Fiction

Tethered by Letters’ Summer 2015 Literary Contest

We are currently accepting submissions for our short story contest (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction contest (55, 250 or 500 words), and poetry contest (max of three pages per poem). TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters and fresh writing styles. All winners will be published in F(r)iction. All …

Published: June 12, 2015

Big Pond Rumours, the International Literary e-Zine

Big Pond Rumours has two issues each year with a contest in every issue. We usually have 2 independent judges as well. The deadline for Summer is June 30 and the deadline for winter is November 30. Visit the site at http://www.big-pond-rumours.com/ to check out the latest issue and our archives.

Published: June 11, 2015

Golfwell Annual Golf Story Contest

First Prize $300.00 – 2nd Prize $150.00 – 3rd Prize $50.00 and first, second and third prizes receive publication on our website as the “Golfwell.net Best Golf Stories Ever Heard.” Winners will also receive an award certificate of acknowledgement from Golfwell.net. No Entry fee. We’re looking for original unpublished golf stories. Fact or fiction (yes, …

Published: June 11, 2015

RUMINATE Magazine’s William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

RUMINATE Magazine is currently accepting submissions for our William Van Dyke Short Story Prize. Along with publication in our winter 2015 issue, the winner and runner-up will be awarded $1500 and $200, respectively. The entry fee is $20 , which includes a complimentary copy of the winter 2015 issue. The deadline for submissions is August …

Published: June 10, 2015

The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award

The purpose of the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award™ is to honor the best books readily available to a North American audience in any format within the past year. The categories include both fiction and nonfiction.

Published: June 10, 2015

2015 Summer Writing Contest

The Smart Network announces an exciting challenge for new and seasoned writers of novels, short fiction collections and non-fiction unpublished works. Smart Publishing, a subsidiary of The Smart Network, reserves all rights to offer publication to any submission other than winners at their sole discretion.

Published: June 9, 2015

William Faulkner Writing Competition

The William Faulkner Writing Competition is accepting submissions in the categories of novel, short story, one-act play and poetry. Deadline for novel is July 15, 2015. Deadline for other categories is July 31. Cash prizes awarded in all categories.

Published: June 8, 2015

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2015 Squire Summer Writing Residency

The long weekend offers intensive workshops with accomplished instructors, group events such as readings and discussions, a chance to share work with other dedicated writers and a unique opportunity to bond with writers from across the state and beyond. Registrants will spend the entire weekend in one workshop, in either fiction, poetry or creative nonficiton. …

Published: June 8, 2015

65 Little Words Writing Competition

You have just 65 words or less including the title to write a complete story in this brand new writing competition. It’s a tough one but you can do it and we look forward to receiving your submissions. Take a look at the photo published online and read the rules. Open to writers worldwide – …

Published: June 7, 2015

Backspace’s NEVERENDING Online Writers Conference

Attend the online version of Backspace’s renowned query letter and opening 2 pages workshops and get agent feedback on your submission materials! Each week-long conference session includes: a query letter workshop with 6-10 students and 2 literary agents an opening 2 pages workshop with the same 6-10 students and 2 different literary agents a 2-day …

Published: June 7, 2015