Category: Contests

Short story contest with £1000 first prize

The 2016 Bristol Short Story Prize is open to all writers worldwide. First prize: £1000; 19 additional prizes available. Theme and subject open. Length: 4000 words max. Entry fee: £8 per story. Shortlisted writers published in the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 9. Deadline: April 30, 2016.

Seeking writing about ‘The Road’

The Turnip Truck(s) is interested in the dialectics of the human and its environment(s). Seeking submissions for their second issue and first contest, The Road. Interested in essays, poems, and stories. Welcomes work that addresses anything from a traditional hero’s journey to learning to traverse a foreign land; embraces a new perspective; or navigates the Internet super highway. Reading fee: $3. entry fee: $12. Deadline: March 1, 2016.

Write about love — contest with $1000 prize

Don’t Talk To Me About Love invites entries for their first literary contest. First prize: $1000 plus manuscript review. Open to fiction and nonfiction (2000 words max.) and poetry (75 lines max.). Looking for exploration on what love means to you, whether romantic, platonic, parental, or otherwise. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: February 14, 2016.

Encounters with tech: Poetry & fiction contest

Passages is an annual poetry and short fiction competition hosted by Carleton University. This year’s theme: “Encounters with Technology.” Age categories: under 18 and 18+. Canadian and international entries welcome. Entry fee: $10. First and second-place winners featured in a peer-reviewed anthology of prose and poetry published in spring 2016 by In/Words Magazine and Press; also cash and books. Deadline: February 19, 2016.

Contest for weird, bold, or risky writing

Tethered By Letters invites entries for the F(r)iction Winter Writing Contests. Three categories: short story (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction (up to 750 words), and poetry (max of three pages per poem). Encourages work that takes risks in theme, content, or aesthetic. Their motto: Publish Weird. Winners published in F(r)iction, (trianually-printed). All finalists will receive free professional editing on their submission and will be considered for later publication. Prizes of US$1000 – short story, US$300 – flash fiction, US$300 (USD) – poetry. Entry fees: $10-18. Deadline: March 31, 2016.