“Portraits” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent – Deadline December 31, 2015

| Theme: Capture, illustrate, write or otherwise create your visions of people and other creatures. Portraits can be expressed in symbolic, literal, modern, traditional, abstract or completely unique ways. What portraits can your imagination create? | Eligible Submissions: Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published …

Published: November 28, 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

Dream Quest One Poetry Contest – Winter 2015-2016

This poetry contest is international. Open to anyone who enjoys expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry. Write a poem, 30 lines or fewer on any subject, theme, style or form for a chance to win cash prizes. Postmark deadline: January 24, 2016. Visit our website for details on how …

Published: November 19, 2015

Hourglass Literary Magazine Writing Contest (early deadline)

Hourglass Literary Magazine with the cooperation, support and patronage of Krajina klass, BLC (Banjaluka College) and software company Literature and Latte, announces its maiden competition for: – BEST SHORT STORY – BEST ESSAY – BEST POEM Apart from main awards/prizes ten finalists (up to thirty) in each category will be published in the first issue …

Published: November 17, 2015

Tethered by Letters Fall Literary Contest

Tethered by Letters is pleased to announce our third annual Summer 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 either 55, 250, or 500 words and 3) poetry no longer than three pages. For these contests, …

Published: November 16, 2015

Liam Rector First Book Prize for Poetry

Liam Rector First Book Prize for Poetry. Briery Creek Press will be reading for the 2016 contest. September 1- December 31, 2015. No late mss. Winner receives publication, 50 copies, $1,000. Entry fee: $20.00. All entries receive a copy of the winning book. Guidelines for SASE to DPR/Briery Creek, Department of English, Longwood University, 201 …

Published: November 16, 2015

Blue River Editor’s Award

Blue River is a non-profit literary journal produced by Creighton University’s MFA program in creative writing. We seek to build a new tradition: to foster and celebrate contemporary graduate-level creative writers by publishing their fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. In that spirit, we provide our own MFA students with experience in literary editing and production …

Published: November 16, 2015

Writing Contest from Unplag

Dear students, we are proud to announce Unplag has launched a writing scholarship contest! To boost your original writing skills, we’d be happy to give away $2,000 to the one who will create the most engaging essay on one of the topics mentioned in the essay requirements section. To make your writing vivid and full …

Published: October 7, 2015

The Peseroff Prize Poetry Contest

“Whenever something new develops in poetry, many will argue, ‘That’s not poetry.’ Think of the reception of William Carlos Williams . . . spoken word poets, poets who incorporate graphics, poets who write in code so robots can read them. It’s all poetry.” –Joyce Peseroff Breakwater Review is proud to announce The Second Annual Peseroff …

Published: October 6, 2015

“Haunting” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

Theme: This theme is “Haunting.” Spooky creatures, frightening places, eerie experiences – these are the things that haunt us. Sometimes we are haunted by obsessive habits and persistent memories. Haunting can be expressed in symbolic, literal, modern, traditional, abstract or completely unique ways. What hauntings can your imagination create? Eligible Submissions: Entries may include fiction, …

Published: October 6, 2015