Children’s

The Great Break Short Story Contest by The Writer Magazine

I need a break. I broke through. Don’t break my heart. Those are the breaks. Break out! It’s time for your Big Break in the short story form. Frame a short story using any nuance, definition or understanding of the word “break.” Write 2,000 words of fiction and submit it to The Writer by April …

Published: February 12, 2016

Little Peeps Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring stories of all shapes and sizes written to an audience between the ages of about 8 to 12. Story books, chapter books, picture books, activity books & educational books we will put them to the test and choose the best children’s books among them. Eligibility: Work …

Published: February 10, 2016

International Rubery Book Award

This is an international award for self-published books or those published by independent presses. We have secured three high profile judges for our 2016 awards: Booker shortlisted author Clare Morrall, poet and Stand winner Jeff Phelps and author, dramatist and lecturer William Gallagher.

Published: February 8, 2016

Kid’s Imagination Train Spring Contest

Create a spring-themed poem or story for children ages 5 – 12. Poems should be about 200 – 300 words. Stories should run under 500 words. The submission should be typed and double-spaced. On the right hand corner of the first page include your name and home and email addresses. Only fictional pieces by one …

Published: January 28, 2016

Gertrude Warner Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring stories of all shapes and sizes written to an audience between the ages of about 8 to 12. Science fiction, fantasy, mystery, paranormal, historical, adventure. We will put them to the test and choose the best middle grade books among them. Eligibility: Work must be at …

Published: January 27, 2016

Carteret Writers 2016 Contest

CARTERET WRITERS’ 25th annual contest is open to submissions from Jan. 1 through Mar. 8, 2016. Categories include flash fiction, fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children’s. You need not be a member of Carteret Writers to enter. All judging is blind.

Published: January 1, 2016

Big Sur on Cape Cod

Agents from Andrea Brown Literary Agency, one of the best agencies in the country for children’s writers, bring her unique conference to the east coast. Co-hosted with Howl Press, writers work with two mentors in small critique groups throughout the weekend. In addition to working alongside mentors (agents/editors/authors), you will mingle with these publishing giants …

Published: December 16, 2015

Leapfrog Press Fiction Contest

Unpublished novels, novellas and short story collections over 22,000 words. Novels may be adult, young adult (YA) or middle grade (MG). We look for literary fiction and mainstream fiction, including science fiction. Generally we are less interested in strict genre fiction, but if a manuscript is good and grabs our attention, we don’t care what …

Published: November 27, 2015

2015 Story Share Writing Contest

The 2015 Story Share Relevant Reads Story of the Year Contest is now underway. We are looking for writers to contribute to our new and growing body of contemporary leveled reading material available to teens and young adults who struggle with reading. Prior experience writing for struggling reader audiences is not required. A step-by-step guide …

Published: October 9, 2015

The Killer Nashville Claymore Award

Enter the first 50 pages of your unpublished crime literature manuscript in the contest. Judges will consider any subgenre of mystery or thriller. Enter the first 50 pages of any unpublished literature in the following genres: Action – Adventure – Children’s – Comedy – Cozy – Crime – CSI – Dark Fantasy – Detective – …

Published: October 8, 2015