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Contests and Events

Serial online fiction is a new, rapidly-growing publishing market that presents great opportunities for authors—but also great challenges. That's why a core part of our mission here at eGlobal is helping aspiring online novelists develop professionally and learn how to succeed in this field.

The eGlobal Creative Writing Club is a community we created to provide guidance and support for beginning writers—and for more experienced writers who are interested in new, trendy ways to publish online! Club members can chat with one another, seek peer review of their work, participate in creative writing games, and take advantage of the many writing guides and resources we have available in the club.

The club is hosted on our Discord server, which you can join via this link or the button below.

We also host a variety of writing contests and events through our Discord. Continue reading below to learn more.

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Contests

eGlobal hosts regular creative writing contests through our Discord community. Submissions regularly take the form of short stories/"flash fiction" on a provided theme or topic.

All entries are read by our editors, who select the winning stories. Winners receive a cash prize and consideration for an exclusive contract to develop their work into a full novel!

The specific rules and prizes for individual contests may be found on the Discord.

Writers' Salon

Our eGlobal team seeks to actively teach and foster conversation among writers through our online discussion series, the eGlobal Writers' Salon.

The Writers' Salon is a regular schedule of hour-long talks, classes, and panel discussions on topics in creative writing and publishing. Salons are led by our senior editors and frequently feature our star authors as guests. Audience questions and participation are encouraged!

All Salon events are hosted in the Creative Writing Club server on Discord.

To learn more about the Salon and what you can expect, check out our list of past and upcoming events!

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Keep your eyes open for new contests and events coming soon!

Riveting Romance Writing Contest

Riveting Romance Writing Contest

October 15, 2022
Romance, Creative Writing, Contest, Novel Writing, Paranormal Romance

Join the contest with the most romantic stories. To apply, please check out the rules and follow this link: https://forms.office.com/r/eRfmsLQakN

Paranormal Worldbuilding: Creating a Setting Where Your Characters Seem Real

Paranormal Worldbuilding: Creating a Setting Where Your Characters Seem Real

October 29, 2021
Salon, Guest, Panel, Creative Writing, Story Development, Worldbuilding, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Halloween

It’s almost Halloween, so in this month’s eGlobal Writer’s Salon, we’ll be talking to a panel of experienced writers about creatures of the night – and how to make them seem real in your stories!

Vampires, werewolves, witches, demons – these paranormal creatures bring excitement to your fiction writing, and their stories are popular all year long. Part of the thrill for your readers is escaping into a world where these unusual characters fit right in, so it’s important that all the elements of your world fit together and make sense.

Both paranormal romance and fantasy genres can have complex settings that add interest to your readers. From pack lives to covens to complex belief systems, paranormal world building can be a challenge when you’re first getting started. Join us in our Discord community to talk with experienced paranormal writers about the processes they use to bring their settings to life!

eGlobal's ROMANCE FLASH FICTION Contest - August

eGlobal's ROMANCE FLASH FICTION Contest - August

September 1, 2021
Contest, Creative Writing, Short Story, Romance, Paranormal Romance

Are you interested in writing a LOVE STORY?

Our newest Flash Fiction contest will be dedicated to the Romance genre! Winners will be considered for long-term, paid writing opportunities!

Writing Your First Novel - And Getting it Published!

Writing Your First Novel - And Getting it Published!

August 13, 2021
Salon, Guest, Panel, Creative Writing, Novel Writing, Publishing, Professionalism

In our next Writer's Salon, we want to focus on how one gets started as an author. What is it like to write your first book? What challenges might you face? How can you take advantage of the online fiction market to get your book to readers?

We will be joined by a panel of authors who have published their first novel in the past year! Join our Discord community to hear their stories and learn about what it takes to become a published author!

The Mindset of a Successful Author

The Mindset of a Successful Author

June 4, 2021
Salon, Guest, Panel, Creative Writing, Professionalism, Prose Writing Skills, Editing

As you all doubtless know, artistic talent alone is not enough to succeed as a published author! There are a ton of important professional skills to know; above all, you need to approach your work in a way that enables you to sustain productivity, respond well to feedback, and get published!

Next Thursday, we will have a Salon on "The Mindset of a Successful Author." Our author and editor panelists will discuss how they approach writing and publishing. Join us to listen, ask questions, and share your thoughts!

Writing Romantic Relationships with Chemistry (Guest Panel)

Writing Romantic Relationships with Chemistry (Guest Panel)

May 7, 2021
Contest, Creative Writing, Story Development, Prose Writing Skills, Romance, Paranormal Romance

For this Salon, we will have a panel of romance authors for our guests, including ID Johnson, Barbara Insfran, and Rafaella Dutra. They're all our star authors who have published multiple highly successful books in multiple genres! The discussion topic: romantic chemistry between characters.

If you are a Romance author, it's no exaggeration to say that your book sinks or swims on the strength of the core relationship. And even if romance isn't your focus, having romantic subplots that work and appeal to readers can add a lot to a work in any genre.

But how do you create a fictional relationship that readers will root for through every twist and turn? Come to the Salon to find out!

eGlobal's FLASH FICTION Contest - April

eGlobal's FLASH FICTION Contest - April

May 1, 2021
Contest, Creative Writing, Short Story

Do you have a story idea? Do you want to illustrate your idea with an interesting story?

Come and join eGlobal's newly-launched short story campaign!

Submit a short story of only 800 to 1,000 words for the chance to win a cash prize and consideration for our Author Boot Camp!

Editing for Writers (With Guest Speaker Barbara A. Insfran B.!)

Editing for Writers (With Guest Speaker Barbara A. Insfran B.!)

April 16, 2021
Salon, Guest, Editing, Prose Writing Skills, Professionalism

As you all know, writing involves a lot of editing, especially for independent authors. Whether it's revising your story, or fixing your punctuation and grammar, being able to edit effectively is an invaluable skill for aspiring writers. Copy-editing is especially important for writers who speak English as their second language - how do you find mistakes in your work? In this Salon, we will be offering tips and tricks on how to build your editing skills!

We will be joined by the amazing Barbara A. Insfran B., author of Simply His and the recently-released The Human Luna! Barbara learned English self-taught as a second language; now, she has written hit novels in it! She will be discussing her writing and editing process with me at both of the Salons.

eGlobal's FLASH FICTION Contest - March

eGlobal's FLASH FICTION Contest - March

April 1, 2021
Contest, Creative Writing, Short Story

Do you have a story idea? Do you want to illustrate your idea with an interesting story?

Come and join eGlobal's newly-launched short story campaign!

Submit a short story of only 800 to 1,000 words for the chance to win a cash prize and consideration for our Author Boot Camp!

Dialogue (With Guest Speaker ID Johnson!)

Dialogue (With Guest Speaker ID Johnson!)

March 26, 2021
Salon, Guest, Creative Writing, Prose Writing Skills

However beautifully you describe your characters, their personality will shine through the most - or fail to - in what they say. How do you create dialogue that brings your characters to life, while still using words efficiently and communicating important information to readers?

Tomorrow (Wednesday), we will be holding a Writer's Salon on Dialogue. And I am thrilled to announce another guest speaker! ID Johnson is a best-selling author in multiple genres. She and Emily will be discussing this nuanced topic. Come to participate - or just to listen in!

Relatable Protagonists (With Guest Speaker Theresa Oliver!)

Relatable Protagonists (With Guest Speaker Theresa Oliver!)

March 12, 2021
Salon, Guest, Creative Writing, Character Creation

We are thrilled to announce a special guest at this week's eGlobal Writer's Salon. We will be joined by Theresa Oliver to discuss this weeks' topic: Creating Relatable Characters.

Theresa Oliver is an author of clean contemporary romance, clean historical romance, paranormal romance, young adult, middle grades, and children's picture books. Theresa is the author of the Christmas Cove series, the Whiskey River Brides series with Hot Tree Publishing, and much more. Theresa's work with eGlobal includes hit novels such as Bought by the Billionaire Prince and The Alpha's Companion. She lives in Florida with her husband, children, a persnickety cat, and a very bossy dog.

eGlobal's FLASH FICTION Content! - February

eGlobal's FLASH FICTION Content! - February

March 1, 2021
Contest, Creative Writing, Short Story

Do you have a story idea? Do you want to illustrate your idea with an interesting story?

Come and join eGlobal's newly-launched short story campaign!

Submit a short story of only 800 to 1,000 words for the chance to win a cash prize and consideration for our Author Boot Camp!

Commercial Writing

Commercial Writing

February 26, 2021
Salon, Creative Writing, Publishing, Marketing, Story Development

Emily will be leading a discussion on Commercial Fiction and how to write it. We think this is a particularly fascinating and useful topic, one which forces one to ask: what is your priority as a professional or aspiring-to-be professional author, and how does this affect your creative decisions?

No need to prepare anything before the session - just bring yourself!

Reader Interaction

Reader Interaction

February 12, 2021
Salon, Publishing, Marketing, Professionalism

In our conversations with authors, we often encourage you all to go on the platforms and chat with readers. And, indeed, this sort of fan engagement is an important hallmark of the web-novel model. But that doesn't mean it's easy! How do you interact with online audiences in a way that promotes your book and preserves your boundaries? How do you build a healthy and positive fan community?

This week, we will be holding our next Writer's Salon on Do's and Don't's of Reader Interaction. Our editor will share tips on how to navigate these conversations in the comment section. Come to participate in our discussion - or just to listen in!

Synopses, Titles, Covers, and Blurbs

Synopses, Titles, Covers, and Blurbs

February 2, 2021
Salon, Publishing, Marketing, Professionalism

There's truth to the old adage, "never judge a book by it's cover." But it's also true that people always have - and always will. As an author, you need to learn how to present your book in a way that will capture the attention of your target audience.

This Thursday, we will be holding our next Writer's Salon: "Synopses, Titles, Covers, and Blurbs." Our editor will share tips for how to craft these aspects of your book. Come to participate in our discussion - or just to listen in!

Reviewing and Reinvigorating Tropes

Reviewing and Reinvigorating Tropes

January 22, 2021
Salon, Creative Writing, Story Development

In our meetings with authors, we often stress the importance of tropes as a tool to connect directly with what audiences want. But we also know that a story with no spark of a unique idea, that feels wholly composed of tired old tropes, will fail to capture the imaginations and hearts of readers. So how do you balance that, as a writer? How do you harness the power of tropes while imbuing them with your own voice and creativity?

The salon is free to attend, and you do not need to prepare anything in advance. Just bring yourself and your creativity, and get excited to hear about other writers' experiences - and share your own!

Creating a Nuanced Antagonist

Creating a Nuanced Antagonist

January 8, 2021
Salon, Creative Writing, Character Creation

Emily will be leading a discussion on the topic of writing Antagonists. How do you create an antagonist who will pose a powerful obstacle for your hero? How do you give them a meaningful character that readers will love to hate?

Character Showcase!

Character Showcase!

November 23, 2020
Contest, Art, Character Creation

Any artists out there? We are having a character showcase!

Draw a picture of your character and submit to any of our STAFF with your book’s title and a quote from your book!

Not much of an artist? No problem! This showcase is not for judgement or competition—it’s for celebrating your work as writers and for having fun together! Give us your best doodle, even if it’s a stick figure!

Everyone who posts a picture before Nov 25th, 23:59:59 will be entered into a drawing to win free access to one of eGlobal’s e-learning courses on Udemy!

We are so excited to see what you come up with!

Openings: The Three Golden Chapters - Back by Popular Demand!

Openings: The Three Golden Chapters - Back by Popular Demand!

November 21, 2020
Salon, Creative Writing

Did you miss the previous Salon? Need help starting your novel? Good news! We will be holding an encore session of "Openings: The Three Golden Chapters!"

Feedback from authors on the previous session:
"Impressive slides and very informative. It did help me to elevate my writing skills."
"The slides are super informative!"
"It was extremely informative and definitely made me look back over my own writing. Everyone's input was extremely helpful and insightful, as well."
"Thank you for that wonderful session!"

Lucky Draw Sweepstake!

Lucky Draw Sweepstake!

December 20, 2020
Contest, Lucky Draw, Novel Writing

eGlobal WRITING CLUB MEMBER SWEEPSTAKE!
SPECIAL LUCKY DRAW
3 Prizes up for grabs!

How do you qualify?
Just submit the first 3,000 words of your novel before 20th December 2020 (Eastern time) and stand to win cash prizes!

*only authors registered as club members will be eligible for the draw.