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Writing Contests

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contests due within 30 days

Show Us Your Short-Shorts Editors’ Prize

Open to all writers, this contest seeks short fiction of no more than 1,000 words per piece. Each entry may contain up to three flash fiction pieces. One entry per person. All entries considered for publication. First place receives $125, second place receives $75, and third place receives $25. Winner announced January 14, 2019.

Medium: online   |   Fee: $6   |   Categories: Short Stories, Fiction Prose

prize

$125

length

maximum 1,000

words

deadline

5 days

December 15

LitMag's Virginia Woolf Award for Fiction

Open to all writers, this contest seeks short stories between 3,000 and 8,000 words. Previously unpublished short stories only. Writers may submit multiple stories. Winning short stories and finalists will be announced on the website as well as by email to all contestants in March 2019.

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

prize

$3,500

length

3,000 – 8,000

words

deadline

5 days

December 15

Castle Craig International Essay Competition 2018

"Castle Craig Hospital would like to invite all interested medicine, psychology, nursing, psychotherapy and social work students to enter its International Addiction Research Essay Competition 2018. This annual competition has been instituted to mark Castle Craig Hospital’s 30th anniversary. We hope it will serve to foster connections between academic institutions and treatment services, and that this will eventually support best practice in the field of addiction treatment. As we become increasingly integrated as an international community, the exchange of global ideas and dialogue in this field is paramount to address the increasing demand for addiction treatment throughout the world. Castle Craig Hospital would be honoured to have you join us in this mission this year and in the future"

Medium: print and online   |   Fee: FREE   |   Categories: Nonfiction Prose

prize

£1,000

length

3,000

words

deadline

20 days

December 30

Into the Void Poetry Competition

This contest seeks poetry of a maximum of 60 lines per poem. Poems of all forms and styles are accepted. No limit to the number of poems you may submit.

Medium: online   |   Fee: $5   |   Categories: Poetry

prize

$200

length

maximum 60

lines

deadline

21 days

December 31

Boulevard: Short Fiction

Open to all writers who have not yet published a book of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction with a nationally distributed press, this contest seeks short fiction of up to 8,000 words. Manuscripts will not be returned. All entries will be considered for publication. Winning story will be first announced on the website, traditionally during June, though occasionally earlier.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $16   |   Categories: Short Stories, Fiction Prose

prize

$1,500

length

maximum 8,000

words

deadline

21 days

December 31

Bottlecap Press

Open to all writers, this contest seeks poetry and fiction manuscripts. Manuscripts should be no less than 26 pages, but 30+ is preferred. Chapbooks are the primary focus, but larger projects get taken on occasionally (up to novella sized). Full manuscripts only. Manuscripts may include some previously published material.

Medium: print   |   Fee: FREE   |   Categories: Short Stories, Fiction Prose, Poetry, Books

prize

Publication

length

minimum 26

pages

deadline

ongoing

Nantucket Film Festival

The Nantucket Film Festival was founded by brother and sister team Jill and Jonathan Burkhart in 1996. The Burkharts lived on the island year round, and with their love of movies and the community, they knew it was the perfect place to begin a film festival. In 1997, Mystelle Brabbée joined the team and today serves as the Executive Director. NFF continues to thrive, always remaining true to its mission.

Fee: $30 – 80   |   Categories: Screenwriting

prize

N/A

length

N/A

deadline

25 days

January 04

Vagabond Comics

Submissions are now open for Vagabond's 10th issue, "Kindred," the family and community issue. Vagabond is a independent comic anthology publisher. Much like a campfire serves as a gathering place for the wild tales of ragtag travelers, Vagabond aims to provide a unified, storytelling platform for a diverse collection of voices.

Medium: print and online   |   Fee: FREE   |   Categories: Graphic Stories

prize

Publication

length

8

pages

deadline

28 days

January 07