Showing posts from December, 2021

Narrative Prize

 Full details  How to Send Us Your Work: We accept submissions only through our electronic submission system . We do not accept submissions through postal services or email. You may send us manuscripts for the following submission categories : General Submissions, Story of the Week, Readers’ Narrative, or a specific Contest. Your manuscript must be in one of the following file forms: .doc, .docx, .rtf, .pdf, .txt, .odf, .mp3, .mp4, .mov, and .flv. Technical Difficulties: If you have any questions or encounter technical difficulties, please Contact Us . Formatting Your Manuscript: All manuscripts should be in 12-point type, with at least one-inch margins, and sequentially numbered pages. Fiction and nonfiction should be double-spaced. Poetry should be single-spaced. The author’s name, address, telephone number, and email address should be typed at the top of the first page. Contributors are asked to include a brief biographical note with their submissions. Timing: Subm

The Frogmore Poetry Prize

  Full details  THE FROGMORE POETRY PRIZE 2022 Sponsored by the Frogmore Press The winner of the Frogmore Poetry Prize (founded 1987) will receive two hundred and fifty guineas and a two-year subscription to The Frogmore Papers. The first and second runners-up will receive seventy-five and fifty guineas respectively and a year’s subscription to The Frogmore Papers. Shortlisted poets will receive copies of selected Frogmore Press publications. Previous winners of the Prize are: David Satherley, Caroline Price, Bill Headdon, John Latham, Diane Brown, Tobias Hill, Mario Petrucci, Gina Wilson, Ross Cogan, Joan Benner, Ann Alexander, Gerald Watts, Katy Darby, David Angel, Howard Wright, Julie-ann Rowell, Arlene Ang, Peter Marshall, Gill Andrews, A K S Shaw, Sharon Black, Emily Wills, Lesley Saunders, Sarah Barr, Eve Jackson, Polly Walshe, Ron Scowcroft and Margaret Wilmot. Adjudicator: John Freeman is a poet and critic. His collection What Poss

Black Orchid Novella Award

  Full details  Contest Procedures Entries must be 15,000 to 20,000 words in length, and submitted by the deadline. Entries must be postmarked by May 31 of the submission year. The winner will be announced at The Wolfe Pack's Annual Black Orchid Banquet in New York City, the first Saturday of December. The Black Orchid Novella Award is a blind contest. In order to be considered, your manuscript must follow the standards set out below exactly. Your manuscript must: Be typed and printed in Times Roman, 12 pt., double spaced, single side only, with 1 inch margins. All pages must be numbered. Be a copy—please keep the original—manuscripts will not be returned Contain two cover sheets: Top cover sheet should list your name, address, phone number, novella title, word count, and number of pages The bottom cover sheet should list only the title of the manuscript, the word count, and the number of

Polar Expressions Publishing

  Full details  Deadline: July 31, 2022 No entry fee! Cash prizes to be won! Each summer we hold two contests, which are open to Canadian residents and citizens of all ages. There is a separate division for young writers. Over $3500 will be awarded in cash and other prizes. There is no entry fee and no obligation to purchase anything. As well as the opportunity to win cash prizes, there will be ten honourable mentions in each contest and the top group (approx. 33%) of all entries received will be published in a keepsake, soft-cover collection to be released in early December. All participants will receive a bookmark gift! Entries must be sent by July 31, 2022. SUBMIT ENTRY ONLINE or email, fax, or mail your entry along with a printed and completed entry form or reasonable facsimile. Writers who are successful in the first round will receive a letter of congratulations and an offer of publication to their home address in late August

Blackwater Press Short Story Contest

 Full details  Once again, thank you so much to all of the wonderful entrants who contributed to our 2021 short story writing contest. We were so thrilled with the quality of the stories and with how many entries we received, not to mention the collection that came of it! Check that out by clicking the image below.     ​ Following this success, we are delighted to announce the launch of our second contest. After tallying up the votes from our social media followers, the theme for the contest will be: ​ ​ ​ ​ INK First Prize: $150 Two Runners Up: $50 Top Ten Entries: Published in Blackwater Press Short Story Collection 2022 – Rules – Entries cost $5, which you can pay using the button below. Only once this has been paid will a story be considered. The theme of "ink" can be interpreted however you like. All stories must be the author's own work. All stories must be previously unpublished, in print or online. All entries must be sent as a

Drue Heinz Literature Prize

 Full details  The award is open to writers who have published a novel or a book-length collection of fiction with a reputable book publisher, or a minimum of three short stories or novellas in magazines or journals of national distribution. Digital-only publication and self-publication do not count toward this requirement. The award is open to writers in English, whether or not they are citizens of the United States. Current University of Pittsburgh employees and students, and former employees and students affiliated with the University within the last three years, are not eligible for the award. Translations are not eligible if the translation was not done by the author. Eligible submissions include an unpublished manuscript of short stories; two or more novellas (a novella may comprise a maximum of 130 double-spaced typed pages); or a combination of one or more novellas and short stories. Novellas are only accepted as part of a larger collection. Manuscripts may be no fewe

Factor Four Mag

 Full details  We publish flash fiction in the genres of speculative fiction, specifically science fiction, fantasy, supernatural, super hero, or any combination of these.  We are looking for stories that are engaging to our readers in such a short word count.  Please take note of these factors (pun intended) when submitting stories to us. Accept Story Length: We accept stories up to 1,000 words. Sexual Content & Language:   We are okay with foul language and sexual activity within a story, provided it fits the story well.  We do not publish erotica. Manuscript Format:   Please send a .doc, .docx, or .rtf.  Please use 12 point Courier font, double spaced, with author information, and word count.  If you want text to be bolded or in italics, please be sure it is in that format on your manuscript.  (I.E. do not use underline to indicate italics, instead italicize the text. ) Multiple and Simultaneous Submission:   We do not accept submissions that are pending a respons