Science Fiction

Short Story Competition 2018: My Best Story

You fully own the rights of your wondrous hard-worked short stories! Winners grant The Short Story Project the right to publish winning short stories online. You may submit any story that you own the rights to, whether it was previously published online or not.

Published: August 27, 2018

L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest

This 35 year old contest has launched the careers of 12 New York Times bestsellers. Quarterly winners – 12 annually are published in the anthology that is now a national bestseller every year. The contest also pays for your trip to Hollywood where you get a week-long workshop with the contest judges and great advice …

Published: August 27, 2018

Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conference

The Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conference returns in 2018 with Jennifer Horne, Poet Laureate of Alabama, Nick Norwood, director of the Carson McCullers Center, screenwriter Ty Manns, children’s book author Steve Scott, and Columbus’s own David Johnson, among other authors and literary celebrities. The annual event will be held at the historic Springer Opera House, the …

Published: August 17, 2018

San Antonio Writer’s Guild Annual Contest

The San Antonio Writers’ Guild’s 27th annual writing contest welcomes non-fiction, poetry, and multiple genre categories in long and short fiction. The contest is open to all writers. Entries may include other languages, real or imagined, but must be primarily in English. The deadline for entry is 11/30/2018 with very generous discounts for earlier entries.

Published: August 2, 2018

Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers

Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry will host its annual Conference for Readers and Writers at The University of Tulsa on October 20th, 2018. The Conference offers the opportunity to hear from and work with dozens of distinguished authors. This year’s participants include fiction writer Rilla Askew, Oklahoma Book Award winner and author of …

Published: July 6, 2018

Sweek Flash Fiction Competition: #MicroDoor

– Write 250 words (max.) of prose including the sentence “She/he has/had to find the door…” anywhere within the story, – Add #MicroDoor tag either in the main title of the story / its description / tags section to take part in the challenge, – You can participate no matter where you are from although …

Published: July 6, 2018

Sweek Asteroid Day 2018 Writing Campaign

– Global contest – 250 – 5,000 words – Fiction or non-fiction – The story must revolve around the topic of asteroids (interpreting this prompt is crucial) – Include tag #SweekSpace to participate

Published: July 6, 2018

Sweek Flash Fiction Competition: #MicroDoor

– Write 250 words (max.) of prose including the sentence “She/he has/had to find the door…” anywhere within the story, – Add #MicroDoor tag either in the main title of the story / its description / tags section to take part in the challenge, – You can participate no matter where you are from although …

Published: July 6, 2018

Eyelands Book Awards

Welcome to Eyelands Book Awards, an international competition for both published and unpublished books, organized by Eyelands Literary Magazine in collaboration with Strange Days Publications. We have been organizing fiction competitions for the past 8 years with increasing success, giving the opportunity to writers from all over the world to see their work published in …

Published: July 6, 2018