Fiction

Trainless Magazine Letter Writing Contest

Trainless Magazine is looking for letters written from a person who is either traveling or living abroad. They can be from any time or place, to a loved one or to friends or strangers, sending any message imaginable. The only regulation is that the sender of the letter is sending it from somewhere else, preferably …

Published: January 24, 2015

The Strongest Start Book Competition

Can your book keep us reading? The Strongest Start Book Competition judges the first three chapters of your book to find those that start with the most compelling opening chapters. The book does not need to be finished. The competition only judges the first three chapters. The competition is also unique in that it is …

Published: January 23, 2015

Doris Betts Fiction Prize

The Doris Betts Fiction Prize awards the first-prize winner $250 and publication in the North Carolina Literary Review. Finalists will also be considered for publication in the NCLR. Eligibility and Guidelines The competition is open to any writer who is a legal resident of North Carolina or a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network. …

Published: January 22, 2015

The Greenwich Village Literary Review

The TGVLR is a free, bi-annual, online magazine, which debuted in June of 2014. We accept unsolicited submissions in the categories of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, photography, and graphic arts. There is no payment for work accepted for publication.

Published: January 22, 2015

Dream World Defenders Call-To-Write Challenge

Award-Winning Author Kathleen J. Shields is proud to announce her highly anticipated “Dream World Defenders” chapter book for ages 8 and up. At the end of the book she included a ‘Call to Write’ for all children in hopes that they would use their highly active imaginations to end the story. She had hoped this …

Published: January 20, 2015

Epiphany Magazine Chapbook Contest

EPIPHANY MAGAZINE CHAPBOOK CONTEST GUIDELINES Submissions Period: January 15-March 15 2015 Award: Publication, cash prize in each genre & 5 contributor copies Reading Fee: $6 per submission Eligibility: Please submit work for the following genres: • Fiction, judged by Luis Jaramillo • Poetry, judged by Katie Peterson • Literary nonfiction, judged by Kristin Dombek • …

Published: January 19, 2015

65 Little Words

Using the photo published online for inspiration, create a story in just 65 words or less. Open to writers worldwide. Full rules online.

Published: January 17, 2015

The Writer’s Notebook

The Writer’s Notebook will be running a short story competition every month. Entries should be a minimum of 400 words and a maximum of 1500 words based on a theme announced on the 1st of each month. Entries will be narrowed down to a shortlist of three short stories, which will be voted on by …

Published: January 17, 2015

WREN Radio Anthology

WREN Radio Anthology Contest Rules: 1. Age: 18 and older 2. Non-Refundable Entry fee – $5 (Five Dollars) 3. How to enter: Entrants must visit Creative Corners Gallery, Books & Gifts at 115 SE 6th Avenue, Topeka, Kansas for an email address and unique identifying code in order to enter the competition. No other Email, …

Published: January 16, 2015