Fiction

Romance Me Novel Writing Contest

Romance Me Novel Writing Contest AUTHORS.me is now accepting submissions for their first-ever romance genre novel contest, “Romance Me.” Through December 15, writers may submit an original romance novel to the contest for the chance to win cash prizes, query consultations, and featured excerpted publication on RomanceJunkies.com. The top three manuscripts will be featured in …

Published: October 24, 2016

The Novelist

Inkitt’s newest contest is accepting full length, original fiction novels of +40,000 words.

Published: October 24, 2016

3 Line Poem

Write a poem that has only three lines. Follow a specific syllable count. Your poem should have either 17 or 19 syllables. The first line should have five syllables. The second line should have seven. The final line should either have five or seven syllables. Get creative and see what you can share with just …

Published: October 24, 2016

Autonym Poetry

Write a four line poem. The first line is only one word. Second and third line can be formatted as you wish. The last line is the antonym of the word on the first line. Words that are opposite or nearly opposite in meaning are called antonyms. Examples are big and small, or long and …

Published: September 26, 2016

24-Hour Short Story Contest – Winter, 2017

On the date of the contest, at start-time, we send out the topic for that specific contest to all registered entrants, while also posting it on WritersWeekly.com. Entrants must be registered before the contest begins and there is a limit of 500 participants per contest. Entrants then have 24 hours to write and submit their …

Published: September 26, 2016

Our Darkest Hours

Write a fictional short story using any nuance, definition, or understanding of the word “dark.” Word count: 2,000 words or less. For complete submission guidelines, visit writermag.submittable.com. • The submission deadline is midnight eastern time on November 15th, 2016. • The entry fee is $25 (including processing fees). All entries MUST be submitted through Submittable …

Published: September 26, 2016

Tethered by Letters’ 2016 Fall Writing Contest

Contest Submissions TBL is pleased to announce the F(r)iction Fall Literary Competition. There are three submission categories: 1) short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words, 2) flash fiction with a word limit of 750 words, and 3) poetry no longer than three pages. Winners of the contest will be published in …

Published: September 26, 2016

#storieseverywhere

Each month we invite you to post a story on Twitter using #storieseverywhere for a chance to win a free class. Your stories (which can be true or made up) will be inspired by what you see, know, or do, and they should relate in some way to our monthly “themes.” Our theme for the …

Published: September 16, 2016

Frightening First Line Contest

Autumn is the season of rustling leaves, a chill in the air, and, of course, Halloween. In that spirit, we invite you to create the first line of a frightening story. Just the first line. But we want that first line to be so intriguing or chilling or scary that it makes our skin tingle …

Published: September 16, 2016

Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize

The Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize is a writing competition sponsored by the stage and radio series, Selected Shorts. This long-running series at Symphony Space in New York City celebrates the art of the short story by having stars of stage and screen read aloud the works of established and emerging writers. Selected Shorts …

Published: September 16, 2016