Science Fiction

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 GUIDELINES -Both previously published and unpublished works are …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

2018 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award

Since 2008, the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Awards have recognized the best stories from the previous year told through various media utilizing the elements of mystery, thriller, and/or suspense. Judges are professional writers, book reviewers, librarians, academics, and—in specialized cases—specific industry peers. The focus is on quality, not popularity.

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

“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

Atlantis Short Story Contest

In its seventh year, the Atlantis Short Story Contest accepts entries from unpublished authors around the world who write their short stories in English and do not exceed the length of 2,500 words. We are looking for short stories that create exciting new worlds with dynamic characters. Our goals are to mentor and foster talent …

Published: December 1, 2017

Pennsylvania Writer’s Conference

The Pennsylvania Writers Conference is designed to engage, educate and empower the literary community. If you’re a passionate writer, reader, or both, join us on the campus of Wilkes University to learn more about fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, and playwriting. Past speakers include National Poetry Slam Finalist and the 2007 Legend of Slam Jason …

Published: October 19, 2017

SweekStars: Discovering the stars of storytelling!

We are on a quest to find the most talented, most addictive, most original…the Sweekest writers! Impress our juries and readers with your writing skills and get a chance to be discovered as well as win great prizes, including the grand prize of $1000! Are you an absolute storytelling talent? Join now! All further details: …

Published: October 19, 2017

Lazuli Literary Group / AZURE 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.

Published: October 19, 2017

F-BOM Quarterly Flash Fiction Contest

Can’t get enough science fiction, fantasy, and feminism? F-BOM is excited to announce our new flash fiction contest! Free to enter. Two submissions per person, each no more than 100 words long. Submissions will be guest-judged by F-BOM author partners. Winners will receive a combination of the prizes listed above, depending on whether they receive …

Published: October 19, 2017