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Pride Month 2018: LGBTQ+ #SweekPride Writing Contest

– Open topic as long as the main characters represent the LGBTQ+ community, – 5,000 words max. (can be less!) of prose or poetry, – Previously published stories and all literary genres are allowed, – Take part by joining Sweek.com for free and uploading your entry with #SweekPride tag.

Published: July 6, 2018

Stories That Need to Be Told

Stories change us. Stories determine how we see the world. Stories change the world. That’s why this contest has only one category—the story. Whether you consider it fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, as long as it tells a story, it fits. One grand prize winner will receive $1,000, and 5 additional winners will each receive $200 …

Published: July 6, 2018

The Writer Summer Flash Contest 2018

  Summer seems like the right time to write short. Show us your very best work in any genre, fiction or nonfiction. The catch? We’ll only accept works that are 1,000 words or less.   Not the writing contest for you? Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear when we launch a new writing …

Published: July 5, 2018

Sweek Flash Fiction Competition: #MicroDay

– Write 250 words (max.) of prose including the word “day” anywhere within the story, – Add #MicroDay tag either in the main title of the story / its description / tags section to take part in the challenge, – It is your chance to get discovered and published via Sweek self-publishing!

Published: June 8, 2018

ServiceScape Short Story Award

For this writing award, any genre or theme of short story is accepted. All applicants should submit their original unpublished work of short fiction or nonfiction, up to 5,000 words. Along with receiving an award for $1,000.00 USD, the winner will have his or her short story featured within our blog, which reaches thousands of …

Published: June 1, 2018

Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition

Regulus Press is small, privately-held publisher dedicated to encouraging extraordinary fiction and poetry. Located in the Pacific Northwest, Regulus Press is pleased to announce its inaugural short story competition. The Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition is open to all. To enter, writers must provide an original story of up to 3000 words in any genre. The …

Published: May 18, 2018

Duolingo’s Call for Stories

Duolingo, the world’s largest online language learning platform, is holding an open call for submissions to Duolingo Stories (https://stories.duolingo.com/). Selected stories will be published online (in multiple languages). If your story is selected, Duolingo will grant you a $500 payment and will reserve the right to modify, adapt, and translate your story. All stories should …

Published: May 18, 2018

NCWN 2018 Squire Summer Writing Workshops

The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as panels, readings, and open mics. The faculty includes fiction writer Elaine Neil Orr, nonfiction writer Paul Cuadros, and editor Rob Greene (Raleigh Review). Attendees will study one genre with one instructor over the course of the weekend. Registrants should be ready to …

Published: May 18, 2018