Below is a list of contests I've run across that I thought looked interesting. If you decide to enter any, please make sure you check them out throughly. I haven't entered any so I can't vouch for them. The reason I've listed them here is because they are contests I might consider entering if I were going the contest route.
VIEW HOUSE PUBLISHING SHORT STORY CONTEST
$8 ENTRY FEE
The theme is open to short stories from all genres. We are looking for original, creative, and poignant pieces featuring convincing characters and great plots. Each story can be no longer than 2,500 words and must be written in English. Deadline November 17, 2009. First place $250.Second place $150. Third place $50.
FAILBETTER NOVELLA CONTESTNO ENTRY FEE
Deadline May 15, 2010. Prize $500. One entry allowed per person. Stories must be at least 8,000 words but less than a novel. Send only the first 5,000 words. All entries will be considered for publication.
WRITING CONTEST FOR STUDY ABROAD
$25 ENTRY FEE
The University of New Orleans, the pioneer in writing programs abroad, is pleased to announce the sixth annual writing contest for study-abroad, Summer, 2010. This year the contest is co-sponsored by The Pinch Journal, who will judge the entries and publish the winners in Fall, 2010. Full fee waivers, including housing allowance, will be granted to one writer each in the genres of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction. Partial awards and honorable mentions may also be granted. Winners may attend any of UNO’s 2010 study-abroad writing programs:
- Writing Workshops in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
- The Ezra Pound Center for Literature, Dorf Tirol, Italy
WAG'S REVUE - FICTION, POETRY, NONFICTION
$20 ENTRY FEE
Wag's Revue invites you to enter its second round of biannual contests in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Submissions of electronic writing are also encouraged in any of the above genres. First prize in each category receives $500 and publication in Wag's Revue, and all submissions are considered for publication. The contest deadline is November 30, and winners will be announced December 21. Submissions of poetry may include multiple poems but should not exceed 10 pages. Fiction and nonfiction submissions should not exceed 8,000 words.
WINTER 2010 24-HOUR SHORT STORY CONTEST
The WritersWeekly.com Winter 2010 24-Hour Short Story Contest is now open for entrants! Each contest is limited to 500 entrants so don't delay if you want to participate.
- 1st Place: $300
- 2nd Place: $250
- 3rd Place: $200
Entry fee is $5. You can see the complete list of 85 prizes and sign up here:http://www.writersweekly.com/misc/contest.php
WOW-WOMENONWRITING FLASH FICTION CONTEST
We are limiting the amount of entries to a maximum of 300 stories. Deadline November 30, 2009. Maximum: 750 words. Minimum: 250 words. The title is not to be counted in your word count. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English.
$10 ENTRY FEE
$10 ENTRY FEE