Fiction

The Crazyhorse Prizes

From January 1st to January 31st, submit short stories and essays of up to 25 pages or a set of 1-3 poems. Winners in each genre will receive $2,000 and publication. This year’s judges are: Adam Johnson (fiction), Dinty W. Moore (nonfiction), and Alberto Ríos (poetry).

Published: January 1, 2015

Jackson Daughtry Literary Honor

2015 Jackson Daughtry Literary Honor. We are proud to present this year’s Guest Judge, Ari Berk, who is a world-renowned author and best known for The Undertaken Trilogy. We are looking for a novel of Fiction or Creative Nonfiction. Grand prize $1,000, publication and marketing deal. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2015. For …

Published: December 28, 2014

The Magic Oxygen Literary Competition

We will be planting a tree in Kenya for each entry, so every entrant is a winner! When the contest closes we will email the GPS co-ordinates of your tree to you. The winners of the competition will also have their entry published into a book! Rules: Short Stories up to 4,000 words, excluding title …

Published: December 21, 2014

Raven Cover Story Contest

Want YOUR NAME in large font on the cover of our Spring 2015 issue? Write a short story of up to 5000 words to go with our cover image, ‘Pesky Summer Jobs’ by Tais Teng. Your story needn’t capture all the elements in this fantastical painting, but should tie in to at least one of …

Published: December 20, 2014

500 Short Story

Social Publishing House holds is monthly short story contest to find new talent to add to its ranks. Winners and honorable mentions receive special rates and privileges as part of our company, and get a front row seat with our editors for screening their work for publication. This months contest is a short story of …

Published: December 20, 2014

PRISM international Fiction Contest

PRISM international’s Fiction Contest will be judged by Marina Endicott. All 1st prize winners will be published in PRISM, and runners-up will be published at the discretion of the editors. All other entries will be considered for publication as regular submissions (for the possibility of publication in other issues of PRISM). Max. word count: 6,000

Published: December 19, 2014

Nivalis 2015

“Nivalis”, the theme of the contest, represents the winter season. Interpretation of the theme is left to the writer’s fancy – the story may have winter as the backdrop, or may convey a sense of chill. It may be a gloomy tale up in the north, or a pleasant story away from the tropical heat. …

Published: December 19, 2014

The Tipsy Flash Fiction Contest

You’ve got a story in you, right? Somewhere, deep down, there’s something you want said, but more importantly, there’s something that you want READ. Well? Here’s your chance. Every month Tipsy Lit is hosting a flash fiction contest on our blog. You have every day in the month (except the very last one!) to enter …

Published: December 18, 2014

Fall Travel Contest

After the terrific success of our Spring Writing Contest, we are doing it again! This time, award-winning literary travel magazine, Nowhere, is teaming up with Lorin Stein, editor of The Paris Review, for the first Nowhere Fall Travel Writing Contest. (Yes, we like the seasons.) We are looking for young, old, novice and veteran voices …

Published: December 18, 2014

Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge

Ongoing, weekly contest: Every Saturday at 9 a.m. Pacific time, Indies Unlimited hosts a Flash Fiction Challenge. In 250 words or less, write a story incorporating the elements in the picture and/or the written prompt provided. Do not include the prompt in your entry. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced. Please keep language …

Published: December 18, 2014