Short Story Contests: May

In Off-Topic, Writing on May 2, 2013 at 6:19 pm

I’ve been bad, reader friends, and waited too long to get my list of May short stories together. Consequently, the May 1st deadlines are out the door. My apologies!

There are still a few chances to submit though, so let me lay the sweetness on you:

Crab Orchard Review Dyer Fiction Prize
  • Deadline: May 4
  • Guidelines: 6,000 words or fewer
  • Entry fee: $20 (by mail) $22.50 (online)
  • First prize: $2,000
Writer’s Digest Annual Competition
  • Deadline: May 6 (early bird deadline)
  • Guidelines: Dependent upon category
  • Entry fee: $27
  • First prize: $3,000 (grand prize) or $1,000 (first prize)
Carve Magazine Raymond Carver Short Story Contest
  • Deadline: May 15
  • Guidelines: 6,000 words or fewer
  • Entry fee: $17
  • First prize: $1,000
E.M. Koeppel Short Fiction Award
  • Deadline: May 15
  • Guidelines: 3,000 words or fewer
  • Entry fee: $15 (additional stories $10 each)
  • First prize: $1,100
Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition
  • Deadline: May 15
  • Guidelines: 3,500 words or fewer
  • Entry fee: $20
  • First prize: $1,500
New Letters Alexander Patterson Cappon Prize
  • Deadline: May 18
  • Guidelines: 8,000 words or fewer
  • Entry fee: $15 (additional entries $10)
  • First prize: $1,500
Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers
  • Deadline: May 31
  • Guidelines: 12,000 words or fewer
  • Entry fee: $15
  • First prize: $1,500
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