Fiction

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 Books may be published, unpublished, indie or traditional.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: http://www.chantireviews.com/contests/contest-guidline/ 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

LAR 20 Awards

Los Angeles Review is introducing four new awards! Flash Fiction

Published: February 4, 2016

Laramie Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring cowboys, the wild west, pioneering, civil war and early North American history. Eligibility: Work must be at least 40,000 words in length. Books may be published, unpublished, indie or traditional. More eligibility requirements: http://www.chantireviews.com/contests/contest-guidline/ Submissions are online, entries must be the full work as PDF or …

Published: February 3, 2016

LitRejections Short Story Prize

The inaugural LitRejections Short Story Prize is welcoming submissions from writers around the world for the chance to win cash prizes and publication on their website, a site with over 100 million web hits. They would love to read your stories and bring your voice to a wider audience of readers, agents, publishers, authors and …

Published: February 3, 2016

Goethe Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring late period historical fiction. Regency, Victorian, 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, World and other wars, history of non-western cultures, set after the 1750s. Eligibility: Work must be at least 40,000 words in length. Books may be published, unpublished, indie or traditional. More eligibility requirements: http://www.chantireviews.com/contests/contest-guidline/ …

Published: February 2, 2016