-7-5

The 5-7-5 is a fun poem to write. It only has three lines. The first line has 5 syllables. The second line has 7 syllables. The third line has 5 syllables again. This is our “newbie” contest so we are looking for new writers to FanStory.com to enter this contest. Cash prize to the winner.

Published: November 1, 2016

Pacific Northwest Writers’ Conference

Our mission is to develop writing talent through education, accessibility to the publishing industry, and participation in an interactive, writer community. Since 1955, writers in the NW have been dedicated to helping writers connect to other writers, publishers, agents, and editors across the country. Zola Helen Ross and Lucille McDonald came together to form the …

Published: November 1, 2016

Hourglass Literary Magazine – International Writing Contest

At the confluence of the West and the East, Hourglass Literary Magazine proudly announces its second international writing competition for – Best Short Story, Best Poem, Best Essay. – Jury/Judges: Sibelan Forrester, Jelena Lengold and John K. Cox. – The competition is international and is open to all authors writing in English or any of …

Published: November 1, 2016

PNWA Unpublished Fiction & Nonfiction

The PNWA Writing Contest has awarded quality writers for over sixty years. The contest has twelve popular categories, a total of $12,000 in price money, and every qualified entry received two critiques from readers. Finalist entries are read by agents and publishers from around the country.

Published: November 1, 2016

Fresher Writing Prize

Every year, Fresher Publishing hosts writing competitions for various categories and offers prizes that help new writers put their foot onto the ladder and launch their writing careers. We’re based at Bournemouth University in Dorset, UK.

Published: October 24, 2016

Lanturne Poetry

The challenge of this contest is to write a Lanturne. This poem has five lines with a specific syllable count. The first line of the poem has one syllable, the second line has two, the third line has three syllables, fourth has four and the final line has one. Center your poem and this will …

Published: October 24, 2016