Mystery Weekly Magazine

Mystery Weekly Magazine is a monthly short fiction magazine featuring crime and mystery stories, available in the App Store and Google Play. We are always looking for new submissions and offer modest per-word compensation, plus a complementary copy. Average response time is two weeks.

Published: October 10, 2015

The Killer Nashville Claymore Award

Enter the first 50 pages of your unpublished crime literature manuscript in the contest. Judges will consider any subgenre of mystery or thriller. Enter the first 50 pages of any unpublished literature in the following genres: Action – Adventure – Children’s – Comedy – Cozy – Crime – CSI – Dark Fantasy – Detective – …

Published: October 8, 2015

Writing Contest from Unplag

Dear students, we are proud to announce Unplag has launched a writing scholarship contest! To boost your original writing skills, we’d be happy to give away $2,000 to the one who will create the most engaging essay on one of the topics mentioned in the essay requirements section. To make your writing vivid and full …

Published: October 7, 2015

Breakwater Review Fiction Contest

Breakwater Review is excited to announce the first annual Breakwater Review Fiction Contest. The winner will be published and receive $1,000 for a piece of short fiction. Submit up to 5,000 words with a $10 entry fee from September 1 to May 15 through our online submission manager. All submissions will be considered for publication. …

Published: October 6, 2015

“Haunting” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

Theme: This theme is “Haunting.” Spooky creatures, frightening places, eerie experiences – these are the things that haunt us. Sometimes we are haunted by obsessive habits and persistent memories. Haunting can be expressed in symbolic, literal, modern, traditional, abstract or completely unique ways. What hauntings can your imagination create? Eligible Submissions: Entries may include fiction, …

Published: October 6, 2015

HIGHFIELD PRESS’ “Picture Worth 1000 Words” Autumn 2015 Essay Contest

Highfield Press invites writers to submit an unpublished essay (500-1000 words) inspired by the theme “Autumn Leaves” and the inspirational photo shown on the website. Submission may be short story, personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, commentary, travel piece, historical account, biography or flash fiction. Deadline October 15th, 2015. $1,000 Grand prize and online publication. Two …

Published: October 5, 2015

The Furious Gazelle Halloween Contest 2015

Dear readers, Although the leaves have not yet turned, the time has come once again for the Furious Gazelle’s annual Halloween contest. Send us something haunting, grotesque, pumpkin-themed, etc. and you could win a $50 cash prize and a book in the genre of your choosing. The top contenders will all be published on our …

Published: September 18, 2015

Women in Water

We at Eco-Chick are thrilled to announce our inaugural writing contest. We invite writers to submit a work of fiction, nonfiction or poetry related to our ongoing theme of women and the environment. The focus of this year’s contest is water. Water is clear, refreshing, baptismal. One of our most precious resources, water has long …

Published: September 18, 2015

Writers’ Village International Short Fiction Award winter 2015

$1,600 is the top prize on offer with cash prizes totaling $3,200. Everyone wins because every contestant, win or lose, gains feedback on how their stories were graded – plus tips for improvement. Winners will be awarded the title ‘Winner, the Writers’ Village International Short Fiction Award winter 2015’ and see their work showcased online. …

Published: September 17, 2015