Fiction

Your Laugh Line’s Humorous Book Awards

Your Laugh Line wants to save the world with laughter. The organization does it through books, by finding an assortment of humorous works each week to promote to their newsletter and social media subscribers. Now they are hosting their inaugural Humorous Book Awards: a search for the funniest books published in 2017. The contest has …

Published: February 16, 2018

Flash 500 International Novel Contest

This international annual novel competition, now in its sixth year, closes on 31st October 2018. The judges will be the senior editors at Crooked Cat Publishing.

Published: February 16, 2018

5th Annual Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest

The Mark Twain House & Museum is accepting submissions for the 5th Annual Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest. Submissions must be no more than 7,000 words. Two entry categories: Adult and Young Writer. Submissions do not have to be about Mark Twain or in Mark Twain’s style. Submissions must be received by July 1, 2018. …

Published: February 16, 2018

Tanka Poetry Contest

A Tanka is a five line poem that follows the structure of a Haiku with two extra lines. So the first line has five syllables, second has 7, third has 5 again. The twist is the last two lines each have 7 syllables. So it is 5-7-5-7-7. Write about anything.

Published: February 16, 2018

Sweek Flash Fiction Competition: #MicroHeart

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Sweek and write a piece of flash fiction including the word “heart” in your story! 3 weeks, 250 words max. and an open topic (you only have to use the word ‘heart’ anywhere within the plot). Do you want to get discovered and win $50? Submit your #microheart story on Sweek!

Published: February 16, 2018

I Imagine – Poetry Contest

Write a poem of any type. But there is a catch. Start your poem with the words “I Imagine”. You can write about anything and write it any way you wish. Just start with those two words.

Published: February 16, 2018

Crook’s Corner Book Prize

The $5000 Crook’s Corner Book Prize is given annually for best debut novel set in the American South (author may live anywhere). Books published between January 1, 2017 and May 15, 2018 may be submitted by authors or publishers. Self-published books are eligible, but e-books are not. Young adult books are not eligible. This year’s …

Published: February 16, 2018

Springing Into Love

Contest Deadline – All submissions must be received by February 24, 2018 by 11:59PM to be considered for the anthology. No exceptions or extensions will be given. MAXIMUM WORD COUNT – 20,000 MAXIMUM SUBMISSIONS – 2 per author (not pen name) NO FAN FICTION – All characters must be created by you as well as …

Published: February 16, 2018