Fiction

Lit Fest Fellowships for Emerging Writers

The Lit Fest Fellowship for Emerging Writers covers the full cost of tuition for a Master Workshop. Lighthouse will be awarding four fellowships for Lit Fest 2017 to advanced writers of fiction (1), poetry (1), dramatic writing (1), and creative nonfiction (1) who haven’t yet published a book-length work and who wouldn’t otherwise be able …

Published: February 27, 2017

The Galtellì Literary Prize 2017

The village of Galtellì, Sardinia, is launching the second edition of its international prose contest dedicated to the great Sardinian writer Grazia Deledda, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926, who set her masterpiece Canne al Vento, or Reeds in the Wind, right in Galtellì. The top five selected writers, plus two selected …

Published: February 27, 2017

Hell Found Me – Newbie Contest

The challenge of this contest is to write a story that starts with this sentence: “Hell found me.” Your story must start with the sentence above. Fiction and non-fiction welcomed. No other requirements.

Published: February 27, 2017

F(r)iction’s Winter 2017 Literary Contests

TBL is pleased to announce the F(r)iction Winter Literary Competition. There are four submission categories: 1) creative nonfiction ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words, 2) short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words, 3) flash fiction with a word limit of 750 words, and 4) poetry no longer than three pages. Winners …

Published: February 27, 2017

Fiction War Spring

Fiction Wars are seasonal writing competitions giving modern fictioneers 3 days to create a short masterwork. These three days are called the THREE DAY FICTION WAR. All entries must be 1000 words or fewer.

Published: February 27, 2017

The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award

he Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award honors the best books published in the previous year. The award sets winners and nominees apart in booksellers’ minds from other similar books on a subject, including the actual placement of the book in the brick-and-mortar bookstore itself. For exceptional books, we also review these books for our Killer …

Published: February 27, 2017

5-7-5 Poetry

A 5-7-5 is a fun poem to write. For this contest the challenge is to write a 5-7-5. This is a poem that has five syllables for the first line – seven for the second – and five syllables again for the last line. You can write about anything. Cash prize to the winner.

Published: February 27, 2017

2040 Awards Program

2040, a new imprint from the Santa Fe Writer’s Project, seeks work from multicultural authors or those from an ethnic background over the age of 18. International entries and translations welcome. All fiction and creative nonfiction will be eligible despite genre, form, subject, or length. So we’ll take full-length manuscripts, collections short or long, and …

Published: February 27, 2017

Be a Hero Contest

At this precarious time in the United States, we need people to be heroes. This isn’t a battle between Republicans and Democrats. This is a battle between right and wrong. And we need heroes who are willing to fight for what is right—across this country and around the world. In that spirit, we invite you …

Published: February 27, 2017

#Sweeklove short story romance contest

Upload your story on sweek.com to enter in the competition! Let’s talk about love! With love vibes in the air, it is time for a new Sweek competition. This time for all love & romance fans: #SWEEKL

Published: February 27, 2017