Red Hen Press Short Story Award

This award is for a previously unpublished short story, open to all writers and themes. Previous applicants are encouraged to submit to the 2015 Short Story Award. Entry fee is $20 for two stories, 25-page limit per story. Name should appear on cover sheet only. Send SASE for notification. Entries must be postmarked by July …

Published: June 30, 2015

2016 Miami University Press Novella Prize

The Miami University Novella Prize is awarded annually to a novella-length manuscript of original fiction (18,000–40,000 words). The 2016 judge is Margaret Luongo. Visit for more information.

Published: June 29, 2015

Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers

Join Nimrod International Journal for an all-day writing conference with workshops in fiction, poetry, memoir, young adult fantasy, finding a literary agent and more. Also featured will be panel discussions, readings, and the chance to sit down for a one-on-one editing session with an experienced editor. Key guests include fiction writers Karen Russell and Molly …

Published: June 29, 2015

First Annual Short Fiction and Non-Fiction Contest

Story|Houston is looking for previously unpublished narratives of 3,000 to 6,000 words. Guest judge Lacy M. Johnson, author of the memoirs Trespasses and The Other Side, says, “Send me stories (fictional or nonfictional) that are at once urgent and elegant, risky and insightful; that have never been told before, that burst at the seams, that …

Published: June 29, 2015

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The competition is for unpublished short stories up to 3000 words on any theme.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