Romance

The Monkey Collection

Our members choose the best 15 stories to be published as part of our Monkey Collection every three months. Everyone who submits a story can become part of The Monkey Collective, a group of writers collaborating to improve their work. Go to www.themonkeycollective.com to find out more.

Published: May 30, 2017

Sweek short story writing contest: #Storytellers

We believe that everyone has a story to tell and that to be human means to tell stories. We invite all of you to share your best story with the world! But this time, we have a different challenge! Can you say a lot in a little? Submit your short story in 500 words or …

Published: May 30, 2017

Free Novel Writing Contest

This boutique publishing firm offers a full-fledged publishing deal to its contest winner. Submit a novel of 20,000 words or more in any fiction genre (no fanfic, short stories or poetry) and if it’s selected, Inkitt will provide you with professional editing, a cover design, and 25 percent royalties. They also have a strategy to …

Published: May 30, 2017

2017 Linda Howard Award of Excellence

All you need is the first 5,000 words of your unpublished, non-contracted romance manuscript (any genre). It will be read and judged by three trained judges. The top scoring entries of each category will go on to the finals round and judged by some of the industry’s top agents and acquiring editors. OPEN TO UNPUBLISHED …

Published: April 20, 2017

Inkitt Novel Competition

Inkitt is a new boutique publishing house. Our first novel launched mid 2016, and since then we’ve published 16 books, 15 of which became Amazon Bestsellers in their categories and ranked Top 100 among the four million books on Amazon. – Every month one winner will be selected for publication – No entry fee – …

Published: April 20, 2017

California Dreamin’ Writers’ Conference

California Dreamin’ is a joint non-profit effort of the four Southern California chapters of Romance Writers of America. It offers pitch sessions, a multi-author book signing, over 50 workshops (including Lisa Cron’s “Wired For Story” and Robin Blakely’s STORYography Cards), and keynote speeches by NYT Best selling authors Robyn Carr and Sarah MacLean. There is …

Published: April 6, 2017

The Enraptured Reader: Writing to Stir the Emotions

SANSKRIT LITERATURE seeks to evoke intense, visceral, and emotional responses in the reader, much like someone mesmerized by a work of art, or spellbound by a performance, experiences. Known as the Rasa Theory, this phenomenon “can also help artists and writers effectively represent and harness emotions, creating suspense and surprise in their art.” (Rita Banerjee, …

Published: April 6, 2017

Santa Barbara Writers Conference

Join us June 18-23, 2017! Since 1972, the Santa Barbara Writers Conference has been connecting writers with mentors, agents and editors. Every summer, writers in many genres from around the world gather to participate in a magical week of intensive work focused on story, voice, craft, marketing, and networking with fellow writers and publishing professionals.

Published: April 6, 2017

Bath Novel Award

The Bath Novel Award is an international prize, established in 2013, for unpublished or independently published novels written for adults or young adults. Submissions may be in any genre and should include the first 5,000 words plus a one page synopsis.

Published: April 3, 2017

Begin Again – Rollick Magazine Writers Competition

Submissions are now open for Rollick’s Begin Again issue. Our Begin Again issue is all about fresh starts and new beginnings. It’s all about what happens after a failure, falter, or fall. It’s about perseverence, and striving, and hope. You can send in essays, poems, short stories, memoirs, confessionals, experimental writing, post cards, art, illustrations, …

Published: April 3, 2017