Tag Archive | fiction

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Artemis Rising II (Deadline 9/30/15)

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Artemis Rising II (Deadline 9/30/15)

Fantasy, sci-fi, and horror podcasts seek stories of 2k-6k words.

11/6/14 Highlights for Children 2015 Fiction Contest

11/6/14 Highlights for Children 2015 Fiction Contest

Highlights seeks mystery stories for 2015 contest

Weekend Assignment:  CSI — The Fairy Tale Edition

Weekend Assignment: CSI — The Fairy Tale Edition

Put your favorite fairy tale character in the role of detective with this fun prompt from Education Rethink.

Weekend Assignment: The Name Game

Weekend Assignment: The Name Game

Add interest to your characters using inspiration found in their names.

5/9/14: Ordinary Guru Writing Contest

5/9/14: Ordinary Guru Writing Contest

No purchase or entry fee required for this contest that is open to fiction, memoir, essay, photo essay, and graphic stories.

5/1/14: Flavorwire’s Short Fiction Contest Open for Subs

$500 prize + publication offered by Flavorwire for short fiction.

4/16/14: Writing Contest – Saturday Evening Post 2015  Great American Fiction Contest

4/16/14: Writing Contest – Saturday Evening Post 2015 Great American Fiction Contest

Great American Fiction Contest (Saturday Evening Post) open for submissions

2013 Family Circle Fiction Contest

2013 Family Circle Fiction Contest

Enter by September 16, 2013. Click for more details.

The Undiscovered Sequel

It seems like nowadays everything successful gets a sequel. Popular book? Turn it into a series. Well-received movie? Cash in on the success with part II. Top-rated television series? Let’s make a spin-off! Your assignment this week is to “discover” a sequel for one of your favorite books or short stories and write a description […]

Weekend Assignment: Emotions in Motion

Emotions have run rampant at my house in the last week. Disappointment over a cancelled trip, worry about multiple family matters, sorrow for friends suffering a loss, and quiet contentment after a day well spent have made me think about how large a role emotions play in everyday life — and in all the ways […]