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Writing Contests

14

contests due within 30 days

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

4 days

August 14

The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers

This contest seeks poetry and short fiction from writers with no more than two previous publication credits in their genre. For poetry, writers may submit up to five pages. For short stories, writers may submit a maximum of 5,000 words. Contest is open internationally.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $12   |   Categories: Short Stories, Fiction Prose, Poetry

prize

$500

length

maximum 5,000

words

deadline

5 days

August 15

Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize

This contest seeks poetry of all styles from national and international writers writing in English. Each poem must fit onto one 8.5x11 inch page, but each entry may contain up to three unpublished poems. Five finalists will be published and top three winners will receive cash prizes.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $15   |   Categories: Poetry

prize

$1,000

length

maximum 3 poems

deadline

5 days

August 15

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

10 days

August 20

FishFood Magazine Short Story Contest

This contest seeks short story submissions under 1,000 words. There is no set theme. Winner will receive $1,000 and publication in FishFood Magazine.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $17   |   Categories: Short Stories, Fiction Prose

prize

$1,000

length

maximum 1,000

words

deadline

21 days

August 31

Gemini Magazine Annual 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

21 days

August 31

WOW! Women On Writing Spring 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   |   Categories: Short Stories, Fiction Prose

prize

$400

length

250 – 750

words

deadline

21 days

August 31

Black Warrior Review 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: $15 ($25 for international)   |   Estimated Callback: October 31   |   Categories: Short Stories, Memoirs, Fiction Prose, Nonfiction Prose, Poetry

prize

$1,000

length

maximum 5,000

words

deadline

22 days

September 01

JuxtaProse Fiction Prize

This contest seeks fiction. An entry should contain a single short story between 500 and 7,000 words, and any entry that fails to meet this may be disqualified. Multiple entries allowed. Winners will be announced on or before December 15.

Medium: print and online   |   Fee: $18   |   Estimated Callback: August 01   |   Categories: Short Stories, Fiction Prose

prize

$1,000

length

500 - 7,000

words

deadline

22 days

September 01

Tiny Fork Chapbook Series

This contest seeks poetry, prose, and hybrid manuscripts between 15 and 40 pages for publication. Two winners will receive $100, their chapbook will be published, and they will receive 10 copies of their published chapbook. Additional finalists will be considered. If selected, they will receive publication along with 10 copies of their chapbook.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $7   |   Categories: Fiction Prose, Poetry

prize

$100

length

15 – 40

pages

deadline

22 days

September 01

Diode Editions Book Contests

This contest seeks poetry manuscripts, both full length and chapbooks. Translations and collaborations are accepted. Writers should be 18 years of age or older. More than one book may be published.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $18   |   Estimated Callback: August 30   |   Categories: Poetry, Books, Book Awards

prize

$1,000

length

55 – 85

pages

deadline

22 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

22 days

September 01

The Coniston Prize for Women Poets

This contest seeks poetry from writers identifying as women writing in English. Each entry may contain anywhere between three to six poems. One winner will receive a $1,500 cash prize and publication, while up to ten finalists will receive publication as well. Winners will be notified no later than October 1.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $20   |   Categories: Poetry

prize

$1,500

length

3 – 6 poems

deadline

22 days

September 01

Terrain Annual Contest in Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction

This contest seeks poetry, nonfiction, and fiction. A winner in each genre will be awarded $500 and publication. Anyone who is not a current student of the contest judges or has not been a winner in the contest in the last five years is eligible to enter this contest. Finalists are welcome to submit again as well. Simultaneous submissions allowed. Each entry fee may contain up to three entries in any or all genres.

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

prize

$500

length

maximum 5,000

words

deadline

28 days

September 07