Young Adult

Driftless Unsolicited Novella Contest

The 2016 Driftless Unsolicited Novella contest seeks 20,000-40,000 word novellas, with a strong preference for submissions from authors of color, LGBTQ+ writers, and women. Two winning novellas will receive a $250.00 cash prize, a publication contract, and royalties for the novella with Brain Mill Press. The cash prize is not an advance against royalties. Royalties …

Published: May 12, 2016

Dream Quest One Poetry Contest – Summer 2016

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, form or style for a chance to win cash prizes! Visit our website for detail on how to enter.

Published: May 12, 2016

The Great Break Short Story Contest by The Writer Magazine

I need a break. I broke through. Don’t break my heart. Those are the breaks. Break out! It’s time for your Big Break in the short story form. Frame a short story using any nuance, definition or understanding of the word “break.” Write 2,000 words of fiction and submit it to The Writer by April …

Published: February 12, 2016

International Rubery Book Award

This is an international award for self-published books or those published by independent presses. We have secured three high profile judges for our 2016 awards: Booker shortlisted author Clare Morrall, poet and Stand winner Jeff Phelps and author, dramatist and lecturer William Gallagher.

Published: February 8, 2016

Laramie Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring cowboys, the wild west, pioneering, civil war and early North American history. Eligibility: Work must be at least 40,000 words in length. Books may be published, unpublished, indie or traditional. More eligibility requirements: Submissions are online, entries must be the full work as PDF or …

Published: February 3, 2016

Dante Rossetti Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring stories of all shapes and sizes written to an audience between the ages of about 12 to 18. Science fiction, fantasy, dystopian, mystery, paranormal, historical, romance, literary. We will put them to the test and choose the best young adult books among them. Eligibility: Work must …

Published: January 28, 2016

Cygnus Award

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring space, time travel, life on other planets, parallel universes, alternate reality and all the science, technology, major social or environmental changes of the future that author imaginations can dream up. Hard science fiction, soft science fiction, apocalyptic fiction, cyberpunk, time travel, genetic modification, aliens, super …

Published: January 21, 2016

TMCC Writers’ Conference

Meet outstanding creative leaders who will help you hone your craft, better market your work and explore your publishing options. Some of the topics include writing successful query letters, instilling authenticity into your work, building anticipation, going from self-published to a major publishing house, screenwriting and much more. Our list of presenters and literary agents includes …

Published: December 19, 2015

YA! 2015

ELIGIBILITY: This is an open call for writers who write young adult fiction. Your story must be for a young adult audience, defined here as a work for a readership between the ages of 12 to 18. The protagonist, story theme and POV should be within the same age range. You must be the owner …

Published: December 12, 2015

Leapfrog Press Fiction Contest

Unpublished novels, novellas and short story collections over 22,000 words. Novels may be adult, young adult (YA) or middle grade (MG). We look for literary fiction and mainstream fiction, including science fiction. Generally we are less interested in strict genre fiction, but if a manuscript is good and grabs our attention, we don’t care what …

Published: November 27, 2015