Fiction

Bard Fiction Prize

Offered to encourage and support young fiction writes, the prize is open to American citizens age 39 or younger at the time of application. Requires the applicant to submit a published book that shows their best work.

Published: May 28, 2013

Bellevue Literary Review Prizes

Annual award honoring outstanding writing in the themes of health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body. Fiction and nonfiction up to 5,000 words and poetry up to three poems.

Published: May 28, 2013

Women Who Write 2013 International Poetry & Short Prose Contest

Women Who Write 2013 International Poetry & Short Prose Contest is open to all women ages 18 and over, everywhere. One 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner will be selected from each genre. This year’s winners will be published in the 20th anniversary edition of Calliope. Writers are encouraged to read previous editions of Calliope …

Published: May 28, 2013

Red Hen Press Short Story Award

Established in 2001, this contest awards an original short story under 25 pages. Open to all writers and themes. No email or digital submissions accepted.

Published: May 28, 2013

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 Unpublished stories only.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