Fall Fiction Award Judged by Anita Felicelli
The Fall Fiction Contest is NOW OPEN for submissions through November 30th! Submit your very best fiction up to 6,000 words for the chance to win $2,000 and publication in The Masters Review. Fifteen stories will be honored on our shortlist, with the winning three selected by Anita Felicelli! Second and third place stories earn $300 and $200, respectively, publication, and correspondence from our judge. We want you to succeed, and we want your writing to be read. It’s been our mission to support emerging writers since day one.
This competition spotlights ebooks in 8 categories including Contemporary Fiction, Romance, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Memoir, Young Adult and Nonfiction.
Here’s what you could win:
- $5,000 in cash
- A feature article about you and your book in the May/June 2020 issue of Writer’s Digest
- A paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference
- AND more!
For the chance to earn the prestige you deserve and watch your career soar to new heights, enter Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published Ebook Awards.
- A critique of your story ($75 value)
- A consultation (30 min) about your story ($50 value)
- An edit of your story ($75 value)
- Marketing ideas for your story ($50 value)
- Publication in the JWC newsletter, website, and Facebook page!!!
ENTER TODAY!!! $5
Guidelines for A Short Story Worth Reading Contest
A Short Story Worth Reading Contest is held three (3) times a year. The deadlines for entries are as follows: January first, May first, and September first. You may enter at any time and your entry will be placed into the proper queue. Your email submission to this contest means you agree to the following:
$5 entry fee per short story – three (3) stories maximum per person ($5 each).
All entry fees paid through PayPal using the “friends and family” option – the email address for PayPal is email@example.com.
1,500 words or less.
Be sure to include a title and your name, email address, and phone number in your email submission.
Judges will NOT know who the entrants are and their decisions are final. Do NOT include any identifiers in your story.
Email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org– NO ATTACHMENTS – cut and paste your story into the body of the email.
In the subject line of your email, put “A Short Story Worth Reading Contest.”
Stories are NOT judged on editing and formatting, but it doesn’t hurt to have a second pair of eyes review your story before submitting.
No previously published material.
Author retains copyright to their story.
Contest is open to any resident of the USA.
JWC employees are NOT eligible.
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International book awards for published and unpublished books
Grand prize (published books): Five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards and publication (excerpts) online on our website. Grand prize (unpublished books): Publication from Strange Days Books
Six more prizes one for each category of every section also win a a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards
Certification document for every prize.
Final results are to be announced on December 20th 2018.
The award will be given in a special ceremony in Athens
Award Ceremony: 5th of May, 2019
Place: Polis Art café, Athens, Greece
Judges: Andriana Minou (poetry), Gregory Papadoyiannis (novels, novellas), Antonis Tsirikoudis (short stories) / Entry fee: $30
Closing: Tuesday, October 20, 2018 at midnight PST.
Submit your book or manuscript online or via snail mail with a $30.00 entry fee
Eligible submissions include: poetry, novellas, short story collections, novels.
Multiple submissions allowed (with a separate fee for each submission).
Simultaneous submissions allowed, but please notify us if full manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Finalists for every category to be announced on November, 20, 2018
Final results are to be announced on December, 20, 2018.
There are no restrictions regarding nationality
Participants must be 18 years old otherwise we need parents’ consent to accept the submission.
Manuscripts must be written in English.
There is no restriction about the form or style of writing. We prefer the pages to be numbered. Files should be uploaded as an MS Word document or PDF. Fill the entry form, copy and paste it in the body of your email.
Submit your manuscript to:
email@example.com [or] firstname.lastname@example.org
or send your book by post to: Chimarras 6, 74100, Rethymno, Crete, Greece
On Sat Oct 13th from 4:00 pm -5;00pm at Punta Gorda Library on west Henry Street.
Listen to Carol Mahler, Song writer and Poet.
Made possible by Charlotte County Library Services.
Thursday, November 8-Sunday, November 11, 2018 (8:00 AM – 8:00 PM on the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th; 8:00 AM – Noon on the 5th), BIG ARTS, Sanibel Island
12th Annual Sanibel Island Writers Conference
Registration open now.
Join Ann Hood, Joyce Maynard, Alastair Moock, Steve Almond (creative nonfiction), Andrea Askowitz (narrative performance), Julianna Baggot (YA literature), Lynne Barrett (plot & structure), Jenny Bent (literary agent), Jill Bialosky (editor), Emily Black (memoir), Brock Clarke (fiction), John Dufresne (fiction), Tod Goldberg (fiction), Stephanie Elizondo Griest (travel writing), Major Jackson (poetry), Steve Kistulentz (fiction), Tom McAllister (fiction), Annemarie Ni Churreain (poetry), Jan wary O’Neil (poetry), Jane Roper (nonfiction), Michael Ruhlman (food writing), Christopher Schelling (literary agent), Mark Evan Schwartz (screenwriting), and Darin Strauss (narrative) four four days of workshops, panels, readings, consultations, and concerts.
For more info, visit www2.fgcu.edu/siwc
WOW! Women on Writing invites entries to its Fall 2018 Flash Fiction Contest. The honorable guest judge this season is Literary Agent Heather Flaherty with The Bent Agency. Seeking short fiction of any genre between 250 – 750 words. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity and provide well-rewarded recognition to contestants. Electronic submissions via e-mail only; reprints are okay; multiple submissions are okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual e-mail. Open internationally. Limit: 300 entries.
1st Place: $400, publication, interview, and $25 Amazon Gift Certificate; 2nd Place: $300, publication, interview, and $25 Amazon Gift Certificate; 3rd Place: $200, publication, interview and $25 Amazon Gift Certificate; 7 Runners Up receive $25 Amazon Gift Cards, publication and interview; and 10 Honorable mentions receive a $20 Amazon Gift Certificate. Top 10 stories are published in the WOW! Women On Writing e-zine, and contestants are interviewed on WOW’s blog, The Muffin.
$10 entry fee; critique option for an additional $10. Deadline: November 30, 2018
For this contest, we will be reading the stories through the lens of craft, and selecting winners based on the strength of the story in each of the following three craft categories: Setting, Dialogue, and Character. One story will be awarded in each category, and each of the three authors will receive $1000 and publication. Finalists will also be noted in each category. So send us that story that really shines in one (or all!) of these categories. We can’t wait to read your fiction! Submit here.