Mystery

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

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

2015 GREAT SOUTHWEST BOOK FESTIVAL

The 2015 Great Southwest Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring the best books of the late winter/spring season. The Great Southwest Book Festival will consider published and unpublished works in fiction, non-fiction, biography/autobiography, how-to, compilations/anthologies, photography/art, children’s, cookbooks, poetry, spiritual, young adult, business/technology, unpublished manuscripts, wild card (anything …

Published: December 15, 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 Previously published or unpublished are eligible.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

Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize

The Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize honors internationally celebrated North Carolina novelist Thomas Wolfe. The prize is administered by Tommy Hays and the Great Smokies Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Published: December 13, 2014

The Sakura Award

Enter your unpublished Fiction or Poetry manuscript and you could win an publishing contract plus 500 dollars! THE SAKURA AWARD We want to read a fiction manuscript that blows us away, takes us into the hearts and minds of people we never imagined we could care about, and involve us deep into something creatively wonderful. …

Published: December 12, 2014

TBL Fall Literary Contests

We are currently accepting submissions for our short story contest (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction contest (55, 250, or 500 words), and poetry contest (max of three pages per poem). TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh writing styles. All winners will be published in Tethered by …

Published: December 12, 2014

The Iceland Writers Retreat Writing Competition

We’ve partnered with tour operators Iceland Travel to offer one person a free delegate spot at the ICELAND WRITERS RETREAT in April 2015. The winner will receive the full retreat package, including a free hotel stay, tours, most meals, and all workshops for the duration of the event, from 8 to 12 April.* We know …

Published: December 12, 2014