Archive for June 8th, 2013

WILDA HEARNE Flash Fiction Contest

8 June 2013

 Deadline: October 1. $500,

publication in Big Muddy.

Best short-short story, 500 words or less.

$15 fee includes copy of Big Muddy with winning story.

Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest, Southeast Missouri State University Press, MS 2650 One University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.


Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction

8 June 2013

This annual national short fiction contest features a first place $2,000 cash award, and includes an invitation to an awards dinner on the campus of Rosemont College on Friday, October 11, 2013. New for 2013: a second place cash prizeof $500 and third place cash prize of $250. The winning stories will appear in the Fall 2013 print and online issue ofPhiladelphia Stories. The Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction is made possible by the generous support of the McGlinn, Hansma, and Dry families.

Contest Submission Guidelines:

  • Submission period: EXTENDED DEADLINE TO JUNE 15, 2013.
  • Previously unpublished works of fiction up to 8,000 words.
  • Multiple submissions will be accepted for the contest only. Simultaneous submissions are also accepted, however, we must be notified immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Only authors currently residing in the United States are eligible.
  • Submissions will only be accepted via the website.
  • There is a $10 reading fee for each story submitted.
  • All entrants will receive a complimentary one-year membership to Philadelphia Stories.
  • Winners will be announced by October 1, 2013.

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8 June 2013

ENTRY FEE £6, £10 or £15
The competition is open to anyone worldwide who has not published a complete book. We are looking for creative submissions in one of three categories: Poetry, Fiction or Life Writing. £300 will be awarded to the winner in each category and their work will be published in Wasafiri. Deadline July 26, 2013.

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8 June 2013

The contest is open to any professional or non-professional writer, regardless of nationality, who has never been the author of a published mystery. All manuscripts submitted must be original works of book length (no less than 220 typewritten pages or approximately 60,000 words) written in the English language by the contestants. Murder or another serious crime or crimes is at the heart of the story, and emphasis is on the solution rather than the details of the crime.The story’s primary setting is the Southwestern United States, including at least one of the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah. (The decision of the Competition’s judges as to whether or not a manuscript qualifies will be final.) If a winner is selected, St. Martin’s Press will publish the winning manuscript by offering to enter into its standard form author’s agreement with the contestant. The winner will receive an advance against future royalties of $10,000.

Deadline August 1, 2013.

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