Fiction

Tanka Poetry Contest

For this contest you are challenged to write a Tanka poem. Tanka is a form of poetry that often follows a specific syllable count. line 1 – 5 syllables line 2 – 7 syllables line 3 – 5 syllables line 4 – 7 syllables line 5 – 7 syllables So it contains five unrhymed lines …

Published: April 3, 2017

The Third Drapers Guild Short Story Contest

This month we announced the winner of the Second Drapers Guild Short Story Contest: Michelle Harris for an excerpt from her novella, “Lovers and Boyfriends”. The contest is open to all fiction shorter than a novella — any genre, we are more interested in the quality of the writing than the subject matter.

Published: April 3, 2017

Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Award

CONTEST DEADLINE EXTENSION WRITERS–Good news! The deadline to enter the 2017 Bethlehem Writers Roundtable SHORT STORY AWARD competition for unpublished, paranormal stories of 2000 words or fewer has been extended to April 30. So if your plot deals with ghosts, ESP, or other aspects of the paranormal, this would be a great competition for you. …

Published: April 3, 2017

Draft to Dream

The Draft to Dream Book Competition is ideal for the independent author, put on by AuthorU, a nonprofit author resource organization. Participants also receive their scoring sheets, and some feedback on their manuscripts after the competition. Winners are announced at the AuthorU Extravaganza in September.

Published: April 3, 2017

Ink & Insights 2017

A writing contest that focuses on giving feedback to all contestants. Four separate judges read and score each submission, as well as give feedback on many aspects of story building and writing technique. Learn your strengths and weaknesses while competing with your peers. Writers enter for the feedback. The contest is just a bonus.

Published: April 3, 2017

“Orange” International Call For Artists and Writers by ArtAscent – Deadline April 30, 2017

| Theme: The colour between red and yellow in the visible spectrum, orange is associated with meanings of warmth, optimism, enthusiasm, transition, health, happiness, fun, creativity and freedom. Orange is stimulating, vibrant and flamboyant. It is the colour of vivid sunsets, fire, vegetables, flowers, fish, citrus fruits, marmalade, traffic cones, life rafts and Cheetos. Orange …

Published: April 3, 2017

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Summer 2017

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who enjoys expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry or writing a story that’s worth telling everyone! And welcome to all, having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash …

Published: April 3, 2017

Jabberwock Review Nancy D. Hargrove Editors’ Prize in Fiction and Poetry

Each fiction entry should consist of a single short story of any length—though please keep in mind that our entire journal runs 90-100 pages. (Novel excerpts may be submitted if they are self-contained.) Each poetry entry should consist of 1-3 poems. The winning entry may be for a single poem or group of poems. All …

Published: April 3, 2017

3 Line Poem

Write a poem with only three lines that follows a specific syllable count to enter this contest. This poem has the following syllable counts: 5/7/5 or 5/7/7. Example: By milky moonlight (5 syllables) your silky skin upon mine (7 syllables) ignites a great desire.(7 syllables)

Published: April 3, 2017