Fiction

Fabula Press’ Aestas Short Story Contest 2016

Theme: None. There is no restriction on genre either, and we are happy to read historical fiction, mystery/suspense, and horror. However, for consistency of presentation we cannot accept children’s stories, fantasy, young adult or chick lit; likewise hardcore science fiction is not something we are looking for, but are open to science based / alternative …

Published: August 3, 2016

ABC Poetry Contest

Write an ABC poem. ABC is a form of poetry that follows a specific format. Example Battling thoughts. Choosing which option to follow. Denied at every turn. Endless pursuits. Relationships confuse. The first four lines follow the order of the alphabet. The last line begins with any letter.

Published: August 3, 2016

Launch Pad Manuscript Competition

In an exclusive partnership with Scott Free, Energy Entertainment and publisher Inkshares, the Launch Pad Manuscript Competition is here to bridge the world of books, novels and manuscripts with Hollywood’s biggest agents, managers, executives, producers and publishers. The goal of this competition is to help authors get their work in the hands of entertainment industry …

Published: August 3, 2016

2017 San Francisco Writing Contest

The San Francisco Writers Conference is pleased to announce the 2017 San Francisco Writing Contest. The contest is open to all writers everywhere, including those attending the 2017 San Francisco Writers Conference. The entry fee is $35 per item. Your entry must fit into one of the following categories: * Adult Fiction * Adult Nonfiction …

Published: August 3, 2016

“Wild” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent – Deadline August 31, 2016

| Theme: The untamed, free and undeveloped. The turbulent, unrestrained, emotional and extreme. Animals, people and places that are wild. It can be expressed in symbolic, literal, modern, traditional, abstract, and completely unique ways. Share your interpretation of WILD. | Eligible Submissions: Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to …

Published: August 3, 2016

LESSON LEARNED

School may be out for the summer, but The Writer is still looking to learn a thing or two. Our latest short story contest is about education in all forms: life lessons, coming-of-age lessons, lessons learned the hard way. Whether your character is steeped in academia or getting educated at the School of Hard Knocks, …

Published: July 19, 2016

Free Verse Poetry

Share a free verse poem to enter this contest. This poetry type does not follow any structure or style. There is no fixed meter and no structure regarding rhyme and lines in each stanza. Creativity is encouraged.

Published: July 19, 2016

New Millennium Literary Awards

Over the past 20 years, New Millennium Writings has: Published more than 1,500 new and emerging writers Awarded over $200,000 in top literary prizes Delivered more than 40,000 free copies of the annual anthologies to submitters At $20, our entry fee remains one of the lowest in country. In fact, it’s only increased $3 in …

Published: July 19, 2016

Streetlight’s Short Short Fiction Contest

Send us your best short shorts (any subject) up to 1000 words in length. Please submit only one story per entry–multiple entries are permitted. Winners will be chosen by our judges Erika Raskin & Suzanne Freeman. All winning entries will be published in the fall issue of Streetlight magazine, October, 2016. Additionally, all contest entries …

Published: July 15, 2016

What If You Work Up In A Cell?

What would happen if your character work up in a cell? Perhaps he or she woke up in the cell for the first time with no idea where he or she was? Perhaps this character has been in a cell for a long time and has a plan. You write the story that begins with …

Published: July 15, 2016