Fiction

A Woman’s Write

Annual, international $500 prize for an unpublished novel written in English by a woman (age 18 or older). All enries receive a thoughtful, thorough critique.

Published: February 27, 2017

The Writer Creative Writing Competition

The advice is always to write about what you know, right? So what could be better than to craft a story around a writer? The theme is open to interpretation. Make it amusing, serious, contemplative or mysterious. We don’t mind. Just bring your main character to life.  Full rules on the website.

Published: February 27, 2017

Forum Magazine Spring 2017 Contest

Forum is looking for submissions in poetry, short stories, non-fiction, screenplays, comics, interviews and all mediums of art. The contest is applicable to Fiction and visual arts only although all submissions are potentially eligible for publication. Submissions should be no more than 2500 words. Please include the genre, your name, and the title of your …

Published: February 27, 2017

Tanka Poetry Contest

A Tanka is a fun form of poetry to write. It has five lines and only 31 syllables. It is structured like this: line 1 – 5 syllables line 2 – 7 syllables line 3 – 5 syllables line 4 – 7 syllables line 5 – 7 syllables Write about anything and for this contest …

Published: February 27, 2017

Nimrod Literary Awards

The Awards are among the most distinguished literary prizes in the country. Past judges include Karen Russell, Stanley Kunitz, Marvin Bell, Mark Doty, Olga Broumas, W. S. Merwin, Denise Levertov, William Stafford, Ron Carlson, Linda Pastan, and John Edgar Wideman. Past winners include Sue Monk Kidd, Diane Glancy, Daniel Lusk, Felicia Ward, Ruth Schwartz, Angela …

Published: February 27, 2017

Forgiveness Short Story Contest

Trainwreck Books is working with Gideon’s Fleece Online Magazine to sponsor their first writing contest. Gideon’s Fleece Online Magazine was created to showcase creative short stories with a Christian influence. Not all Christian stories are preachy, and they don’t necessary have to contain a focus on God or Jesus. Yet they do have some sort …

Published: February 27, 2017

Arts & Letters Prize Contest

The 19th annual Arts & Letters Prize Competition will be judged by Richard Garcia (poetry), Amy Hassinger (fiction), Sonja Livingston (creative nonfiction), and Iona Sun (drama). Arts & Letters is a national literary journal operating out of the MFA program at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia. One of the premier journals of the Southeast, Arts …

Published: February 27, 2017

Dialogue Only Writing Contest

Dialogue is an important part of a story. It can show personality, background, education and so much more. But what if you wrote a story using only dialogue. That is the challenge here. Write a story using only speech. No narration, descriptions, or sentence tags. Example: Excuse me. Yes? Can you spare a dollar? Sorry. …

Published: February 27, 2017

Unexpected Romance Writing Contest

Write a story that brings two people together. Share two characters in your story that don’t necessarily realize that they belong together but the audience is rooting for them.

Published: February 27, 2017