Mystery

PNWA Unpublished Fiction & Nonfiction

The PNWA Writing Contest has awarded quality writers for over sixty years. The contest has twelve popular categories, a total of $12,000 in price money, and every qualified entry received two critiques from readers. Finalist entries are read by agents and publishers from around the country.

Published: November 1, 2016

Nancy Pearl Book Award

PNWA’s Nancy Pearl Book Award is a NEW literary contest designed to recognize recently published works by PNWA members. Books with an original copyright date of 2015 can be submitted for consideration. Winners will be announced at the 2016 PNWA Conference (July 28 – 31), will receive $1000 in cash prizes and one month of …

Published: November 1, 2016

Fresher Writing Prize

Every year, Fresher Publishing hosts writing competitions for various categories and offers prizes that help new writers put their foot onto the ladder and launch their writing careers. We’re based at Bournemouth University in Dorset, UK.

Published: October 24, 2016

2016 New Wrinkle Publishing Writers Contest

Over the years, storytelling has taken many forms. The written word, music and visual art each tell a story in a unique way, but film has taught us that sometimes the combination is magic. New Wrinkle Publishing was created to bring an intriguing idea to life. Why not give a book the same treatment as …

Published: October 24, 2016

Fiction War

A BRAND NEW seasonal writing competition giving writers THREE DAYS to produce a small masterwork (1000 words or fewer).

Published: October 24, 2016

New Wrinkle Publishing Writers Contest

Over the years, storytelling has taken many forms. The written word, music and visual art each tell a story in a unique way, but film has taught us that sometimes the combination is magic. New Wrinkle Publishing was created to bring an intriguing idea to life. Why not give a book the same treatment as …

Published: October 24, 2016

The Novelist

Inkitt’s newest contest is accepting full length, original fiction novels of +40,000 words.

Published: October 24, 2016

24-Hour Short Story Contest – Winter, 2017

On the date of the contest, at start-time, we send out the topic for that specific contest to all registered entrants, while also posting it on WritersWeekly.com. Entrants must be registered before the contest begins and there is a limit of 500 participants per contest. Entrants then have 24 hours to write and submit their …

Published: September 26, 2016

Our Darkest Hours

Write a fictional short story using any nuance, definition, or understanding of the word “dark.” Word count: 2,000 words or less. For complete submission guidelines, visit writermag.submittable.com. • The submission deadline is midnight eastern time on November 15th, 2016. • The entry fee is $25 (including processing fees). All entries MUST be submitted through Submittable …

Published: September 26, 2016

WritersWeekly.com Fall, 2016 24-Hour Short Story Contest

The WritersWeekly Fall, 2016 24-Hour Short Story Contest is THIS WEEKEND! The fall contest always has a crispy, cool theme and it’s our favorite each year! In case you’re not familiar with our quarterly contest, this is how it works. On the date of the contest, at start-time, we send out the topic for that …

Published: September 16, 2016