The Masters Review Fall Fiction Contest

Welcome, writer. The winning story of the Fall Fiction Contest will be paid $2000, awarded publication online in The Masters Review, and will receive a note from the judge on why the story was selected. Second and third place stories will be awarded publication and $200 and $100, respectively, as well as correspondence from the judge. Fifteen […]

The Masters Review: Call for Submissions

The Masters Review’s third annual Fall Fiction Contest is now open! Submissions are open until November 15, 2017. The winning story receives $2000 + publication, and a note from the judge on why the story was chosen. For more information and to submit your work, visit their website here. The Masters Review has compiled 13 submission […]

Indiana Review Fiction Contest

The 2017 Fiction Prize Contest is now open! Send in your submissions by October 31st, 2017. Applicants must submit a single story of up to 8,000 words. For more information, visit the Indiana Review contest website here.

Habitat Magazine’s Call for Submissions

Habitat is currently accepting submissions! Habitat Magazine is interested in writing that redefines the lines of genre and form and explores what it means to be a writer in the 21st century. Habitat provides a home for literature that shows the unexpected and disrupts the dominant cultural narrative. They pride themselves on publishing the next generation […]

Glassworks’ Call for Submissions

Glassworks publishes nonfiction, fiction, poetry, hybrid pieces, craft essays, new media, and art both digitally and in print. Deadline: December 15, 2017 for the spring and fall 2018 print issues. Glassworks also publishes flash fiction, prose poetry, and micro essays monthly in their online edition Flash Glass. Submissions for Flash Glass are accepted on a year-round, rolling basis. More […]

Narrative’s Fall Story and 30 Below Contest

The Fall Story Contest is open to all writers, and all entries will be considered for publication. The fall contest is open to all fiction and nonfiction writers. They are looking for short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction. Entries […]

The Journal Wheeler Prize for Poetry

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! Submissions open September 1-30 for the annual The Journal / Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize In addition to publication under a standard book contract by The Ohio State University Press, the winning author receives the Charles B. Wheeler Prize of $2,500. THE RULES: Entries of at least 48 typed pages of original […]

Black River Chapbook Competition Now Open

The Black River Chapbook Competition is a semi-annual prize from Black Lawrence Press for a chapbook of short fiction or poems. The competition is open to new emerging and established writers. They are accepting chapbooks of poems or short fiction between 16-36 pages in length. Winners will receive $500 and publication. Entry deadline for the […]

Contest for New Writers and Poets!

Sequestrum is holding a contest through October 15th for new writers and poets (anyone yet to publish a book-length manuscript). Their aim is to showcase work by candidates in some of the top creative writing programs. The Sequestrum library contains NEA & Guggenheim Fellows, Pulitzer Prize nominees, and other award-winning poets and novelists; they hope to put some of today’s emerging talents alongside them. […]

Glimmer Train’s New Writer Award

New Writer Award: 1st place $2,500 and publication. Deadline: 10/31. (The Fiction Open and Very Short grace periods end on 9/10.) Make a submission here. Open only to emerging writers whose fiction has not appeared in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000. (Previous online publication is fine.) The 1st-place winner will be published […]

Lascaux Prize in Poetry Contest, Deadline: September 30

The Lascaux Prize in Poetry closes at the end of the month. Poems may be previously published or unpublished, and simultaneous submissions are accepted. Winner receives $1,000, a bronze medallion, and publication in The Lascaux Review. The winner and all finalists will be published in The 2018 Lascaux Prize Anthology. Two copies of the anthology […]

Black River Chapbook Competition Entries Due Next Week

Black Lawrence Press’s biannual Black River Chapbook Competition will stop accepting submissions next Wednesday, May 31! The competition is open to new emerging and established writers. They are accepting chapbooks of poems or short fiction between 16-36 pages in length. Winners will receive book publication, a $500 cash award, and ten copies of the book. […]