Fiction

Salamander 2016 Fiction Prize

Salamander magazine will award a cash prize of $1,500 plus publication for the best fiction story. All entries will be considered for publication. All entries will be considered anonymously. Send no more than one story per entry. Each story must not exceed 30 double-spaced pages in 12 point font. Multiple entries are acceptable, provided that …

Published: May 31, 2016

$2000 Masters Review Summer Short Story Award and Agency Review

– 6000 word limit – Fiction only – No writing preferences. Just your best work – Emerging Writers Only (have not published a novel at the time of submission. You may have a book under contract. Short story collections are not considered novels and therefore you qualify. We welcome work from self-published writers.) – Previously …

Published: May 31, 2016

5-7-5 Poetry Contest

Share a 5-7-5 poem. That’s a poem where the first line has 5 syllables. The second line has 7 syllables. The third line has 5 syllables again. EXAMPLE As the birds fly south (5 syllables) I make reservations to (7 syllables) Go to Florida. (5 syllables)

Published: May 31, 2016

Palindrome Poetry

A palindrome is a word (or sentence) that reads the same backwards as forward. So “rotor” is a palindrome. For a palindrome poem you incorporate it into your poem but do so with each sentence. It’s a fun and challenging form of poetry. Simple Example Life Is Good Good Is Life

Published: May 31, 2016

Share Your Faith Poetry Contest

Write a poem of any type that shares your thoughts and feelings on faith. Your poem can be spiritual. But is also can be political or intellectual. Just share your thoughts on this topic.

Published: May 31, 2016

Write A Story With This Character

Write a story that somehow uses the character that we are showing when you view the contest announcement. Why is this character dressed in as he is? Why is he covering his head? Where is he? Answer these questions and more and share your story with a strong character.

Published: May 31, 2016

Acrostic Poetry Contest

Write an acrostic poem. This is a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word. See an example and get started by reading the announcement.

Published: May 31, 2016

3 Line Poem

Write a three line poem that follows a specific syllable count. The first line will have five syllables. The second line has seven syllables. The last line can have five or seven syllables. So just three lines and a specific syllable count? What can you create. Cash prize to the winner.

Published: May 31, 2016

KYSO Flash HTP Writing Contest

Online journal KYSO Flash (Knock-Your-Socks-Off Art and Literature) calls for your best original Haibun and Tanka Prose. Cash prizes awarded, plus publication online this fall and in a special-edition print anthology dedicated to the winners, honorable mentions, and finalists. All contributors whose works are selected will receive a complimentary copy of the book. Judge: Matthew …

Published: May 31, 2016