Aura Estrada Short Story Contest

Annual fiction contest for previously unpublished short stories up to 5,000 words. 2014 contest judge is Kiran Desai. Submit using online submission manager or via regular mail.

Published: July 15, 2014

The Sixth Annual Dialogue Only Contest

Contest begins June 1, 2014. All initial submissions up to 2,000 words must be received by September 15th. Winners will be announced by October 19th. Judges: The order of winners will be determined by the staff of Bartleby Snopes and our two guest judges, Ronald Friedman and Ben Tanzer. Prizes: A minimum of $500 will …

Published: July 15, 2014

Short Story #02 and Comdedy #01 at

Short Story #02: We are looking for short stories and shorter stories (submission guidelines for word limit) for an indelibleCHAOS anthology. For Short Story #02 you aren’t bound by a particular theme or genre. Multiple submissions are allowed per author. How many entries will be selected? As many ridiculously perfect entries we get! Comedy #01: …

Published: July 13, 2014

Tagore-O.Henry Short Story Contest ’14©

After the stupendous success of the Tagore-O.Henry Short Story Contest 2013, Finaldraft Editing & Publishing plans to continue with the heritage contest in 2014! Prize money total this time: CAD$1000 Submit your short stories for Tagore-O.Henry Short Story Contest ’14© Sponsorship for the prizes are also welcome! Sponsors will get special privileges in the contest …

Published: July 11, 2014

Merrimack Media First Annual Writing Contest

Merrimack Media, a self publishing and promotion company, is offering an exciting opportunity to win a complete publishing package as well as other valuable prizes that will put you on your way to publishing your book. The prizes range from our $1999 publishing package for design and publication of your paperback and ebook and many …

Published: July 9, 2014

Weta Nichols Writing Contest

Ozarks Romance Authors (est. 1987) invites you to submit the first chapter (up to 2,500 words) of your unpublished novel plus 200 words of flap copy to win prizes and a chance to be read by one of the agents or editors serving as the final judges. Contest is open to both published and unpublished …

Published: June 21, 2014

Writers’ Police Academy’s Golden Donut Short Story Contest

The Writers’ Police Academy is pleased to continue the Golden Donut short story contest in 2014. The rules are simple—write a story about the photograph posted on the WPA website using exactly 200 words. We are extremely pleased to announce that the judge for the 2014 Golden Donut Short Story Contest is one of the …

Published: June 19, 2014

Gateway to the Best Contest

The Gateway to the Best Contest is hosted by the Missouri Romance Writers of America. All entries must have a romance that is central to the story with the exception of the young adult (YA) category which emphasizes the characters’ growth as they overcome conflict and may or may not include a romantic relationship. The …

Published: June 18, 2014

Spark Contest Six – You are Here

The theme for this contest has several lofty terms: self-reflection, introspection, epiphany. We’ve chosen a simpler way to describe it: “You Are Here.” Good stories give us characters we can connect to—maybe not like them, but at least make us care what happens to them. The best stories go further and show some progression, development, …

Published: June 18, 2014