Austin Film Festival’s 2020 Script Competition Early Deadline March 27

March 27 is the early deadline for the 2020 Austin Film Festival’s Script Competition. Eligible are features, television pilots and specs, fiction podcasts, stage plays, and digital series.

The Film Festival is scheduled for October 22-25.

Submit through the website.

2020 Nimrod Literary Awards Open for Submissions

The 2020 Nimrod Literary Awards, The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction and the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, are now open, with a deadline of April 1. The Awards offer first prizes of $2,000 and publication and second prizes of $1,000 and publication, together with a trip to Tulsa to take part in the […]

What Word Do You Think Is Important?

For an entry fee of $10, you can enter the Single Word contest sponsored by the Sunspot Literary Journal. The entry deadline is March 31, 2020.

Sunspot produces both digital and print editions. Their digital-only quarterly editions are free to subscribers of Sunspot’s newsletter and visitors to the website.

Submit the single word (in any […]

Deadline Reminder 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

February 21 is the deadline for the 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. The contest is open to independently published books with a 2018, 2019, or 2020 copyright date.

All Finalists and Winners will be notified by late May, 2020

Get Ready for 2020 OWFI Writing Contest

Attention Writers! Now is the time to prepare your entries for the 2020 OWFI Writing Contest.

The 2020 OWFI (Oklahoma Writers’ Federation Inc.) Conference is set for Friday and Saturday, May 2 and May 2 at the Embassy Suites on South Meridian Avenue in Oklahoma City.

The contest entry window is […]

NANOWRIMO 2019

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It’s that time of year when wanna-be novelists can take the leap. NOvember NOvel WRiting MOnth is here.

NANOWRIMO is a nonprofit organization that provides tools for writers to schedule a thirty-day writing marathon to produce a 50,000 word first draft by writing every day and recording the daily […]

Nancy Hartney Winner at WriterCon 2019

Arkansas writer Nancy Hartney’s flash fiction piece, “The Barn, Day after the Funeral,” earned the number two slot at WriterCon 2019 in Oklahoma City over the Labor Day weekend.

Nancy has published two short story collections, Washed in the Water and if the creek don’t rise.Both books are available through Pen-L Publishers, Barnes and Noble, […]

Two-week Residency at Dairy Hollow Available to Writer on Specialized Topic

Michelle Hannon, Executive Director of the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, has announced the availability of a new fellowship at the Colony.

The award will go to a writer who is working on a short or long work of non-fiction focusing on mental illness, either that of the writer or of someone […]

Kaleidoscope Short Story Contest for Women Only

Write while the keyboard is clear!

Kaleidoscope is a publishing project for women, mostly online. Its purpose is to anthologize short stories and memoirs that capture a uniquely female experience.

The current short story contest, “Summer Vacation,” ends August 8, 2019. The winner and honorable mentions will be announced on September 2, 2019. […]

2019 Nimrod Awards

Submissions to the 41st annual Nimrod Literary Awards must be postmarked April 30, 2019.

The awards are the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction. First prizes are $2,000 and publication. Second and prizes are $1,000 and publication, together with a trip to Tulsa to receive the awards and […]