Katauta Poetry Contest

Write a poem to a lover. But the poem must have three lines only. And it must have a syllable count of 5-7-5 or 5-7-7. So this is similar to a haiku but instead of being about nature it is about a lover.

Published: May 30, 2017

The Caledonia Novel Award

We are an Edinburgh-based, international award for unpublished and self-published novelists, in any genre for adults and YA. This year’s judge is Madeleine Milburn, literary agent and director at Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency.

Published: May 30, 2017

UNO Press Publishing Lab Prize

The University of New Orleans Press is looking for full-length fiction manuscripts, either novels or short story collections, for the third annual Publishing Lab Prize. The selected author will receive a thousand dollar ($1,000) advance on royalties and a contract to publish with UNO Press. The work does not have to be regionally focused. There …

Published: May 30, 2017

Nonet Poetry Contest

This is a poem with nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second line eight syllables, the third line seven syllables, etc… until line nine that finishes with just one syllable. Share a poem on any subject. You do not have to have rhymes.

Published: May 30, 2017

The Monkey Collection

Our members choose the best 15 stories to be published as part of our Monkey Collection every three months. Everyone who submits a story can become part of The Monkey Collective, a group of writers collaborating to improve their work. Go to to find out more.

Published: May 30, 2017

Sweek short story writing contest: #Storytellers

We believe that everyone has a story to tell and that to be human means to tell stories. We invite all of you to share your best story with the world! But this time, we have a different challenge! Can you say a lot in a little? Submit your short story in 500 words or …

Published: May 30, 2017

Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Award

This year’s judge is Benjamin Percy. Open to everyone over the age of 18. International entries welcome. You and your entry do not need to be associated with New Mexico, we publish a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction globally. All fiction and creative nonfiction will be eligible despite genre, form, subject, or length. So …

Published: May 30, 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: May 30, 2017

Love Poem

Share a love poem to enter this poetry contest. All poetry types accepted but share a poem from the heart to one you love to enter.

Published: May 30, 2017

ABAB Poetry Contest

The challenge of this contest is to write a poem that has an A-B-A-B rhyme scheme. See an example in the contest announcement.

Published: May 4, 2017