Fiction

Short Story Competition 2018: My Best Story

You fully own the rights of your wondrous hard-worked short stories! Winners grant The Short Story Project the right to publish winning short stories online. You may submit any story that you own the rights to, whether it was previously published online or not.

Published: August 27, 2018

20 Syllables Poetry Contest

Write a poem that has exactly 20 syllables to enter this poetry contest. You can write about anything. Just ensure that your poem has 20 syllables exactly when you enter it.

Published: August 27, 2018

CRAFT Elements Fiction Contest

What makes your fiction stand out? When we read stories, we often note their strength in a certain element of craft. Perhaps the setting—a place the reader has never been or is very familiar with—is perfectly rendered. Perhaps the dialogue brings the characters to life but also reveals subtext. Perhaps a character is drawn so …

Published: August 27, 2018

Six Word Poetry Contest

Can you write a poem with only 6 words? The challenge for this poetry contest is to share a complete poem with only six words. Cash prize.

Published: August 27, 2018

Dribble Flash Fiction

Write a story with only 50 words to enter this writing contest. Write about anything but your finished story must have exactly 50 words.

Published: August 27, 2018

Haiku Poetry Contest

For the Haiku Poetry Contest your challenge is to write a three line poem. Haiku generally follows the 5-7-5 syllable count. So the first line has 5 syllables, second line has 7, third line has 5 again.

Published: August 17, 2018

Chattahoochee Valley Writers 12th annual contest

The Chattahoochee Valley Writers 12th annual contest is open to all, deadline is September 1, 2018. Categories are fiction, poetry and one-act plays. Low entry fee of $10, cash prizes. Submit up to 5 poems, up to 5,000 word short story, or a one-act play. See https://chattwritersweb.org/ for details on how to submit your work.

Published: August 17, 2018

Midwest Review

Submit up to 6,500 words of fiction. Simultaneous submissions are okay; let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Previously unpublished submissions only. Entries must be submitted online via Submittable. $500 prize and publication in Midwest Review for the winning entry. All entries, whether selected as finalists or not, are considered for publication. …

Published: August 17, 2018

75 Words Flash Fiction

Write a story using only 75 words to enter this flash fiction writing contest. Write about anything but be careful of the word count.

Published: August 17, 2018

Halloween Poetry Contest

Share your poem about Halloween to enter this poetry contest. Write a poem of any type. Just keep the subject in mind.

Published: August 17, 2018