Posts Tagged ‘fiction contest’

The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers

5 May 2017

One of the oldest “little magazines” in the country, Nimrod has continually published new and extraordinary writers since 1956.  We are dedicated to the discovery of new voices in literature, and with the Francine Ringold Awards we aim to recognize even more talented new poets and fiction writers. The Francine Ringold Awards are open only to writers who have had no more than two previous publications, allowing writers at early stages of their careers to compete against one another and be honored for their achievements.

Submission deadline is July 15th, 2017. 

The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers honor the work of writers at the beginning of their careers.

Prizes: $500 prizes will be awarded in both the fiction and poetry categories, and the winning manuscripts will appear in the spring issue of Nimrod. Winners will have the chance to work with the Nimrod board of editors to refine and edit their manuscripts before publication.

Contest Rules

Eligibility: Open only to writers whose work has not appeared or is not scheduled to appear in more than 2 publications. (Self-published works or works with a distribution of less than 100 copies are not considered toward the count of 2 publications.)

  • Poetry: Up to 5 pages of poetry (one long poem or several short poems)
  • Fiction: 5,000 words maximum (one short story or a self-contained excerpt from a novel)
  • All work submitted must be unpublished.
  • Work submitted may be on any theme, any subject.
  • The contest is open internationally.
  • Include a cover sheet containing title(s), author’s name, full address, phone, and email.
  • Omit author’s name on manuscript.

Dates: Contest opens May 1st, 2017. Postmark Deadline: July 15th, 2017.

Online Submissions: Work may be submitted online using our online submission manager system: https://nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit.

Postal Submissions: Clearly indicate “Ringold Contest Entry” on both the outer envelope and the cover sheet. Staple manuscript if possible; if not, please bind with a heavy clip. Include SASE for results only; manuscripts will not be returned. The results will be posted on Nimrod’s website.

Mail to:

Nimrod International Journal

Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers–Fiction or Poetry (indicate the appropriate category)

The University of Tulsa

800 S. Tucker Dr.

Tulsa, OK 74104

Entry Fee: Each entry must be accompanied by a $12 fee, which includes both the reading fee and a copy of the spring issue ofNimrod. Make checks payable to Nimrod. Writers may submit multiple entries, but each entry must include its own $12 fee.

 

Nimrod International Journal

800 S. Tucker Dr.

Tulsa, OK 74104

(918) 631-3080

www.utulsa.edu/nimrod

www.facebook.com/nimrodjournal

www.nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit

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Romance Me: A Novel Contest

2 December 2016

ROMANCE ME

Be it historical or contemporary, a grand love story or the gripping tale of a torrid affair,

through December 15, 2016, submit your Romance novel for the chance to win prizes

and be read by judges from Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Hachette Book Group.

This is an open call for writers of romance novels targeted towards an adult audience

or a young adult/adult crossover audience. The submission must be a Romance novel,

i.e. a narrative that is driven by a romantic relationship and has a satisfying ending.

Deadline December 15, 2016.

First prize $200, second prize $100, third prize $50.

All three winners become featured submissions to the partner publishers and agents.

Fill out the forms and upload a minimum of the first 30 pages.

Complete manuscripts are welcome.

Visit the website:  https://www.authors.me/romance-contest/

Krampusnacht 2 submission info

20 May 2016

As you may know, Krampus, Santa’s dark companion, is in the spotlight these days. Thousands of people across the globe celebrate Krampusnacht on December 5 of each year. And the movie, Krampus, was a hit during the 2015 holiday season. Krampusnacht: Twelve Nights of Krampus, which I anthologized, and World Weaver Press published, was a hit as well, so we’re publishing another volume. For now, it’s just called Krampusnacht Two. World Weaver Press andEnchanted Conversation are behind this anthology too.

Remember, Krampus is the “corrective” to Saint Nick or Santa’s indulgence and generosity. He carries a switch, and chains and sometimes throws very rotten children in a basket he carries on his back. He has horns, hooves, and a creepy, long tongue. He’s horrible and fascinating at the same time. You can learn a lot about him simply by Googling, and you should read Krampusnacht: Twelve Nights of Krampus as well, to see what we like. But we are interested in new, fresh stories, not retreads of what we have already published. This site is especially great for Krampus information.
Although the book is yet to be named, we hope you’ll explore every possible Krampus angle via short stories. He’s a nasty old dude, and we hope your imaginations will get the better of you.

Now for the fine print. Rights and compensation: Payment: $10 from Enchanted Conversation and paperback copy of the anthology from World Weaver Press. We are looking for previously unpublished works in English. We are seeking first world rights in English and exclusive right to publish in print and electronic format for six months after publication date, after which publisher retains non-exclusive right to continue to publish for life of the anthology.

Deadline: August 15, 2016. 

Length: Under 10,000 words. But not less than 1,000.

Submission method: Email cover letter and story to enchantedconversation[at] gmail [dot] com with the subject line “Krampus Anthology – story title.” Cover letter should contain your name, contact info (email), story’s title, and approximate word count; no need to summarize the story, let it speak for itself. (Please make sure to check the email address you send the story from–it makes the editing process easier.) Then paste the full story into the body of the email following your letter. Please make it very clear where paragraphs break — this means if your email doesn’t let you indent paragraphs, you’ll need to put an extra space between each paragraph for submission purposes. Do not send unrequested attachments.

Simultaneous submissions = okay. Multiple submissions = no.

Must be 18 years of age or older.

Visit the website:  http://www.fairytalemagazine.com/p/you-know-jolly-old-elf-of-christmas.html

Note from Kate Wolford: I have a strict, no feedback policy about submissions, including why they were rejected. I also do not provide mid-process feedback.

Write your story, change the world

18 May 2016

New Contest Seeks to Change the Future


Contest Partners with Award-Winning Author to Elevate New Voices

A university-based civic innovation office has launched a new writing competition to create a roadmap for the city of tomorrow. FutureScapes Writing Contest seeks short works of fiction of up to 8,000 words that envision life in future “Cities of Empowerment.”


The contest offers a $2,000 first-place prize, a $1,000 second-place prize, and $500 to each of four additional finalists as well as publication in an anthology that will be distributed to mayors, governors, and members of Congress. There is no entry fee, and winners will be published alongside prominent, established authors of science fiction.


“This contest really takes seriously the notion that ‘life imitates art,’” said Luke Peterson, contest director. “We want to use fiction to give policymakers a vision of what might be.”


Finalists will be judged by Hugo Award-winning author Mary Robinette Kowal. This year the theme of the contest is “Cities of Empowerment,” and those interested in entering are encouraged to carefully read the rules and theme for the contest before preparing a contest entry. Deadline: JULY 15, 2016

Visit the website for details on how to enter:  http://futurescapescontest.org/

Sponsored by Utah Valley University

Chaucer Awards

23 March 2016

Chaucer Awards

Deadline:

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Entry Fees:

$55

Prizes:

Prizes: Chanticleer Book Reviews runs 14 genre writing competitions during the year, all together there are 78 first place category winners, who receive a Chanticleer prize package (including ribbon, book stickers and digital badge, and an editorial book review and marketing package (over $345 value), 14 grand prize genre winners, who receive $200, and 1 overall grand prize winner, who receives $1,000.

Grand prize winners announced in April 2017 at our Chanticleer Awards Gala. The gala features includes a PNW dinner buffet and is a part of our Chanticleer Authors Conference, which hosts authors from around the world and focuses on the business side of writing.

Description:

Chanticleer Book Reviews is seeking for the best books featuring pre-1750s historical fiction, including pre-history, ancient history, classical, world history (non-western culture), Dark Ages and Medieval Europe, Renaissance, Elizabethan, Tudor, 1600s.

Eligibility: Work must be at least 40,000 words in length. Books may be published, unpublished, indie or traditional. More eligibility requirements: http://www.chantireviews.com/contests/contest-guidline/

Submissions are online, entries must be the full work as PDF or DOC file format. Fee: $55

Genre: Historical fiction pre-1750s

Categories:
Pre-historical fiction
Ancient historical Fiction
Dark Ages, Medieval, Renaissance
Elizabethan/Tudor
1600s
World/international history pre-1750s
Americas – historical fiction pre-1750s

Contact Information:

editor@chatireviews.com (website form for entries please)

Visit the website:

http://chantireviews.com/services/#!/Historical-Fiction-Contest/p/21521105/category=5193080

Hourglass Literary Magazine Writing Contest

23 March 2016

Hourglass Literary Magazine Writing Contest

Deadline:

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Entry Fees

Entry fee: $13.59 per paper ($20 for up to three pieces); except for poetry, where up to three submissions are accepted for $13.59.

Prizes

Best Short Story ($1,000)
Best Poem ($1,000)
Best Essay ($1,000)

The jury, comprising highly-respected authors Sibelan Forrester, Jelena Lengold and John K. Cox, has the right to give a special prize (US$ 500 for entry in each category).

Ten finalists in each category will be published in the first issue of the literary magazine.
All published works will be financially compensated and finalists will be provided with one copy of the printed edition of the Hourglass Literary Magazine.

Description

Hourglass Literary Magazine is an annual and bilingual magazine published in print and digital form in English, as well as the languages of the region (BCMS).

The international competition is open to all authors writing in English or any of the BCMS languages. No theme, genre limitations or boundaries. Work must be original and unpublished. One author can compete in all categories, for all three awards respectively. Limited multiple submissions are allowed (as well as simultaneous submissions).

We want to achieve an intercultural mélange, which is first and foremost literary. We aim to pose a series of questions on the pages of Hourglass Literary Magazine, such as: What are poetics and the formal solutions and (pre)dominant themes for authors who write in English? What remained of post-modernism, textual acrobatics and semantic gymnastics (John Barth, Robert Coover, Ronald Sukenick, etc.)? “Return to tradition”? How does the “Beat” generation echo in the work of contemporary writers? Where do we write from? What do we write about when we write about love?

Contact Information

Information about contest: contest@hourglassonline.org
Press inquiries: press@hourglassonline.org
Board and editorial staff: hourglass.literary.magazine@gmail.com
Voki Erceg, Editor-in-Chief: vokierceg@hourglassonline.org

Visit the website:

http://www.hourglassonline.org/

Limnisa short story competition 2016

23 March 2016

Limnisa short story competition 2016

Deadline:

Friday, April 15, 2016

Entry Fees

No entry fee. Please like and share our Facebook page.

Prizes

One week writing holiday by the sea. Full board, accommodation in private room. See more information on the Limnisa website.

Description

A yearly competition. We are looking for short stories between 1,000 and 3,000 words in English. Open to all nationalities. We welcome stories on any subject coming from any genre, but what we are looking out for is writing with spark and conviction.

Contact Information

For questions contact Mariel on: entries@limnisa.com

Visit the website:

http://www.limnisa.com

Last Call! THE FLORIDA REVIEW EDITORS’ AWARDS

23 March 2016

THE FLORIDA REVIEW EDITORS’ AWARDS

$15 ENTRY FEE.

For prose, submit up to 25 pages.

For poetry, submit up to five poems.

Deadline March 31, 2016.

Winners receive $1,000 and publication.

Finalists are published as well.

Visit the website for details on how to enter: http://floridareview.cah.ucf.edu/editorsinfo.php

Last call! The Masters Review Anthology Volume V – Deadline: March 31, 2016

23 March 2016

$5000 Awarded – Ten Writers Recognized

Every year The Masters Review opens submissions to produce our anthology, a collection of ten stories written by the best emerging authors. Our aim is showcase ten writers who we believe will continue to produce great work. The ten winning writers are nationally distributed in a printed book with their stories and essays exposed to top agents, editors, and authors across the country. Our third volume was awarded the Silver Medal for Best Short Story Collection through the INDIEFAB Awards in 2015, and our fourth volume published this fall. The deadline to submit to Volume V is March 31, 2016. To learn about past volumes, click here.

Submission Guidelines:

  • fiction and narrative nonfiction
  • 7000 word count maximum
  • international submissions allowed
  • simultaneous and multiple submissions are allowed, but please inform us if your story has been accepted elsewhere
  • previously unpublished work only
  • emerging writers only: cannot have a novel published at the time of submission (self-published authors and writers with published story collections are free to submit. Authors with a contract for a novel are also free to submit.)
  • $20 reading fee per story

Winners Receive:

  • $500 award
  • Publication in a nationally distributed journal
  • Exposure to over 50 literary agencies
  • Contributor’s copy
  • All writers are part of an exclusive mailing. We send our anthology to editors, writers, and literary institutions across the country

“I read your issues like clockwork! I’m a literary agent, and there’s such a great cast of emerging writers on this site that I’m always checking in to see if there’s anyone who might be looking for representation for longer form work.” –VICTORIA MARINI, GELFMAN SCHNEIDER / ICM PARTNERS

“If these are the voices we’ll be hearing from, American literature has an awful lot to look forward to.” –RAMONA AUSUBEL, author of No One is Here Except All of Us and A Guide to Being Born

Deadline: March 31, 2016

The shortlist will be announced on April 15th, 2016.

The winners will be announced on or before May 15th, 2016.

TO SUBMIT A STORY, CLICK HERE:
submit

Visit the website:  http://mastersreview.com/short-story-award-for-new-writers/

MasterClass Provides Aspiring Writers A Once-In-A Lifetime Chance To Co-Author A Book With New York Times Bestselling Author James Patterson

6 March 2016

The world’s bestselling author, James Patterson, will pick a student from his online writing MasterClass to be his co-author.

MasterClass (masterclass.com), the premiere online education platform offering classes taught by the world’s best, announced today a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to collaborate with acclaimed authorJames Patterson. Aspiring authors from around the country can compete for the chance to co-author a novel with the New York Times bestselling writer.

The idea was proposed by Patterson after seeing the quality of work students were submitting in his MasterClass. “There are a lot of people who have the talent, but haven’t been shown the door to walk through. I’ve been surprised and impressed by the passion, devotion and talent of my students. They inspired me to want to help guide one of them through the publishing process. I’m looking forward to reading the submissions that are skillful, fast-paced and unpredictable,” said Patterson.

Students can visit http://www.masterclass.com/jp to signup and enroll in James Patterson’s writing class, where those who wish to enter the competition can submit an original book hook, story summary and a sample chapter. Each stage of the competition is designed to help writers learn how to craft and pitch their novel.  Students submit their initial submission through MasterClass’ website. The initial submission period begins February 16, 2016 and ends Tuesday, March 22, 2016. The top 10 semi-finalists will be awarded $1,000 and, from there, 3 finalists will be awarded $2,500 and given the opportunity to write an outline for their idea. Patterson will select the winner by May 24, 2016 and offer to co-author a future book with them. See Official Rules for details. There is no additional fee after enrollment and submissions are limited to one per student.

In the past year, MasterClass launched a series of popular courses, including those taught by Patterson (writing), Dustin Hoffman(acting), Serena Williams (tennis), and Usher (performance). Each of these classes make it possible for anyone to learn directly from the world’s best.

“The goal of MasterClass is to educate and inspire people around the globe by creating classes from the very best” said David Rogier, CEO and co-founder at MasterClass. “I don’t know if this sort of opportunity has ever been available in history before, and I can’t wait to see it unfold. It’s incredible that James wanted to select a student from his MasterClass to co-author a book with him,” Co-founder, CTO, and Creative Director Aaron Rasmussen added,

About James Patterson’s writing class:
Class synopsis: James Patterson, the author of a record breaking 19 consecutive No. 1 New York Times Best Sellers, teaches you everything he knows about writing a bestseller.

Class Includes:

  • 22 video lessons (3.5 hours)
  • A workbook filled with writing exercises
  • A complete outline of Patterson’s book Honeymoon
  • Additional class materials like excerpts from Patterson’s first drafts.
  • Collaborative learning: students can upload writing samples and receive feedback from other students (and sometimes even James himself!). When James gives feedback, he shares it with the whole class so everyone can learn from it.
  • Class discussions via an online community forum
  • Q&A: James answers select questions submitted by students the whole class can access.

About MasterClass:

San Francisco-based MasterClass was founded by David Rogier and Aaron Rasmussen on the idea that everyone should have access to genius. MasterClass makes it possible for anyone with an Internet connection to learn from the best through immersive online classes from the world’s most esteemed authors, actors, performers, athletes and more. Learn writing from James Patterson; acting from Dustin Hoffman or Kevin Spacey; tennis from Serena Williams; performance from Usher; or singing from Christina Aguilera. MasterClass pairs world-class instructors with Hollywood directors and Silicon Valley engineers to create a brand new type of learning experience. For more information, please visit:  www.masterclass.com.

CONTACT: Marian Koltai-Levine, PMK-BNC, Marian.Koltai@pmkbnc.com, O. +1 212.373.6130 M: +1 914.672.2418; Leesa D’Alto, Director, Moxie Communications, Leesa@moxiegrouppr.com, M. +1 516-524-7913

Narrative Magazine’s Winter Writing Contest

14 January 2016

Winter 2016 Story Contest

OUR WINTER CONTEST is open to all fiction and nonfiction writers. We’re looking for short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction. Entries must be previously unpublished, no longer than 15,000 words, and must not have been previously chosen as a winner, finalist, or honorable mention in another contest.

Narrative winners and finalists have gone on to win the Pushcart Prize,the Whiting Writers’ Award, and the Atlantic prize, and have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, and others. View all the recent awards won by Narrative authors.
As always, we are looking for works with a strong narrative drive, with characters we can respond to as human beings, and with effects of language, situation, and insight that are intense and total. We look for works that have the ambition of enlarging our view of ourselves and the world.
We welcome and look forward to reading your pages.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK.

Awards: First Prize is $2,500, Second Prize is $1,000, Third Prize is $500, and ten finalists will receive $100 each. All entries will be considered for publication.

Submission Fee: There is a $24 fee for each entry. And with your entry, you’ll receive three months of complimentary access to Narrative Backstage.

All contest entries are eligible for the $4,000 Narrative Prize for 2016 and for acceptance as a Story of the Week.

Timing: The contest deadline is March 31, 2016, at midnight, Pacific daylight time.

Judging: The contest will be judged by the editors of the magazine. Winners and finalists will be announced to the public by April 30, 2016. All writers who enter will be notified by email of the judges’ decisions. The judges reserve the option to declare a tie in the selection of winners and to award only as many winners and finalists as are appropriate to the quality of work represented in the magazine.

Submission Guidelines: Please read our Submission Guidelines for manuscript formatting and other information.

Other Submission Categories: In addition to our contest, please review our other Submission Categories for areas that may interest you.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK.

Visit the website:  http://www.narrativemagazine.com/winter-2016-story-contest

L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest

13 January 2016

Writer Contest Rules

Deadline: MARCH 31, 2016

• ENTRANTS RETAIN ALL PUBLICATION RIGHTS

• NO ENTRY FEE IS REQUIRED

• ALL AWARDS ARE ADJUDICATED BY PROFESSIONAL WRITERS ONLY

• PRIZES EVERY THREE MONTHS: $1,000, $750, $500

• ANNUAL GRAND PRIZE: $5,000 ADDITIONAL!

• OPPORTUNITY FOR NEW AND AMATEUR WRITERS OF NEW SHORT STORIES OR NOVELETTES OF SF OR FANTASY

1. No entry fee is required, and all rights in the story remain the property of the author. All types of science fiction, fantasy and dark fantasy are welcome.

2. By submitting to the Contest, the entrant agrees to abide by all Contest rules.

3. All entries must be original works, in English. Plagiarism, which includes the use of third-party poetry, song lyrics, characters or another person’s universe, without written permission, will result in disqualification. Excessive violence or sex, determined by the judges, will result in disqualification. Entries may not have been previously published in professional media.

4. To be eligible, entries must be works of prose, up to 17,000 words in length. We regret we cannot consider poetry, or works intended for children.

5. The Contest is open only to those who have not professionally published a novel or short novel, or more than one novelette, or more than three short stories, in any medium. Professional publication is deemed to be payment of at least six cents per word, and at least 5,000 copies, or 5,000 hits.

6. Entries submitted in hard copy must be typewritten or a computer printout in black ink on white paper, printed only on the front of the paper, double-spaced, with numbered pages. All other formats will be disqualified. Each entry must have a cover page with the title of the work, the author’s legal name, a pen name if applicable, address, telephone number, e-mail address and an approximate word count. Every subsequent page must carry the title and a page number, but the author’s name must be deleted to facilitate fair, anonymous judging.

Entries submitted electronically must be double-spaced and must include the title and page number on each page, but not the author’s name. Electronic submissions will separately include the author’s legal name, pen name if applicable, address, telephone number, e-mail address and approximate word count.

7. Manuscripts will be returned after judging only if the author has provided return postage on a self-addressed envelope.

8. We accept only entries that do not require a delivery signature for us to receive them.

9. There shall be three cash prizes in each quarter: a First Prize of $1,000, a Second Prize of $750, and a Third Prize of $500, in US dollars. In addition, at the end of the year the winners will have their entries rejudged, and a Grand Prize winner shall be determined and receive an additional $5,000. All winners will also receive trophies.

10. The Contest has four quarters, beginning on October 1, January 1, April 1 and July 1. The year will end on September 30. To be eligible for judging in its quarter, an entry must be postmarked or received electronically no later than midnight on the last day of the quarter. Late entries will be included in the following quarter and the Contest Administration will so notify the entrant.

11. Each entrant may submit only one manuscript per quarter. Winners are ineligible to make further entries in the Contest.

12. All entries for each quarter are final. No revisions are accepted.

13. Entries will be judged by professional authors. The decisions of the judges are entirely their own, and are final.

14. Winners in each quarter will be individually notified of the results by phone, mail or e-mail.

15. This Contest is void where prohibited by law.

How to enter, visit: http://www.writersofthefuture.com/enter-writer-contest/

Eden Mills Literary Festival: 2015 Literary Contest

7 May 2015

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2015

Open internationally to aspiring or and modestly published writers, over the age of 16. 

Contest categories:

  • Short story (2500 words max.)
  • Poetry collection ( of 5 poems or less), or
  • one-act play

The best entry in each category will win a $250 prize. Winners will be invited to read a short selection of one to two minutes from their work at the Eden Mills Writers Festival on Sunday Sept. 13, 2015.

Entry Requirements:

  • Include four copies of each submission*
  • On a cover page, include title, with your name address, phone number, and email. Name and contact info should not appear on the copies of your manuscript.
  • Email entries will not be accepted.
  • Manuscripts will not be returned.

Submission Fee:

$15.00 (CDN) per entry. Cheques to be made payable to Eden Mills Writers’ Festival.

*A combination of entries may be sent in one envelope with one payment for each entry (e.g. a short story and a poetry collection, and $30.00).

To submit, mail four copies to:

Laurel Marsolais
39 Bushmills Crescent
Guelph, ON N1K 1T6

For more information, please email:  lmlmarso@gmail.com

Visit the website:  http://edenmillswritersfestival.ca/web/contests/

The Ordinary Guru Contest

6 July 2014

Deadline:

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Entry Fees:

FREE to enter!

Prizes:

First Prize: $5,000
Second Prize: $2,500
Third Prize: $1,500

Description:

Have you ever met an everyday, ordinary guru who helped you break a myth that held you back, sparked insight, or helped you see the world a little differently? If so, tell us your story by entering the Ordinary Guru Contest. You can submit a short story, essay, memoir, photo essay, cartoon,graphic novel or poem.

Whomever/whatever the ordinary guru, your story must embody a personal experience. We’re looking for short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, cartoons, and poems about ordinary gurus. Ordinary gurus teach us what we need to know in order to expand our view of ourselves and the world. These gurus aren’t just people— they can also be anything in nature that offers you an insight or life-lesson, perhaps a pet, a wild animal, or even a tree that helps you see yourself or life differently.

Contact Information:

Nicholas Kent
nick@mindadventure.com

Website:

http://ordinarygurus.com

The Atlantis Short Story Competition 2014

20 June 2014

Cash prizes ($450, first prize is $300) and in-depth feedback await unpublished writers.

No theme or genre restrictions.

Maximum 2,500 words.

Entry fee: starts from $10 (depends on level of feedback wanted when the story does not place)

Deadline: November 30, 2014

Info: http://www.atlantis-shortstorycontest.com/

Contact e-mail: inquiry@atlantis-shortstorycontest.com

For further updates & announcements (dates), check atlantis-shortstorycontest.com !

Call for Submissions Sixth Annual Dialogue Only Writing Contest

31 May 2014

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS–beginning June 1, 2014

Bartleby Snopes Literary Magazine welcomes the opportunity to read your fiction.
We will hold our Sixth Annual Dialogue Only Writing Contest beginning June 1, 2014.
All initial submissions up to 2,000 words must be received by September 15th, 2014. Winners will be announced by October 19th, 2014.
As always, our contest information will post with New Pages and Poets & Writers, as well as on the Bartleby Snopes web page.
Judges: All finalists will be chosen by the Staff of Bartleby Snopes. Five finalists will be submitted to the final round of voting. The order of winners will be determined by the staff of Bartleby Snopes and our two guest judges. This year we are pleased to have last year’s winner Ronald Friedman and author Ben Tanzer (Orphans and Lost in Space) as our guest judges. All decisions regarding contest winners are final.

Prizes: A minimum of $500 will be awarded, with at least $300 going to the grand prize winner. Our five finalists will also appear in Issue 13 of the magazine due out in January 2015. Last year we awarded $945 in prize money. For every entry over 50, an additional $5 will be added to the total prize money.
2014 Prize Structure:
1st Prize: $300 minimum + $3 for every entry over 50
2nd Prize: $100 minimum + $1 for every entry over 50
3rd Prize: $50 minimum + $1 for every two entries over 50
4th Prize: $30 minimum + $1 for every 4 entries over 50
5th Prize: $20 minimum + $1 for every 4 entries over 50

Entry Fee: $10 for unlimited entries (only one entry allowed at a time; see Response/Notification section for more details). Entry fee is due at time of submission and will be collected through Submittable.
Be sure to read our dialogue writing tips for advice on crafting your entry. You can also read our past winners while you’re there.
Bartleby Snopes was named one of Flavorwire’s “Top Ten Online Literary Magazines You Should Be Reading”.
It has nominated yearly for storySouth’s Million Writer’s Award, The Pushcart Prize, and Best of the Net, and has become a force as a short story publication.
We hope to hear from you soon.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS–beginning June 1, 2014
Contest begins June 1, 2014. All initial submissions up to 2,000 words must be received by September 15th. 2014. Winners will be announced by October 19th, 2014. Judges: The order of winners will be determined by the staff of Bartleby Snopes and our two guest judges, Ronald Friedman and Ben Tanzer. Prizes: A minimum of $500 will be awarded, with at least $300 going to the grand prize winner. Our five finalists will also appear in Issue 13 of the magazine. Last year we awarded $945 in prize money.

How to enter:  http://www.bartlebysnopes.com/contests.htm

2014 Eden Mills Writers’ Festival Literary Contest

31 May 2014

Eden Mills Writers’ Festival 2014 LITERARY CONTEST

DEADLINE: JULY 31, 2014

If you have writing within you that must be shared, we encourage you to enter the EMWF’s annual literary contest. Open internationally to new and modestly published writers, ages 16­ and older, the contest requires entrants to submit a short story (2500 words max.), poetry collection (of 5 poems or less), or one­-act play.

The best entry in each category will win a $250 prize. Winners will be invited to read a short selection of one to two minutes from their work at the EMWF on Sunday Sept. 14, 2014.

Entry Requirements:

Include four copies of each submission*

On a cover page, include title, with your name address, phone number, and email. Name and contact info should not appear on other copies. Email entries will not be accepted

Manuscripts will not be returned

Finalists will be notified prior to the Festival, and winners will be announced at the Festival.

Submission Fee:

$15.00 (CDN) per entry. Cheques to be made payable to Eden Mills Writers’ Festival.

*A combination of entries may be sent in one envelope with one payment for all entries. (i.e. a short story and a poetry collection, and $30.00).

To Submit, mail four copies to:

Laurel Marsolais

39 Bushmills Cres.

Guelph, ON N1K 1T6

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2014

For more information, please email lmlmarso@gmail.com or visit our site.

Visit the website:

www.edenmillswritersfestival.ca

The Creative Competitor.com: Writing Contests

31 May 2014
7 Day Creative Writing Challenge

1st Prize:£250

2nd Prize: £200

3rd Prize: £100

4th Prize: £75

5th Prize: £50

Closing date: 5th July 2014

£5 for one entry. Or £7.50 including feedback. 

If you would like a chance of winning £250, all you have to do is to sign up for our 7 Day Creative Writing Challenge which goes live on the 5th July.

http://creativecompetitor.com/creative-writing-competitions/writing-competitions-2014/creative-writing-competitions-july-to-september-2014/7-day-creative-writing-challenge-july/
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First Chapter Writing Competition

1st Prize: £250.00

2nd Prize: £200.00

3rd Prize: £150.00

4th Prize: £100.00

5th Prize: £75.00

Closing date: 12th  July 2014

£4 per submission. Professional feedback is available for an additional £5.00 per submission

This competition is perfect if you have an unpublished novel and would like to enter the first chapter into our fantastic new competition. You can also have your submissions evaluated professionally for an additional £5.00 each.

All we ask is that your first chapter has a maximum of 6000 words and that you are the author. Full details online.

http://creativecompetitor.com/creative-writing-competitions/writing-competitions-2014/creative-writing-competitions-july-to-september-2014/first-chapter-writing-competition/
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Horror Writing Competition

1st Prize: £300.00

2nd Prize: £200.00

3rd Prize: £100.00

Closing date:  1st August 2014

Entry fee: £4.00 per submission

Could you capture the entire atmosphere of a horror story? Could you write such compelling fiction that it makes the reader tingle with anticipation and experience genuine fear? Do you think that you could dip into the bloody thirsty mindset of a serial killer or write with conviction about unspeakable horrors and things that go bump in the night?

http://creativecompetitor.com/creative-writing-competitions/writing-competitions-2014/creative-writing-competitions-july-to-september-2014/horror-fiction-writing-competition/

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Flash Fiction Writing Competition

1st Prize: £150.00

2nd Prize: £100.00

3rd Prize: £75.00

Closing date: 14th August 2014

Entry fee: £3.00 or Free to Creative Competitor Premier1 Write, Learn and Publish members

Using the photo at the website for inspiration, write a complete story in 700 words or less.

http://creativecompetitor.com/creative-writing-competitions/writing-competitions-2014/creative-writing-competitions-july-to-september-2014/flash-fiction-writing-competition/

Salamander 2014 Fiction Prize

31 March 2014

$1,500 Honorarium and Publication
Final Judge: Jennifer Haigh

SUBMIT: Online or by mail from May 15 through June 15, 2014; on-​​line submission available at end of day on May 15th.

Reading fee: $15.00

  • All entries will be considered for publication. All entries will be considered anonymously.
  • Send no more than one story per entry. Each story must not exceed 30 double-​​spaced pages in 12 point font. Multiple entries are acceptable, provided that a separate reading fee is included with each entry.
  • Please submit two separate cover sheets with each entry, one with the title of the story only, and the other with the title of the story and your name, address, phone number, and email. Your name should not appear anywhere on the story itself.
  • Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but the contest fee is non-​​refundable if the submission is withdrawn. Please notify the editors as soon as possible if a submitted story is accepted elsewhere.
  • Previously published works and works accepted for publication elsewhere cannot be considered. Salamander’s definition of publishing includes electronic publication.
  • No handwritten, faxed, emailed, or poorly copied/​printed manuscripts will be considered.
  • Salamander will not consider work from anyone currently or recently (within the past 4 years) affiliated with Suffolk University or the prize judge.
  • If you wish to be notified of the arrival of your manuscript, please enclose a self-​​addressed stamped postcard. Please also include a self-​​addressed stamped business-​​sized envelope for notification of contest results. Manuscripts cannot be returned. Contest results will be posted on salamandermag​.org
  • Contest reading fee includes a one-​​year subscription. Checks should be made out to Salamander. We will send your subscription to the address on your cover sheet unless instructed otherwise. Overseas addresses, please add $10 for subscription postage ($5 for addresses in Canada). Please note that we cannot accept money orders or checks from foreign banks.
  • Online contest submissions and payment will be available starting May 15, 2014.

Jennifer Haigh is the author of the short story collection News From Heaven and four critically acclaimed novels: Faith, The Condition, Baker Towers and Mrs. Kimble. Her books have won both the PEN/​Hemingway Award (for debut fiction) and the PEN/L.L. Winship award (for outstanding book by a New England author), and have been published in nineteen languages. Her short stories have been published widely, in the Atlantic, Ploughshares, The Best American Short Stories and many other places. She lives in Boston.

Visit the website for CONTEST details:  http://salamandermag.org/

$4800 top prize for short fiction in Writers’ Village Contest summer 2014

4 February 2014

$4800 is the top prize on offer for short fiction in the Writers’ Village International Short Fiction Award summer 2014. The second prize is £$800, third prize $400 and there are 15 runner up prizes of $80. The top 50 c0ntestants also gain a free critique of their stories, win or lose.

With $7200 in total prize values, the Writers’ Village award is one of the world’s largest short story competitions that welcomes new writers from anywhere in the English-speaking world.

Winners will be awarded the title ‘Winner, the Writers’ Village International Short Fiction Award summer 2014’ and see their work showcased online.

Any genre of prose fiction may be submitted up to 3000 words, except playscripts and poetry. Entries are welcomed worldwide. The fee is $24 and multiple entries are permitted. Deadline is midnight 30th June 2014. Entry rules plus all winning stories since 2009 can be found at:

http://www.writers-village.org

DORIS BETTS FICTION PRIZE

2 February 2014

$10-$20 ENTRY FEE.

The Doris Betts Fiction Prize awards the first-prize winner $250

and publication in the North Carolina Literary Review.

Finalists will also be considered for publication in the NCLR.

Deadline: February 15, 2014.

The competition is open to any writer who is a legal resident of North Carolina

or a member of the North Carolina Writers’Network.

North Carolina Literary Review subscribers with North Carolina connections

(lives or has lived in NC) are also eligible.

The competition is for previously unpublished short stories up to 6,000 words.

One entry per writer. No novel excerpts.

Stories do NOT have to relate to NCLR’s annual special feature topic.

For complete guidelines, visit: http://www.ncwriters.org/index.php/competitions/3586-doris-betts-fiction-prize

Visit the website:  https://nclr.submittable.com/submit

The William Saroyan International Prize for Writing

25 October 2013

William Saroyan International Prize for Writing

Nominations are now being accepted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Two prizes of $5,000 each are given biennially for works of fiction and nonfiction. Cosponsored by the Stanford University Libraries and the William Saroyan Foundation, the awards are intended to “encourage new or emerging writers and honor the Saroyan legacy of originality, vitality, and stylistic innovation.”

The Stanford University Libraries and the William Saroyan Foundation jointly award the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, a biennial competition for newly-published books.

The prize commemorates the life, legacy and intentions of William Saroyan – author, artist, dramatist, composer – and is intended to encourage new or emerging writers, rather than to recognize established literary figures.

Entries are now being accepted for the 2014 Prize and must be received by January 31, 2014. Please view the FAQ page for further information.

Funding sponsored in part by Stanford Associates.

Terms and conditions

The following provisions govern the 2014 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing awarded by Stanford University Libraries.

  1. The Saroyan Prize Committee will be appointed by the Stanford University Librarian in consultation with the President of the Saroyan Foundation, and will be responsible for all aspects of the administration of the Saroyan Prize.
  2. The Stanford University Librarian in consultation with the President of the Saroyan Foundation, will appoint a team of no fewer than three Nominating Jurors for each Saroyan Prize to be awarded.
  3. Two prizes of $5,000 will be awarded, one each in fiction and non-fiction. Poetry and other literary forms will not be considered.
  4. Only works published in book form between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013, available for individual purchase by the general public, and primarily in English are eligible for the Saroyan Prize in 2014.
  5. Works by members of The Saroyan Prize Committee, members or officers of the William Saroyan Foundation, or previous winners are not eligible for the 2014 Saroyan Prize.
  6. Only complete entries received by Stanford University Libraries no later than January 31, 2014 will be considered.

    A complete entry includes:

    • A completed entry form. Complete form here.
    • Three copies of the work.
    • A non-refundable $50 entry fee. Payment may be made using Visa, MasterCard, or American Express at the above website, or by check. Checks should be made payable to Stanford University/Saroyan Writing Prize, and should indicate the title(s) of the work(s) they accompany.

    Completed entries should be sent to:
    Administrator of The Saroyan Prize Committee
    Stanford University Libraries
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6004

  7. The Saroyan Prize Committee will assemble and manage a team of Stanford University alumni and Stanford University Library staff to perform an initial screening of all entries.
  8. The Nominating Judges for each Saroyan Prize will review the screened entries, and put forward to the Stanford University Librarian a list of not less than three and not more than five Finalist works for each Prize.
  9. The winner of each Prize will be selected by the Stanford University Librarian, in consultation with the President of the William Saroyan Foundation, and based on the recommendations of the Nominating Judges. However, the University Librarian has the authority in extraordinary circumstances to award the Prize to any qualified entry.
  10. Nothing in this plan shall be deemed to limit in any way the authority and control of The Saroyan Writing Prize Committee.
  11. Finalists and prizewinners of the Prize will be listed permanently at this website.
  12. Terms and conditions subject to change without notice.

Deadline: January 31, 2014

For more information — including entry forms, contest rules, complete guidelines, and press materials —visit the website at http://library.stanford.edu/Saroyan

National Writing Contest in Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry

15 May 2013

 

 

*** $1,000 First Place Prize ***

 

 

Postmark Deadline: October 1, 2013 

 

 

Our annual contest awards $1000 plus publication for the first place winners in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Finalists in each genre will be recognized as such, published, and paid in copies. Cost of entry: $15, checks or money orders payable to Alligator Juniper. Every entrant receives one copy of the 2014 issue, a $10 value. The issue will come out in late spring 2014. There is no theme for this issue; work is selected upon artistic merit. By entering our contest, you agree to allow us to select your work for publication, as a finalist. We encourage submissions from writers of all levels, including emerging or early-career writers. We accept simultaneous submissions; inform us in your cover letter and contact us immediately, should your work be selected elsewhere.

 

Submission Guidelines:

 

Submissions accepted August 15 through October 1, 2013 (postmark deadline).

 

Include a brief cover letter; please let us know if yours is a simultaneous submission.

 

Include SASE for response only; manuscripts are recycled, not returned.

 

Include a $15 entry fee payable to Alligator Juniper for each story or essay (30-page limit), or up to five poems. Additional categories require additional fee.

 

Indicate category with a large F, NF, or P on cover letter and mailing envelope.

 

Manuscripts must be typed with numbered pages. Prose double-spaced.

 

Double-sided submissions are encouraged. No email submissions.

 

Send to: Alligator Juniper, Prescott College, 220 Grove Avenue, Prescott, AZ 86301
Note: We usually inform in January.

 

We are now accepting submissions online through our blog alligatorjuniper.wordpress.com

 

For full submission guidelines visit http://www.prescott.edu/alligatorjuniper/national-contest/index.html

 

or visit our blog at:

 

http://alligatorjuniper.wordpress.com

 

 

For questions, email:  alligatorjuniper@prescott.edu

PEARL SHORT STORY PRIZE

2 May 2013

PEARL SHORT STORY PRIZE
$250 & PUBLICATION IN PEARL

Postmark deadline: May 31, 2013

GUIDELINES

MANUSCRIPTS should typed, double-spaced, with name and address on the first page. Clear photocopies and computer print-outs are acceptable. Please include an SASE for reply or return of manuscript. We will consider simultaneous submissions, but ask that you notify us if your story is accepted elsewhere. Previously unpublished stories only.

LENGTH: 4000 words maximum (about 15-16 manuscript pages).

PRIZE:In addition to the $250 cash prize, the winner also receives 10 copies of the issue the story appears in.

ENTRY FEE:$15 per story, payable to Pearl Magazine.

JUDGING: The winning story is selected by the editors of Pearl. Although we are open to all types of fiction, we look most favorably upon coherent, well-crafted narratives, containing interesting, believable characters and meaningful situations. All submissions are considered for publication in Pearl’s annual fiction issue.

SUBMISSION PERIOD: April 1 – May 31, 2013 (postmark). The winner is announced and manuscripts returned in September 2013.

SEND SUBMISSIONS TO: Pearl Short Story Prize, 3030 E. Second Street, Long Beach, CA 90803

Visit the website: http://www.pearlmag.com/contests.html

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Last Call For Writers Deadline April 30, 2013 – International Writing Competition

25 April 2013

LAST CALL!

Three prizes of $50, publication in ArtAscent Magazine including your name a link to your website, as well as exposure in ArtAscent website and social media. Non-winning entries will not be published. You retain rights to your work.

The competition theme is Emergence. Emergence can mean the gradual beginning or coming forth; the event consisting of the start of something; a growth in strength or number or importance; the becoming visible. How you interpret it – literally or symbolically – is up to you.

This call for entries may include original fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 500 words).
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2013
Entry $7
See www.artascent.com for submission details and to enter.