Fiction

Hourglass Literary Magazine (Deadline Extended)

Detailed instructions for submissions: SHORT STORY should not exceed 7000 words or be less than 700 words. Entry fee: $15 USD ($25 for submitting up to three pieces). POEMS should not have more than 3500 words. WRITERS CAN SUBMIT UP TO THREE POEMS/SONGS. ESSAYS Essays should not exceed 9000 words or be less than 1000 …

Published: May 4, 2017

2017 Salamander Fiction Contest

Salamander magazine will award cash prizes of $1,000 and $500 plus publication for the two best fiction stories. Final judge is Christopher Castellani. All entries will be considered for publication. All entries will be considered anonymously. Send no more than one story per entry. Each story must not exceed 30 double-spaced pages in 12 point …

Published: May 4, 2017

Dribble Flash Fiction

The challenge of this contest is to write a complete story with only 50 words. You can write about anything but will need to watch the word count.

Published: May 4, 2017

Twist in the Tale Writing Competition

Our Twist in the Tale competition is sure to be popular. All you need to do is craft a story that has a surprise ending. That’s it. But, they are not always as easy as they seem so remember to build up the momentum in the story and surprise us at the end. You have …

Published: May 4, 2017

Pennsylvania Writers Conference

The Pennsylvania Writers Conference is designed to engage, educate and empower the literary community. If you’re a passionate writer, reader, or both, join us on the campus of Wilkes University to learn more about fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting and playwriting. July 30 to Aug. 5 Wilkes University With a keynote reading from Pulitzer Prize-winning …

Published: April 20, 2017

Lune Poetry Contest

A Lune is a three line poem with a specific syllable count. It has 5 syllables in the first line, 3 syllables in the second line and 5 syllable in the final line. Rhymes are not required. Write about anything.

Published: April 20, 2017

2018 Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest

In its nearly two centuries of existence, The Saturday Evening Post has published short fiction by a who’s who of great American authors, including Ray Bradbury, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Louis L’Amour, Sinclair Lewis, Jack London, Joyce Carol Oates, Edgar Allan Poe, Anne Tyler, and Kurt Vonnegut, among so many others. Now you have the …

Published: April 20, 2017

Napo Poem – Celebrate National Poetry Month

Write a Napo to celebrate this special month. A Napo is a poem with only four stanzas. Each stanza has only four lines. Each line in the stanza has only four syllables. A Napo is a poem to help celebrate National Poetry Month which is April.

Published: April 20, 2017

Adelaide Literary Awards 2017

Categories: Adelaide Literary Magazine Poetry Award 2017 Adelaide Literary Magazine Short Story Award 2017 Adelaide Literary Magazine Essay Award 2017 Eligibility: Open to all English, Portuguese, or Spanish language authors (of any age, ethnicity, gender or orientation) for the best poem, short story, and creative nonfiction essay. Allowed length of a SINGLE submission: – for …

Published: April 20, 2017

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Fiction Contest

Eligibility: – This contest is open only to writers who have not yet published a book of fiction. Published books include self-published books with ISBN numbers. Those who have published books in other genres besides fiction remain eligible. – Only previously unpublished stories will be accepted. – Stories submitted to this contest in previous years …

Published: April 20, 2017