Calling all poets! We’re on the look out for poems of all styles.
SUBMIT YOUR BEST POEMS in the 14th Annual Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards for a chance to win $1,000 in cash. The Grand Prize Winner will be published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s July/August 2020 issue, and all top winners will gain worldwide readership on WritersDigest.com!
We want to see poems in all styles-rhyming; free verse, haiku, and more! Choose your favorite poems of 32 lines or less, and enter them today for your chance to win..
Enter by November 1, 2019.
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.
We may be approaching Halloween, but nothing is scarier than the prospect of missing out on these amazing literary contests! Thankfully for you, we’ve gone ahead and laid out the deadlines in chronological order, so entering these ten remaining competitions should be as easy as (pumpkin) pie!
Do any of your short stories have cinematic potential?
Screencraft‘s jury is looking for short stories (not scripts) with special cinematic potential.
Judges from: Granta Magazine, Kenyon Review, The Hudson Review, Tin House and more.
Whether you’re writing flash fiction or a novella, we want to read your story!
The grand prize winner will receive $1,000 and personal introductions to literary agents, managers, producers and publishers. The top 5 finalists will be shared with our network of over 60 literary and entertainment industry professionals.
Early Deadline is September 30, 2019.
Deadline November 30, 2019
Click here to learn more.
Seeking creative nonfiction essays between 200 – 1000 words on any topic and in any style–from personal essay to lyric essay to hybrid and more! The mission of this contest is to reward bravery in real-life storytelling and create an understanding of our world through thoughtful, engaging narratives. 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: $500, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow; 2nd Place: $300, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow; 3rd Place: $200, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow; 7 Runners Up receive $25 Amazon Gift Cards, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow; and 10 Honorable mentions receive a gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow.
$12 entry fee; critique option for an additional $13. Deadline: November 30, 2019
WRITING CONTEST 2020
Gulf Coast Writers Association 2020 writing contest opens October 1, 2019.
Prizes by Category — Fiction, NonFiction, Poetry, and Children’s Stories
FIRST PRIZE ($100 cash)
SECOND PRIZE ($50 cash)
THIRD PRIZE ($25 cash)
Deadline: Postmarked by January 31, 2020
For entry forms, guidelines, announcement, and more go to
OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
Welcome to CRAFT’s first flash fiction contest for unpublished stories up to 1,000 words!
Guest judge Benjamin Percy will select three winning stories and each receive:
- $1,000 award & a bundle of the Rose Metal Press Field Guides
- Publication in CRAFT, with an introduction by Benjamin Percy, and an Author’s Note (craft essay) to accompany the story
- A micro-interview with our flash fiction section editor, Tommy Dean
Plus an editors’ choice round—we’ll be awarding $150 and publication to four stories we just can’t let go.
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: email@example.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.
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.