Fiction

The Little Bird Writing Contest

The Little Bird Writing Contest is an annual, international contest exclusively for innovative, emerging short fiction writers. Every year, a celebrated author reviews all submissions and chooses the winners. The judge for this year’s contest is acclaimed author Lisa Moore.

Published: May 12, 2016

The Caledonia Novel Award

We are an Edinburgh-based, international award for unpublished or self-published debut novelists, in any genre for adults or Y/A.

Published: May 12, 2016

Driftless Unsolicited Novella Contest

The 2016 Driftless Unsolicited Novella contest seeks 20,000-40,000 word novellas, with a strong preference for submissions from authors of color, LGBTQ+ writers, and women. Two winning novellas will receive a $250.00 cash prize, a publication contract, and royalties for the novella with Brain Mill Press. The cash prize is not an advance against royalties. Royalties …

Published: May 12, 2016

Somerset Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring contemporary stories, literary themes, adventure, satire, humor, magic realism or women and family themes. Eligibility: Work must be at least 40,000 words in length. Books may be published, unpublished, indie or traditional. More eligibility requirements: http://www.chantireviews.com/contests/contest-guidline/ Submissions are online, entries must be the full work as …

Published: February 28, 2016

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Spring Conference

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Spring Conference features intensive workshops in poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as publisher exhibits, on-site “lunch with an author” readings and an open mic. The faculty includs poets Vievee Francis, Matthew Olzmann and Jennifer Whitaker; fiction writers Quinn Dalton and Travis Mulhauser; and creative nonfiction writers Jim …

Published: February 22, 2016

Paranormal Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring magic, the supernatural, weird other worldly stories, super humans, magical beings and supernatural entities, vampires, werewolves, angels, demons, fairy, magical systems and elements. Eligibility: Work must be at least 40,000 words in length. Books may be published, unpublished, indie or traditional. More eligibility requirements: http://www.chantireviews.com/contests/contest-guidline/ …

Published: February 21, 2016

The Paragon Journal

The Paragon Journal is an online literary magazine that focuses on sharpening the creative writing skills of people of any age. We are based in Pennsylvania, United States, but are looking for submissions from all over the globe. The first issue of The Paragon Journal went live on December 1, 2015 and included poetry, fiction, …

Published: February 20, 2016

Driftwood Press

John Updike once said, “Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.” At Driftwood Press, we are actively searching for artists who care about doing it right, or better. We are excited to receive your submissions and will diligently work …

Published: February 18, 2016

The Conium Review

The Conium Review publishes innovative writing. We lean toward unconventional plots, bizarre settings and experimental language. Get weird with it.

Published: February 15, 2016

The Conium Review 2016 Innovative Short Fiction Contest

Submit one or more short stories up to 7,500 total words. Innovative short fiction should take risks that pay off. Don’t tell us a story we’ve already heard. Show us something new with your subject, style or characters. Make sure your writing has a “wow” factor. This year’s contest judge is Lindsay Hunter, author of …

Published: February 14, 2016