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Writing Contests

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contests due within 30 days

Killer Nashville International Writers' Conference

The Killer Nashville International Writers' Conference is a four-day event bringing together some of the world's best authors, aspiring writers, agents, editors, and other industry professionals. Discounts and scholarships are available. Early bird registration deadline, rates, and other information available on conference website.

Fee: $399   |   Categories: Workshops/Conferences

prize

N/A

length

N/A

deadline

5 days

August 23

Hippocamp: A Conference for Nonfiction Writers

"If you love to write true stories, this warm and welcoming writing conference, produced by Hippocampus Magazine, was made just for you! HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers is geared toward writers of all skill levels and backgrounds, and it offers plenty of opportunities for you to hone your craft, explore publishing options and find ways to balance your writing and ""real"" life, as well as chances to meet, learn from, and share with writers like you. This three-day creative writing conference in PA event features 50+ notable speakers, engaging sessions in four tracks, interactive panels, readings, social activities, networking opps and optional, intimate pre-conference workshops. "

Fee: $389 – $429   |   Categories: Workshops/Conferences

prize

N/A

length

N/A

deadline

6 days

August 24

Gotham: Travel Caption Contest

Picture a memorable moment from a travel experience. (You can even make one up.) Now, visualize this moment as a photograph. Then… give us the caption for that photograph in 15 words or fewer. It’s about capturing the moment in the caption so that we can see the photograph in our mind’s eye.

Medium: online   |   Fee: FREE   |   Categories: Short Stories, Nonfiction Prose

prize

A free Gotham class

length

maximum 15

words

deadline

10 days

August 28

The Preservation Foundation 2018 Contests for Unpublished Writers

This contest seeks four categories of nonfiction: biographical nonfiction, general nonfiction, travel nonfiction, and animal nonfiction. Author holds the rights to stories, but stories will be posted on the website and stay up for as long as the website does. No story may be entered in more than one contest. A writer may enter up to three stories in each contest.

Medium: online   |   Fee: FREE   |   Categories: Memoirs, Nonfiction Prose

prize

$200

length

1,000 – 10,000

words

deadline

13 days

August 31

10th Annual Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Contest

This contest seeks flash fiction of any subject, style, or genre, of a maximum 1,000 words per entry. Six winners will be chosen and published online with the first place winner receiving $1,000, second place receiving $100, and four honorable mentions receiving $25 each. All entries will be read blind.

Medium: online   |   Fee: $5   |   Categories: Fiction Prose

prize

$1,000

length

1,000

words

deadline

13 days

August 31

Black Warrior Review 2018 Contest

This contest seeks fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and flash fiction. Multiple and simultaneous submissions accepted. Previously unpublished work only. Winner and one runner-up in each genre will be awarded. Results will be announced in October.

Medium: print and online   |   Fee: $20 ($30 for international)   |   Estimated Callback: October 31   |   Categories: Short Stories, Memoirs, Fiction Prose, Nonfiction Prose, Poetry

prize

$1,000

length

maximum 7,000

words

deadline

14 days

September 01

Prize Americana for Prose

Open to all styles and genres, this contest seeks fiction, creative nonfiction, and memoirs of prose. Manuscripts must be between 150 – 250 pages. Manuscripts must be previously unpublished. Winner will receive publication.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $25   |   Categories: Memoirs, Fiction Prose, Nonfiction Prose, Books

prize

Publication

length

150 – 250

pages

deadline

14 days

September 01

Chattahoochee Valley Writers Fiction Contest

The Chattahoochee Valley Writers short story and poetry contests are currently open to submissions! These contests are sponsored by the Chattahoochee Valley Writers annual conference, though interested applicants are not required to attend the conference to enter. Multiple entries are allowed; all entries must be received no later than September 1st.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $10   |   Categories: Short Stories, Poetry

prize

$50

length

5,000

words

deadline

14 days

September 01

Terrain.org 9th Annual Contest in Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction

This contest seeks poetry, nonfiction, and fiction. Simultaneous submissions allowed. You are not eligible to enter if you are a current student of the judges or if you have been a winner in the contest in the last five years. Prize of $500 plus publication for first place in each genre will be awarded. Finalists in each genre will also receive publication and a small monetary prize.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $15   |   Categories: Short Stories, Memoirs, Fiction Prose, Nonfiction Prose, Poetry

prize

$500

length

5,000

words

deadline

16 days

September 03

Terrain 9th Annual Contest in Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction

This contest seeks poetry, nonfiction, and fiction. Simultaneous submissions allowed. You are not eligible to enter if you are a current student of the judges or if you have been a winner in the contest in the last five years. Prize of $500 plus publication for first place in each genre will be awarded. Finalists in each genre will also receive publication and a small monetary prize.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $15   |   Categories: Short Stories, Memoirs, Fiction Prose, Nonfiction Prose, Poetry

prize

$500

length

5,000

words

deadline

16 days

September 03

Woven Tale Press Poetry Competition

This contest seeks poetry of all styles and subjects. Each entry should contain between 3 to 5 poems. All submissions will be considered for publication. First place winner will win a one-week retreat to the Hamptons for any week in the 2019 calendar year, along with publication. Second and third place winners will be awarded as well.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $25   |   Categories: Poetry

prize

1-Week Retreat

length

3 – 5 poems

deadline

28 days

September 15