Fiction

The Pen Factor – Writing Contest & Personal Feedback

The Pen Factor has developed an algorithm that helps identify fine writing. Writers are graded according to how appealing their work is to readers and given this feedback. All submissions receive written reviews in return for reviewing someone else’s writing as part of the submission process. Word limit: 1,500 words. Genre: Any fiction. The winners …

Published: July 29, 2015

Grammar Ghoul Press Short Story Contest

The Grammar Ghoul Press Short Story Contest is open to all fiction writers. We welcome all genres, but we look for fiction that is unique and unusual. Visit the contest page for more information, including how to enter.

Published: July 27, 2015

“Violet” International Call for Artists by ArtAscent

Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished works are eligible. Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Open to international artists. Apply using the online form provided here: https://ArtAscent.com/the-call-for-artists-and-writers/

Published: July 24, 2015

lessthan100words

Write a story in less than 100 words, incorporating the prompt given, for the chance to win £20.

Published: July 24, 2015

The Magic Oxygen Literary Prize

Short Stories, up to 4,000 words (not including the title) Poetry up to 50 lines (not including title or lines between stanzas) The theme is open. Electronic uploads are preferred but written entries are also accepted. The competition is open to writers all over the world. Entrants must be 16 or older at the time of submission. Entries must …

Published: July 23, 2015

Masters Review Short Story Award

Submissions for our anthology closed this spring and we were blown away by the quality of the writing, the heart behind the stories, the straight-up talent behind your work. We want to see more. Acknowledge more. The Masters Review Short Story Award for New Writers is open from May 15 – July 15 and will …

Published: July 14, 2015

Aestas 2015

Unlike our earlier contests, Aestas 2015 is not theme bound. There is no restriction on genre, but for consistency of presentation, we do not accept children’s stories, fantasy, young adult or chick lit. Apart from general fiction, we are also open to quality tales involving mystery or suspense (think John Le Carre’ or Graham Greene) …

Published: July 10, 2015

Atlantis Short Story Contest

(Annual) Atlantis Short Story Contest: Cash prizes ($450 in total, first prize is $300) and in-depth feedback await unpublished writers. No theme or genre restrictions. Maximum 2,500 words. Entry fee: starts from $10 (depends on level of feedback wanted when the story does not place) Deadline: November 30, 2015 Info: http://www.atlantis-shortstorycontest.com/ Contact e-mail: [email protected]

Published: July 8, 2015

Artificium

Publishing quality short fiction and poetry three times a year. Launched 2015, the first edition is out December 15. Competitions for short fiction, poetry and very short fiction. No genre restrictions. Work submitted must be previously unpublished. For full info, visit our website or contact us via Twitter: @ArtificiumFict

Published: July 2, 2015