Fiction

Saturday Evening Post 2017 Great American Fiction Contest

In its nearly three centuries of existence, The Saturday Evening Post has published short fiction by a who’s who of American authors — Ray Bradbury, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Louis L’Amour, Jack London, Joyce Carol Oates, Edgar Allan Poe, Anne Tyler, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Sinclair Lewis, among many others — ultimately helping to define …

Published: January 29, 2016

Hourglass Literary Magazine Writing Contest

Hourglass Literary Magazine is an annual and bilingual magazine published in print and digital form in English, as well as the languages of the region (BCMS). The international competition is open to all authors writing in English or any of the BCMS languages. No theme, genre limitations or boundaries. Work must be original and unpublished. One …

Published: January 29, 2016

Dante Rossetti Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring stories of all shapes and sizes written to an audience between the ages of about 12 to 18. Science fiction, fantasy, dystopian, mystery, paranormal, historical, romance, literary. We will put them to the test and choose the best young adult books among them. Eligibility: Work must …

Published: January 28, 2016

Kid’s Imagination Train Spring Contest

Create a spring-themed poem or story for children ages 5 – 12. Poems should be about 200 – 300 words. Stories should run under 500 words. The submission should be typed and double-spaced. On the right hand corner of the first page include your name and home and email addresses. Only fictional pieces by one …

Published: January 28, 2016

The Deadly Quill Short Story Writing Contest

We want stories that reach out and grab us and won’t let us stop reading until we get to the very last sentence. Multiple submissions are welcome but we do not want simultaneous submissions.

Published: January 27, 2016

New Deal Writing Competition

The New Deal Writer’s Competition is a short story competition where the writer is asked to use a painting chosen by the staff of Livingston Arts as inspiration for their piece. This year’s painting is “Sleep” by Maxim Lubovski which can be viewed on our website http://www.livingstonarts.org/new-deal-writing-competition/

Published: January 27, 2016

Gertrude Warner Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring stories of all shapes and sizes written to an audience between the ages of about 8 to 12. Science fiction, fantasy, mystery, paranormal, historical, adventure. We will put them to the test and choose the best middle grade books among them. Eligibility: Work must be at …

Published: January 27, 2016

Mystery & Mayhem

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring “mystery and mayhem,” amateur sleuthing, light suspense, travel mystery, classic mystery, British cozy, hobby sleuths, senior sleuths or historical mystery, perhaps with a touch of romance or humor. We will put them to the test and choose the best among them. Eligibility: Work must be …

Published: January 26, 2016

“Heat” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

| Theme: Heat can mean warmth, passion, anger, excitement, a spicy quality, pressure from authorities and a hot day. It can be expressed in symbolic, literal, modern, traditional, abstract and completely unique ways. What heat can your imagination create? | Eligible submissions: Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to …

Published: January 22, 2016

1000 WORDS or LESS – Flash Fiction Competition

1000 WORDS or LESS wishes to give writers the opportunity to showcase their creative skill in the shorter story genre. Up to 50 entries will be selected for publication to capture the creativity, inspiration, ideas and thoughts of a diverse range of writers and provide a permanent published record of contemporary, past or futuristic ideas …

Published: January 21, 2016