Fiction

Newbie 5-7-5

The 5-7-5 is a fun poem to write. It only has three lines. The first line has 5 syllables. The second line has 7 syllables. The third line has 5 syllables again. This is our “newbie” contest so we are looking for new writers to FanStory.com to enter this contest. Cash prize to the winner.

Published: November 1, 2016

Pacific Northwest Writers’ Conference

Our mission is to develop writing talent through education, accessibility to the publishing industry, and participation in an interactive, writer community. Since 1955, writers in the NW have been dedicated to helping writers connect to other writers, publishers, agents, and editors across the country. Zola Helen Ross and Lucille McDonald came together to form the …

Published: November 1, 2016

Hourglass Literary Magazine – International Writing Contest

At the confluence of the West and the East, Hourglass Literary Magazine proudly announces its second international writing competition for – Best Short Story, Best Poem, Best Essay. – Jury/Judges: Sibelan Forrester, Jelena Lengold and John K. Cox. – The competition is international and is open to all authors writing in English or any of …

Published: November 1, 2016

PNWA Unpublished Fiction & Nonfiction

The PNWA Writing Contest has awarded quality writers for over sixty years. The contest has twelve popular categories, a total of $12,000 in price money, and every qualified entry received two critiques from readers. Finalist entries are read by agents and publishers from around the country.

Published: November 1, 2016

Nancy Pearl Book Award

PNWA’s Nancy Pearl Book Award is a NEW literary contest designed to recognize recently published works by PNWA members. Books with an original copyright date of 2015 can be submitted for consideration. Winners will be announced at the 2016 PNWA Conference (July 28 – 31), will receive $1000 in cash prizes and one month of …

Published: November 1, 2016

Nowhere Travel Writing Contest

Award-winning literary travel magazine, Nowhere, is accepting submissions for the 2016 Fall Travel Writing Contest. We are looking for young, old, novice and veteran writers to send us stories that possess a powerful sense of place. Stories can be fiction, nonfiction or essay, but please indicate which genre at the top of your manuscript. Entries …

Published: November 1, 2016

Fresher Writing Prize

Every year, Fresher Publishing hosts writing competitions for various categories and offers prizes that help new writers put their foot onto the ladder and launch their writing careers. We’re based at Bournemouth University in Dorset, UK.

Published: October 24, 2016

Lanturne Poetry

The challenge of this contest is to write a Lanturne. This poem has five lines with a specific syllable count. The first line of the poem has one syllable, the second line has two, the third line has three syllables, fourth has four and the final line has one. Center your poem and this will …

Published: October 24, 2016

Wundor Short Fiction Contest 2017

Novellas, short stories and flash fiction At Wundor we plan to champion interesting, unusual fiction in all of its forms. Brevity can be one of literature’s great virtues, and we do not believe in filling out short stories into novella form if they are supposed to be short stories, or lengthening a novella to try …

Published: October 24, 2016