500 word scary story contest

500 Word Scary Story contest! Over $10,000 in promotions.

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Welcome to our 2017 500 word horror story contest! We are looking for submissions of horror stories that are scary, and 500 words are less. These stories can be about…
Word Search for Writers (Mondays)

Word Search for Writers (Mondays)

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Many respectable news and literary publications have crosswords or word searches, so we thought we could run a weekly Word Search for writers. On Mondays we will run one of…
Exquisite Corpse Game for Writers

Exquisite Corpse Game for Writers

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Welcome to our game for writers. It is an Exquisite Corpse. An Exquisite Corpse is a writing or art game where you complete the story, poem or drawing in parts.…
Message Boards for Writers

Message Boards for Writers

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A new forum is born. So we have had infinite troubles with our Message Boards for Writers. We had a message board that was a SMF, or something, then BBpress,…
Winners: 50 Word Scary Story Summer Contest!

Winners: 50 Word Scary Story Summer Contest!

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Yes, once again we are doing it! I’ve got a bunch (more than 3 fewer than 10) asking, hey when are you doing another 50 Word Scary Story Summer Contest
1000 Writing Prompts

1000 Writing Prompts

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So I am writing this post of 1000 writing prompts. It might be a little misleading because I have no where near 1000 prompts.
10 Ways to Promote Your Book

10 Ways to Promote Your Book

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We were all so relieved when book publishing became fast and easy. Everyone believe they could realize their dream of publishing their book. We quickly found out, publishing is the…
Writing Gear

Writing Gear

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We are launching a new venture today: Every Writer store front. This is the first time we are offereing merchandise to our readers. We hope you enjoy the products. They…
Christmas Poem Contest

Christmas Poem Contest

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Welcome to our Christmas Poem Haiku contest. We are looking for the best Haiku about Christmas. It can snowmen in it too, but it must be Christmasy. So you know…
Poetry Discussion: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Poetry Discussion: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

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Ok, I really enjoyed discussion on poetry here at EWR. I'm always looking to talk about poetry anyway. You probably know, if you talk about poems at all, not a lot of people are crazy about having this discussion.
Interview with Kris Kringle

Interview with Kris Kringle

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Last week, a few days before Thanksgiving, I was able to sit down in a clean well lighted cafe with Mr. Kris Kringle. We met in Portland, Oregon. Mr. Kringle was kind enough to take time away from his busy schedule
50 Word Horror Story Contest 2016

50 Word Horror Story Contest 2016

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The only thing that comes close to winning our Horror Story contest, or the EWR: Horror Story Award is winning our 50 Word Horror Contest. Winner takes home $1000
2016 Horror Story Contest (1000 words)!

2016 Horror Story Contest (1000 words)!

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First place gets the full promo package. Second and third place get lesser but still valuable promotions. No entry fee. We will publish stories along the way.
Horror Haiku Contest!

Horror Haiku Contest!

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Right now we are running 2 major contests, so we’re not going to offer a prize on this one. We will do 2 things for you. The winners will be announced the same night as the Horror story contest
Discussion: A book by its author?

Discussion: A book by its author?

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The many faces of writers today have changed from days of old. Now writers are expected to have an audience and a platform before before they even publish a book.
Second Place 50 Word Contest: Cotton Candy

Second Place 50 Word Contest: Cotton Candy

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I taught high school English and composition at The University of Akron. I have two college-aged children and write poetry, short stories and novels. Laura Wrocklage Flesher
Winter Storm Tanka Contest

Winter Storm Tanka Contest

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Ok, welcome to our first Winter Storm Tanka Contest. We have a short story contest every season, and I'm starting to feel a little bad that we don't do a…
Discussion: In a digital age…

Discussion: In a digital age…

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In a digital age, when social media and electronic communications trump face-to-face interactions, the presence of the glowing screen looms large in our lives.
Discussion Suggestions Please

Discussion Suggestions Please

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Hello everyone out there in readerville. We are looking for suggestions to get some discussions going on our site. Lately we have be putting up poetry discussions,
Winter 50 Word Contest

Winter 50 Word Contest

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Welcome to our Winter 50 Word Contest. We run one of these every once in a while. You know how they go. This is a 50 word story contest, and the story can be about anything.
Should I get a BFA in Creative Writing?

Should I get a BFA in Creative Writing?

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Not a lot of universities and colleges offer a BFA in Creative Writing, but is it a good idea to get a degree like this? Will it help you be a better writer? Will a BFA give you any chance at getting a job?
New Short Story Guidelines over 500 words ok

New Short Story Guidelines over 500 words ok

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We accept submissions of short stories year round. We publish between 2-7 short stories per week. Most of the time we publish 2 or 3. We only take submissions of short stories
Art by Cesar Valtierra

Art by Cesar Valtierra

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Cesar Valtierra hails from the sun soaked desert of the wild, wild western city of El Paso, Texas. He wields a pencil like an outlaw gunslinger, drawing up a storm since the tender age of two.
Weekly Writing Exercises

Weekly Writing Exercises

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Welcome to our weekly writing exercises page. We were publishing these as single posts, but we've found putting them all on one page is beneficial and easier for everyone. So…
Writing Contests

Writing Contests

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We have a free classifieds section on our site. You can visit the classifieds page here. We wanted to show case some of these classifieds, to let you all know you
Call for Art Submissions

Call for Art Submissions

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We are looking for art for our site. We are looking for photos, paintings, computer art, anything that we can display on our site with short stories an poetry.
Poetry Discussion: Kubla Khan

Poetry Discussion: Kubla Khan

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Discussion is simple on this one. What the heck does this poem mean?
Poetry Discussion: When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer

Poetry Discussion: When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer

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So we are looking for a discussion here. Every once in awhile we do this. Leave your comments about the poem in the comments. Basically you can talk about anything
Poetry Discussion

Poetry Discussion

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I thought we'd try this once, and see the response. Sometimes online this is difficult. This is our poetry discussion. Just write what you think of the poem in the comments.
WordTango’s Weekend

WordTango’s Weekend

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After you've drafted your novel, there's still one last page to write: the query letter. WordTango's Weekend Query class is two days focused on
Horror Story Contest 2015!

Horror Story Contest 2015!

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Welcome to our Horror Story 2015 Contest. Every year we run a horror story, and every year we announce the winners the week of Halloween. This year is different
Contest: The Summer of 75 Words

Contest: The Summer of 75 Words

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So the 50 word contest was so much fun we decided to run a new Summer 75 word contest. The contest will run from today, June 1st until August 31, 2015
Writing Habits of Famous Authors

Writing Habits of Famous Authors

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All writers are different; all of them have their habits and lifestyles... When a writer becomes popular, his readers start learning and looking for interesting facts from his biography
Why do Self-Published Authors Need a Website?

Why do Self-Published Authors Need a Website?

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Getting your book published with a large publishing house is becoming more and more difficult. Book stores are closing, and less and less money is being made by big publishing…
Ways to Sell your Self-Published Book

Ways to Sell your Self-Published Book

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Selling books on the internet has become a massive industry, but breaking into the market is very difficult. Here are some tips on how to build and sell your self-published books online.
50 Word Story Contest Update!

50 Word Story Contest Update!

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In order to keep interest high in our contest, we have taken, and will take, some stories and create cards that are for sharing
Will MFA Writing Programs be the Only Help for Successful Writers?

Will MFA Writing Programs be the Only Help for Successful Writers?

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In the near future (I would say that many of us know it’s coming even though there are many who do not want to admit it) ebooks will be the cornerstone of publishing. Ebooks are already storming the fortress walls, and it doesn’t take a lot to realize that after the last of the big box books stores
Should literary magazines pay?

Should literary magazines pay?

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Warning! This is a rant, walk away now if you are going to be offended or upset about strong opinions being thrown at you in a not so easy to take way.
How Much Money Can you Make Self-Publishing?

How Much Money Can you Make Self-Publishing?

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I'm not an expert on this, but I have spent a great deal of time reading articles about how much money you can make on your self-published book.
1000 Greatest Poems of All Time

1000 Greatest Poems of All Time

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Here is our list of the 1000 Greatest Poems of all time. We need your help to complete it and edit it. Post your suggestions please!
Self Publishing Companies/ Print on Demand Companies

Self Publishing Companies/ Print on Demand Companies

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It's taken us a long time to write a list of self publishing companies. We have struggled with it. Be very cautious when going this route.
Get Paid to Post!

Get Paid to Post!

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We are joining the ranks of literary and writers blogs who pay their contributors for posts! Writing Sense wants to support the community of writers, so we are now paying
NaNoWriMo: How to Prepare for the Writing Marathon

NaNoWriMo: How to Prepare for the Writing Marathon

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You make excuses. You put it off until next weekend. You even go to that new movie you never wanted to see to avoid it.
Halloween 2013 Contest/Artwork/Movie

Halloween 2013 Contest/Artwork/Movie

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This is the year of the better Every Writer. Yes, I know, all sites say that, sure, sure, whatever right? Well, we mean it. We have plans to bring you better short stories, better poetry, better markets, and better articles and interviews. Instead of waiting until the last minute
The O’Henry Awards Why These Awards are Still Important

The O’Henry Awards Why These Awards are Still Important

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This is our list of magazines that have had work selected to be honored by the O'Henry Awards. Since 1918 they have been awarding short fiction writers this award. It is a time honored tradition, and the first collection of O'Henry awards was published in 1919.
Make Money with your Literary Magazine

Make Money with your Literary Magazine

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There are 4 ways most sites are make money on the internet. They are the same for every site. The only variation on these 4 sources of revenue is audience.
The Top 13 Horror Movie Monsters of All Time!

The Top 13 Horror Movie Monsters of All Time!

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A list of the 13 top horror movie monsters of all time!