Science Fiction

Viable Paradise

A one-week residential workshop in writing and selling commercial science fiction and fantasy. Features extensive time spent with best-selling and award-winning authors and professional editors currently working in the field, both one-on-one and in group sessions. Limited to 24 students.

Published: July 23, 2013

Write on the Sound Writers ’ Conference

With four sessions per day and a choice of four workshops each session, attendees can build their best experience at this writing retreat. Choose from a variety of genres from memoir to business, children’s to travel. The backdrop of the Puget Sound provides for a meditative environment that inspires creativity.

Published: July 23, 2013

Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers

Join Nimrod International Journal for an all-day writing conference with workshops in fiction, poetry, memoir, YA fantasy, finding a literary agent and more. Also includes panel discussions, readings and the chance to sit down for a one-on-one editing session with an experienced editor. Key guests include fiction writers Cristina García and Joan Leegant; poets Aimee …

Published: July 22, 2013

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award For Imaginative Fiction

Rosebud is pleased to announce the fifth biennial Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Competition for Imaginative Fiction. Original unpublished works of fantasy, science fiction, mystery and horror are welcome, but the editors are also open to any stories that reach beyond the boundaries of those genres, take a variety of literary and creative risks and tell a …

Published: July 22, 2013

The New Rivers Press Electronic Book Series

New Rivers Press, a 45-year-old, not-for-profit literary press at Minnesota State University Moorhead, is seeking manuscripts from new and emerging authors in the genres of Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller/Suspense, Westerns, Young Adult, Inspirational and all sub-genres, for The New Rivers Press Electronic Book Series, an eBook-only series of popular fiction titles with …

Published: July 8, 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

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

L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest

Awards short fiction up to 17,000 words written by emerging sci-fi, fantasy and horror writers. The contest is open only to those who have not professionally published a novel or short novel, or more than one novelette, or more than three short stories, in any medium. Quarterly deadlines June 30, 2013; September 30, 2013; December …

Published: May 30, 2013

American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest

Aims to find new creative and compelling film narratives and introduce the next generation of screenwriters to the leading production companies. The winner and ten finalists will be considered for representation by various agencies and for film option by big name studios. Judged by Francis Ford Coppola and the American Zoetrope staff. Early deadline: Aug. …

Published: May 30, 2013