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15

contests due within 30 days

FanStory True Story Writing Contest

This contest is seeking true stories. Share your true story to enter this contest. Write about a moment (can be brief) or share a story that you think others would find interesting. Must be a true story.

Medium: online   |   Fee: $10   |   Categories: Memoirs, Nonfiction Prose

prize

$100

deadline

2 days

June 22

17th Annual Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award

For poets 18 and older, this contest seeks unpublished poems written in English that best relate LGBTQ life. Poems can be any form, style, or length. Winner usually announced on or before September 1.

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

prize

$100

length

No limit

deadline

7 days

June 27

2018 Burnside Review Chapbook Contest

This contest seeks poetry manuscripts between 18 – 24 pages. Judge is Solmaz Sharif. Winner will receive $200 and 10 copies of their chapbook, elegantly designed with letterpressed covers. Results announced by mid-October.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $15   |   Categories: Poetry, Books, Book Awards

prize

$200

length

18 – 24

pages

deadline

10 days

June 30

2018 Autumn House Full-Length Contest in Poetry, Fiction, & Nonfiction

This contest seeks poetry, fiction, and nonfiction manuscripts. Poetry manuscripts should be between 50 – 80 pages, while both fiction and nonfiction manuscripts should be between 200 – 300 pages. Winner will receive publication, a $1,000 royalty advance, and $1,500 travel grant to promote their book. All finalists will be considered for publication.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $30   |   Categories: Fiction Prose, Nonfiction Prose, Poetry, Books

prize

$2,500

length

200 – 300

pages

deadline

10 days

June 30

2018 Barrow Street Book Prize

This contest seeks poetry manuscripts between 50 – 80 pages. Judge is Ada Limon. Prize is $1,500 and publication. Entry fee is $25, but $28 for electronic submissions.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $25   |   Categories: Poetry, Books, Book Awards

prize

$1,500

length

50 – 80

pages

deadline

10 days

June 30

15th Annual Gival Press Short Story Award

This contest seeks original, unpublished short stories written in English (no translations). "Stand alone stories" only, no chapters from novels please. International entrants allowed. Winner will be published online and in a future anthology of short stories as well.

Medium: print and online   |   Fee: $25   |   Categories: Short Stories, Fiction Prose

prize

$1,000

length

5000 – 15,000

words

deadline

10 days

June 30

Bellevue Literary Review's Annual Prizes

This contest seeks fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Entry fee is $20, and includes a one-year subscription. Looking for writing related to themes of health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body. Fiction and nonfiction should be less than 5,000 words, while poetry submissions should include no more than 3 poems. Winners will be published in the Spring 2019 issue.

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

prize

$1,000

length

maximum 5,000

words

deadline

11 days

July 01

FanStory 5 Line Poem Contest

For this poetry contest, your challenge is to write a five line poem that has a specific syllable count. The count is 2-2-5-7-5.

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

prize

$100

length

maximum 5

lines

deadline

13 days

July 03

2018 Charlotte Mew Chapbook Contest

This contest seeks poetry chapbook manuscripts. Reading fee is on a sliding scale, with fee waived upon request. Submissions from lesbian, bi, trans, Two Spirit, and non-binary poets encouraged. All entries will be considered for publication.

Medium: print   |   Fee: Sliding Scale   |   Categories: Poetry, Books, Book Awards

prize

$300

length

maximum 35

pages

deadline

14 days

July 04

FanStory 100 Word Flash Fiction Contest

Can you write a complete story in only 100 words? That is the challenge of this flash fiction writing contest. Write about anything but your story must be exactly 100 words.

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

prize

$100

length

maximum 100

words

deadline

18 days

July 08

FanStory Rhyming Poetry Contest

Write a poem of any type. The catch is it must have a rhyme scheme. You choose the topic and how it rhymes.

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

prize

$100

deadline

20 days

July 10

FanStory 5-7-5 Poetry Contest

Write a "5-7-5". That's a poem that has three lines. Each line has a specific syllable count. First line has 5 syllables, second has 7, third line has 5 syllables again. Write about anything.

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

prize

$100

length

maximum 3

lines

deadline

25 days

July 15

Narrative: Tenth Annual Poetry Contest

This contest seeks poetry in an effort to encourage and support talented poets. All entries will be considered for publication in the magazine. Open to all poets, entries must be unpublished and must not have been previously chosen as winners, finalists, or honorable mentions in other contests. Each entrant may submit up to five poems.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $26   |   Categories: Poetry

prize

$1,500

deadline

25 days

July 15

Rattle Poetry Prize

This contest seeks poetry. Up to 4 poems per entry, multiple entries allowed, simultaneous submissions allowed. Open to writers worldwide. Entry fee includes a one year subscription. Poem must be in English, no translations.

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

prize

$10,000

deadline

25 days

July 15

FanStory Share A Story in a Poem Contest

Your challenge is to write a poem that tells a story. Share any story with a poem. Your poem must also rhyme.

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

prize

$100

deadline

30 days

July 20