Fiction

New Millennium Literary Awards

Over the past 20 years, New Millennium Writings has: Published more than 1,500 new and emerging writers Awarded over $200,000 in top literary prizes Delivered more than 40,000 free copies of the annual anthologies to submitters At $20, our entry fee remains one of the lowest in country. In fact, it’s only increased $3 in …

Published: July 19, 2016

Streetlight’s Short Short Fiction Contest

Send us your best short shorts (any subject) up to 1000 words in length. Please submit only one story per entry–multiple entries are permitted. Winners will be chosen by our judges Erika Raskin & Suzanne Freeman. All winning entries will be published in the fall issue of Streetlight magazine, October, 2016. Additionally, all contest entries …

Published: July 15, 2016

What If You Work Up In A Cell?

What would happen if your character work up in a cell? Perhaps he or she woke up in the cell for the first time with no idea where he or she was? Perhaps this character has been in a cell for a long time and has a plan. You write the story that begins with …

Published: July 15, 2016

Tethered by Letters’ Spring 2016 Writing Contests

The deadline for Tethered by Letters’ 2016 Spring Writing Contests is August 1! This time around, Tethered by Letters is offering $1600 in prizes for our Spring Contest winners. Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven, will be judging short story submissions; poet, teacher, and activist Suzi Q. Smith is the poetry judge; and …

Published: July 15, 2016

Love Poem Poetry Contest

Write a Love Poem to enter this contest. Your poem can be of any type (Acrostic, Haiku, free verse or your own type). Just do your best to touch the hearts of the judges.

Published: July 15, 2016

New Writer Awards – Sequestrum

Over $500 in total prizes will be awarded to up-and-coming writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Prose and poetry will be judged separately with one first prize winner per genre. First prize of $200 (one per genre) and $50 runner-up prizes (minimum two per genre). All winners and runners-up will be published in our Spring …

Published: July 15, 2016

CWI Short Story Contest

This is a themed contest and this exact sentence must appear in the story: “Explain how that happened!” • Open genre • Your story must be between 1,500 and 2,000 words. • No swearing, profanity, explicit sexual scenes, graphic violence, etc. • Your story must not have been published before. By entering this contest, winners …

Published: July 15, 2016

Quinzaine Poetry

A quinzaine is a poem with three lines that has fifteen syllables. The first line has seven syllables, five in the second line and three in the third line (7/5/3). The first line makes a statement. The next two lines ask a question relating to that statement. Example: I’m a very strong woman (7 syllables) …

Published: July 15, 2016