Short Story Contests: November

In Writing on October 29, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Another month, another list of short story contests for you to try your hand at. Even though it’s not exactly a short story contest, no November list would be complete without a mention of NaNoWriMo (That’s National Novel Writing Month for the uninitiated) — so there’s your obligatory mention.

Anyway, even if you’re doing NanoWriMo, these contests could be well worth your time if you’ve got a few shorter pieces prepared. Good luck everyone!

 


Amprosia – The WCDR Prose Competition
  • Deadline: November 1
  • Guidelines: 1,000 words or fewer
  • Entry fee: $20 (Canadian), $25 (International)
  • First Prize: $1,000
The Briar Cliff Review Fiction Contest
  • Deadline: November 1
  • Guidelines: 6,000 words or fewer
  • Entry fee: $20
  • First Prize: $1,000
Mississippi Review Prize
  • Deadline: November 1
  • Guidelines: 1,000-8,000 words
  • Entry fee: $15
  • First prize: $,1000
Reed Magazine John Steinbeck Award
  • Deadline: November 1
  • Guidelines: 6,000 words or fewer
  • Entry fee: $15
  • First prize: $1,000
  • Deadline: November 1
  • Guidelines: 5,000 words or fewer
  • Entry fee: $15
  • First prize: $1,000
Tampa Review Danahy Fiction Prize
  • Deadline: November 1
  • Guidelines: 500-5,000 words
  • Entry fee: $20
  • First Prize: $1,000
  • Deadline: November 15
  • Guidelines: 7,000 words or fewer
  • Entry fee: $25
  • First prize: $1,500 (plus airfare and other goodies)
Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition
  • Deadline: November 15
  • Guidelines:  1,500 words or fewer
  • Entry fee: $20
  • First prize: $3,000
The New Millenium Writings Award for Fiction
  • Deadline: November 17
  • Guidelines: 6,000 words or fewer
  • Entry fee: $20
  • First prize: $1,000
  • Deadline: November 18
  • Guidelines: 
  • Entry fee: £4
  • First prize: £60
  • Deadline: November 30
  • Guidelines: 5,000 words or fewer
  • Entry fee: €20
  • First prize: €3,000
Hackney Literary Awards
  • Deadline:  November 30
  • Guidelines: 5,000 words or fewer
  • Entry fee: $30
  • First prize: $600
Narrative Fall 2012 Story Contest
  • Deadline: November 30
  • Guidelines: 15,000 words or fewer
  • Entry fee: $22
  • First prize: $2,500
Prairie Fire Fiction Contest
  • Deadline: November 30
  • Guidelines: 10,000 words or fewer
  • Entry fee: $32
  • First Prize: $1,250

As always, I’ve tried to only include the most updated, highest-quality contests here.
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! (brian@pinionpost.com)
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