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The Ghost Story Supernatural Fiction Award

Twice each year TGS awards $1,000 and publication in The Ghost Story to the winner of this short story competition. A second writer will receive an Honorable Mention that includes publication and a $100 cash award. Story length should run between 1,500 and 10,000 words ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

07/27/2015

Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize

The Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize is run in association with The Moth magazine. The four shortlisted poems will appear in the spring issue of the magazine, and the winner will be invited to attend a special awards ceremony in Dublin in April 2016 ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/31/2015

Prizes: 

€10,000

Fees: 

€12

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

07/27/2015

Creative Writing Institute's Annual Short Story Contest

CWI is inviting writers to enter its free annual short story contest. The judges would like to see some mystery stories, but the genre is open. Entries must be 1,000 to 2,000 words. First place: a FREE writing course with a personal tutor, valued at $260 USD ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/15/2015

Prizes: 

Free writing course with a personal tutor, valued at $260

Fees: 

$0.00

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

07/27/2015

FanStory's Tombstone Poetry Contest

FanStory is inviting writers to enter its Tombstone Poetry Contest. Write a poem for a tombstone for this poetry contest. You'll be writing an epitaph. This is a brief poem, usually humorous, inscribed on a tombstone about a deceased person, usually with rhyming lines. First prize is $100 ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/21/2016

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$6.95

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

07/27/2015

Naugatuck River Review's Narrative Poetry Contest

Naugatuck River Review is dedicated to publishing narrative poetry in the tradition of great narrative poets. The judges are open to many styles of poetry. First prize is $1000 and publication in NRR ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

07/25/2015

Encircle Publications Annual Poetry Chapbook Contest

Poetry may be theme-related. The judges have no specifications for subject matter; they will be looking for finely-crafted poetry that speaks to a broad audience. Winner will receive $250, 25 copies and marketing assistance ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/01/2015

Prizes: 

$250

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

07/25/2015

The 6th Annual Beyond Baroque Poetry Contest

Beyond Baroque is inviting writers to enter The 6th Annual Beyond Baroque Poetry Contest. You may submit up to 4 poems per entry fee, and each poem has a maximum line limit of 42 for each poem. First prize is $1,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

07/25/2015

River Teeth Book Prize

River Teeth's editors and editorial board conduct a yearly national contest to identify the best book-length manuscript of literary nonfiction. Manuscripts must be between 150-400 pages long. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$27

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

07/25/2015

American Literary Review Awards

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in the Spring 2016 online issue of the American Literary Review will be given for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Short Fiction: One work of fiction per entry ($15), limit 8,000 words per work ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry,Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

07/25/2015

The Hollis Summers Poetry Prize

The Hollis Summers Poetry Prize invites writers to submit unpublished collections of original poems. Manuscripts of 60 to 95 pages should be set on standard sized paper. The winning manuscript will be published by Ohio University Press and awarded a cash prize of $1000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

11/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$30

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

07/25/2015

PRISM's Creative Non-Fiction Contest

PRISM is inviting writers to enter this year's Creative Non-Fiction Contest. Max. word count: 6,000. Prize: $1,500 grand prize, $600 runner-up, $400 2nd runner-up ... (more)

Deadline: 

11/20/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$35

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

07/25/2015

The Anzaldúa Poetry Prize

The Gloria E. Anzaldúa Poetry Prize is awarded annually to a poet whose work explores how place shapes identity, imagination, and understanding. Special attention is given to poems that exhibit multiple vectors of thinking. The winner will receive a prize of $500 plus 25 copies of the published manuscript ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/15/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

07/25/2015

SSA 2015 Writing Contest

The Society of Southwestern Authors sponsors a writing contest which includes three categories: short story, personal essay/memoirs, and poetry. It is open to beginning and published authors. Winners receive cash prizes. You do not have to be a member to enter ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/15/2015

Prizes: 

$250

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry,Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

07/25/2015

New Criterion Poetry Prize

The editors are pleased to announce the sixteenth annual New Criterion Poetry Prize for a book-length manuscript of poems that pay close attention to form. The winner will receive $3,000 and the winning manuscript will be published ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/30/2015

Prizes: 

$3,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

07/25/2015

Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition

The Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre is inviting writers to enter its International Poetry Competition. The competition seeks to celebrate the great diversity of poetry being written in English all over the world. First prize is £1000 and second prize is £200 ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2015

Prizes: 

£1000

Fees: 

£5

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

07/25/2015

FanStory's Etheree Poetry Contest

FanStory is inviting writers to enter its Etheree Poetry Contest. The poetry form, Etheree, consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. Etheree can also be reversed. First prize is $100 ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/16/2016

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$6.95

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

07/22/2015

"Picture Worth 1000 Words" Autumn 2015 Essay Contest

Highfield Press invites writers to submit an unpublished essay (500-1000 words) inspired by the given photo and the theme, "Autumn Leaves." First prize is $1,000 and online publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

07/22/2015

Crime Pays Writing Contest

The Writer magazine is inviting writers to enter its Crime Pays short story contest. Create a 1,000-2,000 word short story that allows you to explore the human experience through a criminal action and a strong central character. First prize is $1,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

07/20/2015

The Pen Factor Writing Contest

The Pen Factor has developed an algorithm that helps identify fine writing. Writers are graded according to how appealing their work is to readers and all submissions receive written feedback in return for reviewing someone else's writing ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/21/2015

Prizes: 

$500 + personal feedback

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

07/20/2015

Jack Grapes Poetry Prize

CulturalWeekly.com is inviting writers to enter its Jack Grapes Poetry Prize. You may submit up to 3 previously unpublished poems. Awards include cash prizes of $250 for first place, $150 for second place, and $100 for third place ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2015

Prizes: 

$250

Fees: 

$4

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

07/20/2015

NCW's Poetry Contest

Northern Colorado Writers is inviting writers to enter this year's Poetry Contest. Poems can be in any style, up to 250 lines. Submit up to three poems per entry fee. First prize is $1,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

07/18/2015

Solas Awards for Best Travel Story of the Year

Award-winning publisher Travelers' Tales is the sponsor of The Solas Awards, an annual competition to honor excellence in travel writing. Winners of the Grand Prize for Best Travel Story of the Year in Gold, Silver, and Bronze will win cash and publication. First prize is $1,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/21/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

07/18/2015

FanStory's Sonnet Poetry Contest

FanStory is inviting writers to enter its Sonnet Poetry Contest. The challenge of this contest is to write a sonnet in iambic pentameter. That's right, just like Shakespeare did. First prize is $100 ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/10/2016

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$6.95

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

07/18/2015

FanStory's 2-4-2 Poetry Contest

FanStory is inviting writers to enter its 2-4-2 Poetry Contest. For this contest the challenge is to write a poem with only three lines. The first line has only two syllables, the second line has four syllables and the third line has two syllables again. First prize is $100 ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/05/2016

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$6.95

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

07/16/2015

Tinderbox Poetry Journal Contest

Tinderbox Poetry Journal contest welcomes poets to submit poetry in any form, from traditional forms to free verse to lyric essay to flash fiction. The winner will receive $500 and the runner-up will receive $250. Submit up to three poems / pieces ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/21/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$12

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

07/14/2015

Indiana Review's 1/2K Prize

Submissions to the 2015 1/2K Prize are now open. The winner receives $1,000 and publication in a forthcoming issue of The Indiana Review. All entries are considered for publication. Send up to 3 pieces of up to 500 words each per submission (fiction/nonfiction/poetry/hybrid genre all welcome) ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

07/14/2015

Authors First Novel Competition

The Second Annual Authors First Novel Competition is open to any work of previously unpublished fiction 40,000 words or longer. First prize is $5,000, a publishing contract, and an iPad Mini ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/30/2015

Prizes: 

$5,000

Fees: 

$50

Genre(s): 

Book, Fiction

Date added: 

07/14/2015

Remember in November Contest for Creative Nonfiction

Hippocampus Magazine is inviting writers to enter this year's Remember in November Contest for Creative Nonfiction. Previously unpublished memoir excerpts and personal essays of up to 3,500 words are eligible. First prize is $1,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$12

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

07/14/2015

The Calvino Prize

The Calvino Prize is an annual fiction competition sponsored by the Creative Writing Program in the English Department of the University of Louisville. It is awarded to outstanding pieces of fiction in the fabulist experimentalist style of Italo Calvino. First prize is $1,500 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/14/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

07/14/2015

Dan's Papers Literary Prize

The 2015 Dan's Papers Literary Prize announced the addition of a new category -- The Emerging Writers. Created for 25 years old and under, this award totals $4000, with the winner receiving $3000 and two runner-ups will receive $500 each ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/15/2015

Prizes: 

$5,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

07/14/2015

Philip Levine Poetry Book Contest

The Philip Levine Prize in Poetry is an annual book contest sponsored by the Creative Writing Program at California State University, Fresno. This contest -- open to any poet writing in English -- offers a $2,000 prize and publication by Anhinga Press ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/30/2015

Prizes: 

$2,000

Fees: 

$25-$28

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

07/13/2015

First Edition Children's Book Writing Contest

Southwest Human Development is seeking submissions of children's book manuscripts in the inaugural First Edition Children's Book Contest. The author of the winning manuscript will have their book professionally illustrated, published and promoted ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000 advance

Fees: 

$50

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

07/13/2015

Slippery Elm Prize

Slippery Elm is committed to promoting the best fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art being created today. Writers are invited to enter the literary journal's Slippery Elm Prize. First prize is $1000 in the Poetry and Prose categories ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

07/13/2015

Black Warrior Review's 11th Annual Contest

Black Warrior is inviting writers to enter its 11th annual writing contest. Winners in each genre receive a $1,000 prize and publication in BWR 42.2, our Spring/Summer 2016 issue. One runner-up from each genre will receive $100 ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

07/12/2015

The Sandeen Prize in Poetry

The Sandeen Prize in Poetry is awarded to authors who have published at least one volume of one volume of poetry. There will be a $1,000 prize, a $500 award and a $500 advance against royalties from the Notre Dame Press ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

07/12/2015

The Texas Observer Short Story Contest

The 2015 Texas Observer Short Story Contest is inviting writers to enter their short stories. Word length is up to 2500 words. The winner receives a $1,000 cash prize and publication in print and online in The Texas Observer ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/16/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

07/12/2015

FreeFall Magazine's Prose and Poetry Contest

FreeFall magazine is accepting fiction and poetry for its annual writing contest. Submit prose of 3K words or less, or up to five poems per entry. Cash prizes will be awarded to writers in each category. First prize is $500 ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/31/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction

Date added: 

07/12/2015

The Lake Prize

The Lake Prize offers annual awards for fiction and poetry that best represents the Midwest. It seeks to reward those who see the beauty of the region. First prize in each category is $500 plus publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$5

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction

Date added: 

07/11/2015

The Omniverse Launch Writing Contest

Anyone who writes an article on The Omniverse (www.theomniverse.org) during the month of July 2015 will have a chance to win $500. This is a contest for all people, not just "writers." There's one Fiction category and then all other categories are for non-fiction ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$0.00

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

07/09/2015

FanStory's Haiku Poetry Contest

FanStory.com invites writers to enter its Haiku Poetry Contest. Haiku is a form of poetry that only uses three lines. First prize is $100 ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/20/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$6.95

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

07/09/2015

Nilsen Literary Prize for a First Novel

Southeast Missouri State University Press is accepting submissions for the Nilsen Literary Prize for a First Novel. Open to English-writing, U.S. residents who have not yet published a novel. First prize is $2,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

11/01/2015

Prizes: 

$2,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

07/08/2015

Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest

Southeast Missouri State University Press is accepting submissions for the Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest. Submit a maximum of 500 words, double-spaced. First prize is $500 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/01/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

07/08/2015

Mighty River Short Story Contest

Southeast Missouri State University Press is accepting submissions for the Mighty River Short Story Contest. Submit a maximum of 30 pages, double-spaced. First prize is $1000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

07/08/2015

Prairie Schooner Summer Creative Nonfiction Contest

Prairie Schooner is accepting submissions to the Summer Creative Nonfiction Contest. The judges are open to all types of creative nonfiction essays, up to 5,000 words. Winner receives $250 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/01/2015

Prizes: 

$250

Fees: 

$18

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

07/08/2015

Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition

The Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition is an annual short story competition open to writers from around the world. The competition is open to original, unpublished and unbroadcast short stories in the English language of 3,000 words or fewer ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2015

Prizes: 

€2,000 (approx $2153/£1431)

Fees: 

€15

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

07/08/2015

Vallum Award for Poetry

Vallum is accepting original and previously unpublished poetry submissions for the Vallum Award for Poetry 2015. Submit up to 1-3 poems of maximum 60 lines each. First prize is $750 ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/15/2015

Prizes: 

$750

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

07/08/2015

FanStory's Free Verse Poetry Contest

FanStory invites writers to enter its Free Verse Poetry Contest. Write a free verse poem. With this contest you can write a poem that does not follow any set structure. First prize is $100 ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/10/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$6.95

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

07/02/2015

The 2015 Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize

The Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize invites writers to submit flash fiction of 1500 words or less. Feel free to submit multiple stories. First prize is $200 and publication in Fiction Southeast ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/01/2015

Prizes: 

$200

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

06/30/2015

Terrain.org 6th Annual Contest in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry

Terrain.org is accepting contest submissions for the 6th Annual Contests. The theme for this year's contest is (Dis)placement. A prize of $500 plus publication for the first-place winner will be awarded in each genre ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/01/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/30/2015

AROHO $50,000 Gift of Freedom Award

A Room of Her Own Foundation (AROHO) is dedicated to helping women artists achieve the privacy and financial support necessary to pursue their art. AROHO is awarding the $50,000 Gift of Freedom for an imagined yet unrealized poetry, fiction, or nonfiction project ... (more)

Deadline: 

11/02/2015

Prizes: 

$50,000

Fees: 

$35

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/28/2015

Aura Estrada Short Story Contest

The winning author will receive $1,500 and have his or her work published in the July/August 2016 issue of Boston Review. Stories should not exceed 5,000 words and must be previously unpublished ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/28/2015

18th annual Writing for Children Competition

CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers), is accepting submissions by unpublished writers for the 18th annual Writing for Children Competition. This year, there will be two $1,000 winners ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$30

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

06/28/2015

Les Figues NOS Book Contest

Les Figues is currently only considering works submitted through our annual NOS (not otherwise specified) Book Contest. A prize of $1,000 and publication by Les Figues Press will be given for the winning poetry or prose manuscript ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

06/28/2015

Narrative's Seventh Annual Poetry Contest

Narrative is always looking for new voices, so all entries will be considered for publication in the magazine. The contest is open to all poets. Entries must be unpublished. Awards: First Prize is $1,500, Second Prize is $750, Third Prize is $300 ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/20/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$23

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/28/2015

Robert and Adele Schiff Awards in Poetry and Prose

The Cincinnati Review invites submissions for the annual Robert and Adele Schiff Awards in Poetry and Prose. One poem and one prose piece will be chosen for publication, and winning authors will receive $1,000 each ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/26/2015

FanStory's Share A Story In A Poem

Share a poem that tells a story to enter this poetry contest. The only catch is that your poem must have a rhyme scheme. Any rhyme scheme you choose. First prize is $100 ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/20/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$6.95

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/26/2015

Room's Fiction and Poetry Contests

Literary journal Room is accepting submissions of poetry and fiction for its annual writing contest. Submit a short story of up to 3,500 words or up to 150 lines of poetry. First prize is $1,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$35

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction

Date added: 

06/26/2015

Double Take Poetry Prize

The Double Take Poetry Prize is designed to highlight poets who deserve a good, long look. One grand prize winner will be selected and blurbed by the contest judge. The winner will receive a $250 prize, a print copy of the issue, and a lifetime digital subscription to Heavy Feather Review ... (more)

Deadline: 

11/01/2015

Prizes: 

$250

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/26/2015

The Grayson Books Poetry Prize

The 2015 Grayson Books Poetry Prize is open to all poets writing in English. Submit your 50-80 page manuscript. The winner will be awarded a $1,000 prize, publication, and 10 copies ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/26/2015

Alice James Award

Alice James Books is accepting submissions of poetry manuscripts to the Alice James Award (formerly the Beatrice Hawley Award). The Alice James Award welcomes submissions from emerging as well as established poets. The winner receives $2000, book publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

11/01/2015

Prizes: 

$2,000

Fees: 

$30

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/26/2015

Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Awards

The Anna Davidson Rosenberg Awards for Poems on Jewish is open to all writers exploring the Jewish experience. The winning poems will be published on Poetica's website and in a special print edition. First prize is $250 ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/01/2015

Prizes: 

$250

Fees: 

$3

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/26/2015

Freeditorial Long Short Fiction Story Contest

Freeditorial Publishing House announces a new contest: Freeditorial Long Short Story. Long-Short Stories must be fiction or historical and written in English. The writer is free to choose the topic. The book must have a minimum of 10,000 words and a maximum of 40,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/15/2015

Prizes: 

$15,000

Fees: 

$o

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/25/2015

Fiction Attic's Flash Fiction Contest

What can you say in 1,000 words or fewer? Submit your flash fiction to Fiction Attic's Flash in the Attic contest. The winning story will receive a prize of $100 and publication. The second place winner will receive $50 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/12/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$5

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

06/23/2015

William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

Ruminate Magazine is accepting entries for the William Van Dyke Short Story Prize. Writers may submit one story per contest entry fee. The story must be 5500 words or less. First-place winner will receive $1500 and publication in the Winter 2015/2016 Issue .... (more)

Deadline: 

08/05/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/18/2015

FanStory's Acrostic Newbie Poetry Contest

FanStory welcomes new writers to enter its Acrostic Newbie Poetry contest. A fun way to get started with poetry is by writing an acrostic. For this contest, create a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word (downwards). First-place winner receives $100 ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/13/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$6.95

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/18/2015

X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction

Rosebud welcomes writers to enter the 8th biennial X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction. The author submitting the best piece of original, unpublished nonfiction will be awarded $1,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/18/2015

Rollick Magazine - Call for Submissions for Frantic (Issue 2)

Submissions are now open for Rollick's Frantic issue. Rollick’s mandate is to attract cutting-edge, quality content that inspires real engagement. The most popular post will be awarded $200 ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2015

Prizes: 

$200

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/18/2015

Story|Houston's First Annual Short Fiction and Non-Fiction Contest

Story|Houston is looking for previously unpublished narratives of 3,000 to 6,000 words. First prize is $500 and publication online and in print. Send stories (fictional or nonfictional) that are at once urgent and elegant ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/10/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$5

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/18/2015

Five Magic Spindles Writing Contest

Rooglewood Press invites writers to enter its Five Magic Spindles creative writing contest. Your story must be based on the fairytale "Sleeping Beauty." Five winners will each receive $100 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/16/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

06/15/2015

FanStory's Palindrome Writing Contest

A palindrome is a word (or sentence) that reads the same backwards as forward. So "Madam" is a palindrome. For a palindrome poem you incorporate it into your poem but do so with the sentences ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/06/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$6.95

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/14/2015

The Writers' Community of Durham Region Annual Short Story Contest

The Writers' Community of Durham Region (WCDR) is now accepting submissions for their annual short story contest. Submitted stories must either mention a phoenix directly or invoke it and its attendant mythologies through symbolic representation ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/25/2015

Prizes: 

$750

Fees: 

$20 CDN, $30 US

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

06/14/2015

The Orison Anthology Awards

Orison Books is accepting entries for the Orison Anthology Awards. The judges are accepting entries of unpublished single works in three genres: fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The winner in each genre will receive a $500 cash prize and publication .... (more)

Deadline: 

08/01/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/13/2015

Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence

The Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence is awarded to the single best submission in the categories of poetry and fiction. Each winning author receives $1000, publication, and a prize pack of books ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Poetry

Date added: 

06/13/2015

Geist's Short Long-Distance Writing Contest

Geist's Short Long-Distance Writing Contest invites writers to write a story, 500 words or less, fiction or non-fiction, that unfolds in two or more Canadian time zones. First prize is $500 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/01/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/13/2015

Blue Mesa Review Annual Contest

The Blue Mesa Review Annual Contest is looking for original English language works in the genres of poetry and fiction. This year the contest has added a nonfiction category. First prize is $500 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$12

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/13/2015

Mary Roberts Rinehart Non-fiction Contest

Stillhouse Press is seeking entries for the Mary Roberts Rinehart Non-fiction Contest. The winning writer will receive a prize of $1,000, publication by Stillhouse Press, 20 copies of their book, and paid transport to the 2016 Fall for the Book festival ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/13/2015

The Siskiyou Prize

The Siskiyou Prize is open to unpublished, full-length prose manuscripts, including novels, memoirs, short story collections, and essay collections. The winner will receive a cash award of $1,000, an offer of publication from Ashland Creek Press, and a four-week residency at PLAYA ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/13/2015

Barthelme Prize for Short Prose

Gulf Coast is now accepting entries for the 2015 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose. The contest is open to prose poetry, flash fiction, and micro-essays of 500 words or fewer. The winner receives $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions will receive $250 ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$17

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/10/2015

Gulf Coast Prize in Translation

Gulf Coast is now accepting entries for the Gulf Coast Prize in Translation. The contest is open to prose (fiction and nonfiction) in translation. The winner receives $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions will each receive $250 ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$17

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/10/2015

Tethered by Letters Summer Literary Contest

Tethered by Letters is pleased to announce its third annual Summer Literary Competition. Three submission categories are open to writers: 1) short stories of any genre; 2) flash fiction; and 3) poetry. Cash prizes and publication awarded to the winners ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2015

Prizes: 

$150 - $500

Fees: 

$15.00/entry for Short Story; $7.00/entry, or three entries for $15.00, for Flash Fiction; $7.00/entry, or three entries for $15.00, for Poetry

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/10/2015

Golfwell's Creative Writing Contest

Golfwell's Creative Writing Contest is seeking original unpublished golf stories, fact or fiction. Golfers from all countries and all ages are welcome to enter. First prize is $300 ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/31/2015

Prizes: 

$300

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/08/2015

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest (Opens: August 15, 2015)

Now in its 15th year, the Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest seeks today's best humor poems and will award $2,250 in prizes. Submit one poem only, with a maximum of 250 lines. No fee to enter ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/01/2016

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/07/2015

Wisehouse International Poetry Award

The Wisehouse International Poetry Award will award a single cash prize of $1,000 to the one entrant (winner) whose entry is selected by the prize judge. You do not have to be a published poet to enter ... (more)

Deadline: 

02/29/2016

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$5

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/07/2015

Bartleby Snopes Annual Dialogue Only Contest

The Bartleby Snopes Annual Dialogue Only Contest invites writers to compose a short story entirely of dialogue. Your entry must be under 2000 words. A minimum of $500 will be awarded, with at least $300 going to the grand prize winner ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/15/2015

Prizes: 

$300

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/03/2015

The 2015 Clockwise Chapbook Competition

The 2015 Clockwise Chapbook Competition is open to all poets writing in English. Submit 24–32 pages of original poetry in English. Winner will receive a $500 prize and a book publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/15/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Book

Date added: 

06/03/2015

Chariton Review Short Fiction Prize

Chariton Review Short Fiction Prize is an annual award for the best unpublished short fiction on any theme up to 5,000 words in English. The winner will receive a prize of $500 and two or three finalists will receive $200 each; the winning stories will be published ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/30/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

06/03/2015

Talking Writing Prize for Hybrid Poetry

The Talking Writing Prize is an annual contest that celebrates the diversity online of original, personally driven writing. Hybrid poetry is a mix of old and new, of traditional and experimental approaches to poetic form. First prize is $1,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/03/2015

UNO PRESS LAB Award

UNO Press is inviting writers to enter its UNO PRESS LAB Award. UNO Press is seeking to publish the best novel/short story collection written this year. First prize is a $1,000 advance ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$18

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

06/03/2015

"Picture Worth 1000 Words" Summer 2015 Essay Contest

The Highfield Press invites writers to submit an unpublished essay (500-1000 words) inspired by the given photo and the theme, "Summer Reflections." First prize is $1,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

05/30/2015

Narrative's Spring 2015 Story Contest

Narrative's Spring Story Contest is open to all fiction and nonfiction writers. Entries must be previously unpublished, no longer than 15,000 words. First Prize is $2,500, Second Prize is $1,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2015

Prizes: 

$2,500

Fees: 

$23

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

05/28/2015

2015 Paula Anderson Book Award

The Paula Anderson Book Award will be granted to the author of a work of literary fiction, either a novel or short story collection, that was published by a small or independent press in 2014. The winning author will receive $1,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

05/28/2015

Glass Buffalo's 2015 Poetry Contest

Glass Buffalo has partnered with the Writers' Guild of Alberta to find Alberta's next great poet in our first writing contest. You may submit up to two (2) poems per entry fee. Prize: $500 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$30

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/26/2015

Sequestrum's New Writer Awards

Sequestrum is pleased to announce its New Writer Awards, in which over $500 will be awarded to up-and-coming writers and poets. Open only to writers and poets who have not yet published a book-length manuscript ... (more)

Deadline: 

11/15/2015

Prizes: 

$200

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Date added: 

05/26/2015

Southern Gothic Revival Anthology Short Fiction Contest

Twisted Road Publications is seeking stories that reveal the lives of marginalized groups and individuals by developing complex characters and realistic settings. First prize is $500 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$16

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/22/2015

The Seattle Review Chapbook Contest

The Seattle Review welcomes writers to submit poetry manuscripts of 20-30 pages in length for its first Chapbook Contest. Manuscripts need not be a single long poem or sequence of poems, but should exhibit consistency and unity throughout ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/22/2015

Fairy Tale Review Awards in Poetry and Prose

The selected winners of the prose and poetry contests will each receive $1,000, and all submissions will also be considered for publication in The Ochre Issue ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, nonfiction

Date added: 

05/22/2015

Cash Pot Screenplay Competition

The Cash Pot Screenplay Competition may be a small screenplay competition, but winning it can help you gain big success. Not only did the first winner get the Cash Pot, but he's been signed by a manager and optioned his first screenplay ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2015 (Early Bird)

Prizes: 

$ ( Growing Cash Pot )

Fees: 

$20 (Early Bird)

Genre(s): 

Screenwriting

Date added: 

05/21/2015

2016 Press 53 Award for Poetry

The Press 53 Award for Poetry is awarded annually to an outstanding, unpublished collection of poems. The author of the winning manuscript will receive a cash advance of $1,000, publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$30

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/15/2015

Shore Scripts Screenwriting Contest

Writers from all countries are welcome to enter the Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition. All scripts must be written in English. First prize is £2000 cash ($3025 approx) ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2015

Prizes: 

£2000 cash ($3025 approx.)

Fees: 

£25/feature; £20/short

Genre(s): 

Screenwriting

Date added: 

05/15/2015

The Altaire Short Fiction Award

A prize of $1000.00 will be given to what Altaire Productions and Publications deems the best story entered into No Man’s Land: The Crime Edition. Submit a crime fiction piece of up to 7000 words ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/14/2015

Arts & Letters Unclassifiables Contest

This contest is for unclassifiable works: works that blur, bend, blend, erase, or obliterate genre and other labels. Works of up to 5000 words considered. The Winner will receive a $500 prize and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$8

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/13/2015

FanStory's Antonym Poetry Contest

Write a four line poem with the following format. The first line is only one word. Second and third line can be formatted as you wish. The last line is the antonym of the word on the first line ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/20/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$6.95

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/13/2015

The Audre Lorde & Frank O'Hara Prize for Poetry

The Audre Lorde & Frank O'Hara Prize for Poetry is for a manuscript of original poetry in English. The competition is open to writers from all regions. The winner will receive $1000, and publication and distribution of the winning manuscript ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/17/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$30

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/11/2015

C.F. Borgman Fiction Book Award

The LGBTQ Literary Preserve is sponsoring a fiction contest open to all writers writing in English. Both short story collections and novels are eligible. The prize will be $1000, publication by Oia Arts Press (an imprint of The Literary Preserve) ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$35

Genre(s): 

Book, Fiction

Date added: 

05/11/2015

Sheila Ortiz Taylor Chapbook Competition

The competition is open to all poets or fiction writers writing in English. Seeking poetry or short fiction from any person identifying as LGBTQ. Entries of 16–36 pages of original poems or short fiction in English. Winner will receive a $500 prize ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/17/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction

Date added: 

05/11/2015

FanStory's Tanka Poetry Contest

Write a Tanka poem. Tanka follows a specific syllable count: five unrhymed lines of five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables. (5, 7, 5, 7, 7). First prize is $100 ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/14/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$6.95

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/11/2015

Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest

The second annual Mark Twain House & Museum's "Royal Nonesuch" Humor Writing Contest is for writers of all ages from all corners of the globe Submit 7,000 words (or fewer) of any original work of humor writing. First prize is $1,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/10/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$22

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

05/09/2015

7th Annual NANO Prize

The winner will be published in NANO Fiction and they will receive $1000. The judges will consider all entries for publication in NANO Fiction. All entries must be unpublished and 300 words or fewer ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/09/2015

16th Annual James Hearst Poetry Prize

North American Review is accepting submissions of poetry for the James Hearst Poetry Prize, which will award a first prize of $1,000, a second prize of $100, and a third prize of $50 ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/07/2015

Auburn Witness Poetry Prize

The Auburn Witness Poetry Prize invites writers to submit up to three poems of witnes. Entries must be unpublished. First-place winner receives $1,000, publication in SHR, and an invitation to read ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/06/2015

FanStory.com - 50 Writing Contests

You can enter over 50 contests every month for a one time entry fee. Choose from a huge selection of writing contests. Don’t miss contests with cash prizes that have deadlines and are quickly approaching. That includes “Flash Fiction Writing Contest”, “Tanka Poetry Contest”, “5-7-5 Poetry Contest”... (more)

Deadline: 

varies

Prizes: 

Cash Prizes for Contests

Fees: 

$6.95/mo

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

05/01/2015

Cinequest Screenwriting Competition

The Cinequest Screenwriting Competition continues to empower global connectivity between screenwriters, filmmakers, producers, and innovators. A $5000 cash prize and crystal award will be presented to the winning Feature-length script ... (more)

Deadline: 

11/06/2015

Prizes: 

$5,000

Fees: 

$30-$65

Genre(s): 

Screenwriting

Date added: 

04/30/2015

"A Slice of Sin" Anthology of Literary Erotica

A Two Dame Production is accepting submissions for its first erotica anthology. The editors are looking for erotica with a literary flair. If your language seduces us as much than the juicy bits, you are a writer the Dames will want to read ... (more)

Deadline: 

7/15/2015

Prizes: 

$25

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

04/30/2015

The 2015 RRofihe Trophy No-Fee Short Story Contest

The 2015 RRofihe Trophy invites writers to submit an unpublished short story, between 3,500 and 5,000 words. First-place winner receives $500, a trophy ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/15/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

04/30/2015

Dennis Vanderhoof Lakewood History Essay Contest

The Lakewood Historical Society hosts an annual essay contest open to the public. All topics must relate to the history of the City of Lakewood, Colorado. An entry shall be no more than 3,000 words or less than 1,000 words. First prize is $300 ... (more)

Deadline: 

11/01/2015

Prizes: 

$300

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

04/28/2015

Nowhere's Spring Travel Writing Contest

Award-winning literary travel magazine, Nowhere, is teaming up with John Jeremiah Sullivan for the Spring 2015 Travel Writing Contest. The judges are seeking young, old, novice and veteran voices to send us stories that possess a powerful sense of place. Stories can be fiction or nonfiction ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/10/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

04/24/2015

Brigantine Media's Publish or Perish Contest

Brigantine Media’s Publish or Perish contest seeks authors who can help market their books. The winner of the contest will receive a publishing contract for the book and a $2,000 advance against royalties ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/15/2015

Prizes: 

$2,000

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

04/23/2015

The New Guard Contests in Fiction & Poetry

The New Guard Contests in Fiction & Poetry welcomes writers and poets to enter the Machigonne Fiction Contest or the Knightville Poetry Contest. The judges award two prizes of $1500 each, with publication in The New Guard and two contributor's copies of the literary review ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/20/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Poetry

Date added: 

04/20/2015

The Brighthorse Prize

The Brighthorse Book Prize is an annual awards series honoring unpublished novels, collections of short fiction, and poetry collections. In addition to the $1,000 prize and publication in each category, the winning writers will split net profits on book sales ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/16/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Book

Date added: 

04/16/2015

Makeda Bilqis Literary Awards

The Makeda Bilqis Literary Awards is excited to announce a Poetry and Fiction (short story) contest to be judged and published this fall, September 2015. The first place winner will receive $100. The second and third place winners will both receive $50 ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/15/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$12

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Poetry

Date added: 

04/15/2015

Patricia Dobler Poetry Award

The Patricia Dobler Poetry Award invites writers to submit up to two unpublished poems, of any style, per submission. First prize is $1,000; round-trip travel, lodging and a reading at Carlow University in Pittsburgh ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/05/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

03/28/2015

StoryQuarterly Nonfiction Prize

The winner will receive $1,000, and the winner, first runner-up and second runner-up will be published in StoryQuarterly 49. Submit a nonfiction manuscript up to 6250 words ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

03/27/2015

Third Annual I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest

It's that time of year again: time to type up those travel articles, travel anecdotes and travel reflections. The judges want to read about that place that changed you. First-place prize is $200 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/15/2015

Prizes: 

$200

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

03/23/2015

Dream Quest One Writing Contest - Summer 2015

Dream Quest One Writing Contest invites writers to write a short story, 5 pages maximum length on any subject or theme. First-place prize is $500 ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

03/23/2015

Dream Quest One Poetry Contest - Summer 2015

Dream Quest One Poetry Contest is open to anyone who enjoys expressing her or his innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry. First-place prize is $250 ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2015

Prizes: 

$250

Fees: 

$5

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

03/23/2015

The Hollywood Hills Screenwriting Competition

Based in the Hollywood Hills – home to many of the world’s top screenwriters, actors, directors, and producers – the Hollywood Hills Screenplay Competition offers screenwriters the opportunity to show they belong with the other masters of their craft ... (more)

Deadline: 

11/01/2015

Prizes: 

$300

Fees: 

$20-$55

Genre(s): 

Screenwriting

Date added: 

03/06/2015

Rattle Poetry Prize

The annual Rattle Poetry Prize now offers $10,000 for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will also receive $200 each and publication. Open to writers, worldwide; poems must be written in English ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/15/2015

Prizes: 

$10,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

02/11/2015

Annual Gival Press Poetry Award

The Annual Gival Press Poetry Award invites writers to submit a previously unpublished manuscript of poetry in English (not a translation) of at least 45 pages in any style. Prize is $1,000.00, plus online publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

01/12/2015

Annual Gival Press Short Story Award

The Annual Gival Press Short Story Award invites writers to submit previously unpublished original (not a translation) short story in English, approximately 5,000 to 15,000 words. Prize is $1,000.00, plus online publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/08/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

01/12/2015

Fellowshiper Christian Mobile Contest

Fellowshiper, the social network for Christians, is encouraging excellence in Christian mobile networking by launching a writer’s contest. Grand prize winners will receive $100 ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/30/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

Date added: 

12/03/2014

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