General

Nat. Brut Flash Fiction Contest

We are excited to announce that Kathleen Hale will serve as judge for our first ever Flash Fiction Contest! -There is no theme to this contest. -There is no minimum word count, but the maximum word count is 750. -Submissions accepted through Submittable (https://natbrut.submittable.com/submit) Kathleen Hale is the author of two novels, NO ONE ELSE …

Published: December 21, 2014

Raven Cover Story Contest

Want YOUR NAME in large font on the cover of our Spring 2015 issue? Write a short story of up to 5000 words to go with our cover image, ‘Pesky Summer Jobs’ by Tais Teng. Your story needn’t capture all the elements in this fantastical painting, but should tie in to at least one of …

Published: December 20, 2014

Nivalis 2015

“Nivalis”, the theme of the contest, represents the winter season. Interpretation of the theme is left to the writer’s fancy – the story may have winter as the backdrop, or may convey a sense of chill. It may be a gloomy tale up in the north, or a pleasant story away from the tropical heat. …

Published: December 19, 2014

Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge

Ongoing, weekly contest: Every Saturday at 9 a.m. Pacific time, Indies Unlimited hosts a Flash Fiction Challenge. In 250 words or less, write a story incorporating the elements in the picture and/or the written prompt provided. Do not include the prompt in your entry. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced. Please keep language …

Published: December 18, 2014

The Columbia Journal Writing Contest

Our 2015 Writing Competition is now accepting your best original work in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction! The entry fee is $15 and one winner from each genre will receive a $500 cash prize along with publication in Issue 53 of Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art. We accept work in all genres and all …

Published: December 17, 2014

Book Pipeline

The Book Pipeline Competition, presented by Script Pipeline, is searching for playwrights and authors with material well-suited for film or television adaptation. The winning writer will have meetings with Energy Entertainment (Extant), Benderspink (We’re the Millers, A History of Violence), Lakeshore Entertainment (Million Dollar Baby), and Paradigm to discuss further development. After 12 seasons running …

Published: December 17, 2014

WYRM’s Gauntlet

The Gauntlet is a new format speculative fiction writing contest with attitude. We welcome pros, amateurs, hobbyists. If you can pick up a pencil, play the critic, and dream, then we want you to come join the revolution.

Published: December 16, 2014

FULL FATHOM FIVE’S $10,000 FICTION CONTEST

FFF Digital is a new publisher of quality fiction e-books. We are searching for some of the best original fiction out there, and hosting a contest to find it. Four Finalists will receive an offer for a publishing deal with FFF Digital, and one Grand Prize Winner will take home $10,000! Worried you might not …

Published: December 14, 2014

“Portraits” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

Theme: This call theme is “Portraits” The likeness, personality and mood of a living thing, captured in image and word. What faces will you unveil? Eligible Submissions: Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Submissions must be the original work of …

Published: December 14, 2014

First Literary contest in Spanish Blue Frog Group

Gender: Open Topic Novel CONTEST Blue Frog Group LLC is encouraging the creation of writers through the publishing of Spanish-speaking authors who are residents in the United States, which will achieve convene, meet and begin the process of a new generation of writers in the country. All writers aged 18 or older residents of the …

Published: December 13, 2014