Fiction

Sports Fiction & Essay Contest

Bringing together physical culture and literary culture, submit a previously unpublished work with a sports-related theme. Each entry can contain up to 6,000 words and each entrant can submit as many entries as they’d like. Submit via email or online submissions manager.

Published: May 28, 2013

Pearl Short Story Prize

Submit a previously unpublished short story up to 4,000 words. Open to all types of fiction, but look mostly for coherent, well-crafted narratives containing interesting, believable characters and meaningful situations. All entries are considered for publication in Pearl’s annual fiction issue. Submission period: April 1 – May 31

Published: May 28, 2013

Jerry Jazz Musician Short Fiction Contest

Awards the best original, previously unpublished work of fiction three times a year. Writing should appeal to readers with interest in music, social history, literature, politics, art, film and theatre, particularly that of the counter-culture of mid-twentieth century America. Submit a 1,000 to 5,000 word story as an email attachment.

Published: May 28, 2013

Debut-Litzer Award

Hosted by Late Night Library, the contest awards debut fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books published between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. Winners selected in each genre. Judged by Paul Collins (nonfiction), Leslie Jamison (fiction), and Traci Brimhall (poetry).

Published: May 28, 2013

Gival Press Novel Award

The 9th annual award will be given to the best original previously unpublished literary novel between 30,000 and 100,000 words.

Published: May 28, 2013

The Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award

Sponsored by the St. Jerome’s University English Department, the contest is open to Canadian citizens or residents who have no yet published a first novel or short story collection. All submissions will be considered for paid publication in the magazine. Submit via online form.

Published: May 28, 2013

New York Book Festival Author of the Year

The 2015 New York Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring books worthy of further attention from the world publishing capital. The event will be held June 19-20 in Manhattan. The 2015 New York Book Festival will consider published, self-published and independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, children’s books, young adult, …

Published: May 20, 2013