Oct 242013
 

Chick Lit coverChick Lit Mag & Indie Press is seeking submissions of poetry, short fiction and creative non-fiction (up to 5,000 words) for its inaugural issue. Also calling for full manuscripts of poetry, collections of short stories and novellas from 5000–25000 words to be published as independent digests. Female writers only. Deadline: rolling.

Oct 022013
 

Waxing PressWaxing Press (Ohio, US) invites entries for its inaugural contest for works of fiction, the Tide Lock Prize. Seeks new work in the form of a novel, novella, or collection of short stories. Length: 150 pages minimum. Prize: Publication in the journal’s print and digital editions. Entry fee: $5. Deadline: February 1, 2014.

May 192013
 

Quattro Books logoQuattro Books (Toronto) is accepting novella manuscript submissions for the Ken Klonsky Novella Contest. Prize: Publication. Submit literary fiction (no science fiction or romance), 15000-42000 words. Looks for work that “reflects the unique cultural character and dynamism of Canada today,” past and future. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: August 1, 2013.

Jan 212013
 

Leapfrog Press2013 Leapfrog Fiction Contest. First Prize: publication contract offer with an advance payment, plus the finalist awards ($150 and manuscript critiques). Open to adult and children’s fiction (middle grade and YA) in novella- or novel-length. Minimum length: 22,000. Deadline: May 1, 2013. Entry fee: $30.

  • Guidelines: http://www.leapfrogpress.com/contest.htm