Fiction

1,000 Prompts, 1,000 Dollars

How to Enter: 1. Pick a prompt from one of the 10 available pages. 2. Write your story and make sure it’s between 500 and 1,500 words. 3. Prepare your story as a post on your own blog or website. Include a link at the end of your post to the prompt you used and …

Published: December 5, 2013

Create a Compelling Title

To win any of the great prizes, simply review the Christmas story summary below and then create a compelling title that would make any potential reader sit up and take notice. Linzie is 13 years old and lost her parents in a car accident  a few months previously. She was taken in by family members- …

Published: December 5, 2013

Create a Heart-Warming Christmas Story

To win any of our great prizes, simply review the Christmas story summary below and then create a heart-warming story that brings all the emotion of loss, tragedy and Christmas spirit to life. Linzie is 13 years old and lost her parents in a car accident  a few months previously. She was taken in by …

Published: December 5, 2013

Iowa Review Awards

Submit up to 25 pages of prose or 10 pages of poetry. All manuscripts are considered for publication. Submit through regular mail or online submission manager during the month of January. Judges will be Robyn Schiff (poetry), Rachel Kushner (fiction) and David Shields (nonfiction).

Published: December 5, 2013

Winter Anthology Writing Contest

Submit a group of poems, a single story or essay or a manuscript (up to 50 pages) of a full-length novel, novella or collection of short stories or essays. Judged by Andrew Zawacki. Submit by regular mail or through online submission manager.

Published: December 5, 2013

Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award

Submit a 50 to 60 page manuscript of vignettes. Can be poetry, prose or a combination of both. Maximum 60 poems. Prose should be approximately 800 words per piece, maximum 20,000 words total. Submit through online submission manager.

Published: December 5, 2013

Tide Lock Prize

Submit unpublished novel, novella or collection of stories. Submissions must be 150 pages (approximately 35,000 words) or longer. Submit through online submission manager.

Published: December 4, 2013

Third Coast Poetry and Fiction Contest

Send up to three poems or a short story of up to 9,000 words. Fiction judged by Ramona Ausubel. Poetry judged by Cathy Park Hong. Submit by postal mail or through online submission manager.

Published: December 4, 2013