Young Adult

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We are looking for unpublished stories of 2000 words or fewer on the theme of: TALES OF THE PARANORMAL (broadly interpreted).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

World Record Attempting Poetry Contest

Be part of a world record movement by participating in this poetry contest! Starting in National Poetry Month, we will be attempting the official Guinness World Records: World’s Largest Poetry Contest record. The current record is 22,703 people. Your poetry could be part of history! Come take part and tell your friends to make history.

Published: April 6, 2018

Literary Taxidermy 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 catch: We provide your opening and closing lines chosen from a classic work of literature. You provide the rest. The judges of the 2018 contest include a variety …

Published: March 26, 2018

Flash Fiction Challenge: #Microletter

To submit your story – create an account on Sweek (for free) and upload your work by adding the #microletter tag in the tags section as well as the description and the main title of the story. You can also participate in the Best Feedback category to win $15. More info: http://bit.ly/sweek-microletter-flashfiction.

Published: March 26, 2018