Fiction

The Golden Key Flash Fiction Open

The Golden Key is delighted to announce our second flash fiction contest, judged by Carmen Maria Machado. The winner will receive $150 and publication in Issue 8 (Fall/Winter 2017). We will be accepting submissions of flash fiction (up to 500 words) via Submittable through July 31. The fee for entry is $4 for one piece, …

Published: June 21, 2017

S13 Writing Contest

S13 run a periodic flash fiction writing contest. Limit of 513 words. The current contest theme is ‘Betrayal’ and is due to close on the 31st Aug.

Published: June 21, 2017

Free Novel Writing Contest

This boutique publishing firm offers a full-fledged publishing deal to its contest winner. Submit a novel of 20,000 words or more in any fiction genre (no fanfic, short stories or poetry) and if it’s selected, Inkitt will provide you with professional editing, a cover design, and 25 percent royalties. They also have a strategy to …

Published: June 21, 2017

The Northwestern University Summer Writers’ Conference

Join a community of writers at Northwestern University for a three-day institute on writing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The program, which is now in its 13th year, includes a diverse array of workshops, panels, keynote speakers, networking events, and literary readings. Learn how to make dialogue pop with Juan Martinez, edit your writing with Rebecca …

Published: June 13, 2017

Six Word Poetry Contest

Write a poem using only six words. You can write about anything but your poem must have exactly six words.

Published: June 13, 2017

Typehouse Literary Magazine Open Fiction Contest

We are pleased to announce Typehouse Literary Magazine’s first biennial Open Fiction Contest! Prizes: $150 for first place and publication $50 for second place and consideration for publication $25 for third place and consideration for publication We are thrilled to announce that our finalist judge for this contest is Rachel M. Harper! Rachel M. Harper …

Published: June 13, 2017

ABC Poetry Contest

For this contest you are challenged to write an ABC poem. This poem only has one stanza. It has five lines. The first letter of the each of the first four lines follow the order of the alphabet while the last line can be any letter whatsoever. For example, a poet might choose to use …

Published: June 13, 2017

Sweek short story writing contest: #Unbelieavabletales

We invite you to write a story that will take our breath away – full of epic love, adventures, magical creatures, superheroes or mysteries. Are you up for a challenge and can you write unbelievable fiction in less than 1,000 words? Write your story in any genre, upload it on Sweek and have a chance …

Published: June 13, 2017

Cinquain Poetry

Share a cinquain poem. This poem only has five lines. Each line has a specific number of syllables. Line 1 – 2 syllables. Line 2 – 4 syllables. Line 3 – 6 syllables. Line 4 – 8 syllables. Line 5 – 2 syllables. Write about anything. Just follow the format.

Published: June 13, 2017

Romance Writing Contest

Share a romance story. In this story you will bring two people together that may not know that they should be together. Get your reader to cheer for these two to get together.

Published: June 5, 2017