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 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 • 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

Tethered by Letters’ 2016 Fall Writing Contest

Contest Submissions TBL is pleased to announce the F(r)iction Fall Literary Competition. There are three submission categories: 1) short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words, 2) flash fiction with a word limit of 750 words, and 3) poetry no longer than three pages. Winners of the contest will be published in …

Published: September 26, 2016

Philip Levine Prize in Poetry

The Philip Levine Prize for Poetry is an annual book contest sponsored by the Creative Writing Program at California State University, Fresno. This contest — open to any poet writing in English (except current or former students or faculty of Fresno State) — offers a $2,000 prize and publication by Anhinga Press, a Florida-based press …

Published: September 16, 2016

Top of the Mountain Book Award

Have a completed novel? Enter the NCW Top of the Mountain Book Award for a chance to win $1,000! Two Categories: Fiction & Creative, Narrative Nonfiction or Memoir Dates of submission: September 15, 2016 to February 1, 2017 $500 AWARDED TO EACH CATEGORY WINNER FIRST PLACE WINNER RECEIVES CERTIFICATE AND $1,000 The winners will be …

Published: September 14, 2016