Fiction

“Home” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

The competition theme is “Home.” Home can be a building, a room, a space. Home should feel comfortable, a place where you belong. It might be a sanctuary of safety, a group of objects with memories that create a personal timeline, a country or community of people that share a familiarity, or anywhere your loved …

Published: December 2, 2013

Arizona Mystery Writers Story Contest

Submit a mystery, suspense, or thriller story, 2500 words max. Blind judging. Contest open to all. Submit by email or regular mail. Contest rules and entry form can be found on the website: http://www.arizonamysterywriters.com/?page_id=1449

Published: December 2, 2013

Edit Your Novel contest

In 150 words or less, described the top 3 barriers that prevent your from reaching your writing goals. Submit entries through online form.

Published: December 2, 2013

Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize

Final judge: Marianne Gingher. * The competition is open to all writers regardless of geographical location or prior publication. * Submit two copies of an unpublished fiction manuscript not to exceed 12 double-spaced pages (1″ margins, 12-pt. font). Submit by regular mail or online submission manager: https://ncwriters.submittable.com/submit * The winner is announced in April.

Published: December 2, 2013

West Texas Writers’ Academy

Renowned, professional writers, including New York Times bestselling authors, combine their skills and knowledge to create a dynamic academy focused on helping students become published authors. New this year, the academy presents an in-depth course on crime writing taught by a retired law enforcement agent and writer. Students will experience the thrill of crime scene …

Published: November 15, 2013

Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Award

The deadline for submissions for the 2015 BWG Writers Roundtable SHORT STORY AWARD is February 28, 2015. We’re accepting stories (fiction or memoir) of 2000 words or fewer on the theme “Food Stories.” Winners received cash and publication, with the first place story eligible for publication in the anthology, A READABLE FEAST: SWEET, FUNNY, AND …

Published: November 15, 2013

Dream Quest One Writing Contest

Open to anyone having a great story that is worth telling everyone! Write a short story, 5 pages or less on any subject or theme, single or double line spacing, neatly typed or hand printed, fiction, nonfiction or creative nonfiction. Multiple entries are accepted!

Published: November 15, 2013

2014 Bristol Short Story Prize

Open to all published and unpublished writers, UK and non-UK based, over 16 years of age. Stories can be on any theme or subject and entry can be made online via the website or by post. Entries must be previously unpublished with a maximum length of 4,000 words (There is no minimum). 20 stories will …

Published: November 15, 2013

William Saroyan International Prize for Writing

Nominations are now being accepted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Two prizes of $5,000 each are given biennially for works of fiction and nonfiction published between 2012 and 2013. Self-published and electronic books are eligible. Cosponsored by the Stanford University Libraries and the William Saroyan Foundation, the awards are intended to “encourage …

Published: November 15, 2013

Ginosko Flash Fiction Contest

The Ginosko Flash Fiction Award is for an unpublished work of flash fiction. Awarded piece is selected through a submission process open to all writers. Submit up to 2 pieces, 800 words maximum each piece. Final Judges:  Maggie Heaps, Michael Hettich, Gary Lundy, E M Schorb, Larissa Shmailo, Andrena Zawinski, Andrei Guruianu, Robert Paul Cesaretti. …

Published: November 15, 2013