Fiction

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 Books may be published, unpublished, indie or traditional.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

Chaucer Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews is seeking for the best books featuring pre-1750s historical fiction, including pre-history, ancient history, classical, world history (non-western culture), Dark Ages and Medieval Europe, Renaissance, Elizabethan, Tudor, 1600s. 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 Books may be published, unpublished, indie or traditional.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, …

Published: February 1, 2016

The Impress Prize for New Writers

The prize was created to discover and publish new writing talent. Entries are assessed by the Impress team and a shortlist produced from which a panel chooses the winner. The panel is comprised of representatives from the publishing industry and the writing community. The winner of the prize is offered a publishing contract with Impress …

Published: January 31, 2016

The Bath Novel Award

The Bath Novel Award is an annual international prize for unpublished and independently published novelists. Judge: Susan Armstrong of Conville & Walsh Literary Agency.

Published: January 30, 2016

Saturday Evening Post 2017 Great American Fiction Contest

In its nearly three centuries of existence, The Saturday Evening Post has published short fiction by a who’s who of American authors — Ray Bradbury, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Louis L’Amour, Jack London, Joyce Carol Oates, Edgar Allan Poe, Anne Tyler, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Sinclair Lewis, among many others — ultimately helping to define …

Published: January 29, 2016

Hourglass Literary Magazine Writing Contest

Hourglass Literary Magazine is an annual and bilingual magazine published in print and digital form in English, as well as the languages of the region (BCMS). The international competition is open to all authors writing in English or any of the BCMS languages. No theme, genre limitations or boundaries. Work must be original and unpublished. One …

Published: January 29, 2016

Dante Rossetti Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring stories of all shapes and sizes written to an audience between the ages of about 12 to 18. Science fiction, fantasy, dystopian, mystery, paranormal, historical, romance, literary. We will put them to the test and choose the best young adult books among them. Eligibility: Work must …

Published: January 28, 2016

Kid’s Imagination Train Spring Contest

Create a spring-themed poem or story for children ages 5 – 12. Poems should be about 200 – 300 words. Stories should run under 500 words. The submission should be typed and double-spaced. On the right hand corner of the first page include your name and home and email addresses. Only fictional pieces by one …

Published: January 28, 2016

The Deadly Quill Short Story Writing Contest

We want stories that reach out and grab us and won’t let us stop reading until we get to the very last sentence. Multiple submissions are welcome but we do not want simultaneous submissions.

Published: January 27, 2016

New Deal Writing Competition

The New Deal Writer’s Competition is a short story competition where the writer is asked to use a painting chosen by the staff of Livingston Arts as inspiration for their piece. This year’s painting is “Sleep” by Maxim Lubovski which can be viewed on our website http://www.livingstonarts.org/new-deal-writing-competition/

Published: January 27, 2016