Fiction

The Iowa Review Awards

Each January since 2003, The Iowa Review has invited submissions to The Iowa Review Awards, a writing contest in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Judges for the 2014 Iowa Review Awards are Robyn Schiff (poetry), Rachel Kushner (fiction), and David Shields (nonfiction). RULES: Submit up to 25 pages of prose (double-spaced) or 10 pages of poetry …

Published: January 10, 2014

The Puritan

The Puritan is an online, quarterly publication based in Toronto, Ontario committed to publishing the best in new fiction, poetry, interviews and reviews. The Puritan seeks, above all, a pioneering literature. We embrace work wherever it lands on the conceptual spectrum, so long as it is original, intelligent and engaging. The Puritan pays competitive rates …

Published: January 7, 2014

Tethered By Letters’ Spring Short Story Contest

Currently accepting short stories of any genre ranging from 2,000 to 7,500 words. TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh perspectives and styles. All winners will be published in Tethered By Letters’ Spring Quarterly Journal and finalists will be considered for later publication, after working with a senior editor. International …

Published: January 7, 2014

Tethered By Letters’ Spring Flash Fiction Contest

We are currently accepting flash fiction submissions of 55, 250, or 500 words in length. TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh perspectives and styles of writing. All winners will be published in Tethered By Letters’ Spring Quarterly Journal and finalists will be considered for later publication after working with …

Published: January 7, 2014

NCW Short Fiction Contest

NCW is hosting its 4th annual series of national writing contests, beginning with Short Fiction (Creative Nonfiction and Poetry to follow). You do not need to be a member to enter. Any style, theme, or topic. Max 5,000 words. Final judge is Seth Brady Tucker. See website for submission guidelines. Electronic submissions only.

Published: January 7, 2014

2014 SCRIPT Award

The SCRIPT Award is an international writing award for science graduates. The task is to write a “mini epic,” which must be in English, can be on any topic (nonscientific topics are encouraged) and must be exactly 100 words in length, excluding the title. The SCRIPT Award is open to any writers who have, or …

Published: January 7, 2014

“Blue” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

The competition theme is “Blue.” Shades, spaces, feelings of blue. Show us what blue means to you. Entries may include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Writers retain copyrights.

Published: January 7, 2014

WCDR Short Story Contest

Maximum word count 2500 words. Entries must be based on one of Sarah Selecky’s writing prompts (see @SarahSelecky on Twitter or register at www.sarahselecky.com for prompts).

Published: January 7, 2014

9th Annual ACCENTI Writing Contest

Accenti Magazine is now accepting submissions for its 9th Annual Writing Contest. Writers are invited to submit an unpublished piece of fiction or non-fiction with a maximum length of 2000 words. The competition is open to entries worldwide. Entries must be previously unpublished and not under consideration by any other publication. Must be original and …

Published: January 7, 2014

Chanticleer Book Review Blue Ribbon Awards

The Chanticleer Book Review (CBR) is looking for published novels and unpublished manuscripts in the following categories: Fantasy and Science Fiction (deadline Jan. 31) Narrative Nonfiction (deadline Feb. 28) Cozy Mystery (deadline March 31) Young Adult (deadline April 30) Romance (deadline May 31) Historical Fiction (deadline June 30) Western, Pioneer, Civil War Historical Fiction, Pre-1900s …

Published: January 7, 2014