Submissions are invited for the Alice Munro Festival Short Story Contest. First prizes, teen and adult: $500. Length: 5000 words max. Deadline: August 1, 2014. Entry fee: $10-25.
- Guidelines: alicemunrofestival.ca/?page_id=306
Sarah Selecky’s annual Little Bird Writing Contest is accepting submissions. Looking for stories up to 2500 words inspired by one of Sarah’s daily writing prompts. Top three stories published in Little Bird Stories Vol IV. First prize: $1000. Deadline: May 31, 2014. Entry fee: $25.
Urban Farmhouse Press (US) is currently seeking book length manuscripts in poetry, fiction, and science fiction. Offers advances and royalties on both print copies (8%) and eBooks (40%). Accepting submissions year round in poetry, novellas, novels, and short fiction collections. Fee: $17.01.
Entries are invited for the Margery Allingham Short Story Competition (Crime Writers’ Association UK). Short stories must be unpublished and fit Margery’s definition of a mystery: “The Mystery remains box-shaped, at once a prison and a refuge. Its four walls are, roughly, a Crime, a Mystery, an Enquiry and a Conclusion with an Element of Satisfaction in it.” Prize: £1,000. Length: 3500 words max. Deadline: 4pm GMT March 16, 2014. Entry fee: £10.
ArtAscent invites entries for their “Dark” International Art Competition. First prize: $50 and publication. Theme: Home — a building, a room, a space. Entries may include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 1000 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Writers retain copyrights. Entry fee: $7. Deadline: December 31, 2013
The Dream Quest One.com invites international entries for their Poetry & Writing Contest. Accepting poems (30 lines max.) and short stories (5 pages max.) on any subject or theme. First prize poetry: US$250; first prize short fiction: US$500. Entry fees: $5 (poetry) and $10 (fiction). Deadline: January 16, 2014,
Halcyon Magazine (Canada) is seeking submissions for an upcoming issue, and is open to entries for a contest. Submission call: looking for autumn-related stories, poems, haiku, recipes, articles, quotes, and fillers. Deadline: August 31, 2013. Photo and Writing Contest: invites entries of autumn-related photography. Prize: Copy of magazine. Deadline: September 1, 2013.