Short Story Contests: June

In Writing on April 30, 2012 at 2:51 pm

At the beginning of April I put together a list of some of the short story contests you could look forward to entering in May. Now, on this the last day of April,  the first of the May deadlines is upon us, and the final hours are winding down to make your submissions.

However, if you’re not quite ready to submit your story, you’re in luck — because now is also the time for an updated list of contests, this times with deadlines coming up in June! So keep writing and check out your options (and the potential rewards) below!

Indiana Review “1/2 K” Prize

  • Deadline: June 1
  • Guidelines: 500 words or less
  • Entry fee: $20
  • First prize: $1,000

Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction

  • Deadline: June 1
  • Guidelines: 8,000 words or less
  • Entry fee: $10
  • First prize: $2,000

Chelsea Awards for Fiction

  • Deadline: June 15
  • Guidelines: 7,500 words or less
  • Entry fee: $15
  • First prize: $1,000

New Millenium Writings award for fiction

  • Deadline: June 17
  • Guidelines: 6,000 words or less (1,000 words for short short fiction)
  • Entry fee: $17
  • First prize: $1,000

Collonade Writing Contest

  • Deadline: June 30
  • Guidelines: 10,000 words or less
  • Entry fee: $12
  • First prize: $125

Hunger Mountain Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize

  • Deadline: June 30
  • Guidelines: 10,000 words or less
  • Entry fee: $20
  • First prize: $1,000

Hunger Mountain Katherine Paterson Prize for YA and Children’s Writing

  • Deadline: June 30
  • Guidelines: 10,000 words or less
  • Entry fee: $20
  • First prize: $1,100

Glimmer Train Short Story Contest

  • Deadline: June 30
  • Guidelines: 20,000 words or less
  • Entry fee: $19 per story
  • First prize: $2,500

Literal Latté Short Short Contest

  • Deadline: June 30
  • Guidelines: 2,000 words or less
  • Entry fee: $10 (for up to 3 shorts) or $15 (or up to 6 shorts)
  • First prize: $500

The World’s Greatest Fantasy Writing Contest

  • Deadline: June 30
  • Guidelines: 8,000 words or less
  • Entry fee: $0 — that’s right! (Feedback will cost ya though)
  • First prize: $500


I try to only include the most updated, highest-quality contests in my lists. That said, if you know of a contest that just needs to be on here and isn’t, by all means let me know and I’ll add it!

  1. Thanks for the inclusion. Good luck to all the entrants!

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