Fiction

the pencil cup

Our monthly contest is crowd-funded and crowd-voted. The more people who compete, the bigger the cash prize for the winner. The winner is selected by the readers (so make sure your friends are reading!) The specifics change each month, so visit the contest page for this month’s details and submission rules. In addition to riches, …

Published: July 29, 2014

PULP Literature’s Hummingbird Award for Flash Fiction

Got something short, sharp and snappy to tell? Wow us with your most economical and brilliant storytelling. This contest is for short fiction under 1000 words in any genre. Contest Final Judge is JJ Lee, CBC radio personality and author of the classic Canadian memoir, Measure of a Man. Limited to 300 entries.

Published: July 26, 2014

just100words

The first ever daily online writing competition that guarentees instant cash prizes to winners

Published: July 24, 2014

“Pets” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

Theme This call theme is “Pets.” Animal companions, pampered sweethearts, cherished creatures. Share your interpretation. Eligible Submissions Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). About ArtAscent The mission of ArtAscent is to …

Published: July 24, 2014

The Malahat Review’s 2014 Open Season Awards

The Malahat Review, Canada’s premier literary magazine, invites entries from Canadian, American, and overseas authors for our annual Open Season Awards. An exciting spring showcase of literary excellence, Open Season bestows a prize of $1,000 in each of three marquee categories: poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction. Poetry: no longer than 100 lines, each poem, …

Published: July 23, 2014

Summer To Remember Fiction Contest

The editorial staff of Blue Table Press is excited to announce our Summer to Remember romance-writing contest. There is no submission fee (read that $0 – hey that is big, right?), and the winning entries will be featured in our upcoming anthologies focusing on Young Adult (Teen) and Adult Romances. Submit your short story in …

Published: July 15, 2014

NANO Prize

Submit 300 words or fewer of fiction. Judged by Kim Chinquee.

Published: July 15, 2014

Lee and Low New Voices Award

Given for a children’s picture book manuscript by a writer of color. Open to residents of the United States and who have not previously had a children’s picture book published. Manuscripts should address the needs of children of color by providing stories with which they can identify and relate, and which promote a greater understanding …

Published: July 15, 2014