Fiction

Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize

The Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize honors internationally celebrated North Carolina novelist Thomas Wolfe. The prize is administered by the Great Smokies Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. The competition is open to all writers regardless of geographical location or prior publication. Submit two copies (if submitting by mail) of an unpublished …

Published: January 20, 2017

Doris Betts Fiction Prize

The competition is open to any writer who is a legal resident of North Carolina or a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network. North Carolina Literary Review subscribers with North Carolina connections (lives or has lived in NC) are also eligible. The competition is for previously unpublished short stories up to 6,000 words. Multiple …

Published: January 20, 2017

Cinquain Poetry

Write a Cinquain poem for this poetry contest. Every line in this poem has a specific number of syllables. Line 1 – 2 syllables. Line 2 – 4 syllables. Line 3 – 6 syllables. Line 4 – 8 syllables. Line 5 – 2 syllables.

Published: January 20, 2017

States of the Union Editor’s Choice

States of the Union is a book about the results of the 2016 presidential election. We are currently seeking contributors. Non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and art will all be accepted for submission. We would be honored to hear your thoughts and capture your voice. Thanks to a patron of the arts founding our Editor’s Choice Award, …

Published: January 20, 2017

Flying South 2017

All entries and payments must be received between March 1 and May 31, 2017. The editors reserve the right to extend the deadline if necessary. Submit your entries and fees to flyingsouth.submittable.com. In the cover sheet section for each entry, include your name, address, telephone, & email address. Also indicate the category to which you’re …

Published: January 20, 2017

2-4-2 Poetry Contest

The 2-4-2 poem is very simple. The first line has two syllables. The second line has four syllables. The third line has two syllables again. To enter this contest write a poem on any topic that has the 2-4-2 syllable count. Cash prize to the winner.

Published: January 20, 2017

Pif Literary Magazine’s 2017 First-Line Writing Contest

Sometimes the most incredible projects are the ones we create together. That’s why this year we are excited to roll out a collaborative writing project to challenge readers and writers. We will select our favorite submissions to appear in a finished project in our end-of-the-year anthology. If you’ve never heard of a round robin, the …

Published: January 20, 2017

Battle the Beast

Wattpad and Syfy are hosting a writing contest called Battle the Beast. To join, participants create a short story about one of Quentin’s Battles with The Beast for a chance to win $10,000.00 USD and have their story turned into a digital short!

Published: January 20, 2017

Pif Literary Magazine’s 2017 Round Robin Writing Contest

Sometimes the most incredible projects are the ones we create together. That’s why this year we are excited to roll out a collaborative writing project to challenge readers and writers. We will select our favorite submissions to appear in a finished project in our end-of-the-year anthology. If you’ve never heard of a round robin, the …

Published: January 20, 2017

2017 NFB Writer’s Division Contest

The annual youth and adult writing contests sponsored by the NFB Writers’ Division will open January 1st and close April 1st for all aspiring writers whether blind, sighted or visually impaired. Adult contest categories are: short Fiction, non-fiction, stories for youth, and poetry. Youth contest categories are: Short fiction and poetry. The youth contest is …

Published: January 20, 2017