Flash fiction competition: #MicroTime!

Are you capable of saying a lot in a little? Welcome to the Sweek MicroFiction Challenge! Write a short story of 200 words max, incorporating the word ‘time’ and win $50 as well as get published in the Sweek Microfiction book! In each round, you need to incorporate a given word in an original and …

Published: January 5, 2018


Enizagam is a literary journal featuring poetry, fiction, and interviews by writers from all over the world. Our content is comprised of submissions from writers living in the U.S. and beyond, as well as the winning and finalist entries of our annual contest: the Enizagam Literary Awards in Poetry and Fiction. Enizagam holds First North …

Published: January 5, 2018

Blazing Lantern Fiction Prize

We seek complete, exceptional, unpublished (or self-published) novels by gifted Midwestern writers. Our ideal book length is 30,000 to 150,000 words. Longer works may be considered.

Published: January 5, 2018

Lazuli Literary Group Writing Contest

We love work that is linguistically, intellectually, and emotionally demanding of the reader. We want literary works that grow in complexity upon each visitation. Writers we admire are Zadie Smith, Virginia Woolf, Tom Wolfe, Charles Dickens, Thomas Mann, Robert Musil, Tom Stoppard, Vladimir Nabokov and James Baldwin. GUIDELINES -Both previously published and unpublished works are …

Published: December 1, 2017

Snake Nation Review Young Writers’ Competition

Publishing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry as well as showcasing photography and art, this literary journal welcomes submissions by young adults nationwide throughout the year until January 2018. Essays contain a 5,000 word limit, and poetry contains a 60 line limit. Previously published work is not accepted: all well-written, standout compositions on any topic …

Published: December 1, 2017

“My Beauty Lies Within” Poetry Writing Contest

Poem Must Reflect the Theme of the Contest. It Can Be Written Through the Dynamics of What Beauty Means to You (Physically, Spiritually, Emotionally or Mentally) Maximum 40 Lines Entry Must Be Original, In English, Unpublished, and Unproduced at the Time of Submission.

Published: December 1, 2017

“Portraits” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent – Deadline December 31, 2017

| Theme: Portraits of people and animals tell such great stories. They evoke emotion. They suggest deeper meaning. They tell us about someone else, and maybe even ourselves. Sometimes they’re just beautiful. Or shocking. Or surprising. Share your PORTRAITS with words or imagery. | Eligible Submissions: Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other …

Published: December 1, 2017

The Wild Onion Novella Contest

We are seeking novella submissions between 20,000 and 40,000 words that exemplify the best of Curbside’s style—work that is gritty, experimental, speculative, weird, humorous, or any compelling combination of the above. And as always, we’re looking for diverse, extraordinary voices. The winning entry will be published in Summer 2018 as a limited and numbered print …

Published: December 1, 2017

Nimrod Write Night

Join Nimrod International Journal for Nimrod Write Night, October 20th, 6:30-8:30pm, the opening night for our Conference for Readers and Writers. Write Night features an Author Reception and special Author Chat, reading, and book signing with poet Jericho Brown, winner of the American Book Award and author of PLEASE and THE NEW TESTAMENT, and fiction …

Published: October 19, 2017