Fiction

Nikkei Voice Short Story Contest

Nikkei Voice, the national newspaper for Japanese-Canadians is excited to announce the return of our third annual short story contest. With exciting prizes from our sponsors, and a chance to see your work published in the newspaper and for your story to be read by our esteemed judges. This years prizes include a Kobo Aura …

Published: October 24, 2016

New Wrinkle Publishing Writers Contest

Over the years, storytelling has taken many forms. The written word, music and visual art each tell a story in a unique way, but film has taught us that sometimes the combination is magic. New Wrinkle Publishing was created to bring an intriguing idea to life. Why not give a book the same treatment as …

Published: October 24, 2016

James Knudsen Prize for Fiction

Judged by Anne Raef. Anne Raeff’s stories and essays have appeared in New England Review, ZYZZYVA, and Guernica, among other places. Her first novel Clara Mondschein’s Melancholia was published in 2002 (MacAdam/Cage). Her short story collection, The Jungle Around Us, won the 2015 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and will be published in October …

Published: October 24, 2016

Acrostic Poetry Contest

For this contest your challenge is to write an acrostic poem. That’s a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word (downwards). An example: A n acrostic poem. C reates a challenge R andom words on a theme O r whole sentences that rhyme S elect your words carefully T o …

Published: October 24, 2016

$2000 + Publication = The Masters Review Fall Fiction Contest with Kelly Link

Fall is our favorite time of year and this year’s contest is judged by one of our favorite writers. Get stoked. We are. Fifteen finalists will be selected and announced on or before December 21, 2016. Kelly Link will select three winners from this group. Winners will be announced in January. The winning writer will …

Published: October 24, 2016

Romance Me Novel Writing Contest

Romance Me Novel Writing Contest AUTHORS.me is now accepting submissions for their first-ever romance genre novel contest, “Romance Me.” Through December 15, writers may submit an original romance novel to the contest for the chance to win cash prizes, query consultations, and featured excerpted publication on RomanceJunkies.com. The top three manuscripts will be featured in …

Published: October 24, 2016

The Novelist

Inkitt’s newest contest is accepting full length, original fiction novels of +40,000 words.

Published: October 24, 2016

3 Line Poem

Write a poem that has only three lines. Follow a specific syllable count. Your poem should have either 17 or 19 syllables. The first line should have five syllables. The second line should have seven. The final line should either have five or seven syllables. Get creative and see what you can share with just …

Published: October 24, 2016

Autonym Poetry

Write a four line poem. The first line is only one word. Second and third line can be formatted as you wish. The last line is the antonym of the word on the first line. Words that are opposite or nearly opposite in meaning are called antonyms. Examples are big and small, or long and …

Published: September 26, 2016

24-Hour Short Story Contest – Winter, 2017

On the date of the contest, at start-time, we send out the topic for that specific contest to all registered entrants, while also posting it on WritersWeekly.com. Entrants must be registered before the contest begins and there is a limit of 500 participants per contest. Entrants then have 24 hours to write and submit their …

Published: September 26, 2016