Ozma Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring magic, the supernatural, imaginary worlds, fantastical creatures, legendary beasts, mythical beings or inventions of fancy that author imaginations dream up without a basis in science as we know it. Epic fantasy, high fantasy, sword and sorcery, dragons, unicorns, steampunk, dieselpunk, gaslight fantasy, urban fantasy, or …

Published: February 13, 2016

The Great Break Short Story Contest by The Writer Magazine

I need a break. I broke through. Don’t break my heart. Those are the breaks. Break out! It’s time for your Big Break in the short story form. Frame a short story using any nuance, definition or understanding of the word “break.” Write 2,000 words of fiction and submit it to The Writer by April …

Published: February 12, 2016

Operation: Thriller

This is an open call for US and UK writers who write thriller fiction. Your story must be for an adult audience and have a thriller intrigue as a main component. Cosy crime or cosy mystery novels will not be accepted. Paranormal elements are allowed as long as the thriller element stays predominant. You must …

Published: February 11, 2016

Little Peeps 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. Story books, chapter books, picture books, activity books & educational books we will put them to the test and choose the best children’s books among them. Eligibility: Work …

Published: February 10, 2016

Limnisa short story competition 2016

A yearly competition. We are looking for short stories between 1,000 and 3,000 words in English. Open to all nationalities. We welcome stories on any subject coming from any genre, but what we are looking out for is writing with spark and conviction.

Published: February 9, 2016

International Rubery Book Award

This is an international award for self-published books or those published by independent presses. We have secured three high profile judges for our 2016 awards: Booker shortlisted author Clare Morrall, poet and Stand winner Jeff Phelps and author, dramatist and lecturer William Gallagher.

Published: February 8, 2016

$5,000 Masters Review Annual Anthology Featuring Amy Hempel + Publication

Every year The Masters Review opens submissions to produce our anthology, a collection of 10 stories written by the best emerging authors. Our aim is showcase 10 writers who we believe will continue to produce great work. The 10 winning writers are nationally distributed in a printed book with their stories and essays exposed to top agents, editors …

Published: February 7, 2016

Clue Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring suspense, thrilling adventure, detective work, private eye, police procedural and crime solving. Eligibility: Work must be at least 40,000 words in length. Books may be published, unpublished, indie or traditional. More eligibility requirements: Submissions are online, entries must be the full work as PDF or …

Published: February 6, 2016

Endever Publishing Short Fiction Open

Endever Publishing Studios is brand new, shiny and excited to read your work! We’re hosting our first ever writing contest, a 500-word max. open fiction contest–hit us with any genre, any style: Western, scifi, erotica, literary. Make us laugh, make us cry, make us question our life choices! The judges will decide on three finalists. Those …

Published: February 5, 2016

Chatelaine Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring romantic themes and adventures of the heart, historical love affairs, perhaps a little steamy romance. Categories: Contemporary romance Romantic adventure & suspense Historical romance Inspirational/restorative romance Romantic steamy/sensual

Published: February 4, 2016