Fiction

december Awards

Submit one short story or essay, maximum 8,000 words, or up to three poems. Send through online submission manager or regular mail.

Published: December 4, 2013

The Big Moose Prize

Open to new, emerging and established writers. Submit unpublished novel through online submission manager only.

Published: December 4, 2013

The Rock River Review

The Rock River Review is UW-Rock County’s undergraduate literary journal. Seeking submissions for fiction, poetry, art and nonfiction. Publishes a print edition and features writing on the website. Submit to urock.journal@gmail.com

Published: December 2, 2013

Southern California Writers’ Conference

Founded and run by professional writers, the SCWC provides veteran and emerging talent with authoritative feedback to help distinguish those manuscripts that are ready for market consideration. The conference facilitates some $4 million worth of first-time authors’ book and screen deals. With extended one-on-one evaluation and dozens of interactive workshops, the SCWC is among the …

Published: December 2, 2013

“Home” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

The competition theme is “Home.” Home can be a building, a room, a space. Home should feel comfortable, a place where you belong. It might be a sanctuary of safety, a group of objects with memories that create a personal timeline, a country or community of people that share a familiarity, or anywhere your loved …

Published: December 2, 2013

Arizona Mystery Writers Story Contest

Submit a mystery, suspense, or thriller story, 2500 words max. Blind judging. Contest open to all. Submit by email or regular mail. Contest rules and entry form can be found on the website: http://www.arizonamysterywriters.com/?page_id=1449

Published: December 2, 2013

Edit Your Novel contest

In 150 words or less, described the top 3 barriers that prevent your from reaching your writing goals. Submit entries through online form.

Published: December 2, 2013

Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize

Final judge: Marianne Gingher. * The competition is open to all writers regardless of geographical location or prior publication. * Submit two copies of an unpublished fiction manuscript not to exceed 12 double-spaced pages (1″ margins, 12-pt. font). Submit by regular mail or online submission manager: https://ncwriters.submittable.com/submit * The winner is announced in April.

Published: December 2, 2013

West Texas Writers’ Academy

Renowned, professional writers, including New York Times bestselling authors, combine their skills and knowledge to create a dynamic academy focused on helping students become published authors. New this year, the academy presents an in-depth course on crime writing taught by a retired law enforcement agent and writer. Students will experience the thrill of crime scene …

Published: November 15, 2013

Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Award

Now accepting submissions (2,000 words or fewer) on the theme of “Food Stories” for the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Award. Submit through online form. Judge: Rebecca Forster.

Published: November 15, 2013