Fiction

Ruminate’s William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

Ruminate Magazine announces the William Van Dyke Short Story Prize. First place winner will receive a $1500 cash prize along with publication. Runner-up recipient will receive $200 cash prize and publication. The prize is open to all genres of fiction. $20 Entry fee also includes a complimentary copy of Ruminate. You may submit one fiction …

Published: January 20, 2017

Field of Words Short Story Competition

The Field of Words short story competition offers substantial cash prizes as well as online publication to monthly finalists. Successful entrants have their work promoted across the Field of Words social media channels where they have around 25,000 followers. Get ready to showcase your story to the world!

Published: January 20, 2017

Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize

The Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize honors internationally celebrated North Carolina novelist Thomas Wolfe. The prize is administered by the Great Smokies Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. The competition is open to all writers regardless of geographical location or prior publication. Submit two copies (if submitting by mail) of an unpublished …

Published: January 20, 2017

Doris Betts Fiction Prize

The competition is open to any writer who is a legal resident of North Carolina or a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network. North Carolina Literary Review subscribers with North Carolina connections (lives or has lived in NC) are also eligible. The competition is for previously unpublished short stories up to 6,000 words. Multiple …

Published: January 20, 2017

Cinquain Poetry

Write a Cinquain poem for this poetry contest. Every line in this poem has a specific number of syllables. Line 1 – 2 syllables. Line 2 – 4 syllables. Line 3 – 6 syllables. Line 4 – 8 syllables. Line 5 – 2 syllables.

Published: January 20, 2017

States of the Union Editor’s Choice

States of the Union is a book about the results of the 2016 presidential election. We are currently seeking contributors. Non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and art will all be accepted for submission. We would be honored to hear your thoughts and capture your voice. Thanks to a patron of the arts founding our Editor’s Choice Award, …

Published: January 20, 2017

Flying South 2017

All entries and payments must be received between March 1 and May 31, 2017. The editors reserve the right to extend the deadline if necessary. Submit your entries and fees to flyingsouth.submittable.com. In the cover sheet section for each entry, include your name, address, telephone, & email address. Also indicate the category to which you’re …

Published: January 20, 2017

2-4-2 Poetry Contest

The 2-4-2 poem is very simple. The first line has two syllables. The second line has four syllables. The third line has two syllables again. To enter this contest write a poem on any topic that has the 2-4-2 syllable count. Cash prize to the winner.

Published: January 20, 2017

Pif Literary Magazine’s 2017 First-Line Writing Contest

Sometimes the most incredible projects are the ones we create together. That’s why this year we are excited to roll out a collaborative writing project to challenge readers and writers. We will select our favorite submissions to appear in a finished project in our end-of-the-year anthology. If you’ve never heard of a round robin, the …

Published: January 20, 2017

Battle the Beast

Wattpad and Syfy are hosting a writing contest called Battle the Beast. To join, participants create a short story about one of Quentin’s Battles with The Beast for a chance to win $10,000.00 USD and have their story turned into a digital short!

Published: January 20, 2017