Short Story Contests: April

In Writing on April 1, 2013 at 10:34 pm

April contests bring May winnings – that’s how it goes, right? Well, that’s how it should go, but the only way to find out for sure is if you enter some contests!

So you should, you know, do that.



The Gemini Short Story Contest
  • Deadline: April 1, 2013
  • Guidelines: No restrictions on length or style
  • Entry fee: $4
  • First Prize: $1,000
The William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition
  • Deadline: April 1, 2013
  • Guidelines: 10,000 words or fewer
  • Entry fee: $30
  • First Prize: $1,500
The Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest
  • Deadline: April 2, 2013
  • Guidelines: 6,000 words or fewer
  • Entry fee: $24
  • First Prize: $1,000
The Short Grain Writing Contest
  • Deadline: April 8, 2013
  • Guidelines: 2,500 words or fewer
  • Entry fee: $40
  • First prize: $1,000
The WritersWeekly.com 24-Hour Short Story Contest
  • Deadline: April 13, 2013
  • Guidelines: Announced at time of contest
  • Entry fee: $5
  • First prize: $300
  • Deadline: April 15, 2013
  • Guidelines: 8,000 words or fewer
  • Entry fee: $15
  • First prize: $500
The Writer Advice Flash Prose Contest
  • Deadline: April 18, 2013
  • Guidelines: 750 words or fewer
  • Entry fee: $13
  • First Prize: $200
  • Deadline: April 30, 2013
  • Guidelines: 5,000
  • Entry fee: $16
  • First prize: $3,000
The Writecorner Short Fiction Awards
  • Deadline: April 30
  • Guidelines:  3,000 words or fewer
  • Entry fee: $15
  • First prize: $1,100
The Nimrod Literary Awards
  • Deadline: April 30, 2013
  • Guidelines: 7,500 words or fewer
  • Entry fee: $20
  • First prize: $2,000

As always, 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! Keep in mind, this is only short story competitions — so you’ll find no fellowships or collection contests here (sorry)!
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