Dream Quest One Writing Contest – Winter 2015-2016

This writing contest is international. Open to anyone who enjoys writing a story that’s worth telling everyone. Write a short story, 5 pages maximum length, on any subject or theme for a chance to win cash prizes! Multiple entries are accepted. Postmark deadline: January 24, 2016. Visit our website for details on how to enter!

Published: November 19, 2015

Hourglass Literary Magazine Writing Contest (early deadline)

Hourglass Literary Magazine with the cooperation, support and patronage of Krajina klass, BLC (Banjaluka College) and software company Literature and Latte, announces its maiden competition for: – BEST SHORT STORY – BEST ESSAY – BEST POEM Apart from main awards/prizes ten finalists (up to thirty) in each category will be published in the first issue …

Published: November 17, 2015

Tethered by Letters Fall Literary Contest

Tethered by Letters is pleased to announce our third annual Summer Literary Competition. There are three submission categories: 1) short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words 2) flash fiction with a word limit of either 55, 250, or 500 words and 3) poetry no longer than three pages. For these contests, …

Published: November 16, 2015

Blue River Editor’s Award

Blue River is a non-profit literary journal produced by Creighton University’s MFA program in creative writing. We seek to build a new tradition: to foster and celebrate contemporary graduate-level creative writers by publishing their fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. In that spirit, we provide our own MFA students with experience in literary editing and production …

Published: November 16, 2015

Mystery Weekly Magazine

Mystery Weekly Magazine is a monthly short fiction magazine featuring crime and mystery stories, available in the App Store and Google Play. We are always looking for new submissions and offer modest per-word compensation, plus a complementary copy. Average response time is two weeks.

Published: October 10, 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Enter the first 50 pages of your unpublished crime literature manuscript in the contest.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 Enter the first 50 pages of any unpublished literature in the following genres: Action – Adventure – Children’s – Comedy – Cozy – Crime – CSI – Dark Fantasy – Detective – …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

Writing Contest from Unplag

Dear students, we are proud to announce Unplag has launched a writing scholarship contest! To boost your original writing skills, we’d be happy to give away $2,000 to the one who will create the most engaging essay on one of the topics mentioned in the essay requirements section. To make your writing vivid and full …

Published: October 7, 2015

Breakwater Review Fiction Contest

Breakwater Review is excited to announce the first annual Breakwater Review Fiction Contest. The winner will be published and receive $1,000 for a piece of short fiction. Submit up to 5,000 words with a $10 entry fee from September 1 to May 15 through our online submission manager. All submissions will be considered for publication. …

Published: October 6, 2015

“Haunting” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

Theme: This theme is “Haunting.” Spooky creatures, frightening places, eerie experiences – these are the things that haunt us. Sometimes we are haunted by obsessive habits and persistent memories. Haunting can be expressed in symbolic, literal, modern, traditional, abstract or completely unique ways. What hauntings can your imagination create? Eligible Submissions: Entries may include fiction, …

Published: October 6, 2015

HIGHFIELD PRESS’ “Picture Worth 1000 Words” Autumn 2015 Essay Contest

Highfield Press invites writers to submit an unpublished essay (500-1000 words) inspired by the theme “Autumn Leaves” and the inspirational photo shown on the website. Submission may be short story, personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, commentary, travel piece, historical account, biography or flash fiction. Deadline October 15th, 2015. $1,000 Grand prize and online publication. Two …

Published: October 5, 2015