Fiction

Mystery & Mayhem

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring “mystery and mayhem,” amateur sleuthing, light suspense, travel mystery, classic mystery, British cozy, hobby sleuths, senior sleuths or historical mystery, perhaps with a touch of romance or humor. We will put them to the test and choose the best among them. Eligibility: Work must be …

Published: January 26, 2016

“Heat” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

| Theme: Heat can mean warmth, passion, anger, excitement, a spicy quality, pressure from authorities and a hot day. It can be expressed in symbolic, literal, modern, traditional, abstract and completely unique ways. What heat can your imagination create? | Eligible submissions: Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to …

Published: January 22, 2016

1000 WORDS or LESS – Flash Fiction Competition

1000 WORDS or LESS wishes to give writers the opportunity to showcase their creative skill in the shorter story genre. Up to 50 entries will be selected for publication to capture the creativity, inspiration, ideas and thoughts of a diverse range of writers and provide a permanent published record of contemporary, past or futuristic ideas …

Published: January 21, 2016

Cygnus Award

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring space, time travel, life on other planets, parallel universes, alternate reality and all the science, technology, major social or environmental changes of the future that author imaginations can dream up. Hard science fiction, soft science fiction, apocalyptic fiction, cyberpunk, time travel, genetic modification, aliens, super …

Published: January 21, 2016

Epiphany Magazine Spring Contest

Epiphany has published a Nobel Prize winner and helped an unpublished writer become a National Book Award Finalist. Anything goes. This is our annual spring contest. This year, the categories are: – Fiction, judged by Rebecca Curtis – Nonfiction, judged by Kathryn Harrison – Poetry, judged by Vijay Seshadri – Under 30 (prose), judged by …

Published: January 13, 2016

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