Crime/Thriller

Stories That Need to Be Told

Stories change us. Stories determine how we see the world. Stories change the world. That’s why this contest has only one category—the story. Whether you consider it fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, as long as it tells a story, it fits. One grand prize winner will receive $1,000, and 5 additional winners will each receive $200 …

Published: July 6, 2018

The Writer Summer Flash Contest 2018

  Summer seems like the right time to write short. Show us your very best work in any genre, fiction or nonfiction. The catch? We’ll only accept works that are 1,000 words or less.   Not the writing contest for you? Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear when we launch a new writing …

Published: July 5, 2018

Write to 15 Minute Audio Prompt | 1st Place = $50

Endless Beautiful has a contest running with our partners over at Literative.com until June 20, 2018. Entrants just need to use the Endless Beautiful Session as a prompt and enter what they come up with. All materials for the contest can be found at the link provided below. 1st place = $50, 2nd = 25, …

Published: June 1, 2018

ServiceScape Short Story Award

For this writing award, any genre or theme of short story is accepted. All applicants should submit their original unpublished work of short fiction or nonfiction, up to 5,000 words. Along with receiving an award for $1,000.00 USD, the winner will have his or her short story featured within our blog, which reaches thousands of …

Published: June 1, 2018

The Apparitionist National Ghost Story Competition

“Write the scariest story you can think of! Tryon Arts & Crafts School’s The Apparitionist National Ghost Story Competition is back by popular demand! Submit your original story 5,500 words or less by Aug. 27! Head Judge this year is Michael Zam Co-Creator, Producer and Writer of FX’s hit “Feud: Bette & Joan”! Win a …

Published: June 1, 2018

Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition

Regulus Press is small, privately-held publisher dedicated to encouraging extraordinary fiction and poetry. Located in the Pacific Northwest, Regulus Press is pleased to announce its inaugural short story competition. The Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition is open to all. To enter, writers must provide an original story of up to 3000 words in any genre. The …

Published: May 18, 2018

Headmistress Press Charlotte Mew Annual Chapbook Contest

Headmistress Press, a lesbian-identified publisher of books by LBT poets, is proud to announce our fourth annual Charlotte Mew Chapbook Contest. Our judge for this year is Ching-In Chen. We will be accepting submissions from May 4 to July 4, 2018 through Submittable, and will announce a winner in the fall.

Published: May 18, 2018

Duolingo’s Call for Stories

Duolingo, the world’s largest online language learning platform, is holding an open call for submissions to Duolingo Stories (https://stories.duolingo.com/). Selected stories will be published online (in multiple languages). If your story is selected, Duolingo will grant you a $500 payment and will reserve the right to modify, adapt, and translate your story. All stories should …

Published: May 18, 2018