Fiction

Dream Quest One Writing Contest – Summer 2016

Open to anyone who enjoys writing a story that’s worth telling everyone! Write a short story, 5 pages maximum length on any subject or theme. You may use single or double line spacing. No word count. Multiple entries are accepted. Genres include any fiction, nonfiction, and creative nonfiction stories. We are now accepting entries. Visit …

Published: May 12, 2016

Portable Story Series

Portable Story Series is a writing contest with an audio twist. Writers submit stories based on a theme we announce three times a year. A featured Judge selects the winner and 5 runners-up. The winning story is recorded by a celebrity narrator and a behind-the-scenes video is shot about the recording process. The audio production …

Published: May 12, 2016

Mercersburg Summer Writing Contest

Mercersburg Summer Programs is thrilled to announce its 6th Annual Young Writers Contest. The contest kicks off the Young Writers Camp’s summer 2016 theme: Behind the Locked Door of Mystery. The 6th Annual Young Writers Contest is open to students ages 11-16. Contest Writing Prompt: Like life itself, every tale told is a mystery because …

Published: May 12, 2016

The Little Bird Writing Contest

The Little Bird Writing Contest is an annual, international contest exclusively for innovative, emerging short fiction writers. Every year, a celebrated author reviews all submissions and chooses the winners. The judge for this year’s contest is acclaimed author Lisa Moore.

Published: May 12, 2016

The Caledonia Novel Award

We are an Edinburgh-based, international award for unpublished or self-published debut novelists, in any genre for adults or Y/A.

Published: May 12, 2016

Driftless Unsolicited Novella Contest

The 2016 Driftless Unsolicited Novella contest seeks 20,000-40,000 word novellas, with a strong preference for submissions from authors of color, LGBTQ+ writers, and women. Two winning novellas will receive a $250.00 cash prize, a publication contract, and royalties for the novella with Brain Mill Press. The cash prize is not an advance against royalties. Royalties …

Published: May 12, 2016

Somerset Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring contemporary stories, literary themes, adventure, satire, humor, magic realism or women and family themes. Eligibility: Work must be at least 40,000 words in length. Books may be published, unpublished, indie or traditional. More eligibility requirements: http://www.chantireviews.com/contests/contest-guidline/ Submissions are online, entries must be the full work as …

Published: February 28, 2016

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Spring Conference

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Spring Conference features intensive workshops in poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as publisher exhibits, on-site “lunch with an author” readings and an open mic. The faculty includs poets Vievee Francis, Matthew Olzmann and Jennifer Whitaker; fiction writers Quinn Dalton and Travis Mulhauser; and creative nonfiction writers Jim …

Published: February 22, 2016

Paranormal Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring magic, the supernatural, weird other worldly stories, super humans, magical beings and supernatural entities, vampires, werewolves, angels, demons, fairy, magical systems and elements. Eligibility: Work must be at least 40,000 words in length. Books may be published, unpublished, indie or traditional. More eligibility requirements: http://www.chantireviews.com/contests/contest-guidline/ …

Published: February 21, 2016

The Paragon Journal

The Paragon Journal is an online literary magazine that focuses on sharpening the creative writing skills of people of any age. We are based in Pennsylvania, United States, but are looking for submissions from all over the globe. The first issue of The Paragon Journal went live on December 1, 2015 and included poetry, fiction, …

Published: February 20, 2016