Fiction

Momaya Press Short Story Competition

Momaya Press’s Short Story Competition is open to writers of any nationality writing in English and offers the opportunity for winners to be published in the Momaya Annual Review 2013. Top 10 stories are chosen for publication, as well as any stories which placed in our top 30 and fit our chosen theme for the …

Published: May 30, 2013

L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest

Awards short fiction up to 17,000 words written by emerging sci-fi, fantasy and horror writers. The contest is open only to those who have not professionally published a novel or short novel, or more than one novelette, or more than three short stories, in any medium. Quarterly deadlines June 30, 2013; September 30, 2013; December …

Published: May 30, 2013

Eric Hoffer Award for Short Prose

Offers prize and anthology publication for unpublished short fiction or creative nonfiction up to 10,000 words. Online submissions only. No simultaneous submissions. Writers can submit one story per quarter. Quarterly deadlines June 30, 2013; September 30, 2013; December 31, 2013.

Published: May 30, 2013

Canadian Tales of the Fantastic Short Story Competition

Submissions must contain an element of the fantastic and it must be identifiably Canadian, either by being written by a Canadian, about Canadians, or by taking place in Canada. Entries should be between 1,500 and 5,000 words. Submission by regular mail only.

Published: May 30, 2013

Prairie Fire Contests

Accepting entries for the Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award and Short Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction Contests. Fiction entries should be one story of up to 10,000 words; creative nonfiction is one article up to 5,000 words. One poetry entry can be one, two or three poems with a total max of 150 lines.

Published: May 30, 2013

Black River Chapbook Competition

Semiannual contest for unpublished chapbooks or poems or short stories 16-36 pages long. Submission period: April 1-May 31 and Sept. 1-Oct. 31 via online submission manager.

Published: May 30, 2013

Aura Estrada Short Story Contest

Annual fiction contest for previously unpublished short stories up to 5,000 words. 2014 contest judge is Kiran Desai. Submit using online submission manager or via regular mail.

Published: May 30, 2013

The Chariton Review Short Fiction Prize

Awarded annually to the best unpublished short fiction on any theme up to 5,000 words in English. All U.S. entrants receive a complimentary copy of the spring prize issue. No electronic submissions.

Published: May 30, 2013

Iowa Short Fiction Award

Submit a previously unpublished collection of short stories of at least 150 words. Manuscripts that have been published in periodicals are not eligible. Authors cannot have a published book of fiction. Submit between Aug. 1 and Sept. 30 by regular mail only.

Published: May 30, 2013