Vallum Poetry Contest Extended to August 31, 2017

Poets who want to submit to the annual contest sponsored by Vallum have until August 31, 2017 to get in their entries.

Vallum is a contemporary poetry journal published biannually in Montreal. The magazine and contributors have won some of literature’s highest honors, including the Pulitzer Prize, Pushcart Prizes, the Griffin Poetry prize, the Governor General’s [...]

Write Western

Western Writers of America Annual Convention, June 21 – 24, Marriott Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, MO. Exciting that this conference is held so close to NWAR this year. Lots of time to explore the history of Kansas City including a tour of the Arabia Steamboat Museum and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Sessions of [...]

Nimrod Writing Contest Deadline April 30, 2017

The postmark deadline for this year’s Nimrod literary awards is April 30, 2017.

The two awards are The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction.  First-prize for each award is $2,000 plus publication. Second-prize is $1,000 and publication.

One of the oldest “little” magazines in the country, Nimrod is dedicated to the [...]

Romance is in the Ozark Air. . .

. . .  and the Ozarks Romance Authors (est. 1987) invite you to submit the first chapter (up to 2,500 words) of your unpublished novel plus 200 words of flap copy.  Winning submissions earn prizes and a chance to be read by one of the agents or editors serving as the final judges in the [...]

September 6 Deadline for Grand Prairie Entries

Writers interested in submitting work for the Creative Writing division of the Grand Prairie Festival of the Arts (September 27-29) have until September 6, 2013.

The Festival is held in Stuttgart, Arkansas. This it its 57th year.

For details, visit www.grandprairiearts.com

Flash Fiction/Short Story/Novel Contests Open

The Iron Writer Challenge
500 word maximum -No entry fee; no prizes

2013 Pikes Peak Branch National League of American Pen Women Flash Fiction Contest
100 word maximum – Entry fees; prizes

Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition
3,500 word maximum – Entry fees; prizes

Ballot Press
Monthly contest with complicated rules
Information says that a $2,000 prize is awarded every month

NaNoWriMo 2012

It’s here again! The November challenge to all would-be novelists to produce a 50,000- word draft in 30 days: NAtional NOvember WRIting MOnth.

If you live in Arkansas and are participating this year, respond to this post by putting your name in a comment so that other participants can buddy up and cheer you on.

Best of [...]

Just For Fun

Western novelist Brett Cogburn is sponsoring a “Western Mini” contest. He’s asking for a 4-sentence story according to this model:

“The horse died.  My saddle rotted and my stirrups fell into the creek.  The Indians shot my partner through the hat.  The End.” – Wallace Johnston, Amarillo, TX

The contest closes at midnight on September 23, 2012. [...]

Deadline for OWL Contest September 1, 2012

Last reminder: OWL Contests for 2012
General Category Contests
Entries must be postmarked no later than September 1. Decisions are final and judges’ names are confidential. Make $10.00 check payable to Ozarks Writers League and mail it along with 2 copies of each entry to Pam Jones at this address:
Pam Jones
226 Wedgeview Drive
Farmington, AR 72730

Contest for Self-published Books

Shelf Unbound book review magazine announces the Shelf Unbound Writing Competition for Best Self-Published Book. Any self-published book in any genre is eligible for entry. Entry fee is $10 per book. The winning entry will be selected by the editors of Shelf Unbound magazine.

To submit an entry, email a PDF of your entire book, including [...]