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Writing Contests

5

contests due within 30 days

Fiction Southeast Editor's Prize

This contest seeks short stories of 1500 words or less. Submissions should be unpublished. All entries will be considered for publication. Winner will receive $200.

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

prize

$200

length

maximum 1,500

words

deadline

6 days

June 30

Sunspot Lit: $100 for 100 Words

Microfiction, micro essay, micro memoir, short poem, micro script, micro screenplay...if it is 100 words or less, it might be worth $100. No restrictions on theme or category. First-place winners and finalists in various prose categories will be published in a special edition. Additional pieces deserving of special attention will be considered for publication. A byline and bio will be included, and select pieces will receive coverage on the website. Enter as many times as you like. One piece per submission. Pieces must be unpublished except on a personal blog or website. Simultaneous submissions accepted; please withdraw your submission if the work is published elsewhere before the contest ends. Work can have won other awards without being disqualified.

Medium: online   |   Fee: $5   |   Categories: Short Stories, Memoirs, Fiction Prose, Nonfiction Prose, Journal/General, Poetry

prize

$100

length

maximum 100

words

deadline

6 days

June 30

Aura Estrada Short Story Contest & Annual Poetry Contest

This is Boston Review's new contest model shaped by social justice and accessibility concerns. Under the new model, contestants from the United States, Canada, and Western Europe will pay an entry fee of $20 which will help subsidize the entry of contestants from outside of those countries, as well as those claiming hardship, all of whom will pay nothing to enter our contests. Free entries and paid entries will be read in the same way and given equal weight. Short Story Contest Judge: Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Poetry Contest Judge: Ladan Osman.

Medium: print and online   |   Fee: FREE or $20   |   Categories: Short Stories, Fiction Prose, Poetry

prize

500

length

maximum 5,000

words

deadline

6 days

June 30

Cozy Cat Press Poetry Contest 2019

Have you always been one step ahead of TV detectives? Do you have a perfect crime? Have you cracked a case wide open? Cozy Cat Press are looking for work as clever as the most conniving criminals and sly sleuths to be published in their first ever poetry anthology. Awaken your inner private eye and submit a mystery themed poem for the chance to win cash prizes, publication, and more!

Medium: online   |   Fee: FREE   |   Categories: Poetry

prize

$100

length

maximum 2

pages

deadline

7 days

July 01

The Inaugural Gurney Norman Summer Fiction Prize

This contest seeks short fiction up to 7,000 words in length. Multiple and simultaneous submissions allowed, but each story requires its own submission fee. Winner will receive $500 prize, while second place will receive $250. Top three finalists will be published the the fall issue.

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

prize

$500

length

maximum 7,000

words

deadline

21 days

July 15