Fiction

Metamorphose Fall Kick-off Contest

Metamorphose is preparing for the Fall 2015 first issue, and your story could be published in it. We are currently accepting submissions for our short story contest (3,001 to 7,500 words, fantasy/science fiction) and flash fiction contest (500-3,000 words). We are looking for engaging stories, vivid characters and fresh writing styles. The top five entries in each …

Published: March 28, 2015

The Galtellì Literary Prize

The village of Galtellì, Sardinia, is launching an 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 will be invited to Sardinia for workshops …

Published: March 26, 2015

The Maine Review Short Fiction Contest

The Maine Review invites writers to enter a short story contest for our first annual fiction collection, Juxtaposition, to be published this summer. Grand prize is $200 and all winners will be published in Juxtaposition. The contest is open to all published and unpublished writers, and all submissions are considered for publication in subsequent issues. …

Published: March 24, 2015

theOffice’s 6 Month Fellowship (LA Writers)

Looking for a writer’s sanctuary? A place where you can leave the distractions of life behind and just sit down in peace to put words on the page? That’s what we offer here at theOffice – a quiet, communal workspace on the westside of Los Angeles. We have a roster filled with A-list screenwriters, novelists …

Published: March 24, 2015

Brighthorse Book Prize

The Brighthorse Book Prize, now in its second year, is an annual awards series honoring unpublished novels, collections of short fiction and poetry collections. Three prizes will be given in 2015. Authors writing in English—regardless of nationality, residence or publication history—may submit to the competition. Winning manuscripts will be published by Brighthorse Books. A $1,000 …

Published: March 23, 2015

The V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize

The judges for this year are Philip Hensher, Adam Mars-Jones and Rose Tremain. Entries should be written in English and 2,000-4,000 words in length. Entrants must be citizens of the UK, the Republic of Ireland or Commonwealth countries or have been a resident in one of the aforementioned countries for the past three years.

Published: March 23, 2015

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

HIGHFIELD PRESS’ “Picture Worth 1000 Words” Spring 2015 Essay Contest http://highfieldpress.wix.com/contests $20 ENTRY FEE. Highfield Press invites writers to submit an unpublished essay (500-1000 words) inspired by the theme “Spring Fever.” Submission may be a personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, commentary, travel piece, historical account, biography or short story. It must reflect the inspirational photo …

Published: March 23, 2015

“Unknown” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

| Theme: This call theme is “Unknown” A concept that is beyond the range of one’s knowledge, experience or understanding. A thing that is strange, unfamiliar and obscure. A place that is not discovered, explored or identified. A person who is not famous, not seen, not heard. A feeling that is silent, not shared, not within. …

Published: March 22, 2015

Sledgehammer 36-Hour Writing Contest

Sledgehammer is a quirky writing contest that incorporates an online scavenger hunt, four writing prompts, a 36-hour time window (start at noon PST, Saturday, July 25; end by 11:59 p.m. PST, Sunday, July 26), the option to write as a team or solo, a celebrity judge and cash prizes. Read past winning stories and contest …

Published: March 21, 2015

The Surprise Present Writing Competition

All you have to do to win this exciting new writing competition is create a story about a surprise present and to make it even harder, this present has been left on the front doorstep. Who the present is for and why it has been left there is up to you. You have a maximum …

Published: March 20, 2015