Posts Tagged ‘contests’

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)
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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

Short Story Contests: October

In Writing on October 1, 2012 at 10:42 pm

October is here, and that means new short story contest deadlines are upon us (my apologies for the ones that are so upon us that they are essentially past us). Things really heat up in the fall, so you’ll doubtless notice this list is a little bit longer than in some of the past months.

Good luck everyone!

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Short Story Contests: August

In Writing on August 9, 2012 at 10:50 am

In all the chaos and confusion of my recent move, I forgot to post my monthly list of upcoming writing contests! The good news: Not too too many deadlines have already passed. The bad news: August is a pretty thin month for contests to begin with.

At any rate, here are the one’s I’ve come up with. If you know of others, feel free to let me know, 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!

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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!

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Short Story Contests: May (2012)

In Writing on April 10, 2012 at 3:40 pm

A great way to keep yourself writing, get some feedback and (we can dream, right?) earn publication and cash rewards is to enter contests. So for quick reference I’ve collected a few short story contests in one place with deadlines coming up next month.

Check them out — click the links for full submission guidelines — and good luck!

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