2014 Whistler Writers Festival

whistler writers festival logoThe 2014 Whistler Writers Festival, presented by the Whistler Writers Group, will run from Friday, October 17 through Sunday, October 19, 2014. It includes workshops, reading events, and more. Event tickets are available individually, including Workshop 1: The A to Z of Self-Publishing with Martin Crosbie which runs all day October 17.

For more information on the Festival, please visit their site.


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The Fiction Desk Open Submissions

The Fiction Desk is always looking for new short stories about people and places, rather than about writing itself, for the Fiction Desk anthologies.

Prizes: £15 per thousand words for stories they publish.

Entry fee: £2 – for expedited reading.

Deadline: None. For more information, please visit their website.


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Boston Review’s Aura Estrada Short Story Contest

Boston Review LogoBoston Review seeks previously unpublished stories not exceeding 5,000 words for the Aura Estrada Short Story Contest.

Prizes:  $1,500 and have his or her work published in the July/August 2015 issue of Boston Review. All submitters receive a complementary half-year subscription (3 issues) to Boston Review.

Reading fee: $20.00.

Deadline is October 1, 2014. For more information, please visit their website.


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Flash 500 Flash Fiction Competition

Now in its fifth year, this quarterly competition has an open theme, but you only get 500 words to tell a story.

Prizes:  £300 for first prize (plus publication in Words with JAM); £200 for second prize; £100 for third prize.

Reading fee: £5 for one story; £8 for two.

Deadline is September 30, 2014. For more information, please visit their website.


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