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Short Story #02 and Comdedy #01 at indelibleChaos.com

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

Essay Tigers Writing Contest

Minimum word count – 700 words, maximum word count – 1100 words. Awards: Winner – $250, First runner up – $100, Second runner up – $100. Choose one of the topics: 1) According to Jim Morrison, a friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. Does social media allow to experience friendship …

Published: June 23, 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

Knoxville Writers’ Guild’s annual writing contest

Submissions for the annual Knoxville Writers’ Guild writing contest will be accepted now through Sunday, June 15. Contestants may enter their work in several categories including poetry, creative nonfiction, novel excerpt, one-act play and screenwriting. In addition to the Leslie Garrett Award for Literary Fiction, this year KWG offers additional fiction categories for romance, crime/mystery, …

Published: June 11, 2014

“Hidden” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

The call theme is “Hidden.” Unseen, unknown, mysterious, cryptic, masked, clouded, puzzling, esoteric. Show us what hidden means to you. Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). The mission of ArtAscent is …

Published: June 11, 2014

Lucille’s Legacy Publishing’s 2014 Storytelling Competition

Stories should be unpublished, true, or written as though they were true. We are looking for inspiring, motivational or humorous tales about such subjects as overcoming adversity, an extraordinary act of kindness, about defeating odds, etc. Basically anything that touches our hearts and evokes strong, positive emotion. We are looking for a range of stories …

Published: June 7, 2014

Alfie Dog Fiction International Short Story Prize

The competition is open to any writer over the age of 18 writing in the English language. The closing date for entries is midnight UK time on 30th September 2014. Stories submitted must be the author’s own original and unpublished work. Unpublished excludes any story which has been made available to the public in any …

Published: June 4, 2014

Writers’ Police Academy

The Writers’ Police Academy offers the most hands-on, interactive and educational experience writers can find to enhance their understanding of all aspects of law enforcement and forensics. This is a one of a kind event, featuring real police, fire, and EMS training at an actual police academy. Top instructors and experts from across the U.S. …

Published: May 6, 2014

Renegade Word 2014 Writing Contest

Seeks short creative nonfiction writing based on the prompts shared on our website. What exactly do we mean by “creative nonfiction”? In essence, we want to read true stories told in a literary way. That means we’re open to memoir, personal essays, original journalism, historical essays, or basically any other literary forms that are based …

Published: April 24, 2014