Fiction

Nowhere Magazine Spring 2018 Travel Writing Contest

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Nowhere Magazine is given twice yearly for a travel-specific short story, long-form creative nonfiction piece or essay that possesses a powerful sense of place, character or time. Unpublished and published pieces that have not previously been chosen as a contest winner are eligible. Submit your 800- to 5,000-word …

Published: March 26, 2018

Write-to-Publish Conference

You will hear what editors, publishers, and agents in the Christian market are looking for and meet with them one-on-one to discuss your ideas and manuscripts. You also will learn how to write a variety of publishable manuscripts, improve your writing skills, find appropriate markets for your ideas, and deal with the business side of …

Published: March 26, 2018

UNO Press Publishing Lab Prize

The University of New Orleans Press is excited to announce that our fourth annual UNO Press Publishing Lab Prize is now open. We love to champion new writers. The first winner of the Lab Prize, Margo Littell, published her debut novel with us, Each Vagabond By Name. Melanie McCabe’s first book of nonfiction, her memoir …

Published: February 27, 2018

Stories to Change the World

Because literature defines our expectations, we need voices from all walks of life describing positive and possible futures. Your task to dream of a world answering, “What if some things go right?” and then describe life in that world. This contest is for youth and adults, all writing levels.

Published: February 27, 2018

Rhyming Poetry Contest

Share a poem with a rhyme. That is the challenge of this poetry contest. Write a poem of any type but ensure that there is a clear rhyme scheme.

Published: February 27, 2018

5-7-5 Poetry Contest

A 5-7-5 poem is a three line poem. It has a specific syllable count which is 5-7-5. So the first line has 5 syllables. The second line has 7 syllables. The third line has 5 syllables again. Write about anything. The topic is open. It’s a fun poem to write.

Published: February 27, 2018

Jabberwock Review’s Nancy D Hargrove Editors’ Prize in Fiction and Poetry

DEADLINE: March 15 One winner in fiction and one in poetry each receive $500 and publication in Jabberwock Review. All finalists are considered for publication. All entrants receive a one-year (two-issue) subscription beginning with the prize-winning issue. Each fiction entry should consist of a single short story of any length—though please keep in mind that …

Published: February 27, 2018

Tell A Story In A Poem Poetry Contest

The challenge of this poetry contest is to write a story. But you should write your story as a poem. Can you tell a complete story as a poem? See an example of this type of story telling in the contest announcement.

Published: February 27, 2018

A Very Short Story Contest

It may be apocryphal, but the story goes that Ernest Hemingway won a bet by writing a short story that ran fewer than ten words. One version of the story places the bet at the famed Algonquin “round table.” Whether true or not, there is an actual bet-winning short story attributed to Hemingway: For sale. …

Published: February 27, 2018

150 Word Flash Fiction

The challenge of this writing contest is to write a complete story with only 150 words. You must use exactly 150 words. The topic is open so write about anything.

Published: February 27, 2018