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Writing Contests

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contests due within 30 days

The Ocotillo Review Summer Writing Contests

This contest seeks both poetry and short fiction. No previously published poems will be accepted. Multiple submissions allowed with multiple submissions fees, and simultaneous submissions also allowed. A winner will be awarded in each genre.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $20   |   Categories: Short Stories, Fiction Prose, Poetry

prize

$1,000

length

1,000 – 4,200

words

deadline

3 days

August 20

The Preservation Foundation 2019 Contests for Unpublished Writers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

14 days

August 31

11th 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: $6   |   Categories: Fiction Prose

prize

$1,000

length

1,000

words

deadline

14 days

August 31

WOW! Women On Writing Summer 2019 Flash Fiction Contest

Seeking short fiction of any genre between 250 – 750 words. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants.

Medium: online   |   Fee: $10 – 20   |   Categories: Short Stories, Fiction Prose

prize

$400

length

250 – 750

words

deadline

14 days

August 31

Story in a Bottle Contest

"Imagine a bottle rides the waves of the ocean until it finally washes ashore, where someone discovers the bottle, pulls out a cork, and...there is a message inside. The message may have been written last week or several centuries ago. It might be a friendly greeting or a desperate plea for help. It might be a missive to be delivered to someone or a dying person’s will or a note for posterity. It might be anything. What does the message say?"

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

prize

Free Gotham Class

length

27

words

deadline

16 days

September 02

FanStory One Line Poem

Can you write a poem with only one line? That's called a monostich and is the challenge of this writing contest.

Medium: online   |   Fee: $10   |   Categories: Poetry

prize

$100

length

1

lines

deadline

27 days

September 13