The Writer’s Relief Classified Pages For Writers!

Easy-To-Search…Thoroughly Vetted… Featuring The Best Writing Contests, Writers Conferences, Residencies, Calls For Submissions, And Anthology Listings

Since 1994,  Writer’s Relief, an author’s submission service, has been helping writers pinpoint the best markets for their work. Our extensive research capabilities also include finding up-to-the-minute, top-tier opportunities for writers: contests, conferences, residencies, anthologies, calls for submissions for writers of poetry, short stories, essays, novels, memoirs, and nonfiction books, and more!

If wasting time sifting through other companies’ confusing, disorganized listings filled with years-old, outdated information and broken links has left you frustrated—then the Writer’s Relief Classified Listings are just what you’re looking for. We’ve already prescreened every listing for accuracy, provided the latest details, and tested the URL links for you. With just a few quick clicks, you’ll easily locate the contest or venue that suits your writing style.

Only $35 for a 6-month subscription.

Here are just a few of the many great opportunities you’ll have exclusive access to with your paid subscription:

Contests Calls For Submissions Conferences Residencies

River Styx Microfiction Contest

Deadline: 12/31/2018

Up North Lit

Deadline: 12/31/2018

San Francisco Writers Conference

Registration Due: 01/01/2019

Writers & Books Gell Center

Location: Rochester, NY

Press 53 Award for Short Fiction

Deadline: 12/31/2018

Hippocampus Magazine

Deadline: 12/31/2018

New Year’s Writing Retreat

Location: Atlantic City, NJ

Lemon Tree House Residency for Writers

Location: Tuscany, Italy

Lascaux Review Prize in Short Fiction

First Prize: $1,000

Valparaiso Fiction Review

Reads year-round!

SDSU Writers’ Conference

Registration Due: 01/31/2019

Blackacre Reserve Writing Residency

Rolling admissions!

Want to see more? There are hundreds of noteworthy listings available through our Classified Pages subscription service. Sign up now!


Frequently Asked Questions

When will I have complete access to the Classified Listings?

Subscription purchases are usually confirmed within minutes. Check your email for your login information. If you don’t see a confirmation email after five minutes, check your spam folder.

When will my subscription end?

Your subscription will renew every 6-months. Subscriptions recur until cancelled.

How do I cancel my recurring subscription?

Simply click “My Account” in the navigation bar. Under “Your Membership,” click “Change,” and then click “Cancel.” Once cancelled, your subscription will expire at the end of the 6-month period you most recently paid for.

Any questions? Give us a call at (866) 405-3003!


I’m a busy writer, and I don’t have time for wild goose chases that lead to outdated market listings that are hard to read through and slow to load. The Writer’s Relief classifieds are sortable and up to date—they save me a ton of time and keep me on track for making submissions! —Lisa V.

Finally! A listing of great contests, conferences, and calls for submissions all in one place. Writer’s Relief checks that all the dates are correct…the links work…and everything’s current and organized. I don’t need to look anywhere else! —Mary D.H.

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