Fiction

Hard Times Writing Contest

“Write about a difficult experience in your life, how you overcame this obstacle, and how you were changed by it.” Hosted by the Writer’s Workshop of Asheville. Winning stories chosen based on originality and style. Unpublished stories only. Should not exceed 4,000 words. All contest entries will be returned with judges’ comments.

Published: May 28, 2013

Drue Heinz Literature Prize

Open to writers who have published a book-length collection of fiction or at least three short stories or novellas in commercial magazines or literary journals. Eligible submissions include a manuscript of short stories; one or more novellas (a novella may comprise a maximum of 130 double-spaced typed pages); or a combination of one of more …

Published: May 28, 2013

Call For Writers – Emergence International Literature Competition

$50 cash prize for gold winner. 3 prizes of publication in ArtAscent Art and Literature Journal including links to your website, promotion on ArtAscent website writer directory, and exposure in social media. The competition theme is Mother Earth. The concept evokes visions of environmentalism, spirituality, wellness, cultural unity and responsibility. Who is Mother Earth to …

Published: May 28, 2013

New Millennium Writings Contest

Send as many submissions of any style as you would like, as long as they are previously unpublished. Fiction and nonfiction should be no more than 6,000 words, except short-short fiction, which should be no more than 1,000 words. Poetry entries may include up to three poems but should not exceed five pages total per …

Published: May 28, 2013

American Fiction Short Story Award

Seeks well-crafted, character-driven literary fiction in any genre. Approximately 20 short stories will be published in American Fiction Volume 13: The Best Unpublished Stories by Emerging Writers. Finalist judge is Michael White. Maximum 10,000 words per story. Submit online.

Published: May 28, 2013

Thurber House John E. Nance Adult Writer-in-Residence Program

Thurber House is pleased to announce its second annual John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence program for Fall 2013. Candidates for the four-week Writer-in-Residence Program are now being accepted through June 3, 2013. The John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence program is designed to provide a writer with the gift of time to develop a work-in-progress. Applications are now …

Published: May 28, 2013

Tiferet Journal Writing Contest

Seeks writing that expresses a religious or spiritual experience or promotes tolerance. Submit fiction or nonfiction up to 20 pages or submit up to six poems. Online submissions only. All entrants receive a free digital subscription.

Published: May 28, 2013

The Claymore Dagger Award

Submit the first 50 pages of an unpublished crime literature manuscripts, any subgenre of mystery or thriller welcome. Affiliated with the Killer Nashville conference.

Published: May 28, 2013