Artificium short fiction and poetry contest

Artificium is currently accepting submissions for our short fiction, poetry and very short fiction competitions. We are looking for accomplished writing, full of style and intelligence, demonstrating a passion for language. Plots and themes that intrigue, captivate and make us think. Any genre, as long as the quality of writing is high. Entries for our …

Published: June 18, 2015

The Virginia Prize for Fiction 2015

Aurora Metro Arts and Media, the Twickenham-based arts organization, is delighted to announce the fourth Virginia Prize competition for the best new fiction by a woman writing in English. The Prize In 2009, to celebrate 20 years of success as a small independent publishing house based in Richmond upon Thames, Aurora Metro launched a new competition …

Published: June 17, 2015

The Writer’s “Crime Pays”

“Crime fiction deals with the mysteries we all face: What’s going to happen? How will it end? Will good triumph over evil? Can we find order in the chaos? It does not limit a good writer but makes every aspect of the human experience available to the writer and to the reader.” –David C. Taylor, …

Published: June 17, 2015

Seeking Humor Books

Humor Writers: here’s a chance to promote your work and for some “overdue recognition.” We are seeking content written with a sense of humor. All genres are accepted as long as humor is a dominant part of the writing. Judges are looking for quality, attention-grabbing prose that make readers smirk, laugh out loud or embrace …

Published: June 15, 2015

Write on the Sound

The three-day conference focused on the craft of writing offers over 30 sessions for the beginning, intermediate and advanced writer. Sessions are presented by published authors, writing instructors and publication trade professionals. The sessions are a mix of how-to/hands-on workshops and panel discussions regarding fiction, nonfiction, poetry and specialty topics. The conference includes featured speakers, …

Published: June 12, 2015

2015 Sequestrum New Writer Awards

Sequestrum is pleased to announce our New Writer Awards, in which over $500 will be awarded to up-and-coming writers and poets. The contest will accept both prose (fiction & creative nonfiction) and poetry submissions, with first-prize winners selected in each genre. Tentative end date November 15, 2015. Fiction and nonfiction entries up to 10,000 words …

Published: June 12, 2015

Tethered by Letters’ Summer 2015 Literary Contest

We are currently accepting submissions for our short story contest (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction contest (55, 250 or 500 words), and poetry contest (max of three pages per poem). TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters and fresh writing styles. All winners will be published in F(r)iction. All …

Published: June 12, 2015

Big Pond Rumours, the International Literary e-Zine

Big Pond Rumours has two issues each year with a contest in every issue. We usually have 2 independent judges as well. The deadline for Summer is June 30 and the deadline for winter is November 30. Visit the site at to check out the latest issue and our archives.

Published: June 11, 2015

Golfwell Annual Golf Story Contest

First Prize $300.00 – 2nd Prize $150.00 – 3rd Prize $50.00 and first, second and third prizes receive publication on our website as the “ Best Golf Stories Ever Heard.” Winners will also receive an award certificate of acknowledgement from No Entry fee. We’re looking for original unpublished golf stories. Fact or fiction (yes, …

Published: June 11, 2015

RUMINATE Magazine’s William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

RUMINATE Magazine is currently accepting submissions for our William Van Dyke Short Story Prize. Along with publication in our winter 2015 issue, the winner and runner-up will be awarded $1500 and $200, respectively. The entry fee is $20 , which includes a complimentary copy of the winter 2015 issue. The deadline for submissions is August …

Published: June 10, 2015