BOOK OF THE WEEK
HOW TO BE A WRITER IN THE E-AGE
by NYT mega-seller Catherine Ryan Hyde and Anne R. Allen
Literary Death Match 250 word Bookmark Contes
t. Judged by Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket). Must be under 250 words. $1000 first prize. All finalists will be invited to read at LDM events near where they live. $15 for one entry $20 for two. Enter via submittable
. Deadline May 16th, 2016
Writer's Digest Annual Writing Contest.
First prize: $5000. Entry fee $15 poetry $25 prose (Early bird prices) Enter your poem, story, essay, magazine article, play, TV or film script. Lots of prizes. Early Bird Deadline May 6, 2016
is a paying journal of speculative fiction that is looking for flash fiction, short stories and comics for their September issue, edited by Bill Campbell of Rosarium Publishing. They pay .01c a word, with a minimum of $5. Deadline for the September issue is April 30th
Sequestrum Reprint Awards.
Finally a contest that actually wants previously published short stories and creative nonfiction! Entry fee $15. Prize is $200 and publication in the Fall-Winter issue of Sequestrum. The runner-up will receive $25 and publication. Finalists listed on the site. Deadline April 30th, 2016.
WERGLE FLOMP HUMOR POETRY CONTEST
NO ENTRY FEE. Limit one poem with a maximum of 250 lines. First Prize: $1,000. Second Prize: $250. Honorable Mentions: 10 awards of $100 each. Top 12 entries published online. Deadline April 1, 2016.
Win a Chance to Write where Hemingway Wrote!
Enter the Florida Keys Flash Fiction Contest to win a three-week Key West residency at the renowned Studios of Key West between July 5 and July 31, 2016.Inspire your creativity by spending up to 10 days writing in Ernest Hemingway’s private study at the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum — and experience Hemingway Days 2016, celebrating the iconic author who called Key West home in the 1930s. Submit your finest flash fiction story, 500 words or less, between now and March 31, 2016.
A new UK small press is looking for literary novels and poetry collections. No agent required. Though your manuscript must be complete, the first three chapters of a novel will suffice when submitting. It must be previously unpublished, but work posted on a blog or personal website is acceptable. Accepts simultaneous submissions.
"Operation: Thriller” Writing Competition
: NO ENTRY FEE. Open to all UK and US authors of thrillers – previously published novels are accepted if you are the owner of the rights. Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges (agents and editors). Up to $1,300 in total cash prizes for the 3 winners, on top of free editorial assessments and developmental edits by Reedsy editors. Deadline March 31, 2016.