Fiction

WritersWeekly.com Fall, 2016 24-Hour Short Story Contest

The WritersWeekly Fall, 2016 24-Hour Short Story Contest is THIS WEEKEND! The fall contest always has a crispy, cool theme and it’s our favorite each year! In case you’re not familiar with our quarterly contest, this is how it works. On the date of the contest, at start-time, we send out the topic for that …

Published: September 16, 2016

2-4-2 Poetry Contest

This poem only has three lines that follows the 2-4-2 syllable count. So the first line has 2 syllables, the second line has 4 syllables and the last line has 2 syllables again. The subject can be anything. Rhyming is optional.

Published: September 14, 2016

5-7-5 Poetry Contest

A 5-7-5 follows the structure of a Haiku but without any limitation to the topic. Write a free form poem with one limitation – the syllable count. A 5-7-5 poem has three lines. The first line has 5 syllables. The second line has 7 syllables. The third line has 5 syllables again.

Published: September 14, 2016

Halloween Poetry

Write a poem that captures the fun, horror or excitement of Halloween. This contest is for poems of all types.

Published: September 14, 2016

Tanka Poetry Contest

For this contest you are challenged to write a Tanka poem. Tanka is a form of poetry that often follows a specific syllable count. line 1 – 5 syllables line 2 – 7 syllables line 3 – 5 syllables line 4 – 7 syllables line 5 – 7 syllables It contains five unrhymed lines of …

Published: September 14, 2016

Top of the Mountain Book Award

Have a completed novel? Enter the NCW Top of the Mountain Book Award for a chance to win $1,000! Two Categories: Fiction & Creative, Narrative Nonfiction or Memoir Dates of submission: September 15, 2016 to February 1, 2017 $500 AWARDED TO EACH CATEGORY WINNER FIRST PLACE WINNER RECEIVES CERTIFICATE AND $1,000 The winners will be …

Published: September 14, 2016

“Spooky” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent – Deadline October 31, 2016

| Theme: Eerie, haunting, sinister, ghostly, uneasy, frightening, uncanny, dark, hidden, unearthy, mysterious or weird. Spookiness can be expressed in symbolic, literal, modern, traditional, abstract, and completely unique ways. Share your interpretation of SPOOKY. | Eligible Submissions: Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or …

Published: September 14, 2016

Raven Short Story Contest

Flash fiction and short fiction, 500 to 2500 words. Pulp Literature editors collect stories like ravens in the woods, swooping down on what catches their eyes and bringing the treasures — sometimes sparkling, sometimes grisly, but always fascinating — home to their nests. Show us your most scintillating treasures in the form of short fiction …

Published: September 14, 2016