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Fresher Writing Prize

Every year, Fresher Publishing hosts writing competitions for various categories and offers prizes that help new writers put their foot onto the ladder and launch their writing careers. We’re based at Bournemouth University in Dorset, UK.

Published: October 24, 2016

CreativiTea Writing Contest

It’s late in the evening, and you’re at home sitting comfortably on the couch. It’s cold outside, so you’re curled up with a blanket, the fireplace crackling nearby. You just poured yourself a cup of your favorite tea, and you take a slow sip. You close your eyes and take in the intense aromas and …

Published: October 24, 2016

2016 New Wrinkle Publishing Writers Contest

Over the years, storytelling has taken many forms. The written word, music and visual art each tell a story in a unique way, but film has taught us that sometimes the combination is magic. New Wrinkle Publishing was created to bring an intriguing idea to life. Why not give a book the same treatment as …

Published: October 24, 2016

Fiction War

A BRAND NEW seasonal writing competition giving writers THREE DAYS to produce a small masterwork (1000 words or fewer).

Published: October 24, 2016

Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry

Judge: Myung Mi Kim Myung Mi Kim was born in Seoul, Korea. She earned a BA from Oberlin College, an MA from The Johns Hopkins University, and an MFA from the University of Iowa. Her collection of poems Under Flag (1991) won the Multicultural Publishers Exchange Award of Merit; subsequent collections include The Bounty (1996), …

Published: October 24, 2016

Nikkei Voice Short Story Contest

Nikkei Voice, the national newspaper for Japanese-Canadians is excited to announce the return of our third annual short story contest. With exciting prizes from our sponsors, and a chance to see your work published in the newspaper and for your story to be read by our esteemed judges. This years prizes include a Kobo Aura …

Published: October 24, 2016

The Novelist

Inkitt’s newest contest is accepting full length, original fiction novels of +40,000 words.

Published: October 24, 2016

24-Hour Short Story Contest – Winter, 2017

On the date of the contest, at start-time, we send out the topic for that specific contest to all registered entrants, while also posting it on WritersWeekly.com. Entrants must be registered before the contest begins and there is a limit of 500 participants per contest. Entrants then have 24 hours to write and submit their …

Published: September 26, 2016

Our Darkest Hours

Write a fictional short story using any nuance, definition, or understanding of the word “dark.” Word count: 2,000 words or less. For complete submission guidelines, visit writermag.submittable.com. • The submission deadline is midnight eastern time on November 15th, 2016. • The entry fee is $25 (including processing fees). All entries MUST be submitted through Submittable …

Published: September 26, 2016