Fiction

Owl Canyon Press Short Story Hackathon

Writers are invited to create and submit a short story consisting of 50 paragraphs. The contest provides the first and last paragraph (see below) and the short story writer crafts the rest.

Published: June 8, 2018

Write to 15 Minute Audio Prompt | 1st Place = $50

Endless Beautiful has a contest running with our partners over at Literative.com until June 20, 2018. Entrants just need to use the Endless Beautiful Session as a prompt and enter what they come up with. All materials for the contest can be found at the link provided below. 1st place = $50, 2nd = 25, …

Published: June 1, 2018

Dante Rossetti Awards – Chanticleer Int’l Writing Contest

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring stories of all shapes and sizes written for a Young Adult audience and those who love reading YA novels. Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dystopian, Mystery, Paranormal, Historical, Romance, Literary, we will put them to the test and choose the best Young Adult Books among them. First …

Published: June 1, 2018

ServiceScape Short Story Award

For this writing award, any genre or theme of short story is accepted. All applicants should submit their original unpublished work of short fiction or nonfiction, up to 5,000 words. Along with receiving an award for $1,000.00 USD, the winner will have his or her short story featured within our blog, which reaches thousands of …

Published: June 1, 2018

Minute Poetry Contest

A Minute Poem is a poem with a specific syllable count. Each stanza has a 8-4-4-4 syllable count structure. It usually has 3 stanzas that are exactly the same. So: 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables. See an example in the contest announcement.

Published: June 1, 2018

The Apparitionist National Ghost Story Competition

“Write the scariest story you can think of! Tryon Arts & Crafts School’s The Apparitionist National Ghost Story Competition is back by popular demand! Submit your original story 5,500 words or less by Aug. 27! Head Judge this year is Michael Zam Co-Creator, Producer and Writer of FX’s hit “Feud: Bette & Joan”! Win a …

Published: June 1, 2018

Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition

Regulus Press is small, privately-held publisher dedicated to encouraging extraordinary fiction and poetry. Located in the Pacific Northwest, Regulus Press is pleased to announce its inaugural short story competition. The Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition is open to all. To enter, writers must provide an original story of up to 3000 words in any genre. The …

Published: May 18, 2018

150 Words Flash Fiction

Write a story using exactly 150 words to enter this flash fiction writing contest. The topic is open – write about anything. Just watch the word counter!

Published: May 18, 2018

Salamander 2018 Fiction Contest

Salamander magazine will award cash prizes of $1,000 and $500 plus publication for the two best fiction stories. 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 font. Multiple entries are acceptable, …

Published: May 18, 2018