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F(r)iction’s Winter 2017 Literary Contests

10 February 2017

Contest Submissions


TBL is pleased to announce the F(r)iction Winter Literary Competition. There are four submission categories: 1) creative nonfiction ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words, 2) short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words, 3) flash fiction with a word limit of 750 words, and 4) poetry no longer than three pages. Winners of the contest will be published in a future issue of F(r)iction alongside stunning original artwork from TBL’s talented team of artists. F(r)iction is dedicated to publishing the best writing of all kinds, and we encourage submissions that push boundaries and take risks in genre, plot, and style.

The Winter 2017 contests are now open for submissions! 

Creative Nonfiction Contest 

The winner of our creative nonfiction contest will be awarded $500.00 and publication in F(r)iction. Five finalists will receive free professional edits on their submission and will be considered for publication.
Criteria: Any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words.
Fees: $10.00 USD entry fee for each submission.

DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2017

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Short Story Contest

The winner of our short story contest will be awarded $1,000.00 and publication in F(r)iction. Five finalists will receive free professional edits on their submission and will be considered for publication.
Criteria: Any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words.
Fees: $15.00 USD entry fee for each submission.

DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2017

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Flash Fiction Contest

The winner of our flash fiction contest will be awarded $300.00 and publication in F(r)iction. Five finalists will receive free professional edits on their submission and will be considered for publication.
Criteria: Any genre with a word limit of 750 words.
Fees: $8.00 per entry, or three entries for $12.00.

DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2017

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Poetry Contest

The winner of our poetry contest will be awarded $300.00 and publication in F(r)iction. Five finalists will receive free professional edits on their submission and will be considered for publication.

Criteria: Any genre or form, three pages or less per poem.
Fees: $8.00 per entry, or three entries for $12.00.

DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2017

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Winter 2017 Judges:
Simon Tolkien, renowned author and grandson of THE J.R.R., will be judging short story submissions. Bryn Greenwood, author of the gorgeous debut All the Ugly and Wonderful Things (which won second place in the Goodreads Choice Awards for fiction), will select the winning flash fiction. Linda Pastan, legendary American poet, is our poetry judge. And Sarah Hepola—New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Blackout—will be judging TBL’s first ever nonfiction contest!

Submission Guidelines: Please visit our formatting guidelines page to properly format your work for submission. Staff members are not eligible for participation. Any work previously submitted to TBL for publication is not eligible if the piece received free edits from our team.

We strongly recommend checking out an issue of F(r)iction to get an idea of our aesthetic. You can do so at the TBL Store.

Notes: Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify TBL as soon as possible if your work is selected for publication elsewhere—work must be previously unpublished to be eligible for publication in F(r)iction. We encourage writers to submit as many stories as they wish. All stories will be considered for publication in F(r)iction Series, our triannual print journal.

Our judges also reserve the right not to award a winner in any category if submissions do not meet our standards of publication.

Tethered by Letters reserves the right to discuss contest entries, finalists, and winners in the Untethered Podcast.

Other Categories: Please visit our submissions page for more ways to submit your work to TBL for possible publication and learn about our free-editing policy for work submitted to our journal.

#Blink! TBL’s Twitter Contest

TBL is excited to announce a new Twitter contest!
If you think you can tell a story in 140 characters or fewer, we want to hear from you!

Every two weeks an acclaimed judge will choose the winning story. The winner will receive a free digital copy of F(r)iction, and potential publication of the Tweet in a future issue of F(r)iction.

Don’t blink, or you’ll miss it! Tweet your tiny narratives using the hashtag #BlinkTBL, and be sure to check the @TethrdByLettrs and @FrictionSeries Twitter pages for start dates, deadlines, and judging info!

Visit the website for details on how to enter:

https://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest/

 

WOW! Women On Writing: Flash Fiction Contest – Winter 2017

24 January 2017

Winter 2017 Flash Fiction Contest

Deadline: February 28, 2017

Open Prompt: You can write about anything in any genre as long as it’s fiction.
Word Count: 250 words minimum; 750 words maximum
Submission Types: Electronic submissions via e-mail only; no postal submissions; reprints are okay; multiple submissions are okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual e-mail, simultaneous submissions are okay.
Entry Fee: $10 per story; option to purchase a critique for an additional $10
Guest Judge: Literary Agent Abby Saul
Literary Agent Abby Saul

Abby founded The Lark Group after a decade in publishing at John Wiley & Sons, Sourcebooks, and Browne & Miller Literary Associates. She’s worked with and edited bestselling and award-winning authors as well as major brands. At each publishing group she’s been a part of, Abby also has helped to establish ebook standards, led company-wide forums to explore new digital possibilities for books, and created and managed numerous digital initiatives.

A zealous reader who loves her iPad and the ebooks on it, she still can’t resist the lure of a print book. Abby’s personal library of beloved titles runs the gamut from literary newbies and classics, to cozy mysteries, to sappy women’s fiction, to dark and twisted thrillers. She’s looking for great and engrossing adult commercial and literary fiction. A magna cum laude graduate of Wellesley College, Abby spends her weekends–when she’s not reading–cooking and hiking with her husband.

Find Abby @BookySaul on Twitter.

Check out Abby’s manuscript with list: http://www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/abby-saul/

Prizes:

20 winners total! $1,200 in cash prizes.

1st Place: $350 cash prize; $25 Amazon Gift Certificate; Published on WOW!; Interview on The Muffin

2nd Place: $250 cash prize; $25 Amazon Gift Certificate; Published on WOW!; Interview on The Muffin

3rd Place: $150 cash prize; $25 Amazon Gift Certificate; Published on WOW!; Interview on The Muffin

7 Runners Up: $25 Amazon Gift Certificate; Published on WOW!; Interview on The Muffin

10 Honorable Mentions: $20 Amazon Gift Certificate; Name and title of story published on WOW!

How to Enter: Visit the Contest Page and download the Winter 2017 Flash Fiction Contest PDF for full guidelines, pay the entry fee on the contest page (link below), and submit via e-mail to contest[at]wow-womenonwriting[dot]com.

Limit 300 entries! Submit early to ensure your spot.

Visit the website: http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php

Sudden Flash Fiction

2 December 2016

Sudden Flash Fiction

Deadline:

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Entry Fees

$9.95 to enter this and all contests at FanStory.com

Prizes

$100 cash prize

Description

Sudden Fiction is a flash fiction story that uses around 750 words. The challenge of this contest is to write a story with 750 words. The story can be on any topic. But the story must be 750 words (or very close to it).

Contact Information

http://www.FanStory.com

Website:

http://www.fanstory.com/contestdetails.jsp?id=103829

FALL 2016 FLASH FICTION CONTEST

4 November 2016

OVERVIEW:

WOW! Women on Writing hosts a (quarterly) writing contest every three months. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter, and entries must be in English. We are open to all styles and genres of writing, although we do encourage you to take a close look at our guest judge for the season (upper right-hand corner) if you are serious about winning. We love creativity, originality, and light-hearted reads. That’s not to say that our guest judge will feel the same… so go wild! Express yourself, and most of all, let’s have some fun!

WORD COUNT:

Maximum: 750

Minimum: 250

The title is not to be counted in your word count. We use MS Word’s word count to determine the submitted entry’s word count.

PROMPT:

OPEN PROMPT!

That’s right, this is your chance to shine, and get creative. You can write about anything, as long as it’s within the word count and fiction. So, dig out those stories you started way back when and tailor them to the word count.

We’re open to any style and genre. From horror to romance. So, get creative, and most of all, have fun.

Click to Download the FALL 2016 FLASH FICTION Contest Terms & Conditions PDF

CONTEST DEADLINE:

November 30th, 2016 – 11:59 PM (Pacific Time) – NOW OPEN!

ENTRY FEE: $10.00

This is not a reading fee. Entry fees are used to award our 20 winners as well as administrative costs.

We are limiting the number of entries to a maximum of 300 stories. Please enter early to ensure inclusion. If we reach 300 entries, we will disable the PayPal buttons.

Visit the website for details on how to enter:

http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php

Tethered by Letters’ 2016 Fall Writing Contest

23 September 2016

The deadline for Tethered by Letters’ 2016 Fall Writing Contest is November 1st, 2016. This time around, Tethered by Letters is offering $1600 in prizes for our Fall Contest winners.

Contest Submissions

TBL is pleased to announce the F(r)iction Fall Literary Competition. There are three submission categories: 1) short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words, 2) flash fiction with a word limit of 750 words, and 3) poetry no longer than three pages. Winners of the contest will be published in a future issue of F(r)ictionalongside stunning original artwork from TBL’s talented team of artists. F(r)iction is dedicated to publishing the best writing of all kinds, and we encourage submissions that push boundaries and take risks in genre, plot, and style.

Judging: The finalists for each category will be read by a guest judge, who will select a winner to be published in the Spring 2017 issue of F(r)iction. Matt Gallagher, author of Youngblood, will be reading the short story submissions. Renowned performance poet Ken Arkind will be judging the poetry submissions. And Sari Wilson, author of Girl Through Glass, will choose the winning flash fiction submission.

Submission Guidelines: Please visit our formatting guidelines page to properly format your work for submission. Staff members are not eligible for participation. Any work previously submitted to TBL for publication is not eligible if the piece received free edits from our team.

Short Story Contest

The winner of our short story contest will be awarded $1,000.00 and publication in F(r)iction. Five finalists will receive free professional edits on their submission and will be considered for publication.
Criteria: Any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words.
Fees: $15.00 USD entry fee for each submission.

Flash Fiction Contest

The winner of our flash fiction contest will be awarded $300.00 and publication in F(r)iction. Five finalists will receive free professional edits on their submission and will be considered for publication.
Criteria: Any genre with a word limit of 750 words.
Fees: $8.00 per entry, or three entries for $12.00.

Poetry Contest

The winner of our poetry contest will be awarded $300.00 and publication in F(r)iction. Five finalists will receive free professional edits on their submission and will be considered for publication.

Criteria: Any genre or form, three pages or less per poem.
Fees: $8.00 per entry, or three entries for $12.00.

We strongly recommend checking out an issue of F(r)iction to get an idea of our aesthetic. You can do so at the TBL Store.

#Blink! TBL’s Twitter Contest

TBL is excited to announce a new Twitter contest!
If you think you can tell a story in 140 characters or fewer, we want to hear from you!

Every two weeks an acclaimed judge will choose the winning story. The winner will receive a free digital copy of F(r)iction, and potential publication of the Tweet in a future issue of F(r)iction.

Don’t blink, or you’ll miss it! Tweet your tiny narratives using the hashtag #BlinkTBL, and be sure to check the @TethrdByLettrs and @FrictionSeriesTwitter pages for start dates, deadlines, and judging info!

Notes: Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify TBL if your work is selected for publication elsewhere as soon as possible. We encourage writers to submit as many stories as they wish. All stories will be considered for publication inF(r)iction Series, our triannual print journal.

Our judges also reserve the right not to award a winner in any category if submissions do not meet our standards of publication.

Tethered by Letters reserves the right to discuss contest entries, finalists, and winners in the Untethered Podcast.

Other Categories: Please visit our submissions page for more ways to submit your work to TBL for possible publication and learn about our free-editing policy for work submitted to our journal.

Visit the website: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest/

 

SUMMER 2016 FLASH FICTION CONTEST

9 August 2016

DEADLINE: August 31st, 11:59 PM (Pacific Time) – NOW OPEN!

OVERVIEW:

WOW! hosts a (quarterly) writing contest every three months. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. We are open to all styles and genres of writing, although we do encourage you to take a close look at our guest judge for the season (upper right hand corner) if you are serious about winning. We love creativity, originality and light-hearted reads. That’s not to say that our guest judge will feel the same… so go wild! Express yourself, and most of all, let’s have some fun!

WORD COUNT:

Maximum: 750

Minimum: 250

The title is not to be counted in your word count. We use MS Word’s word count to determine the submitted entry’s word count.

PROMPT:

OPEN PROMPT!

That’s right, this is your chance to shine, and get creative. You can write about anything, as long as it’s within the word count and fiction. So, dig out those stories you started way back when and tailor them to the word count.

We’re open to any style and genre. From horror to romance. So, get creative, and most of all, have fun.

Click to Download the SUMMER 2016 FLASH FICTION Contest Terms & Conditions PDF

How to enter:  http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php

Mike’s Not-Entirely-Serious Wantonly-Rule-Breaking Adverb Writing Challenge

9 August 2016

Greetings from Bristol,

In the last couple of emails I’ve mentioned the rather fun and not particularly serious Adverb Writing Challenge. I’m pleased to say we have received over 20 stories, so the challenge now has a dedicated page on my website.

I’d like to say a big THANK YOU to all the writers that have submitted their stores and supported this rather crazy project. Special mentions go to Mike Scott Thomson, for co-creating the challenge with me, and Allen Ashley, who has spread the word like a madman and encouraged many of the entries.

Because everyone is giving their time for free, Mike and I thought it would be nice if the challenge were to support a charity. So, this is how it will work…

How the Adverb Challenge Works

  • 100 words max
  • Cram your story with as many adverbs as you can
  • Entry is FREE
  • EVERY story is published
  • If we receive over 100 stories, we’ll produce an anthology

If we do get to 100 stories, the anthology will be released in print and eBook formats.

Any profit made from book sales will be donated to First Story, a charity that supports and inspires creativity, literacy and confidence in UK secondary schools where over 50% of the pupils are considered deprived.

So, by writing a short adverb-riddled tale, you will be supporting a very worthy charity and you’ll be published. Everyone wins 🙂 You can learn far more details and read all the entries on the Adverb Writing Challenge page.

THE BARTHELME PRIZE FOR SHORT PROSE

4 August 2016

ACCEPTING ENTRIES UNTIL AUGUST 31ST, 2016 (8/31/2016), AT 11:59 CST

The Barthelme Prize for Short Prose is open to pieces of prose poetry, flash fiction, and micro-essays of 500 words or fewer. Established in 2008, the contest awards its winner $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions will receive $250, and all entries will be considered for paid publication on our website as Online Exclusives. To view last year’s winner and honorable mentions, you can purchase issue 28.2 here.

Deadline: August 31, 2016

All entrants to the Barthelme Prize receive a one-year subscription to Gulf Coast, beginning with the year in which the corresponding prize winner is published.

2016 Barthelme Prize Judge Jim Shepard has written seven novels, including The Book of Aron, published in 2015, which won the Sophie Brody Medal for Excellence in Jewish Literature and the PEN/New England Award for Fiction, and four story collections, includingLike You’d Understand, Anyway, a finalist for the National Book Award and Story Prize winner. His previous novel, Project X, won the Library of Congress/Massachusetts Book Award for Fiction as well as the ALEX Award from the American Library Association. His short fiction has appeared in, among other magazines,Harper’s, McSweeney’s, The Paris Review, The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, The New Yorker, Granta, Zoetrope: All-Story,Playboy, and Electric Literature. He’s won a Guggenheim Fellowship, five of his stories have been chosen for The Best American Short Stories, two for The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, and one for a Pushcart Prize. He teaches creative writing and film at Williams College.

We will accept submissions both via our online submissions manager and via postal mail.

Barthelme Prize Guidelines: Online Submissions

  • Submissions accepted via Gulf Coast’s online submissions manager.
  • Submit up to three pieces of short prose in a single .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf file.
  • Only previously unpublished work will be considered.
  • The contest will be judged blindly, so please do not include your cover letter, your name, or any contact information in the uploaded document. This information should only be pasted in the “Comments” field.

Barthelme Prize Guidelines: Postal Mail Submissions

  • Only previously unpublished work will be considered.
  • Please address postal mail entries to:
    Gulf Coast
    ATTN: Barthelme Prize in Short Prose
    Department of English
    University of Houston
    Houston, TX 77204-3013
  • The contest will be judged blindly, so your contact information should appear only on your cover letter.
  • Please include your $18 reading fee, payable in U.S. dollars to “Gulf Coast.”

Visit the website:  http://gulfcoastmag.org/contests/barthelme-prize/

Last call! New Millennium Writings Literary Awards

22 July 2016

New Millennium Writings’ 42nd Literary Competition

Poetry

Fiction

Flash Fiction

Nonfiction

~$4,000 in Awards~

Award Winner in each category receives $1,000 plus publication.

Every submitter receives a free copy of the anthology.

$20 per submission

July 31, 2016 deadline

Visit the website for details: www.newmillenniumwritings.org

Contact: Alexis Williams Carr, Editor, hello@newmillenniumwritings.org

Extended deadline: Tethered by Letters’ 2016 Spring Writing Contests

13 July 2016

Extended Deadline: August 1, 2016

Tethered by Letters (TBL), a literary nonprofit and independent publisher. Our tri-annual publication, F(r)iction, is an art and literature imprint that is distributed around the world. It features short fiction, flash fiction, poetry, and even a selection of graphic stories. It also showcases amazing artwork.

The deadline for Tethered by Letters’ 2016 Spring Writing Contests is August 1, 2016! This time around, Tethered by Letters is offering $1600 in prizes for our Spring Contest winners.

Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven, will be judging short story submissions; poet, teacher, and activist Suzi Q. Smith is the poetry judge; and Helen Phillips, author of The Beautiful Bureaucrat, will choose the best flash fiction submissions.

In addition to a weighty cash prize, winners of the Spring Contest will be considered for publication in F(r)iction, our tri-annual journal of fine art and literature.

The deadline (August 1, 2016) is fast approaching! Visit TBL’s website for guidelines and more information.

Guidelines: http://tetheredbyletters.com/friction-guidelines/

 

Visit the website: http://tetheredbyletters.com/

The Hummingbird Flash Fiction Prize

14 May 2016

Got something short, sharp and snappy to tell?  Wow us with your most economical and brilliant storytelling.  This contest is for short fiction under 1000 words.  Want feedback on your story?  Get a professional critique from one of the Pulp Literature editors for only $15 more.

Contest opens:  1 May 2016
Deadline:  15 June 2016
Winner notified:  15 July 2016
Winner published in:  Issue 13, Winter 2017
Prize:  $300

Entry fee: $15
Earlybird fee (before 15 May): $10
Entry fees include a 1-year digital subscription to Pulp Literature.

This contest is for previously unpublished works of fiction up to 1000 words in length.  Total entries limited to 300.

Visit the website:  http://pulpliterature.com/contests/

1000 WORDS or LESS – FLASH FICTION COMPETITION ROUND 2

13 March 2016

1000 WORDS or LESS – FLASH FICTION COMPETITION ROUND 2

1000 WORDS or LESS wishes to give writers the opportunity to showcase their creative skill in the shorter story genre.

Approximately 50 entries will be selected for printed and e-book publication to capture the creativity, inspiration, ideas and thoughts of a diverse range of writers and provide a permanent published record of contemporary, past or futuristic ideas or themes. The entrant may choose any subject, theme, idea or inspiration.

The entry must be fictitious and not exceed 1,000 words.

The competition is open to writers in Australia and overseas.

First prize is $1,000 AUD.

There are additional cash prizes of $100 AUD for up to 5 other entries.

Entry fee is $15 AUD.

Competition closes on 31 March 2016 AEST.

Visit the website for details: http://www.1000words-or-less.com.au/

Please contact 1000wordsorless@1000wordsorless.com.au with any queries.

The results of Round 1 of the competition and forms, guidelines and information for Round 2 can be found on http://www.1000words-or-less. com.au

1000 WORDS or LESS – FLASH FICTION COMPETITION

10 January 2016

1000 WORDS or LESS – FLASH FICTION COMPETITION

1000 WORDS or LESS wishes to give writers the opportunity to showcase their creative skill in the shorter story genre.

Up to 50 entries will be selected for printed and e-book publication to capture the creativity,

inspiration, ideas and thoughts of a diverse range of writers and provide a permanent published record of contemporary,

past or futuristic ideas or themes.  The entrant may choose any subject, theme, idea or inspiration.

The entry must be fictitious and not exceed 1,000 words.

The competition is open to writers in Australia and overseas.

First prize is $1,000 AUD.

There are additional cash prizes of $100 AUD for up to 5 other entries.

Entry fee is $15 AUD.

Competition closes 31 January 2016 AEST.

Please contact 1000wordsorless@1000wordsorless.com.au for entry details.

More information is available from http://www.1000words-or-less. com.au

Call for Entries! Big Pond Rumours, the Literary E-Zine

27 April 2015

This is a call for entries to the contest in every issue of Big Pond Rumours, the International Literary E-Zine. We have two issues a year with the deadline for the Summer issue being June 30th and deadline for the Winter issue is November 30th. BPR strives to have two independent Judges for each issue and delivers publication and $350 in prizes to the contest winners. We have no particular preference for genre and the primary requirement is that all submissions be previously unpublished.

Poetry:

1st place $100

2nd place $50

3rd place $25

Fiction:

1st place $100

2nd place $50

3rd place $25

Please submit:

1-3 poems for $5 USD;

1-3 flash fiction for $5 USD;

or 1 story of 3,500 to 5,000 words for $5 USD

We seek quality in the writing and do not have a preference for any particular genre.

Check us out at: http://www.big-pond-rumours.com

Submit your entries online, electronically at: https://bigpondrumourstheliterarye-zine.submittable.com/submit

2015 Spider’s Web Flash Fiction Prize

23 April 2015

“Fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners.”

―Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

We at Spider Road Press are celebrating excellent, unpublished flash fiction featuring a female protagonist. Enter your compelling flash fiction about complex women to win the 2015 Spider’s Web Flash Fiction Prize!

First Prize:  $100 and publication in the print and e-book editions of the next Spider Road Press anthology.

Second Prize: $25, publication on the Spider Road Press website, and a free copy of any Spider Road Press title.

Honorable Mention: Publication on the Spider Road Press website and a certificate.

Entries accepted March 1-May 1, 2015.

Fiction will be judged “blind” by a panel that includes authors Lani Longshore, Pamela Mooman, and Patricia Flaherty Pagan. Winners will be contacted in June, 2015. Enter your fiction today!

Submissions criteria:

•  Unpublished flash fiction featuring a female protagonist.

•  750 word limit per piece.

•  $12 entry fee per piece. (A $5 entry fee is available for graduate/undergraduate students, qualifying Texas writers, & Goddard College alumni. Students must state the name of their university in their cover email.)

•  No more than three submissions per writer.

•  Standard formatting. Please include your home address in your cover email.

•  Excerpts from longer works are not eligible.

•  No children’s fiction, romance, erotica, extreme horror or gore, young adult fiction, vampire or werewolf fiction, dark fantasy, erotic horror, or fan fiction.

•  No explicit scenes of sexual violence or child abuse.

•  Writers who enter simultaneous submissions must contact us should their work be published before June, 2015.

•  We regret that we cannot accept any submissions from writers under the age of 18.

•  We regret that, due to our small staff, it may take us four months to get back to writers about non-winning entries.

·  In recognition of their contribution to the writing community, members of the Houston Writers Guild, Writers’ League of Texas, and Goddard College alumni community may pay a reduced submission fee of $5. The willingness to provide us with a copy of your membership information (upon request) or Goddard graduation date are required.

Visit the website for details: https://spiderroadpress.submittable.com/submit/39508

Further Questions? Email our staff at:  editor@spiderroadpress.com

Call for Submissions: WOW! Women On Writing Spring 2015 Flash Fiction Contest

2 April 2015
WOW! Women On Writing invites entries to its Spring 2015 Flash Fiction Contest, sponsored by BookBaby. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, good storytelling, and provide well-rewarded recognition to writers of all levels.
Guest Judge: Literary Agent Vicki Selvaggio of The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
Guidelines: Seeking short fiction of any genre between 250 – 750 words. Electronic submissions via e-mail only; reprints are okay; multiple submissions are okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual e-mail. Writers retain all copyright to their stories. Open internationally. 
Prizes: 1st Place: $350, The Complete Publishing Package from BookBaby ($579 value), $25 Amazon Gift Card; 2nd Place: $250, $25 Amazon Gift Card; 3rd Place: $150, $25 Amazon Gift Card; 7 Runners Up receive $25 Amazon Gift Cards; and 10 Honorable mentions receive $20 Amazon Gift Cards. Top 10 stories are published in the WOW! Women On Writing e-zine, and contestants are interviewed on WOW’s blog, The Muffin. 
Limited to 300 entries. $10 entry fee. Critique option also available. 
Deadline: May 31, 2015
 
Details: http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php

THE SIXTH ANNUAL GeminiMAGAZINE FLASH FICTION CONTEST

20 June 2014

GRAND PRIZE: $1,000
Second Place: $100
Four Honorable Mentions: $25 each
Entry fee: $4
($3 for each additional entry)
Deadline: September 2, 2014
Maximum length: 1,000 words

All Six Finalists Will Be Published Online in the
October 2014 Issue of Gemini.

Any subject, style or genre:
experimental, mainstream, noir, fantasy, humor, erotica….
Simply send your best, most powerful, unpublished work.

Why such a low entry fee? So EVERYONE can have a chance.
Both new and experienced writers have won our contests.

Visit the website for details on how to enter:

http://www.gemini-magazine.com/contest.html

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/

The New Guard IV contests in fiction and poetry are open

19 March 2014
THE NEW GUARD VOLUME IV contest submission period runs from February 10 to July 14, 2014. The entry fee is $15. Guidelines are below. Click the link below to submit via Submittable’s online submission manager. We are looking forward to reading your work!
MACHIGONNE FICTION CONTEST: $1,000 for an exceptional fiction in any genre. Submit up to 5,000 words: anything from flash to the long story. Novel excerpts are welcome if the excerpt functions as a stand-alone story. We do not publish illustrations.
Judged by Letters to Wendy’s author Joe Wenderoth.
KNIGHTVILLE POETRY CONTEST: $1,000 for an exceptional poem in any form. Three poems per entry. Up to 150 lines per poem.
Judged by National Book Award Finalist and author of Fast Animal, Tim Seibles.
We accept .doc or similar files–no PDFs, please. We do pay strict attention to word and line count. We accept previously unpublished work only. Any size print run or online publication (including blogs and/or social networking) disqualify an entry. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, provided we’re notified upon publication elsewhere. If we accept your story or poem for publication, we trust you will remove that story or poem from all other contests upon our acceptance of your work.
Deadline: July 14, 2014
Contest winners and all finalists get one free copy of The New Guard, and each submission will be carefully considered for publication. Final judging is blind.
TNG retains standard first publication rights; all rights immediately revert to the writer upon publication. We are presently accepting contest submissions only. Please note that we no longer accept submissions via postal mail.
Visit the website: http://www.newguardreview.com/
Please direct all submission questions: info@newguardreview.com.

Last call for the Last Word Press Flash Ficton Halloween Contest

25 October 2013

Last Word Press Flash Fiction Halloween Contest

Closing date: October 30, 2013
 
Max word length : 750

No entry fee

As the solstice approaches, and our thoughts turn (well, occasionally) to thoughts of otherworldly activity, what better time than to think up a tale or two to tell by candlelight?

In celebration of Halloween therefore, Lost World Press is hosting a Flash Fiction Competition:

Whether recalling the ancient Samhain or Celtic Calan Gaeaf, or plain pumpkin bashing in your neighbourhood, think up something speculative (lost worlds, sci-fi, parallel/alternative, parody,steam/clockpunk…) pertaining to that special time of year when :

“  … the Night Hag shall ride

And all her nine-fold sweeping on by Her side,
Whether the wind sing lowly or loud,
Stealing through moonshine or swathed in cloud…”

                                                                  (Sir Walter Scott)

Authors are welcome (actively encouraged in fact!) to illustrate their own tales (if you use an image not created by you, please ensure it is either in the public domain or that you have the artist’s permission to use it).

 

Max word length : 750

Entries in by October 30th via the main contact page, or email as attachments either to:
contact@hhousebooks.com
or: submission@hhousebooks.com

(with ‘Halloween Flash’ as email heading)

Winning entries will be posted here on the competition page; and to further whet the appetite of potential spooky scribes there will also be special prizes of Amazon gift vouchers:

1st prize: £20 Voucher (approx $32.00)

2nd prize:£15 Voucher (approx $24.00)

3rd prize £10 Voucher (approx $16.00)

Visit the website: http://www.hhousebooks.com/lost-world-press/flash-fiction-halloween/

The Fiction Desk Flash Fiction Competition 2014

25 October 2013
The Fiction Desk Flash Fiction Competition 2014 is open now,
with a deadline of January 31st, 2014.
The first prize is £200, and there are four finalist prizes of £25 each,
with the winner and finalists published in an upcoming Fiction Desk anthology. 
Stories should be between 250 & 1,000 words in length.
Entries cost £3 for one, or £7.50 for three stories submitted together. 
Full details and the entry form are available at:
http://www.thefictiondesk.com/submissions/flash-fiction-competition.php

INKTEARS FLASH FICTION COMPETITION 2013

5 June 2013

Now open for entries. Age 18+ 

Closing date 31 July 2013

 

There are six prizes available:  

Winner:  £250  GBP      

Runner Up:  £50 GBP               

4 x Highly Commended:  £25.00 GBP

 

All prize-winners will have their story published to the InkTears Readership and their Bio published on the InkTears website.

 

Submissions must be 500 words or less in length, any theme.

 

Fees: 1 entry £3.00 GBP; 2 entries £5.00 GBP; 3 entries £6.50 GBP; 4 entries £7.50 GBP

 

Full results will be posted on the InkTears website by 10th November 2013.

 

NB: stories may have been previously published (in a magazine or online providing the author still owns the copyright and there is no exclusivity with the prior publication) or unpublished. 

 

www.inktears.com for full details. 

 

drawkcaB Fiction Contest

2 May 2013

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June 22 is National Flash Fiction Day in the U.K. and many places around the globe. To commemorate this auspicious day, Postcard Poems and Prose will sponsor a flash fiction contest based on the theme “Backward”. Since this is our second fiction contest and the deadline is June 22, the winning author will receive an Amazon gift card valued at $26.22 in US dollars. (2 & 6/22 — We like to be different.) We will publish three winning entries in July. Only one entry will receive the gift card though…we are starving authors too. As before, the gift card recipient will be chosen from the three winning entries by a staff game of Rock, Paper, Scissors.

 

 

Our judges are practicing up for the big day. While the judges perfect their technique, authors should moonwalk directly to their laptops and get started on an entry. Our last fiction contest produced three winners and three honorable mention awards. Those stories were published in March and may be read in our home gallery.

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To submit an entry:
Entries need to be sent as a DOC attachment, preferably in Times New Roman 12 pt. Your name should NOT be on the attached document. (Blind judging. Stories will be judged on merit alone.) Authors should send an email to dave@postcardpoemsandprose.com with the words drawkcaB Fiction Contest in the subject line. Word count must be 153-194 (There we go being different again–some might even say odd.) Any entry needs to be inspired, at least loosely, by the theme “BACKWARD” and must be received before midnight in Michigan, June 22. Only ONE entry allowed per author.

Visit the website:

http://postcardpoemsandprose.wordpress.com/national-flash-fiction-day-contest/

Love + Lust – Open Call for Writing – Juried Book Competition

2 April 2013
Open to Interpretation brings together photographers and writers in an exciting and innovative book project that has never been done before. Each book begins with a themed call for photos. The chosen photos become the literary inspiration for the writers’ submissions. A book is created that matches each winning photo with two stories or poems that offer different interpretations of the image. 
 
Announcing Love + Lust

 

The photographers sent us their images and interpretations of Love + Lust. Now it’s the writers turn to use the images to inspire your words. Poems and stories may include a literal description of the work, personal memories, metaphorical associations, or your mood inspired by the image. 
 
Poetry, flash fiction, narrative, ekphrastic poetry, short story, memoir, non-fiction, song lyrics, myth, tall tale or fairy tale – all genres are acceptable.
 
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Book Title: Open to interpretation
Theme: Love + Lust
Judge: Dorianne Laux
Submission Fee: $15 for first submission, $10 additional
 
Deadline for submission: August 6, 2013
 
Awards:  $500 Judge’s Selection Award
 

For full details go to Open to Interpretation’s site.

Writer Advice’s 8th Flash Prose Contest

6 March 2013

Writer Advice seeks flash fiction, memoir,

and creative non-fiction running 750 words or less.

Enlighten, dazzle, and delight us with your prose.

Finalists receive responses from all judges.

Submit your work to the 8th WriterAdvice Flash Prose Contest 

Deadline: April 18, 2013

Complete details and Submittable link at www.writeradvice.com