Fiction

3 Line Poem

Write a poem with only three lines that follows a specific syllable count to enter this contest. This poem has the following syllable counts: 5/7/5 or 5/7/7. Example: By milky moonlight (5 syllables) your silky skin upon mine (7 syllables) ignites a great desire.(7 syllables)

Published: April 3, 2017

Aliens and wine – Short Story Contest

Winetourismspain explores the possible relationship between wine and extraterrestrial life How would aliens react to wine? Would wine play a role in the way that aliens perceive Earth? Submission guidelines: Please read these guideliness carefully prior to sending your story All stories must be original and should not have been previously published elsewhere. winetourismspain.com will …

Published: April 3, 2017

Curt Johnson Prose Awards – december Magazine

Guidelines: Maximum of 8,000 words for fiction and non-fiction. Name and address on cover letter only. $20 entry fee includes copy of Awards issue. Judges – Nonfiction Roxane Gay and Fiction Lily King.

Published: April 3, 2017

The 2040 Awards Contest

The judge for the 2040 Book Awards is novelist Mat Johnson, the author of the novels Loving Day, Pym, Drop,and Hunting in Harlem, the nonfiction novella The Great Negro Plot, and the graphic novels Incognegro and Dark Rain. We are seeking full length works: novels, short story collections, memoirs, or essay collections. 2040 Books is …

Published: April 3, 2017

MJMeads.com Short Story Competition

Word Count: Min 1500 – Max 2500 words. Entry fee: FREE to enter. Top Prize: Publication on the site, links to authors website/blog, free signed copy of my debut novel ‘Milk’ The theme is ‘Home’. Winner and runners up will be published on the site, all shortlisted entries are entitled to a copy of my …

Published: April 3, 2017

The Profane Prizes

Profane, an independent lit journal, is offering both a Nonfiction and Fiction prize for 2017. Each prize is $1000. For each, entrants may submit 2 pieces, up to 7500 cumulative words. Get more info about our judges and guidelines at profanejournal.com

Published: April 3, 2017

Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Award

This is our 6th annual award competition. This year, we are seeking previously unpublished, paranormal stories of 2000 words or fewer. Is your protagonist clairvoyant? Does a ghost get in your heroine’s way? Does your hero have to deal with other worldly characters? Enter your unpublished Paranormal short story (2000 words or fewer) for a …

Published: April 3, 2017

Lit Fest Fellowships for Emerging Writers

The Lit Fest Fellowship for Emerging Writers covers the full cost of tuition for a Master Workshop. Lighthouse will be awarding four fellowships for Lit Fest 2017 to advanced writers of fiction (1), poetry (1), dramatic writing (1), and creative nonfiction (1) who haven’t yet published a book-length work and who wouldn’t otherwise be able …

Published: February 27, 2017

The Galtellì Literary Prize 2017

The village of Galtellì, Sardinia, is launching the second edition of its international prose contest dedicated to the great Sardinian writer Grazia Deledda, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926, who set her masterpiece Canne al Vento, or Reeds in the Wind, right in Galtellì. The top five selected writers, plus two selected …

Published: February 27, 2017

Hell Found Me – Newbie Contest

The challenge of this contest is to write a story that starts with this sentence: “Hell found me.” Your story must start with the sentence above. Fiction and non-fiction welcomed. No other requirements.

Published: February 27, 2017