Bookimbo Flash Fiction Competition

To celebrate the launch of our online writing editor Bookimbo, Roastbooks is holding a flash fiction competition. All entries must be submitted via the editor. Submit 4 – 8 flash fictions, no more than 1000 words each. Judged by Nik Perring, author of Not so Perfect, (Roastbooks) and Freaks, (The Friday Project)

Published: May 2, 2014

The Hal Prize

The Peninsula Pulse, a news, art and entertainment publication based in Door County, WI, proudly presents the 2014 Hal Prize. The Hal Prize is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and to photographers throughout the United States. Judges for each category include prestigious and professional authors and photographers including authors Heid Erdrich, Michael Perry …

Published: April 24, 2014

SLO NightWriters 2014 Golden Quill Awards

SLO NightWriters 25th Annual Writing Contest The 2014 Golden Quill Awards Short Story/Memoir – 1,000 word maximum; Poetry – 40 line maximum Entries must include the words ‘Déjà vu’ and depict the theme. Submissions Accepted: April 1, 2014 through June 30th, 2014 ALL WRITERS ARE WELCOME! Visit our website for details: In association with …

Published: April 24, 2014

Salamander Fiction Prize 2014

SUBMIT: May 15 through June 15, 2014 Final Judge: Jennifer Haigh – All entries will be considered for publication. All entries will be considered anonymously. – Send no more than one story per entry. Each story must not exceed 30 double-​​spaced pages in 12 point font. Multiple entries are acceptable, provided that a separate reading …

Published: April 24, 2014

The Stoneslide Story Contest

Open to any kind of story up to 10,000 words in length. We’re looking for previously unpublished stories that exemplify the power of narrative to make one think and feel. Ideal stories will use character, plot, description, humor and concept to open new emotional and cognitive territory for readers. The contest is judged by the …

Published: April 9, 2014

The Third Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize

The Third Annual Thomas Morton Prize is a yearly contest run by The Puritan Magazine which searches for the finest in groundbreaking fiction and poetry. This year, we are thrilled to announce that our judges will be MARGARET ATWOOD (poetry) and ZSUZSI GARTNER (fiction). If you have previously unpublished fiction or poetry that you’d like …

Published: April 9, 2014

Nimrod Literary Awards

Poetry: 3-10 pages of poetry (one long poem or several short poems). Fiction: 7,500 words maximum (one short story or a self-contained excerpt from a novel). No previously published works or works accepted for publication elsewhere. Submitters must be living in the U.S. by October of 2014 to enter the contest. Winners will also be …

Published: April 9, 2014

The New Guard contests in Fiction & Poetry

THE NEW GUARD is an independent literary review based in Maine. We proudly publish in print, with the exception of our online feature, BANG!, a page on the site that publishes three short works by a single writer for a full month at a time. The New Guard is here to showcase newcomers alongside established …

Published: April 9, 2014

“Desire” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

The competition theme is “Desire.” Emotional, physical, imagined desire. Global desire. Intangible desire. Consequences of desire. Show us what desire means to you. Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Writers retain copyrights. Open to Canadian (except Quebec) and U.S. residents. …

Published: April 9, 2014

Dream Quest One Writing Contest – Summer 2014

Open to anyone who enjoys writing a story that’s worth telling everyone! Write a short story, 5 pages maximum length on any subject or theme or genre: fiction, nonfiction, or creative nonfiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries, play writing, scriptwriting, and screenwriting). Also, all entries must be typed or neatly hand printed. Multiple and …

Published: April 9, 2014