See below for a list of events coming up in May and Early June 2017. Dates posted are either due dates, or the one-time dates of one-day events. Follow the Calendar on Twitter so you don’t miss any events, if new ones come up!
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- 5/14: Sweek “Tomorrow” Contest (Up to 3k wds on theme “tomorrow”)
- 5/15 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest (Likely lit-fic, no word count)
- 5/15 Edit Crowd Contest (4000-10K wds, small prize, any genre)
- 5/31 Legal Fiction Ross Writing Contest (Up to 5k wds)
- 5/31 Related to Mid 20th Century America Jerry Jazz Contest (Up to 5k wds)
Scholarship/Informational Essays marked Student.
- 5/15 Work Abroad Contest (1200-3000 wd nonfic about working/studying abroad)
- 5/15 Comfort Zone Contest (Up to 1200 wds on going outside one’s comfort zone)
- 5/27 Sapiens Plurum Contest (1500-3K wds on humanity’s future)
- 5/31 Student Pensters Contest (500-700 wds on “Will virtual reality replace trad. education?”)
- 5/31 Student UKWritings Contest (700-900 wds on topic given)
- 5/31 Student Financial Poise Contest (5-7 pgs on achieving financial success by age 40)
- 5/31 Travel I Must Be Off! Contest (Travel nonfic up to 1000 wds)
- 5/31 Positivity Contest (Up to 1200 wds on positivity/ happy living)
- 5/31 Travel Birds of a Feather Contest (500-2k wds)
- 6/5 Flash When I Think of My Dad (Up to 250 wds on your dad)
- Man, not much this month. If pubbed, see below.
- 5/20 Sexy With Food Flash Contest (Up to 500 words)
- 5/29 Be a Hero Contest (Up to 50 words on a hero)
- 5/19 Amazon Storyteller Contest (Must publish novella on Amazon, huge prize)
- 5/31 Mystery Black Orchid Novella Award (15k-20k emphasizing a sleuth)
Novels and Collections (Fiction)
- 5/4 Four on 400 (Randomly chosen critiques on 400 words, YA/MG only)
- 5/5 Crime/Thriller Penguin New Crime Novelist Contest
- 5/15 YA Contemporary Pass or Pages (Random drawing, agent query feedback)
- 5/17-19 Query Kombat (Any genre)
- 5/18 #PitDark Pitch Party (For novels with a dark element)
- 5/31 Magical Realism Surreally Yours Book Proposal Contest (Proposal or novel)
- 6/7 #pg70pit (Random drawing, submit 70th page)
- 6/8 #PitMad Pitch Party (Any genre but erotica)
Webinars & Conferences
- 5/31 Poetry Save the Earth Contest (Poems on the earth, any length/genre)
For Published Authors
- 5/15 St. Francis College Literary Award (For 3rd to 5th pubbed book)
- 5/15 Poetry Laughlin Award (For upcoming 2nd published book)
- 5/31 Poetry/Canada bpNichol Award (Pubbed Canadian poetry chapbooks)
- USA: Washington (State) Non-Student Poets, fiction, and nonfiction authors
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