Fiction

Pearl Short Story Prize

Submit a previously unpublished short story up to 4,000 words. Open to all types of fiction, but look mostly for coherent, well-crafted narratives containing interesting, believable characters and meaningful situations. All entries are considered for publication in Pearl’s annual fiction issue. Submission period: April 1 – May 31

Published: May 28, 2013

Jerry Jazz Musician Short Fiction Contest

Awards the best original, previously unpublished work of fiction three times a year. Writing should appeal to readers with interest in music, social history, literature, politics, art, film and theatre, particularly that of the counter-culture of mid-twentieth century America. Submit a 1,000 to 5,000 word story as an email attachment.

Published: May 28, 2013

Debut-Litzer Award

Hosted by Late Night Library, the contest awards debut fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books published between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. Winners selected in each genre. Judged by Paul Collins (nonfiction), Leslie Jamison (fiction), and Traci Brimhall (poetry).

Published: May 28, 2013

Gival Press Novel Award

The 9th annual award will be given to the best original previously unpublished literary novel between 30,000 and 100,000 words.

Published: May 28, 2013

The Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award

Sponsored by the St. Jerome’s University English Department, the contest is open to Canadian citizens or residents who have no yet published a first novel or short story collection. All submissions will be considered for paid publication in the magazine. Submit via online form.

Published: May 28, 2013

New York Book Festival Author of the Year

The 2013 New York Book Festival is accepting submissions of published, self-published and independently published non-fiction, fiction, children’s books, young adult, how-to, poetry, wild card (anything goes!), unpublished stories, science fiction/horror, photography/art, spiritual, business, romance, cookbooks, compilations/anthologies and biography/autobiography works. The winner will be selected based on story-telling ability and the potential of the work …

Published: May 20, 2013

Glimmer Train Contests

Fiction contests held every month with various themes. Word counts 1,500-20,000 and genres range from family matters, to open fiction, to short story award for new writers.

Published: May 20, 2013

Fanstory.com Contests

Website features multiple contests in all genres running throughout the year. An independent volunteer community reads and discusses all entries. Contest entries receive feedback from readers and other authors. Deadline varies.

Published: May 20, 2013