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Sunspot Literary Journal Logo Contest

Sunspot Literary Journal has launched and needs a logo that can be used on the digital and print editions as well as the website.

Submit your best idea for a logo that fits with our mission: Hearing Every Voice, Changing the World Through Words.

Poke around our website for details on Sunspot’s approach. Then submit your best idea.

Submit as many times as you like to this contest. Winner receives $40, coverage in the first edition, and coverage on the website.


Ficton Contest Now Open

The Laine Cunningham long-form fiction contest is open. Now in its fifth year, the contest awards $1,000 to first place, $500 to second place, $250 for third place, and a certificate for honorable mention.

Fiction ranging from 30,000 words up is eligible. The manuscripts can be novels, novellas, short story collections, mixtures of various forms (including short prose and flash fiction), YA, New Adult and adult romance, sci-fi, literary, mainstream…pretty much as long as it meets the minimum length requirement, anything goes.

Details are available on Writer’s Resource’s website under the Writing Contest tab.

Honors for Message Stick

Just a quick note on this blog post by Rick Rofihe. My first novel, Message Stick, was given the nod as one of the top entries to this year’s contest.

The story follows Gabriel Branch, a biracial Australian Aborigine, as he searches the outback for his best friend. He is stalked by a powerful Pitjantjatjara shaman who leads an artifacts smuggling ring. The novel won two national awards and now has been honored by this latest contest.

Check out his blog to enter your own novel!

Man Asian Contest

This article talks about the Man Asian award, which is now in its last year. It’s unfortunate that we’ve lost so many awards for novels and novellas in the last several years. Awards for book length fiction really haven’t numbered all that many to begin with, at least not ones that offer such a substantial prize or influence. But the committee has decided to put their efforts into supporting the Man Booker award. So at least there’s still support for an art form that is truly one of the most important to people from every walk of life.


Nautilus Book Award for books published in 2011 and 2012.

The Director, Staff and Judges of the Nautilus Book Awards have announced that the 2013 Nautilus awards is now open for submissions. We appreciate your comments and are happy to answer your questions.


Short story and nonfiction contest.

The First Place winner will receive a $200 cash award and consideration for publication in the Bethlehem Writers Group, LLC’s upcoming anthology, entitled, Once Around the Sun: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales for All Seasons.* Our previous anthology, A Christmas Sampler: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Holiday Tales (2009), won two Next Generation Indie Book Awards: Best Anthology and Best Short Fiction. 


Cool contest with cash AND a glass of wine a day for a year as the prize!

Taking a page from the famous literary cafés of Paris, Crook’s Corner Café & Bar in Chapel Hill, North Carolina announces the first annual Crook’s Corner Book Prize, to be inaugurated with an award for best debut novel set in the American South.

Conference and Contest

When: Saturday, March 2
Where: Washington Civic Center, 116 N. Gladden St.
Information: Marni Graff, bluevirgin.graff@gmail.com
Writing in Our Time is the conference theme. The Saturday conference keynote speaker will be Bland Simpson, Kenan Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing at UNC-Chapel Hill.  An author and playwright/composer/lyricist, he is a longtime member of the Tony Award-winning Red Clay Ramblers and is a recipient of the North Carolina Award in Fine Arts (2005), the state’s highest civilian honor. The conference will start with a panel discussion on Publishing in our Time.  Three morning and three afternoon writing workshops/lectures will follow, each with timely writing themes.  Leading local and area writers will participate in the discussion and host the working sessions.  A box lunch will be served before the keynote speech. A Pamlico Writers Competition awards ceremony and reception will be held at 6:30 pm following the conference.

Literary Magazine/Contest

The Blotter is one of the few literary magazines that still has a print run of 8,000 copies…and that’s every month! They’re reaching for 10,000 so they’re a great place to submit.

Their annual contest is still running. Submit any book-length fiction, including young adult, short story collections, literary novels, commercial novels (like sci-fi, horror, mystery, thrillers, romance, etc.), mainstream, and novellas.