A brisk chance is here to give new and veteran writers a chance at publication and $1000. This competition offers 3 categories. Short Fiction. Short Non-Fiction. Poetry.

Published: January 9, 2015

The Crazyhorse Prizes

From January 1st to January 31st, submit short stories and essays of up to 25 pages or a set of 1-3 poems. Winners in each genre will receive $2,000 and publication. This year’s judges are: Adam Johnson (fiction), Dinty W. Moore (nonfiction), and Alberto Ríos (poetry).

Published: January 1, 2015

PRISM international Poetry Contest

All 1st prize winners will be published in PRISM, and runners-up will be published at the discretion of the editors. All other entries will be considered for publication as regular submissions (for the possibility of publication in other issues of PRISM).

Published: December 29, 2014

The Magic Oxygen Literary Competition

We will be planting a tree in Kenya for each entry, so every entrant is a winner! When the contest closes we will email the GPS co-ordinates of your tree to you. The winners of the competition will also have their entry published into a book! Rules: Short Stories up to 4,000 words, excluding title …

Published: December 21, 2014

Founder’s Prize Contest

Guidelines Submissions must be postmarked or submitted online between September 1 – October 31. For additional submission guidelines, visit our general submissions page. ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS (preferred) 1. Group up to 5 previously unpublished poems into one document – upload a single file in .doc or .docx .rtf or .PDF format 2. Cover letter in the …

Published: December 20, 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

Pacifica Literary Review Poetry Contest (Issue #5)

Pacifica is proud to announce that we will be holding a poetry contest for Issue #5 (Winter 2015), judged by Linda Bierds. To be considered for this contest, you must submit no more than 3 poems to this category in a single document. Authors may submit only once to this contest. Submissions containing more than …

Published: December 17, 2014

Clear Creek Writers 2014 Contest

The Clear Creek Writers invite you to enter our second writing contest. We will accept entries between September 1, 2014 and January 4, 2015. Winners will be announced before the end of January. There Are Two Categories PROSE – fiction – maximum 1500 words – double spaced – 12 point POETRY- any form – any …

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

The Art Young Memorial Award for Poetry

There’s an artist, so forgotten, that one almost believes he couldn’t have possibly existed – because when you see what he created, you think, how could somebody with such insight, such clarity, such incite, such vision, ever get lost to the fractals of time…yet this is exactly how one might describe the legacy of Art …

Published: December 16, 2014