Fiction

American Fiction Short Story Award

Seeks well-crafted, character-driven literary fiction in any genre. Approximately 20 short stories will be published in American Fiction Volume 13: The Best Unpublished Stories by Emerging Writers. Finalist judge is Michael White. Maximum 10,000 words per story. Submit online.

Published: May 28, 2013

Thurber House John E. Nance Adult Writer-in-Residence Program

Thurber House is pleased to announce its second annual John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence program for Fall 2013. Candidates for the four-week Writer-in-Residence Program are now being accepted through June 3, 2013. The John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence program is designed to provide a writer with the gift of time to develop a work-in-progress. Applications are now …

Published: May 28, 2013

Tiferet Journal Writing Contest

Seeks writing that expresses a religious or spiritual experience or promotes tolerance. Submit fiction or nonfiction up to 20 pages or submit up to six poems. Online submissions only. All entrants receive a free digital subscription.

Published: May 28, 2013

The Claymore Dagger Award

Submit the first 50 pages of an unpublished crime literature manuscripts, any subgenre of mystery or thriller welcome. Affiliated with the Killer Nashville conference.

Published: May 28, 2013

Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction

Submit previously unpublished works of fiction up to 8,000 words through online submission manager only. All entrants receive a complimentary one-year membership to Philadelphia Stories. Michael Martone is the 2013 judge.

Published: May 28, 2013

The Bridport Prize

Enter your previously unpublished poem, short story or flash fiction. Poems up to 42 lines, short stories under 5,000 words and flash fiction under 250 words. Open to anyone age 16 and older, including non-UK applicants. See website for proper formatting.

Published: May 28, 2013

Sports Fiction & Essay Contest

Bringing together physical culture and literary culture, submit a previously unpublished work with a sports-related theme. Each entry can contain up to 6,000 words and each entrant can submit as many entries as they’d like. Submit via email or online submissions manager.

Published: May 28, 2013