Jun 212014
 

Bartleby Snopes Literary Magazine invites entries for their 6th Annual Dialogue Only Contest. Compose a short story entirely of dialogue, using as many characters as you want. First prize:minimum of $300. Five finalists published in Issue 13 of the magazine. Length: 2,000 words max. Entry fee: $10. Deadline: September 15, 2014.

Jun 212014
 

Malahat Review coverThe Malahat Review (BC) is accepting entries for the 2014 Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize. First prize: $1000 and publication. Length: 2000-3000 words. Likes the personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, social commentary, travel writing, historical accounts, biography. Entry fee: $35-45 (includes subscription). Deadline: August 1, 2014.

May 102014
 

Entries are invited for The London Magazine‘s Poetry Competition 2014. For the first time since its resurgence, the magazine is hosting a worldwide poetry competition, open for all ages. First prize: £200 (plus publications in a future issue). Entry fee: £5. Deadline: June 30, 2014.

May 102014
 

New literary press Brighthorse Books (Nebraska) invites submissions of book-length manuscripts for the Brighthorse Prize is an annual awards series honoring unpublished novels, collections of short fiction, and poetry collections. Award (per genre): $1000 and publication under its standard (50/50) contract. Deadline: June 15, 2014.

May 102014
 

The Rusty Toque (Western University) invites entries for their first annual 2014 Fiction Chapbook Contest. Chapbook submissions can include stories, micro-fiction or a longer short story. Prize: $800 + chapbook publication (e-book and print) + a fiction prize pack. Entry fee: $15. Length: 25-40 pages. International submissions welcome. Deadline: June 1, 2014.