Fiction

SF:SE 2015

This is the coolest Speculative Fiction party around, a celebrity-centric event focused on the exploration of publishing and networking, and the celebration of entrepreneurial passion. SF:SE—Speculative Fiction: Southeast—is an event for all lovers and artists of Speculative Fiction, a term encompassing horror, SciFi, fantasy, paranormal and weird. SF:SE will be hosted at the Sheraton Orlando …

Published: August 10, 2015

Annual Short Story Contest

This is a themed contest and this exact sentence must appear in the story: “I got more than I bargained for!” We would like to encourage mystery stories, but the genre is open. • Story must be 1000 – 2000 words. • No swearing, profanity, explicit sexual scenes, graphic violence, etc. • Entry must not …

Published: August 10, 2015

The Pen Factor – Writing Contest & Personal Feedback

The Pen Factor has developed an algorithm that helps identify fine writing. Writers are graded according to how appealing their work is to readers and given this feedback. All submissions receive written reviews in return for reviewing someone else’s writing as part of the submission process. Word limit: 1,500 words. Genre: Any fiction. The winners …

Published: July 29, 2015

New Millennium Writings Awards

New Millennium Writings promotes new and emerging writers of poetry, fiction, short-short fiction and nonfiction by showcasing their works alongside profiles and interviews of famous writers and through generous awards that have totaled more than $200,000. Over the past 20 years, New Millennium Writings has: • Published more than 1,500 new and emerging writers • …

Published: July 28, 2015

Grammar Ghoul Press Short Story Contest

The Grammar Ghoul Press Short Story Contest is open to all fiction writers. We welcome all genres, but we look for fiction that is unique and unusual. Visit the contest page for more information, including how to enter.

Published: July 27, 2015

“Violet” International Call for Artists by ArtAscent

Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished works are eligible. Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Open to international artists. Apply using the online form provided here: https://ArtAscent.com/the-call-for-artists-and-writers/

Published: July 24, 2015

lessthan100words

Write a story in less than 100 words, incorporating the prompt given, for the chance to win £20.

Published: July 24, 2015

The Magic Oxygen Literary Prize

Short Stories, up to 4,000 words (not including the title) Poetry up to 50 lines (not including title or lines between stanzas) The theme is open. Electronic uploads are preferred but written entries are also accepted. The competition is open to writers all over the world. Entrants must be 16 or older at the time of submission. Entries must …

Published: July 23, 2015

Masters Review Short Story Award

Submissions for our anthology closed this spring and we were blown away by the quality of the writing, the heart behind the stories, the straight-up talent behind your work. We want to see more. Acknowledge more. The Masters Review Short Story Award for New Writers is open from May 15 – July 15 and will …

Published: July 14, 2015

Aestas 2015

Unlike our earlier contests, Aestas 2015 is not theme bound. There is no restriction on genre, but for consistency of presentation, we do not accept children’s stories, fantasy, young adult or chick lit. Apart from general fiction, we are also open to quality tales involving mystery or suspense (think John Le Carre’ or Graham Greene) …

Published: July 10, 2015