FULL DETAILS: Let’s talk about love! With Valentine’s day slowly approaching and love vibes in the air, it is time for a new Sweek competition. This time for all love & romance fans: #SWEEKLOVE! Of course, other genres are more than welcome to participate, as long as your story has a love plot! TOPIC …

Published: February 10, 2017

Jelly Bucket Editor’s Prize for Poetry and Prose

Jelly Bucket Editor’s Prize in Poetry and Prose. Winners in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction receive $100 and publication, plus a reading and free tuition at the 2017 Bluegrass Writers Studio summer residency. Deadline: April 1st. $10 per entry in each genre. Visit for details.

Published: January 24, 2017

The 2017 Scythe Prize

Rusty Scythe Publishing seeks previously unpublished short stories and essays to be included in a printed collection, The 2017 Scythe Prize. The goal of the collection is to celebrate new voices in a rare, printed book that includes both fiction and creative non-fiction from current undergraduate and graduate college students. Submissions are invited from college …

Published: January 24, 2017

Ruminate’s William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

Ruminate Magazine announces the William Van Dyke Short Story Prize. First place winner will receive a $1500 cash prize along with publication. Runner-up recipient will receive $200 cash prize and publication. The prize is open to all genres of fiction. $20 Entry fee also includes a complimentary copy of Ruminate. You may submit one fiction …

Published: January 20, 2017

Field of Words Short Story Competition

The Field of Words short story competition offers substantial cash prizes as well as online publication to monthly finalists. Successful entrants have their work promoted across the Field of Words social media channels where they have around 25,000 followers. Get ready to showcase your story to the world!

Published: January 20, 2017

Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize

The Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize honors internationally celebrated North Carolina novelist Thomas Wolfe. The prize is administered by the Great Smokies Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. The competition is open to all writers regardless of geographical location or prior publication. Submit two copies (if submitting by mail) of an unpublished …

Published: January 20, 2017

Doris Betts Fiction Prize

The competition is open to any writer who is a legal resident of North Carolina or a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network. North Carolina Literary Review subscribers with North Carolina connections (lives or has lived in NC) are also eligible. The competition is for previously unpublished short stories up to 6,000 words. Multiple …

Published: January 20, 2017

Cinquain Poetry

Write a Cinquain poem for this poetry contest. Every line in this poem 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.

Published: January 20, 2017

States of the Union Editor’s Choice

States of the Union is a book about the results of the 2016 presidential election. We are currently seeking contributors. Non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and art will all be accepted for submission. We would be honored to hear your thoughts and capture your voice. Thanks to a patron of the arts founding our Editor’s Choice Award, …

Published: January 20, 2017

Flying South 2017

All entries and payments must be received between March 1 and May 31, 2017. The editors reserve the right to extend the deadline if necessary. Submit your entries and fees to In the cover sheet section for each entry, include your name, address, telephone, & email address. Also indicate the category to which you’re …

Published: January 20, 2017