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Mercersburg Summer Writing Contest

Mercersburg Summer Programs is thrilled to announce its 6th Annual Young Writers Contest. The contest kicks off the Young Writers Camp’s summer 2016 theme: Behind the Locked Door of Mystery. The 6th Annual Young Writers Contest is open to students ages 11-16. Contest Writing Prompt: Like life itself, every tale told is a mystery because …

Published: May 12, 2016

WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest

U.S. residents only are permitted to submit. Current or former clients and employees and their family members, or anyone otherwise affiliated with Writer’s Relief and its subsidiaries, are not eligible to enter the WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest.

Published: May 12, 2016

BOMB’s Biennial Poetry Contest

Founded in 1981, BOMB has championed and encouraged the literary efforts of both established and emerging writers for more than a quarter century. This year, our poetry contest returns with special guest judge Bhanu Kapil. She is a British-Indian emigrant to the United States and the author of five full-length works of poetry/prose: The Vertical …

Published: May 12, 2016

The Caledonia Novel Award

We are an Edinburgh-based, international award for unpublished or self-published debut novelists, in any genre for adults or Y/A.

Published: May 12, 2016

Driftless Unsolicited Novella Contest

The 2016 Driftless Unsolicited Novella contest seeks 20,000-40,000 word novellas, with a strong preference for submissions from authors of color, LGBTQ+ writers, and women. Two winning novellas will receive a $250.00 cash prize, a publication contract, and royalties for the novella with Brain Mill Press. The cash prize is not an advance against royalties. Royalties …

Published: May 12, 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

The Deadly Quill Short Story Writing Contest

We want stories that reach out and grab us and won’t let us stop reading until we get to the very last sentence. Multiple submissions are welcome but we do not want simultaneous submissions.

Published: January 27, 2016

Palladian Publishing

We are a regional publisher based in south central Minnesota whose primary focus is on ensuring that the books we publish are the best possible version of the author’s vision. Unlike other publishers, our first priority isn’t to publish books with “mass appeal.” Instead, we focus on finding excellent manuscripts and massaging them into the …

Published: January 8, 2016

The Word Hut 19th Short Story Writing Competition

Short stories up to 1,000 words on any theme or in any genre. Previously blogged stories may be entered. Entries to be sent by email only. Entries must be written in English. We are based in the UK but accept entries from anywhere in the world. All payments via PayPal. We have hosted writing competitions …

Published: December 23, 2015

Artificium In Brief contest

‘IN BRIEF’ For writing between 500-1,000 words, in English. Includes poetry, flash fiction and anything else! All prize-winners in our competitions will be featured in Artificium. Full rules and T&Cs on the website: www.artificium.co.uk

Published: November 26, 2015