Fiction

Driftwood Press

John Updike once said, “Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.” At Driftwood Press, we are actively searching for artists who care about doing it right, or better. We are excited to receive your submissions and will diligently work …

Published: February 18, 2016

The Conium Review

The Conium Review publishes innovative writing. We lean toward unconventional plots, bizarre settings and experimental language. Get weird with it.

Published: February 15, 2016

The Conium Review 2016 Innovative Short Fiction Contest

Submit one or more short stories up to 7,500 total words. Innovative short fiction should take risks that pay off. Don’t tell us a story we’ve already heard. Show us something new with your subject, style or characters. Make sure your writing has a “wow” factor. This year’s contest judge is Lindsay Hunter, author of …

Published: February 14, 2016

Ozma Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring magic, the supernatural, imaginary worlds, fantastical creatures, legendary beasts, mythical beings or inventions of fancy that author imaginations dream up without a basis in science as we know it. Epic fantasy, high fantasy, sword and sorcery, dragons, unicorns, steampunk, dieselpunk, gaslight fantasy, urban fantasy, or …

Published: February 13, 2016

The Great Break Short Story Contest by The Writer Magazine

I need a break. I broke through. Don’t break my heart. Those are the breaks. Break out! It’s time for your Big Break in the short story form. Frame a short story using any nuance, definition or understanding of the word “break.” Write 2,000 words of fiction and submit it to The Writer by April …

Published: February 12, 2016

Operation: Thriller

This is an open call for US and UK writers who write thriller fiction. Your story must be for an adult audience and have a thriller intrigue as a main component. Cosy crime or cosy mystery novels will not be accepted. Paranormal elements are allowed as long as the thriller element stays predominant. You must …

Published: February 11, 2016

Little Peeps Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring stories of all shapes and sizes written to an audience between the ages of about 8 to 12. Story books, chapter books, picture books, activity books & educational books we will put them to the test and choose the best children’s books among them. Eligibility: Work …

Published: February 10, 2016

Limnisa short story competition 2016

A yearly competition. We are looking for short stories between 1,000 and 3,000 words in English. Open to all nationalities. We welcome stories on any subject coming from any genre, but what we are looking out for is writing with spark and conviction.

Published: February 9, 2016

International Rubery Book Award

This is an international award for self-published books or those published by independent presses. We have secured three high profile judges for our 2016 awards: Booker shortlisted author Clare Morrall, poet and Stand winner Jeff Phelps and author, dramatist and lecturer William Gallagher.

Published: February 8, 2016

$5,000 Masters Review Annual Anthology Featuring Amy Hempel + Publication

Every year The Masters Review opens submissions to produce our anthology, a collection of 10 stories written by the best emerging authors. Our aim is showcase 10 writers who we believe will continue to produce great work. The 10 winning writers are nationally distributed in a printed book with their stories and essays exposed to top agents, editors …

Published: February 7, 2016