“Travel Less Ordinary” Writing Competition

Stash Hotel Rewards’ first annual travel writing competition “Travel Less Ordinary” is now live! Stash is encouraging people to write up to 500 words about an unforgettable trip. Whether it’s a story about snorkeling in the Pacific or hiking in the woods of Maine, Stash wants to hear about it. Three winners will be selected …

Published: January 21, 2016

Epiphany Magazine Spring Contest

Epiphany has published a Nobel Prize winner and helped an unpublished writer become a National Book Award Finalist. Anything goes. This is our annual spring contest. This year, the categories are: – Fiction, judged by Rebecca Curtis – Nonfiction, judged by Kathryn Harrison – Poetry, judged by Vijay Seshadri – Under 30 (prose), judged by …

Published: January 13, 2016

Carteret Writers 2016 Contest

CARTERET WRITERS’ 25th annual contest is open to submissions from Jan. 1 through Mar. 8, 2016. Categories include flash fiction, fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children’s. You need not be a member of Carteret Writers to enter. All judging is blind.

Published: January 1, 2016

Indiana Review

Now in its 38th year of publication, Indiana Review is a non-profit literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the talents of emerging and established writers. Our mission is to offer the highest quality writing within a wide aesthetic. As a biannual literary review, IR considers previously unpublished fiction, poetry, essays and art. IR is edited and managed …

Published: December 31, 2015


Wildness wants work that evokes the unknown. The lostness; the distance. We want stories that linger just out of reach. We want to follow you into the blue that’s nestled inside your dreams. We are currently looking for poetry, prose, essays, art and photography. Please send your work to us using the email address: [email protected]

Published: December 30, 2015

Thought Notebook Journal

Thought Notebook Journal is an award-winning literary and visual art journal providing a global platform of thought for emerging and known writers and artists. It is a unique intersection between science and the humanities, encouraging deep thinking to understand humanity’s thoughts through study and inquiry. The journal is available to an international audience in print …

Published: December 29, 2015

Thought Collection Publishing

Thought Collection Publishing is an indie publisher supporting social change through our narrative nonfiction publications. We partner with literary and visual artists to produce collections of stories and art that expand life perspectives. We work with artists who have an open mind to the world’s diversity and want to learn, grow and share their talents …

Published: December 28, 2015

EssayMama Winter Essay Writing Contest

Deadline – February 29, 2016. Submit your essays from November 1, 2015 till February 19, 2016. Essays will be checked by EssayMama team of professional writers and editors from March 1 – March 8, 2016. Scale – from 0 to 100 points. You can get extra points for extra social sharing (see the information below). The final …

Published: December 26, 2015

Best Writing About Love

What does LOVE mean to you? We want your fiction, non-fiction, poetry or artwork, exploring love in any of its myriad expressions: romantic, platonic, parental and more. We know there is a whole world of love out there. Write it. Draw it. Paint it. Then send it in. All submitted works must be original and …

Published: December 20, 2015