Young Adult

Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition

Regulus Press is small, privately-held publisher dedicated to encouraging extraordinary fiction and poetry. Located in the Pacific Northwest, Regulus Press is pleased to announce its inaugural short story competition. The Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition is open to all. To enter, writers must provide an original story of up to 3000 words in any genre. The …

Published: May 18, 2018

Duolingo’s Call for Stories

Duolingo, the world’s largest online language learning platform, is holding an open call for submissions to Duolingo Stories (https://stories.duolingo.com/). Selected stories will be published online (in multiple languages). If your story is selected, Duolingo will grant you a $500 payment and will reserve the right to modify, adapt, and translate your story. All stories should …

Published: May 18, 2018

NCWN 2018 Squire Summer Writing Workshops

The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as panels, readings, and open mics. The faculty includes fiction writer Elaine Neil Orr, nonfiction writer Paul Cuadros, and editor Rob Greene (Raleigh Review). Attendees will study one genre with one instructor over the course of the weekend. Registrants should be ready to …

Published: May 18, 2018

Santa Barbara Writers Conference

Since 1972 writers from around the world have gathered each June at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference to rub elbows with fellow storytellers, celebrate well-known authors, and network with publishing professionals. “You can’t imagine what this conference meant to me. If it had not been for this conference, I’d probably still be sitting on a …

Published: May 18, 2018

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest

This contest is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry and/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 prizes totaling $1275.00. All works must …

Published: April 13, 2018

Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Award

We are looking for unpublished stories of 2000 words or fewer on the theme of: TALES OF THE PARANORMAL (broadly interpreted). Send us your stories about wizards, clairvoyants, other-worldly creatures, vampires, werewolves, telekenetics, ghosts, goblins, witches, mediums, poltergeists, the supernatural, and other unexplainable experiences. Final judging will be by literary agent Kimberly Brower of Brower …

Published: April 6, 2018