Fiction

Lit POP 2017

Lit POP The Tenth Anniversary Edition The POP Montreal International Music Festival and Matrix Magazine have teamed up or the tenth consecutive year to bring you the most innovative and exciting literary competition on Earth. We are celebrating our tenth anniversary by opening submission eligibility to Europe and featuring both one of fiction’s rising stars …

Published: August 9, 2017

Minute Poetry Contest

A minute poem has three stanzas. Each stanza has four lines that follow the following syllable count: 8-4-4-4. So the first line has 8 syllables. Second, third and fourth line have four syllables.

Published: August 9, 2017

Did you hear that?

Write a story that begins with the sentence “Did you hear that?” You can write about anything but your story must begin with this sentence.

Published: August 9, 2017

Let There Be Light

  Write a 2,000-word fictional short story using any nuance, definition, or understanding of the word “light.”

Published: August 2, 2017

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