Fiction

James Knudsen Prize for Fiction

We love words! And even more than words, we love seeing what you do with them. So submit today, tomorrow, or anytime before December 31st for a chance to win $500 and be published in Issue 61 of Bayou Magazine.

Published: December 20, 2013

The Conium Review’s 2014 Innovative Short Fiction Contest

Submit one or more short stories up to 7,500 words. Innovative short fiction should take risks that pay off. Don’t tell us a story we’ve already heard before. Show us something new with your subject, style, or characters. Make sure your writing has a “wow” factor. This year’s contest judge is Manuel Gonzales, author of …

Published: December 17, 2013

2014 South American Short Story Contest

Our annual short story contest is open for submissions. We are looking for the best possible short stories from writers located in any country on any topic. Winning prize is $100 USD and publication in Southern Pacific Review. Deadline is March 30, 2014. Submit entries to [email protected] There is no reading fee.

Published: December 13, 2013

1,000 Prompts, 1,000 Dollars

How to Enter: 1. Pick a prompt from one of the 10 available pages. 2. Write your story and make sure it’s between 500 and 1,500 words. 3. Prepare your story as a post on your own blog or website. Include a link at the end of your post to the prompt you used and …

Published: December 5, 2013

Create a Compelling Title

To win any of the great prizes, simply review the Christmas story summary below and then create a compelling title that would make any potential reader sit up and take notice. Linzie is 13 years old and lost her parents in a car accident  a few months previously. She was taken in by family members- …

Published: December 5, 2013

Create a Heart-Warming Christmas Story

To win any of our great prizes, simply review the Christmas story summary below and then create a heart-warming story that brings all the emotion of loss, tragedy and Christmas spirit to life. Linzie is 13 years old and lost her parents in a car accident  a few months previously. She was taken in by …

Published: December 5, 2013

Iowa Review Awards

Submit up to 25 pages of prose or 10 pages of poetry. All manuscripts are considered for publication. Submit through regular mail or online submission manager during the month of January. Judges will be Robyn Schiff (poetry), Rachel Kushner (fiction) and David Shields (nonfiction).

Published: December 5, 2013

Winter Anthology Writing Contest

Submit a group of poems, a single story or essay or a manuscript (up to 50 pages) of a full-length novel, novella or collection of short stories or essays. Judged by Andrew Zawacki. Submit by regular mail or through online submission manager.

Published: December 5, 2013

Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award

Submit a 50 to 60 page manuscript of vignettes. Can be poetry, prose or a combination of both. Maximum 60 poems. Prose should be approximately 800 words per piece, maximum 20,000 words total. Submit through online submission manager.

Published: December 5, 2013