“Blue” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

The competition theme is “Blue.” Shades, spaces, feelings of blue. Show us what blue means to you. Entries may include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Writers retain copyrights.

Published: January 7, 2014

Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry

We love words! And even more than words, we love seeing what you do with them. So submit today, tomorrow, or anytime before December 31st for a chance to win $500 and be published in Issue 61 of Bayou Magazine.

Published: December 20, 2013

Colorado Prize for Poetry

The Colorado Prize for Poetry is an international literary contest started in 1995. Each year’s prizewinner receives a $2,000 honorarium and publication of his or her book by the Center for Literary Publishing and distribution by the University Press of Colorado. Manuscripts must be between 48 and 100 pages. Individual poems may be previously published, …

Published: December 17, 2013

1,000 Prompts, 1,000 Dollars

How to Enter: 1. Pick a prompt from one of the 10 available pages. 2. Write your story and make sure it’s between 500 and 1,500 words. 3. Prepare your story as a post on your own blog or website. Include a link at the end of your post to the prompt you used and …

Published: December 5, 2013

Iowa Review Awards

Submit up to 25 pages of prose or 10 pages of poetry. All manuscripts are considered for publication. Submit through regular mail or online submission manager during the month of January. Judges will be Robyn Schiff (poetry), Rachel Kushner (fiction) and David Shields (nonfiction).

Published: December 5, 2013

Winter Anthology Writing Contest

Submit a group of poems, a single story or essay or a manuscript (up to 50 pages) of a full-length novel, novella or collection of short stories or essays. Judged by Andrew Zawacki. Submit by regular mail or through online submission manager.

Published: December 5, 2013

Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award

Submit a 50 to 60 page manuscript of vignettes. Can be poetry, prose or a combination of both. Maximum 60 poems. Prose should be approximately 800 words per piece, maximum 20,000 words total. Submit through online submission manager.

Published: December 5, 2013

Third Coast Poetry and Fiction Contest

Send up to three poems or a short story of up to 9,000 words. Fiction judged by Ramona Ausubel. Poetry judged by Cathy Park Hong. Submit by postal mail or through online submission manager.

Published: December 4, 2013