Independent Noise is currently accepting Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry submissions!

Independent Noise, an online literary magazine founded in 2016, is currently calling for submissions for Issue 1.5, “Whispers in the Dark.” The magazine is run by writers who have varying expertise in major art genres. They are accepting submissions for fiction, poetry and creative-nonfiction, with the author’s choice of including an audio recording!

Submission deadline: March 25, 2019
Publish date: March 30, 10:00 p.m. (PT).

Website can be found at .

Submission guidelines

Jacobs Writing


  • $50
  • 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!!!


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

​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– 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.

U.S. English.​

Author retains copyright to their story.​

Contest is open to any resident of the USA.​

JWC employees are NOT eligible.​


History Will Be Written!

History Will Be Written.
But By Whom?
Indie Writer’s Deathmatch 10th Anniversary Online Short Story Contest Now Accepting Submissions.

*THE INDIE WRITER’S MAKEOVER: Consultation with Editorial Director, Literary Agent and Writer
*$400 CASH

More information

Poets & WritersThe Writing Contests, Grants & Awards database includes details about the creative writing contests—including poetry contests, short story competitions, essay contests, awards for novels, and more—that we’ve published in Poets & Writers Magazine during the past year. We carefully review the practices and policies of each contest before including it. Ours is the most trusted resource for legitimate writing contests available anywhere.

Tampa, FL—Submissions for the YellowJacket Press (YJP) CHAPBOOK CONTEST for Florida Poets will open November 1, 2018.  The winner(s) will receive $100, 30 copies of the book and will be invited to read with YJP in 2019.

 GUIDELINES: Poetry manuscripts should be no longer than 24 pages total, including 18-20 pages of poetry, title page, table of contents and acknowledgments.  Your name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. All entrants must be permanent adult residents of Florida.

All entrants may receive a copy of the winning book.  All submissions are through. Submittable. Mailed and emailed submission will not be considered.

To submit go to


Submission deadline is midnight December 10, 2018.  The winner(s) will be announced in February, 2019.

We’d be honored to have you with us for the 2018 edition of the Grand
Prix of Literary Associations.

We can summarize the regulations of the Grand Prix of Literary
Associations in a few words: like all the other literary prizes, there
are books and a Jury. With the difference that in the case of the
GPLA, books are proposed to the Jury by literary associations, clubs
of literature or other similar groups.

That’s the reason why we often say that, for an author to have his
book selected for the GPLA is already like having won an award,
because the association which proposes the work to the GPLA Jury thus
honors the writer with a mark of recognition.

Thus, if you are an author, you should request the recommendation or
at least the endorsement of a literary group for your book to be
registered among the selected ones of the GPLA 2018; and if you are an
association, you have the opportunity to participate in the
competition by presenting two books, which you consider worthy of
interest, provided that they should have been published in the
eighteen months preceding the official launch of the contest.

You can in fact propose a book in the Research category, open to
essays and other research documents, and another one in the
Belles-Lettres category, reserved for the novel, poetry, drama.

For more information contact