Fiction

Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers

Open only to writers whose fiction has not appeared, nor is scheduled to appear, in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000. Entries must not have appeared in any print publication. Max 12,000 words. Held quarterly. Submit using online submission manager.

Published: July 15, 2014

The Chariton Review Short Fiction Prize

Awarded annually to the best unpublished short fiction on any theme up to 5,000 words in English. All U.S. entrants receive a complimentary copy of the spring prize issue. Submit by regular mail or online submission manager.

Published: July 15, 2014

Aura Estrada Short Story Contest

Annual fiction contest for previously unpublished short stories up to 5,000 words. 2014 contest judge is Kiran Desai. Submit using online submission manager or via regular mail.

Published: July 15, 2014

The Sixth Annual Dialogue Only Contest

Contest begins June 1, 2014. All initial submissions up to 2,000 words must be received by September 15th. Winners will be announced by October 19th. Judges: The order of winners will be determined by the staff of Bartleby Snopes and our two guest judges, Ronald Friedman and Ben Tanzer. Prizes: A minimum of $500 will …

Published: July 15, 2014

Short Story #02 and Comdedy #01 at indelibleChaos.com

Short Story #02: We are looking for short stories and shorter stories (submission guidelines for word limit) for an indelibleCHAOS anthology. For Short Story #02 you aren’t bound by a particular theme or genre. Multiple submissions are allowed per author. How many entries will be selected? As many ridiculously perfect entries we get! Comedy #01: …

Published: July 13, 2014

Tagore-O.Henry Short Story Contest ’14©

After the stupendous success of the Tagore-O.Henry Short Story Contest 2013, Finaldraft Editing & Publishing plans to continue with the heritage contest in 2014! Prize money total this time: CAD$1000 Submit your short stories for Tagore-O.Henry Short Story Contest ’14© Sponsorship for the prizes are also welcome! Sponsors will get special privileges in the contest …

Published: July 11, 2014

Merrimack Media First Annual Writing Contest

Merrimack Media, a self publishing and promotion company, is offering an exciting opportunity to win a complete publishing package as well as other valuable prizes that will put you on your way to publishing your book. The prizes range from our $1999 publishing package for design and publication of your paperback and ebook and many …

Published: July 9, 2014

Weta Nichols Writing Contest

Ozarks Romance Authors (est. 1987) invites you to submit the first chapter (up to 2,500 words) of your unpublished novel plus 200 words of flap copy to win prizes and a chance to be read by one of the agents or editors serving as the final judges. Contest is open to both published and unpublished …

Published: June 21, 2014