Fiction

WYRM’s Gauntlet

The Gauntlet is a new format speculative fiction writing contest with attitude. We welcome pros, amateurs, hobbyists. If you can pick up a pencil, play the critic, and dream, then we want you to come join the revolution.

Published: December 16, 2014

Vestal Review Flash Fiction 2014 Award

Dear fellow editor, We would like to announce the Vestal Review Flash Fiction 2014 Award. Please feel free to nominate one story under 500 words published by your magazine in print or online in 2014. The winning selection receives a prize of $100 and a publication in Vestal Review, and the runner-up entry gets publication …

Published: December 16, 2014

2015 GREAT SOUTHWEST BOOK FESTIVAL

The 2015 Great Southwest Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring the best books of the late winter/spring season. The Great Southwest Book Festival will consider published and unpublished works in fiction, non-fiction, biography/autobiography, how-to, compilations/anthologies, photography/art, children’s, cookbooks, poetry, spiritual, young adult, business/technology, unpublished manuscripts, wild card (anything …

Published: December 15, 2014

Creative Writing

This is a contest for children ages 1-6. The point of this is to have fun. It does not matter how many pages.

Published: December 15, 2014

FULL FATHOM FIVE’S $10,000 FICTION CONTEST

FFF Digital is a new publisher of quality fiction e-books. We are searching for some of the best original fiction out there, and hosting a contest to find it. Four Finalists will receive an offer for a publishing deal with FFF Digital, and one Grand Prize Winner will take home $10,000! Worried you might not …

Published: December 14, 2014

“Portraits” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

Theme: This call theme is “Portraits” The likeness, personality and mood of a living thing, captured in image and word. What faces will you unveil? Eligible Submissions: Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Submissions must be the original work of …

Published: December 14, 2014

DreamQuestOne Poetry & Writing Contest – Winter 2014-2015

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who enjoys expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry or writing a story that is worth telling everyone! Welcome to all having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash …

Published: December 13, 2014

Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize

The Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize honors internationally celebrated North Carolina novelist Thomas Wolfe. The prize is administered by Tommy Hays and the Great Smokies Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Published: December 13, 2014

The Sakura Award

Enter your unpublished Fiction or Poetry manuscript and you could win an publishing contract plus 500 dollars! THE SAKURA AWARD We want to read a fiction manuscript that blows us away, takes us into the hearts and minds of people we never imagined we could care about, and involve us deep into something creatively wonderful. …

Published: December 12, 2014

Maryland Writers’ Association 2014 Literary Contest

“To survive, you must tell stories.” Umberto Eco So, here we go, fellow writers, poets, novelists: Get busy. Dust off your drafts and start editing. Or start with a sparkling white page (screen) and fill it up. Then send us your best work for a chance to see it in print. And celebrate with us.

Published: December 12, 2014