Populaar Fiction Awards

SUBMIT YOUR BEST SHORT STORIES in the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards for a chance to win $2,500 in cash, a feature interview in Writer’s Digest magazine, and a paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Annual Conference in New York City.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your writing career, choose your favorite categories and enter your best short stories of 4,000 words or less.


  • Mystery/Crime
  • Horror
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Thriller/Suspense
  • Young Adult

For the best price, enter by September 16, 2019.
Final Deadline: October 14, 2019


War Monky PublicationsWar Monkey Publications, LLC
is pleased to announce open submissions for our upcoming anthology:


A horror, short-story collection of regional legends and tall-tales from around the World.

We are seeking short story submissions (1000-7500 words) for this anthology. The stories must be based upon a regional/cultural legend or tall tale from any location or culture in the World. “Regional” can be a specific place (Loch Ness) or a larger region (Bigfoot in the Pacific Northwest).

We are seeking stories in the horror genre. Inclusion of elements of other genres is welcome, so long as, overall, the story is an horror story. The subject of the story can be based on any legend, so long as it has a horrific flavor. Ghosts, hauntings, alien abductions, monsters, demons, spirits, witches, etc, all are acceptable, as long as the subject is based on an actual legend or tall tale.

Submissions are open between 1 August and 19 September 2019.
Submission info will be posted on our website: https://warmonkeypublications.com/submissions
The Submission Deadline is:
Talk Like a Pirate Day, 19 September 2019, at 11:59PM MST
Submit via Email to: warmonkeysubs@gmail.com

Entries must be in compliance with submission requirements.

For further information and submission requirements, please visit our website: https://warmonkeypublications.com/submissions
Or contact us at warmonkeypublications@gmail.com

Dreame, a fast-growing fiction reading and writing platform, invites you to enter their writing contest “Show Your Girl Power” that continues until November 1, 2019.

No participation fee is needed. Instead, ten prizes will be awarded to the best stories (up to $1,000), book promotions, and inclusion in their Pay-to-Read program. Even better, an additional $1,000 will be given to a women support charity on your behalf and of your choice.

If you would like to find out more, please go to
https://www.dreame.com/act/girlpowerwritingcontest, or contact us at: writers@dreame.com



Eyelands gr. & Strange Days Books are glad to announce the EYELANDS BOOK AWARDS 2019!!

Closing: Sunday, October 20, 2019 at midnight PST.
Early bird submissions till  31 August.

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): Translation into Greek and publication from Strange Days Books
10 more prizes, one for each category of every section also win a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards
Certification document for every prize.
Final results are to be announced on December 20th 2019

Award Ceremony: May, 2020
Place: Athens, Greece

Judges: Andriana Minou (poetry, children’s books, graphic novels), Gregory Papadoyiannis (novels, novellas, historical fiction), Catherine McNamara(short stories)
Entry fee: $30 (27 euros)
Early bird submissions: $ 22 (20 euros)

More information at EYELANDS BOOK AWARDS 2019.

WOW flash fictionWOW! Women On Writing Summer 2019 Flash Fiction Contest

Deadline: August 31, 2019

Guest Judge: Literary Agent Kaitlyn Johnson with the Corvisiero Literary Agency

Seeking short fiction of any genre between 250 – 750 words. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants.

Electronic submissions via e-mail only; reprints are okay; simultaneous submissions okay; reprints okay; multiple submissions are okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual e-mail. Open internationally.

Limit: 300 entries.

Prizes (20 winners!):
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
10 Honorable mentions receive $20 Amazon Gift Card
Top 10 stories are published in the WOW! Women On Writing e-zine, and contestants are interviewed on WOW’s blog, The Muffin.

Entry: $10 entry fee; critique option for an additional $10


Summer Short Story Award

Summer short story award

Now accepting your submissions for the Masters Review Summer Short Story Award! The winning story will be awarded $3000 and publication online. Second and third place stories will be awarded publication and $300 and $200 respectively. All winners and honorable mentions will receive agency review. 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.

Submit Now

The Northern Lights Book Awards – A Mark of Distinction Honoring Children’s Literature of Exceptional Merit. The NLBA considers children’s books to be an art form and honors books that excel in aesthetic and literary qualities with an emphasis on permanency. The NLBA are seeking works that will leave a lasting impression, ones which will resonate with the reader not only now but in years to come. We are especially interested in books that are enriching, uplifting, and promote goodwill.

$65 per category

Deadline is August 15, 2019.

GCWA members are invited to submit their children’s books at the normal fee of only $60 per title. You may also enter your title in as many categories as you see fit at no additional fee, (normally $10 per category). To receive this exclusive offer, simply write GCWA under Associations/Societies when filling out the 2019 award submission form.

Pen AmericaGrants & Fellowships

Since 1963, the PEN America Literary Awards, Grants, and Fellowships Program has honored many of the most outstanding voices in literature across diverse genres, including fiction, poetry, nonfiction, children’s literature, translation, and drama. With the help of our partners, PEN America confers distinct grants each year to support writers and works-in-progress in diverse genres including translation, YA and middle grade writing, and oral history. PEN America also offers a robust national program of fellowships for emerging writers and writing for justice. In addition, PEN America provides community engagement funding to Members, writers, and allies to support activity around press freedom defense, the intersections of literature and advocacy, and the defense of free expression more broadly.


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Click here for information regarding PEN America’s Literary Awards.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

Opportunities for Writers
Poetry & Short Fiction Submissions OpenAesthetica Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is Open for Entries

Showcase your work to international audiences and further your involvement in the literary world by entering the 2019 @AestheticaMagazine Creative Writing Award. Prizes include; £1,000 cash, publication in within an inspiring anthology and more. Enter your work: http://aestheti.cc/5xdj7

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize that is a hotbed for new talent in Poetry and Short Fiction. The Prize, now in its 13th year, is organised by the art and culture publication, Aesthetica Magazine. Every year, we support both emerging and established writers and through the Prize, we offer publication in an anthology that is an inspiring collection of narrative and poetic forms.

The winners also receive the following: £1,000 cash prize for poetry and short fiction, consultation with literary agents Redhammer Management, Membership to The Poetry Society, a subscription to Granta and books courtesy of Bloodaxe and Vintage.

Submissions are open until 31 August 2019.
Entry Fee: Short Fiction: £18  |  Poetry: £12

Enter Fiction

Enter Poetry