Fiction

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

Gertrude Warner 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 8 to 12. Science fiction, fantasy, mystery, paranormal, historical, adventure. We will put them to the test and choose the best middle grade books among them. Eligibility: Work must be at …

Published: January 27, 2016

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