Fiction

Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest

Open to writers who have yet to publish a book, including chapbooks, eBooks and self-published works. Fiction or nonfiction under 6,000 words or between 3-5 pages of poetry accepted. Submit via online submission form.

Published: February 19, 2014

Lush Triumphant Literary Awards

Submit in three categories: fiction (up to 3,000 words), creative nonfiction (up to 4,000 words) or poetry (suite of five related poems, 15 pages max). Submit via regular mail or online submission form.

Published: February 19, 2014

James Jones First Novel Fellowship

Awarded annually to an American author of a first fiction novel-in-progress. Submit via regular mail or online submission form. Submit a two-page (maximum) outline of the entire novel and the first 50 pages.

Published: February 19, 2014

Stonecoast, University of Southern Maine

This program emphasizes community service, internships, creative collaboration, pedagogy, and publishing. Students may pursue tracks in craft, creative collaboration, literary theory, social change/community service, teaching, publishing. Courses include writing for stage and screen, translation, writing nature, and cross-genre. Opportunities are also available for students to attend residencies in Ireland. Core faculty includes: Rick Bass, Jeanne …

Published: February 19, 2014

Idaho Writers Rendezvous

The Idaho Writers & Readers Rendezvous presents a stellar lineup of talent to inspire and motivate you in virtually every facet of the writing craft. Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Powers, 2012 Whiting Award winner Daniel Orozco, and NY Times and USA Today Bestseller Ciji Ware headline a cadre of authors, screenwriters, agents and editors who …

Published: February 19, 2014

Tethered By Letters Summer Literary Contest

We are currently accepting submissions for our short story contest (2,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction contest (55, 250 or 500 words), and poetry contest (max of three pages per poem). TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters and fresh writing styles. All winners will be published in Tethered By …

Published: February 19, 2014

60 Minute Creative Writing Challenge

The 60 Minute Creative Writing Challenge will focus more on the quality of writing than an extensive word count, so if you fancy having a go, keep this in mind. The challenge will be designed to test your creativity and your ability to write under pressure. Check out the world clock on the site to …

Published: February 19, 2014

Stairway Flash Fiction Writing Competition

Use the photo published online as a kick-start to your creativity. Your story must include the image in some way but we welcome creative interpretation of the photo. Maximum 700 words including the title. Submissions should be pasted into the body of the email. Please add the title of the competition to the subject line.

Published: February 19, 2014

The White Review Short Story Prize

The White Review Short Story Prize is an annual short story competition for emerging writers. The judges will be looking for short stories that explore and expand the possibilities of the form. We encourage submissions from all literary genres, and there are no restrictions on theme or subject matter. The competition judges are author Kevin …

Published: February 19, 2014