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

Lanturne Poetry

Write a five line poem that follows the following syllable count: one, two, three, four, one. If you center your poem it will resemble a lantern.

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

Faith Poetry Contest

The topic of this poetry contest is faith. So share a poem that expresses your faith. Or share a poem that is about faith in general.

Published: August 30, 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 Contests

Entries now open for the Los Gatos Irish Writers Fesival Writing Contests. Unpublished short stories up to 5000 words to be judged by Booker Prize nominee Mike McCormack Unpublished poems of up to 50 lines in Poetry Contest Unpublished poems of up to 50 lines in Youth Poetry Contest for under 18’s Multiple entries allowed …

Published: August 30, 2017

Acrostic Poetry Contest

Write an acrostic poem to enter this poetry contest. An acrostic is a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word. You can see an example in the contest announcement.

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