Fiction

Flash Fiction Writing Competition

Craft your submission around the photo published at the website. You have a maximum of 700 words, so don’t waste any. We also welcome creative interpretation of the photo. Open to writers worldwide. We are based in the UK and Spain and accept email submissions only. Please do check out all the rules.

Published: January 4, 2016

Grammar Ghoul Press Winter Writing Contest

We are pleased to announce there are two categories for our winter 2016 writing contest: short story and flash fiction. Writers are welcome to submit up to three (3) entries per category. Length Short stories: 1000-3500 words Flash fiction: 100-1000 words We welcome all genres at Grammar Ghoul Press, but we’re especially partial to the …

Published: January 3, 2016

Roger Lang

Lang Book Publishing, Limited, accepts most genre. We also specialize in religious publications.

Published: January 2, 2016

Carteret Writers 2016 Contest

CARTERET WRITERS’ 25th annual contest is open to submissions from Jan. 1 through Mar. 8, 2016. Categories include flash fiction, fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children’s. You need not be a member of Carteret Writers to enter. All judging is blind.

Published: January 1, 2016

Indiana Review

Now in its 38th year of publication, Indiana Review is a non-profit literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the talents of emerging and established writers. Our mission is to offer the highest quality writing within a wide aesthetic. As a biannual literary review, IR considers previously unpublished fiction, poetry, essays and art. IR is edited and managed …

Published: December 31, 2015

Wildness

Wildness wants work that evokes the unknown. The lostness; the distance. We want stories that linger just out of reach. We want to follow you into the blue that’s nestled inside your dreams. We are currently looking for poetry, prose, essays, art and photography. Please send your work to us using the email address: [email protected]

Published: December 30, 2015

Fabula Press’ Nivalis Short Story Contest 2016

There is no theme or genre restriction, and we are happy to read historical fiction, mystery/suspense, and horror. However, for consistency of presentation we cannot accept children’s stories, fantasy, young adult or chick lit; likewise hardcore science fiction is not something we are looking for, but are open to science-based/alternative history-based literary works. In case …

Published: December 27, 2015

KYSO Flash “Triple F” Writing Challenge

KYSO Flash (Knock-Your-Socks-Off Art and Literature) announces a writing-prompt challenge of three words: fierce, flicker and fool. Accepted from writers worldwide: micro-fiction, prose poetry, haibun stories, tanka tales and lineated poetry, both free and formal verse. Innovative works welcome. Cash prizes. Winners and finalists published online in spring and in our print anthology next fall; …

Published: December 25, 2015

Word by Word

Any subject, just send us your best work (Fiction only – no non-fiction or poetry for this contest) Word count: max 1,500 Winners announced at June 12, 2016 meeting

Published: December 24, 2015

Best Writing About Love

What does LOVE mean to you? We want your fiction, non-fiction, poetry or artwork, exploring love in any of its myriad expressions: romantic, platonic, parental and more. We know there is a whole world of love out there. Write it. Draw it. Paint it. Then send it in. All submitted works must be original and …

Published: December 20, 2015