Fiction

Children’s Diversity Contest

The Children’s Books Diversity contest aims to promote and amplify diversification of books and authors and to increase non-majority narratives in children’s literature. The focus is on children’s books for and by people of diversity, recognizing all diverse experiences, including but not limited to, people of color, gender, disabilities, body size, ethnicity, culture, and religion. …

Published: June 23, 2016

Humor Us Contest

Humor Us is looking for books with a good dose of funny. Maybe yours is a dark humor, a parody, or a good, old-fashioned buddy comedy — whatever it is, we want to read it. Your manuscript can be either fiction or nonfiction in at least a first draft (sorry, Bards, no limericks this time). …

Published: June 23, 2016

Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers

The 2016 Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers will be held on October 14 and October 15 at The University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. The program features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, masterclasses, panel discussions, and individual editing sessions with faculty. Participants include poets Robin Coste Lewis and Chloe …

Published: May 31, 2016

Salamander 2016 Fiction Prize

Salamander magazine will award a cash prize of $1,500 plus publication for the best fiction story. All entries will be considered for publication. All entries will be considered anonymously. Send no more than one story per entry. Each story must not exceed 30 double-spaced pages in 12 point font. Multiple entries are acceptable, provided that …

Published: May 31, 2016

$2000 Masters Review Summer Short Story Award and Agency Review

– 6000 word limit – Fiction only – No writing preferences. Just your best work – Emerging Writers Only (have not published a novel at the time of submission. You may have a book under contract. Short story collections are not considered novels and therefore you qualify. We welcome work from self-published writers.) – Previously …

Published: May 31, 2016

5-7-5 Poetry Contest

Share a 5-7-5 poem. That’s a poem where the first line has 5 syllables. The second line has 7 syllables. The third line has 5 syllables again. EXAMPLE As the birds fly south (5 syllables) I make reservations to (7 syllables) Go to Florida. (5 syllables)

Published: May 31, 2016

Palindrome Poetry

A palindrome is a word (or sentence) that reads the same backwards as forward. So “rotor” is a palindrome. For a palindrome poem you incorporate it into your poem but do so with each sentence. It’s a fun and challenging form of poetry. Simple Example Life Is Good Good Is Life

Published: May 31, 2016

Share Your Faith Poetry Contest

Write a poem of any type that shares your thoughts and feelings on faith. Your poem can be spiritual. But is also can be political or intellectual. Just share your thoughts on this topic.

Published: May 31, 2016