Short Story Contests: July

In Writing on June 20, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Each month I put together a list of some of the short story contests you could look forward to entering in the month ahead. Well, that time is upon us once again, so here now is the list of contests with deadlines in July. Good luck and go get ’em!

And of course, if you’ve happened to win or place in any of the previous months’ contests I’d love to hear about it!

The BLR (Bellevue Literary Review) Literary Prizes

  • Deadline: July 1
  • Guidelines:  5,000 words or fewer, related to health, healing, illness, mind or body
  • Entry fee: $15
  • First prize: $1,000

The Matrix LitPop Awards

  • Deadline: July 1
  • Guidelines: 3,000 words or fewer
  • Entry fee: $25
  • First prize: Airfare to POP Montreal and publication
  • Deadline: July 13
  • Guidelines: 1,000 words or fewer
  • Entry fee: $10
  • First prize: $250

The 100 Words Or Fewer Writing Contest

  • Deadline: July 18
  • Guidelines: 100 words or fewer (who knew?) in response to any or all of 4 prompts
  • Entry fee: $15
  • First prize: $250 in each category

The New Guard Machigonne Fiction Contest

  • Deadline: July 18
  • Guidelines: 7,500 words or fewer
  • Entry fee: $15
  • First prize: $1,000

FenCon Short Story Contest

  •  Deadline: July 20
  • Guidelines: 5,000 words or fewer, science fiction or fantasy
  • Entry fee: $10 for non members
  • First prize: $50, and membership in FenCon

The Adirondack Review Fulton Prize For Short Fiction

  • Deadline: July 31
  • Guidelines:10,000 words or fewer
  • Entry fee: $10
  • First prize: $400

The Glimmer Train Very  Short Fiction Award

  • Deadline: July 31
  • Guidelines: 3,000 words or fewer
  • Entry fee: $15
  • First prize: $1,500

The Dream Quest One Writing Contest

  • Deadline: July 31
  • Guidelines:  Fewer than 5 pages
  • Entry fee: $10
  • First prize: $500

The Narrative Magazine Spring 2012 Story Contest

  • Deadline: July 31
  • Guidelines:  15,000 words or fewer
  • Entry fee: $22
  • First prize: $2,500

The Robert and Adele Schiff Prize in Prose

  • Deadline: July 31
  • Guidelines:  Fewer than 40 pages
  • Entry fee: $25
  • First prize: $1,000


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I try to only include the most updated, highest-quality contests here (though, admittedly, the grand prizes this month range from the very grand indeed down to, well, the only-slightly-better-than-worth-it). That said, if you know of a contest that should be on here and isn’t, by all means let me know and I’ll add it!

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