Fiction

Bartleby Snopes 7th Annual Dialogue Only Contest

Contest begins June 1, 2015. All initial submissions up to 2,000 words must be received by September 15th. Winners will be announced by October 19th. Compose a short story entirely of dialogue. You may use as many characters as you want. Your entry does not have to follow standard rules for writing dialogue. Your entry …

Published: June 26, 2015

TulipTree’s Stories That Need to Be Told Contest

The stories we tell ourselves and each other shape our lives and how we live with others, that’s why we want to hear your stories. Whether you consider it fiction or nonfiction, or even poetry, if it tells a story, it fits!

Published: June 26, 2015

2015 Short Story Competition

The competition is for unpublished short stories up to 3000 words on any theme. Entrants must be 18 or over. Entries may be made online or by post. The competition judge is the award winning crimewriter, Leigh Russell.

Published: June 24, 2015

Tethered By Letters’ Summer 2015 Literary Contest

We are currently accepting submissions for our short story contest (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction contest (55, 250 or 500 words) and poetry contest (max of three pages per poem). TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters and fresh writing styles. All winners will be published in F(r)iction. All …

Published: June 22, 2015

New Rivers Press Electronic Book Series

New Rivers Press is seeking manuscripts from new and emerging authors in the genres of fantasy, horror, mystery, romance, science fiction, thriller/suspense, westerns, young adult, inspirational and all sub-genres within and across those categories, for The New Rivers Press Electronic Book Series, an eBook-only series that publishes popular fiction titles with literary value. Manuscripts will …

Published: June 22, 2015

Artificium short fiction and poetry contest

Artificium is currently accepting submissions for our short fiction, poetry and very short fiction competitions. We are looking for accomplished writing, full of style and intelligence, demonstrating a passion for language. Plots and themes that intrigue, captivate and make us think. Any genre, as long as the quality of writing is high. Entries for our …

Published: June 18, 2015

The Virginia Prize for Fiction 2015

Aurora Metro Arts and Media, the Twickenham-based arts organization, is delighted to announce the fourth Virginia Prize competition for the best new fiction by a woman writing in English. The Prize In 2009, to celebrate 20 years of success as a small independent publishing house based in Richmond upon Thames, Aurora Metro launched a new competition …

Published: June 17, 2015

The Writer’s “Crime Pays”

“Crime fiction deals with the mysteries we all face: What’s going to happen? How will it end? Will good triumph over evil? Can we find order in the chaos? It does not limit a good writer but makes every aspect of the human experience available to the writer and to the reader.” –David C. Taylor, …

Published: June 17, 2015

Seeking Humor Books

Humor Writers: here’s a chance to promote your work and for some “overdue recognition.” We are seeking content written with a sense of humor. All genres are accepted as long as humor is a dominant part of the writing. Judges are looking for quality, attention-grabbing prose that make readers smirk, laugh out loud or embrace …

Published: June 15, 2015