2022 Writing Contests – When, How and Why to Enter

Who doesn’t love a good writing competition? The thrill of winning is always incomparable! Nothing pumps up a writer’s adrenaline and makes him up his game like competing with other greatest writers. Whether you have a passion for horror, science fiction, or even tragedy, proving yourself amongst your peers will help you get ahead in the writing field.

If you’re up for the challenge, we’ve gathered some of the best writing contests happening in 2022 to help you find the right one for you.

Eligibility & Restrictions

To apply, submit a 10,000 word novel in English. The novel can’t have been published by a traditional publishing house. Anyone above 18 can enter. All genres excluding children’s, but including Young Adult and New Adult, are acceptable.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Novel

Entry Fee

£18

Deadline

Jan 1, 2022

Prize

1st: £500 and trophy; next five: £100

Eligibility & Restrictions

The contest is open to all writers in English except current or former students or employees of The University of Southern Mississippi. Fiction and non-fiction entries should be 1000-8000 words; poetry entries should be three to five poems totaling ten pages or less.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

All Subgenres

Entry Fee

$16

Deadline

Jan 1, 2022

Prize

$1,000 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. You may submit up to 3 poems; please include them all in the same file. Multiple submissions are allowed with a separate entry fee for each submission.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$5

Deadline

Jan 1, 2022

Prize

$100 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone above 18 and is a resident of one of the US, the District of Columbia or Canada can enter. Entries must be unpublished, publication on an entrant’s website of a single one-chapter excerpt from a work is eligible. The Manuscript must be written in English and must be approximately 60,000 words or 220 pages. The theme is murder or another serious crime and should focus on the solving of the crime(s) rather than the details of such crime(s).

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Novel/Crime/Mystery/Book

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Jan 1, 2022

Prize

Publication by sponsor: Minotaur Books and advance against future royalties: $10,000

Eligibility & Restrictions

Teens in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) can apply. Critical essay: 500-3,000 words. Dramatic Script: 500-3,000 word. Flash Fiction: 1,000 words. Humor: 500-3,000 words. Journalism: 500-3,000 words. Novel Writing: Up to 3,000 words. Personal Essay & Memoir: 500-3,000 words. Poetry: 20–200 lines. Science Fiction & Fantasy: 500-3,000 words. Short Story: 500-3,000 words. Deadlines vary between December 2021 and January 2022, depending on your region.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

Most Categories

Entry Fee

$7

Deadline

Jan 1, 2022

Prize

Up to $10,000 scholarship and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Submit three to five poems totaling up to 10 pages or a short story or essay of 1,000 to 8,000 words,

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem/Short Story

Entry Fee

$15

Deadline

Jan 1, 2022

Prize

$1000 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

The NCH London Essay Competition is open to students who are currently in their penultimate (second to last) year of secondary education (Year 12 in England) and who are interested in studying humanities or social sciences at university. Pupils can submit up to 1,500 words, choosing from a range of set essay titles that span a broad range of topics including humanities, philosophy, social issues, the law and creative writing.

Genre

Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Essay

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Jan 1, 2022

Prize

1st: £1,000; 2nd: £500; 3rd: £250

Eligibility & Restrictions

Please send up to three short-short stories per submission. Each short-short should be no more than 500 words. Do not include personal identification information within your submissions. We seek submissions in this vein: nonfiction that prods and pressures expectations; that speaks to the personal against the powerful; and that prioritizes soul, heart, and service. Please send essays up to 10 pages. Do not include personal identification information within your submissions.Poetry: Please submit no more than 5 single-spaced poems at a time, with a maximum of 15 pages per total submission. Place all poems in one document.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

All subgenres

Entry Fee

$16

Deadline

Jan 1,2022

Prize

$500

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Minimum 3 pages; maximum 10 pages. You can only submit one entry. Submission must be previously unpublished material. Students currently enrolled at San Francisco State University are ineligible.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Jan 2, 2022

Prize

$500 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Submissions must be original, previously unpublished work of fiction, no longer than 7500 words. UNO students and alumni are ineligible. All current and former Bayou staff, previous contest winners, and current or former students of the judge are ineligible to submit.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short Story/Novel

Entry Fee

$20

Deadline

Jan 2, 2022

Prize

$1,000 and a year’s subscription to Bayou Magazine

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Submissions must be original, previously unpublished poetry. You may enter up to three poems per entry. UNO students and alumni are ineligible to submit. Previous contest winners, along with current or former students of the judge are also ineligible to submit.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$20

Deadline

Jan 2, 2022

Prize

$1,000 and a year’s subscription to Bayou Magazine

Eligibility & Restrictions

Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project is hosting its first
National Essay Contest in the United Kingdom. The Essay Contest is open
to students in two groups: Group A (Years 6 – 9) and Group B (Years
10-13). Choose from one of two topics based on the book ‘Chung Hyo Ye’.

Genre

Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Essay

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Jan 2, 2022

Prize

1st: £500; 2nd: £200; 3rd: £100

Eligibility & Restrictions

Submit a short story or essay of up to 3,000 words

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short story

Entry Fee

$20

Deadline

Jan 2, 2022

Prize

$1,000

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Residency in the San Francisco Bay Area is required during the academic year. Submit a writing sample up to 25, a project proposal for work to be written, a résumé, and three letters of recommendation.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Creative Non-Fiction/Prose/Drama/Biography

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Jan 3, 2022

Prize

$15,000 stipend

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. The submitted work must be between 78 – 82 words.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Flash Fiction

Entry Fee

$9.95

Deadline

Jan 3, 2022

Prize

$100 and feedback

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Entries Must Be Unpublished, Poems on Personal Blogs Are Eligible,

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$8

Deadline

Jan 4, 2022

Prize

1st: $1,000; 2nd: $100; 3rd: $25 AND publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Submit up to three poems of any length with an $8 entry fee

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$8

Deadline

Jan 4, 2022

Prize

$1,000 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Write a poem that has exactly 20 syllables. Any format.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$9.95

Deadline

Jan 5, 2022

Prize

$100 and feedback

Eligibility & Restrictions

All submissions must be in English. The minimum length of a manuscript is 30,000 words. Genres accepted include fiction and creative nonfiction. Author must have full rights to reprint entries

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

All subgenres

Entry Fee

$35

Deadline

Jan 05, 2022

Prize

$1,000

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Entries must be fictional short stories of up to 2000 words on any theme. All entries must be the original work of the author, must not have been published before the date of submission.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short Story

Entry Fee

£6

Deadline

Jan 6, 2022

Prize

1st: £200; 2nd: £100; 3rd: £50

Eligibility & Restrictions

Each entry must incorporate the theme of Local Heroines. From the time of submission, entries become the property of the National Youth Foundation and will not be returned. All students must be in grades K to 8 and live in the United States. Each book must be between 20 and 30 pages. The cover, dedication and back pages do not count towards this number

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

All Subgenres

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Jan 7, 2022

Prize

$250

Eligibility & Restrictions

Entry must be a work of short fiction or an excerpt from a longer work of fiction (up to a maximum of 3,000 words) and may be in any genre (historical fiction, literary fiction, mystery, romance, speculative fiction, or otherwise). You must be 16 years of age or older.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short stories

Entry Fee

$20

Deadline

Jan 7, 2022

Prize

place at the Celebration of Emerging Writers in late May

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. This poem has three stanzas. The subject can be anything.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$9.95

Deadline

Jan 10, 2022

Prize

$100 and feedback

Eligibility & Restrictions

TBA

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Song Writing

Entry Fee

TBA

Deadline

Jan 10, 2022

Prize

TBA

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone above 18 can enter. The English short story should have a maximum of 2,500 words. Entries must never have been published, self-published, broadcast or published on any website, blog or online forum. Entries must be the sole work of the entrant.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short Story/ Creative Non-Fiction

Entry Fee

£15

Deadline

Jan 12, 2022

Prize

1st: £10,000; 2nd, 3rd: £250

Eligibility & Restrictions

Any United States high school students in grades 9-12 may apply. Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917. Length: 1,000 words max with a minimum of 700. Past winners and finalists, employees of John Hancock Financial Services and members of their families are not eligible to participate.

Genre

Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Essay

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Jan 14, 2022

Prize

1st: $10,000; 2nd: $3,000 AND additional prizes.

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Poems may be on any subject, and must be in English and your own original work. They must not have been published, self-published or accepted for publication in print or online, broadcast, or have won or been placed in another competition at any time. Length: 11–50 lines.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

£5

Deadline

Jan 14, 2022

Prize

1st: £1,000; 2nd: £300; 3rd: £150 AND publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

The Award is open for any published second novel, which must be a full-length work of fiction. The writer must have been resident in the United Kingdom (UK) or the Republic of Ireland (RoI) for the past three years. Novellas or children’s books are ineligible. Books published with vanity publishers are not eligible.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Novel

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Jan 14, 2022

Prize

£10,000 and £500 for shortlisted authors

Eligibility & Restrictions

Writing – Grades 1st through 12th: Students will respond to a prompt based on their grade level provided below or may submit an essay based on a prompt relating to the Law Day theme. Each prompt provided has been tailored to align with the Oklahoma State Department of Education social studies standards. Poetry and creative writing entries will also be accepted as part of the writing contest. There is no word-count minimum or maximum requirement.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

All Subgenres

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Jan 14, 2022

Prize

1st: $150; 2nd: $75

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Each poet may submit 15–30 pages of poems in English only (no translations).Individual poems may be previously published in any format, but the manuscript as a whole must be unpublished as a collection.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$25

Deadline

Jan 15, 2022

Prize

1st: $5,000; 2nd: $5,000; 3rd: $5,000 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. The entry should be between 1,000-5,000 words. The work must not have been previously published. Submit works written in English only, no translations.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

All Subgenres

Entry Fee

$12

Deadline

Jan 15, 2022

Prize

$400 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Submitters may send up to five poems in a single document for consideration. Each poem must not exceed sixty lines. Prose poetry, experimental poetry, and poetry with a visual element are all welcome. Any submissions should be written primarily in English.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$10

Deadline

Jan 15, 2022

Prize

$400 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

The competition is open to any writer who is a legal resident of North Carolina or a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network. Theme: Lasting non-fiction that is outside the realm of conventional journalism and has relevance to North Carolinians. Subjects may include traditional categories such as reviews, travel articles, profiles or interviews, place/history pieces, or culture criticism. Each entry must be an original and previously unpublished manuscript of no more than 2,000 words.

Genre

Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Essay/Humor and commentary/Creative Non-Fiction

Entry Fee

$12

Deadline

Jan 15, 2022

Prize

1st: $1,000; 2nd: $300; 3rd: $200 and possible publication.

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Submit 3 poems in a single file, any style, any subject, any length. Previously published work and translations are not eligible. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but notify us immediately if a poem is accepted for publication elsewhere.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$20

Deadline

Jan 15, 2022

Prize

1st: $1,000; 2nd: $250 AND publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Length: no more than 10 pages, double spaced with 1-inch margins. You may submit published, unpublished, or work in progress but it must be an original work.

Genre

Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Creative Non-Fiction

Entry Fee

$15

Deadline

Jan 15, 2022

Prize

$5,000

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Poems that have previously appeared online (temporarily or permanently, on your own or a third-party site) should not be submitted, nor should work that has already been published electronically or in print. Simultaneous submissions are welcome with timely notification of acceptance elsewhere.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Jan 15, 2022

Prize

Publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

we’re inviting all high-school-age students to submit unpublished, original English-language stories of up to 2,000 words in length for the 7th Annual “Storytellers of Tomorrow” Contest. The sole criterion for earning prizes in this contest is simply overall quality, meaning that well-edited, engaging, and evocative stories have the best chance of winning over the judges.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

All Subgenres

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Jan 15, 2022

Prize

1st: $1,000; 2nd: $100; 3rd: $50 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Fiction: No longer than 5000 words, with title and page number on each page after the first. NonFiction: No longer than 5000 words, with title and page number on each page after the first. Poetry: submit 3-5 poems in one file up to 10 pages; do not submit poems separately. Please note that you may only submit one file per reading period; multiple submissions will not be considered.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

All Subgenres

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Jan 15, 2022

Prize

$100 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone above 16 can enter. Entries can be on any theme or subject but must be original, unpublished previously, not have won a prize, and written in English between 6,000 and 18,000 words long.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Novella

Entry Fee

£16

Deadline

Jan 16, 2022

Prize

1st: £300; 2nd: £100; 3rd: £100 AND publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Poets 35 or younger who have not previously published a book-length poetry manuscript are eligible. Poets who have previously published chapbooks are welcome to enter. Submissions must be original, book-length poetry manuscripts (minimum of 48 pages) written in English. There is no maximum page count. Translations are not accepted. One manuscript per submission.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$25

Deadline

Jan 16, 2022

Prize

$2,000

Eligibility & Restrictions

One prose/creative nonfiction piece, two if both under 500 words. Maximum word count: 2,500. Please include the word count on the first page.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

All subgenres

Entry Fee

$3

Deadline

Jan 16, 2022

Prize

TBA

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter except ABR staff and board members. Essay length: 2,000 to 5,000 words, written in English. Exclusivity is essential for longlisted essays.

Genre

Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Essay

Entry Fee

$25

Deadline

Jan 17, 2022

Prize

$7,500

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Maximum 1,000 ~ 1,500 words.

Genre

Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Creative Non-Fiction/Essay

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Jan 18, 2022

Prize

All entries will receive a critique from the adjudicator.

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. The book of poetry submitted must be the work of a single author, at least 64 pages long, and published in 2020 by an established press. Manuscripts, videos, CDs, chapbooks, and self-published books are not eligible, nor are books that have won awards, including a pre-publication award by the publishing press. It is expected that the book will contain both new and previously published poems.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem/Book

Entry Fee

$35

Deadline

Jan 19, 2022

Prize

$1,000 and recognition

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. All entries must be in English, typed, unpublished, origi­nal, and not scheduled for publication before May, 2020. All entries not in compliance with category specifications will be disqualified.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$5

Deadline

Jan 19, 2022

Prize

Cash prize, ceritificate and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Plays should be in generally-accepted script format and in English. Length: 10 pages or a 10 minutes read.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Screenplay

Entry Fee

$15

Deadline

Jan 19, 2022

Prize

$100 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone above 18 can enter. Only previously unpublished work in English can be submitted by authors who have not yet published more than one book. For the Novel/short story category: One short story or novel excerpt, maximum 25 (double-spaced) pages per entry. For the Poem category: No more than SIX poems per entry, up to 10 pages total and for the Nonfiction category: One piece of non-fiction, maximum 25 (double-spaced) pages per entry.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

Novel/Short Story/Non-fiction/Poem

Entry Fee

$15

Deadline

Jan 24, 2022

Prize

A full fellowship and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Poems cannot exceed 50 lines in length (including line breaks), and must include all five words listed during this week. A modicum of poetic license is acceptable. Poems should be newly written, during the relevant 7-day period.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

€5

Deadline

Jan 25, 2022

Prize

1st: €750 & award; 2nd: €500; 3rd: €250 AND publication.

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. It has to be a nonet, but it can be on any subject and rhyming is optional.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$9.95

Deadline

Jan 26, 2022

Prize

$100 and feedback

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Put your readers on edge or terrorize them.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Horror/Thriller

Entry Fee

$9.95

Deadline

Jan 28, 2022

Prize

$100 and feedback

Eligibility & Restrictions

The Competition is open internationally to anyone aged 16 or over who is not excluded by these Rules. There is no upper age limit for entry. Entrants may submit as many entries as they wish, but each submission must be submitted as a separate entry with payment of a separate entry fee.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

£18

Deadline

Jan 28, 2022

Prize

a cash sum of £10,000

Eligibility & Restrictions

The Competition is open internationally to anyone aged 16 or over who is not excluded by these Rules. There is no upper age limit for entry, a portfolio comprising a minimum of three and a maximum of five poems. There is no minimum or maximum line limit for each individual poem, but the overall maximum length of the poems combined must not exceed 120 lines.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short Story

Entry Fee

£18

Deadline

Jan 28, 2022

Prize

a cash sum of £10,000

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. In this contest you are challenged to write a poem that tells a story and also rhymes.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$9.95

Deadline

Jan 29, 2022

Prize

$100 and feedback

Eligibility & Restrictions

To enter, simply submit a short story of no more than 2,022 words. Entries must be in English, your own original work, must not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short Story

Entry Fee

£5

Deadline

Jan 31, 2022

Prize

1st: £100; 2nd: £50; 3rd: £25 AND publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Write a short short story no longer than 100 words. The contest is open to prose, any genre. Topics: ants, bowling, 1940s, water.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

short story

Entry Fee

$10

Deadline

Jan 31, 2022

Prize

$250

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Poems must be in English, unpublished, not accepted for publication, and must be your original work. They must be no longer than 40 lines.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

£5

Deadline

Jan 31, 2022

Prize

1st: £1,000; 2nd: £300; 3rd: £100

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. The entries can’t have been previously published. Maximum number of words is 4,000 in English.

Genre

Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Memoir

Entry Fee

€18

Deadline

Jan 31, 2022

Prize

1st: €1,000; 2nd: €200 and online writing course; 3rd: €200 AND publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Youth category: 11-17; adult category: above 18. Your entry must be original, in English, unpublished, and unproduced, not accepted by any other publisher or producer before April 1, 2022. Fiction/non-fiction/children’s —1500 words maximum. Poetry – 40 lines maximum.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

Essay/Memoir/Creative Non-Fiction/Poem

Entry Fee

$20

Deadline

Jan 31, 2022

Prize

1st: $100; 2nd: $50; 3rd: $25

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone 16 or above can enter. The story must be exactly 100 words. Entries must be original, unpublished work which is not currently submitted for publication or entered into any other competition or award.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Flash Fiction

Entry Fee

£2

Deadline

Jan 31, 2022

Prize

£100

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. The Big Moose Prize is open to traditional unpublished novels as well as novels-in-stories, novels-in-poems, and other hybrid forms that contain within them the spirit of a novel. Manuscripts should be 90-1,000 pages in length.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Novel

Entry Fee

$25

Deadline

Jan 31, 2022

Prize

$1,000 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone under 18 can enter. Stories entered must be original, unpublished work created by the entrant, not previously entered in this contest. Stories may not be longer than 26 sentences. The first sentence must begin with “Because I can…”. Any subject or theme is acceptable, provided there is no profanity, obscenity, ageism, racism or sexism.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short Story

Entry Fee

$5

Deadline

Jan 31, 2022

Prize

25% of the entry fees and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Both unpublished or self-published books in the English language are eligible for the BookLife Prize. Entries must contain 40,000 to 100,000 words.

Genre

Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Memoir/Essay/Autobiography

Entry Fee

$99

Deadline

Jan 31, 2022

Prize

$5,000 and author services and many other prizes

Eligibility & Restrictions

One page—maximum 500 words, Only original, unpublished, unrepresented work may be submitted, Word documents & PDFs accepted, The winning submissions will be published on the Chopping Blog, All entrants will be notified of winners and shortlist by email.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

All Subgenres

Entry Fee

$5

Deadline

Jan 31, 2022

Prize

1st: $700; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

We are able to consider stories that are between 1,000 and 20,000 words in length; please do not send anything longer or shorter than this. Most of the stories we publish are between about 2,000 and 7,000 words.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short Story

Entry Fee

£4

Deadline

Jan 31, 2022

Prize

£100

Eligibility & Restrictions

Send only one submission per genre at any one time. (In other words, submitting a short story and an essay at the same time is fine, but please wait to hear from us before submitting another story.), All submissions must be typed and all prose double-spaced.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

All Subgenres

Entry Fee

$3

Deadline

Jan 31, 2022

Prize

$1,000 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Fiction: Manuscripts should be double-spaced. Please use 1″ margins and include page numbers. Maximum length is about 5000 words. NonFiction: Manuscripts should be typed and double-spaced. Please use 1″ margins and include page numbers. Manuscripts should be no more than about 5,000 words. Poetry: A maximum of three poems may be submitted.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

All subgenres

Entry Fee

$10

Deadline

Jan 31, 2022

Prize

$1,000

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone in school grades 6-12 can enter. Entries must be original and not previously published. Length: exactly 1000 words. Previous grand prize winners are not eligible to submit in the same grade category (6-8, or 9-12) in which they have won.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short Story

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Feb 1, 2022

Prize

$1,000

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone in school (grades 3-12) can enter. Submit a piece of writing that salutes engineering’s role in meeting and defeating the challenges presented by COVID-19. Check guidlines for your category. Grades 3-5: 600 words limit. Grades 6-8: 650 words limit. High school: 700 words limit.

Genre

Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Essay

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Feb 1, 2022

Prize

1st: $500; 2nd: $250; 3rd: $100; AND publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone enrolled in a graduate or postgraduate programme (master level or higher) and born in 1992 or later can enter. Essay should be in English and length should be max. 2,100 words. The essay must be written exclusively for this contest.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Essay

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Feb 1, 2022

Prize

CHF 20,000 split among 3 winners and other prizes

Eligibility & Restrictions

Writers from 9-16 years of age. Submission must be up to 2500 words (about 10 double-spaced pages).

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Crime/Thriller/Mystery

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Feb 1, 2022

Prize

1st: $50; 2nd: $25; 3rd: $15

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Submit a short story of no more than 8,000 words, that shows the near future (no more than about 50-60 years out) of manned space exploration.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short Story

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Feb 1, 2022

Prize

Publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone above 18 can enter. The entry must be in English and must have been written by the person making the submission. Entries must not have been previously published, broadcast or won a prize. Entries can be on any theme or subject. Maximum entry length is 100 words and minimum length 80.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Flash Fiction

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Feb 1, 2022

Prize

£200 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Graywolf awards the Nonfiction Prize to a previously unpublished, full-length work of outstanding literary nonfiction by a writer who is not yet established in the genre. The Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize seeks to acknowledge—and honor—the great traditions of literary nonfiction. Whether grounded in observation, autobiography, or research, much of the most beautiful, daring, and original writing over the past few decades can be categorized as nonfiction.

Genre

Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

All Subgenres

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Feb 1, 2022

Prize

$12,000 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

You should submit an informative essay about the role of engineering in meeting one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals. All entries are limited to 650 words. High school students are also required to submit a reference list with their essay. A reference list is optional for middle and elementary school students. This list does not count toward the word limit.

Genre

Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Essay

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Feb 1, 2022

Prize

1st: $500; 2nd: $250; 3rd: $100 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Current high school seniors at a public high school in the United States graduating Spring of 2022, 21 years of age and under, Plan to enroll in an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or approved vocational-technical school Fall 2022, ubmit one original literary composition in English in one of the following genres of poetry, spoken word, fiction/drama or personal essay/memoir. Only the first 1000 applications will be accepted.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

All Subgenres

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Feb 1, 2022

Prize

$10,000

Eligibility & Restrictions

Stories must be original unpublished fiction, typed and double-spaced, and may not exceed 3,500 words in length. There are no theme or genre restrictions. Copyright remains the property of the author.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Shortstory

Entry Fee

$15

Deadline

Feb 1, 2022

Prize

1st: $1,500 and publication; 2nd: $500; 3rd: $500

Eligibility & Restrictions

open to all students enrolled in grades 6-12. Each entrant may submit a fiction piece consisting of exactly 1,000 words (not including title or author’s name). The fiction piece can be on any topic, as long as it is not vulgar or offensive, does not use inappropriate profanity, and is the original work of the entrant not previously published.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

All subgenres

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Feb 1, 2022

Prize

$1,000

Eligibility & Restrictions

Fiction: We accept short stories and novel excerpts.5,000 words max. Flash Fiction is welcome!, NonFiction: We accept creative nonfiction, memoir, personal essay, traditional essay, and hybrid forms. 5,000 words max. Poetry: 5 poems max per submission.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

All subgenres

Entry Fee

$15

Deadline

Feb 1, 2022

Prize

1st: $1,000; 2nd: $500

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Eligible entries include items in English or in French that have appeared in magazines, newspapers, or online media in 2021 that highlight Ottawa as a travel destination.

Genre

Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Travel/Magazine

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Feb 4, 2022

Prize

$500 CAD

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Submissions for original and unpublished English prose texts only. Maximum length: 2000 words. No poetry, plays, reviews, and scholarly essays. No footnotes and endnotes. No pseudonyms. Submissions can be an English translation of the author’s unpublished original work in another language.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Prose/ Creative Non-Fiction

Entry Fee

$30

Deadline

Feb 7, 2022

Prize

$1000 (CDN) and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Write a 2-4-2 syllable poem. The subject can be anything.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$9.95

Deadline

Feb 07, 2022

Prize

$100 and feedback

Eligibility & Restrictions

All high school students in the US can enter. All 2022 contest entries must have been published, e-published, broadcast, or issued between February 1, 2021, and January 31, 2022. Entries must be produced by a current high school student or a recently graduated student who produced the work in their senior year after February 1, 2021.

Genre

Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Humor and commentary/Biography/ Autobiography/ Memoire

Entry Fee

$5-$25

Deadline

Feb 9, 2022

Prize

An award certificate and other prizes

Eligibility & Restrictions

The 2022 Next Generation Indie Book Awards is open to all indie book authors and publishers who have a book, a manuscript, or a galley proof written in English and published in 2020, 2021 or 2022 or with a 2020, 2021 or 2022 copyright date.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

Autobiography/Biography/Humor/Novel/Novella

Entry Fee

$75

Deadline

Feb 11, 2022

Prize

1st: $1,500; 2nd: $750; 3rd: $500 AND publication and many more prizes

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Submit a short story (for adults) of no more than 2,000 words.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short Story

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Feb 11, 2022

Prize

Publication and residential writing course

Eligibility & Restrictions

The competition is for novel manuscripts in any genre by unpublished women writer residents in the UK and Ireland. Literary and genre fiction are equally welcomed, and novels for children and young adults may be entered as long as they are primarily word-based. Picture books are not accepted. To enter, send the first 30 to 50 pages and a synopsis between three and five pages.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

All Subgenres

Entry Fee

£12

Deadline

Feb 11, 2022

Prize

£1,500 and other prizes

Eligibility & Restrictions

All Oklahoma high school students (9th – 12th grade) are eligible. Poetry (up to 100 lines) or Short Fiction (up to 6,000 words) is acceptable. Limit 5 poems and 1 short fiction piece per student. All entries must be the original work of the student. All entries must be neatly typed; please double-space fiction entries.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem/Short Story

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Feb 11, 2022

Prize

1st: $250; 2nd: $150; 3rd: $100

Eligibility & Restrictions

Individual entrants can enter one submission. Poetry (up to 40 lines), Short stories (up to 2,000 words), All other creative prose (up to 2,000 words), Entries must not have been published (including self-published, published on a website, broadcast or featured amongst the winners in another competition). The competition is open to all writers over the age of 18, The Create the Future competition is open worldwide and applicants from non-English-speaking countries are warmly welcomed.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem/Short Story

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Feb 13, 2022

Prize

1x Delphis Eco bundle for top three winners

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. To enter, submit the first page of your novel and a one-page synopsis. The winner should be prepared to submit the manuscript of their novel in hard copy (12pt, double-spaced, single side of the paper only) to Adventures in Fiction by the beginning of April. Prize: A Stage One Mentoring package for a novel of up to 550 pages/170,000 words including a full manuscript appraisal, a development strategy and two consultations and a dedicated page on the Adventures in Fiction website including a profile of you and your novel.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Novel

Entry Fee

£16

Deadline

Feb 14, 2022

Prize

Professional input worth up £1750.00 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Only books that have been either self-published or published by an independent publisher and have an ISBN or ASN can enter.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Book

Entry Fee

$149

Deadline

Feb 15, 2022

Prize

First three winners in Fiction and Non Fictions: $250, professional review valued at $250-$275 and other prizes

Eligibility & Restrictions

All 11th grade students in the current academic school year are eligible to be nominated by their school’s English department. Schools in the United States, Canada, Virgin Islands and American Schools Abroad are eligible. Nominating schools must be US accredited. Participating students submit two types of writing: themed writing (AWA prompt) and best writing. 2022 prompt: My Community. Writing options include poetry, short story, personal narrative, essay, or graphic storytelling. Themed Writing: max 4 pages. Best Witing: max 6 pages.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

All Subgenres

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Feb 15, 2022

Prize

Superior Writing certificate and other prizes

Eligibility & Restrictions

All 8th grade students in the current academic school year are eligible to be nominated by their school’s English department. Schools in the United States, Canada, Virgin Islands and American Schools Abroad are eligible to nominate juniors. Nominating schools must be US accredited. Participating students submit two types of writing: themed writing (AWA prompt) and best writing. 2022 prompt: Change; Amidst isolation in 2020. You may produce any genre, or kind, of writing. Themed Writing: max 4 pages. Best Witing: max 6 pages.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

All Subgenres

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Feb 15, 2022

Prize

Certificate of Recognition and other prizes

Eligibility & Restrictions

Any US citizen or resident for the ten-year period prior to the submission deadline can enter. Poets are not eligible to apply if they have studied with the judge in full-time accredited courses within the last three years The manuscript must be originally written in Spanish and accompanied by a translation in English. Poets may translate their own work or collaborate with a translator who may or may not be a poet. The poet and translator must share the $1,000 prize. Poems may have been previously published in periodicals or chapbooks, but the collection must not have been previously published, including self-publications and e-books. The original manuscript in Spanish must contain original poetry by one poet and must be between 48 and 100 pages, typed single-spaced, unless the poems are meant to be presented using nonstandard spacing.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem/Book

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Feb 15, 2022

Prize

$1,000 publication prize

Eligibility & Restrictions

Open to any short fiction writer in English. Employees and board members of Sarabande Books, Inc. are not eligible. Submissions may include a collection of short stories, one or more novellas, or a short novel. Works that have previously appeared in magazines or in anthologies may be included.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short Story

Entry Fee

$29

Deadline

Feb 15, 2022

Prize

$2,000

Eligibility & Restrictions

Only high school students can enter. You can submit poetry, chorepoetry, spoken word submissions, graphic fiction and non-fiction, and prose.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

All Subgenres

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Feb 15, 2022

Prize

$200

Eligibility & Restrictions

Writers from the UK and Ireland as well as those who have been educated in Wales for over six months can enter. Entries should be prose with a Welsh theme or setting and should be an unpublished book (between 5,000 and 30,000 words) in English. Entries this year may vary across the categories, from short form Welsh-themed- or Welsh-set non-fiction to a novella or short story collection set in Wales or with a Welsh theme.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Prose

Entry Fee

£12

Deadline

Feb 15, 2022

Prize

£1,000 and other prizes for runner ups

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone who is an active Greensboro Review subscriber can enter. Entries must be previously unpublished. No simultaneous submissions. Length restrictions: no more than 7,500 words or 25 pages for fiction; up to 500 words for flash fiction; up to 10 pages for poetry.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short Story/Flash Fiction/ Poem

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Feb 15, 2022

Prize

$1,000 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Your poem could be on show in 2022. The Guernsey Literary Festival, together with Guernsey Arts and Guernsey Post, presents a competition that could deliver your work to thousands of readers. Winning entries are selected in two phases: 21 poems will be chosen, and 9 of these will take part in a second, Entries must be no longer than 14 lines and must fit on a single A4 page.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

£4 per poem and free for ages 11-17

Deadline

Feb 15, 2022

Prize

1st: £1,000; 2nd: £500; 3rd: £200 for ages 18 and over, plus other prizes for different age groups

Eligibility & Restrictions

resident of the United States for the ten-year period prior to the submission deadline, Only books published in the United States during 2021 are eligible for the 2022 prize. Books must be published in a standard edition (48 pages or more). Self-published books will not be considered.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Feb 15, 2022

Prize

€1,000

Eligibility & Restrictions

All 9-12 high school students in the US can apply. The essay should be 300-500 words of original work. Entrants must write about: “Why must journalists strive to improve diversity and representation in both their coverage and in their newsrooms, and how might this happen?”

Genre

Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Essay

Entry Fee

$5

Deadline

Feb 19, 2022

Prize

1st: $1,000 scholarship; 2nd: $500 scholarship; 3rd: $300 scholarship.

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Write a story that starts with this sentence: It’s happening tonight. You have the option to put it in quotes (for dialogue) and to change the punctuation at the end for proper grammar.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short Story

Entry Fee

$9.95

Deadline

Feb 21, 2022

Prize

$100 and feedback

Eligibility & Restrictions

TBA

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Graphic Novel / Comic Book

Entry Fee

TBA

Deadline

Feb 22, 2022

Prize

TBA

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Poetry: 1-5 poems, up to 3,000 words. Fiction / creative non-fiction: 100-5,000 words (if any longer, it should be good enough to merit the space it will take up).

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem/Prose

Entry Fee

$10

Deadline

Feb 27, 2022

Prize

$50

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Screenplays or plays can be up to 25 pages (may be a part of a whole).

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Screenplay

Entry Fee

$7

Deadline

Feb 27, 2022

Prize

€50

Eligibility & Restrictions

The competition is open to all students of school age including not only those in schools and college communities (ages 5-18), but also students who are home educated and in any other young people’s community organisations. The maximum word count is 500 words in English. The special theme of the competition this year is Be Careful What You Wish For!

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem/Short Story

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Feb 28, 2022

Prize

1st: £300; 2nd: £150; 3rd: £100

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. The international competition is open to all – both published and unpublished authors from all over the world – and is for short stories of up to 3,500 words. The story cannot have been previously published anywhere, or shortlisted for this competition.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Crime/Mystery

Entry Fee

£12

Deadline

Feb 28, 2022

Prize

£500 plus two weekend passes to CrimeFest 2022 and a selection of Margery Allingham-related books

Eligibility & Restrictions

The competition is open to anyone (except members of Exeter Writers) writing in any genre except children’s. Stories must not have been previously published nor won a prize in any other competition. If the story has previously been self-published, it must be out of circulation or public reach for the whole of the duration of the competition, up until the winners are announced. You may re-enter a non-winning story that was submitted to the competition in a previous years, but it must have been significantly and substantially revised. Previous prize-winning stories are not eligible for re-entry. Length: 3,000 words max.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short Story

Entry Fee

£7

Deadline

Feb 28, 2022

Prize

1st: £700; 2nd: £250; 3rd: £100

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Stories should range between 1,000 and 3,000 words, with strong characters, a well-crafted plot and realistic dialogue (where used).

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short Story

Entry Fee

£7

Deadline

Feb 28, 2022

Prize

1st: £500; 2nd: £200; 3rd: £100

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Maximum number of words is 300 and it must be in English. The winning stories must be available for the Fish Anthology and, therefore, must not have been published previously. Fish will hold publishing rights for one year only after publication.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Flash Fiction

Entry Fee

€14

Deadline

Feb 28, 2022

Prize

1st: €1,000; 2nd: €300; 3rd: online writing course

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone above 16 can enter. Entries must be in Enflish and must be the work of the entrant and must not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere in print or online including blogs or personal websites. Entries must be fiction but can be on any subject, and written in any style or form. No fan fiction or use of copyrighted material, characters, song lyrics etc.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

All Subgenres

Entry Fee

£7

Deadline

Feb 28, 2022

Prize

Cash prizes and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. All poems must be previously unpublished. Works of translation where the original author is still in copyright will require the bios of both the original author and the translator. There is a suggested limit of 40 lines per poem.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Feb 28, 2022

Prize

€40 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

All students in year 12-13 can enter. Categories: criticism, fiction, poetry, script and screen writing. Students may enter in more than one category and write in any style they wish. The word limit for criticism and fiction is 1500 words.The limit for poems is 25 lines. The limit for screenplays is 8 pages.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem/Screenplay

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Feb 28, 2022

Prize

1st: £100 book vouchers; 2nd: £50 book vouchers; 3rd: £25 book vouchers AND publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone above 16 can enter. Length: 2,000 words or fewer. The entry should not have been previously published, online or in print. Short stories entered for the competition may be on any topic. Stories do not have to be set in Scotland or on Scottish themes but they must be in English.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short Story

Entry Fee

£10

Deadline

Feb 28, 2022

Prize

1st: £1,000; 2nd: £500; 3rd: £250 AND publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone above 16, is unpublished, and a resident of Scotland or studying in Scotland can enter. Entry can be published online or in print without compensation can qualify for the Isobel Lodge Award. Writers also qualify if they have self-published a work of fiction. Length: 2,000 words or fewer. The story should not have been previously published, online or in print. Stories do not have to be set in Scotland or on Scottish themes but they must be in English.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short Story

Entry Fee

£10

Deadline

Feb 28, 2022

Prize

£750 AND publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Any Canadian (citizen or resident) can enter. Topic: poems written in response to an existing occasion, personal or public, or poems that make an occasion of something ordinary or by virtue of the poet’s attention. No word limit, must be unpublished nor accepted for publication elsewhere.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$40

Deadline

Feb 28, 2022

Prize

$1,000 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Short stories: 5000 words/Flash Fiction: 1000 words /Poetry: 240 lines/Scripts: 90 pages, Each submission must be original, unpublished fiction written by the submitting author. Each submission must be entered into one of four categories including: poetry, micro/flash fiction, short stories or script writing.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

All Subgenres

Entry Fee

$5

Deadline

Feb 28, 2022

Prize

$500 for category winners, $100 commendations.

Eligibility & Restrictions

accepts previously unpublished work in Fiction (up to 6,000 words), Nonfiction (up to 6,000 words), Poetry (up to 3 poems).

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

All Subgenres

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Feb 28, 2022

Prize

$500 and publicaion

Eligibility & Restrictions

the opening of a crime novel not exceeding 3,000 words and a synopsis of up to 1,500 words. You do not need to have completed the novel in order to enter. You must never have had a traditional publishing contract for any work of fiction over 20,000 words.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Crime

Entry Fee

£36

Deadline

Feb 28, 2022

Prize

£500

Eligibility & Restrictions

This contest is free and open to all self-published authors who meet the requirements. All eBooks submitted to the contest must be: In the poetry or fiction genres, A PDF or an ePUB file, In the English language, An original work that you own the rights to, Written by an African American author born in the U.S.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

All subgenres

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Feb 28, 2022

Prize

$1,000

Eligibility & Restrictions

25,000 word minimum, 80,000 word maximum. Entries will be accepted via Submittable only. The award is open to all women writers with the following exceptions: Authors who have had a full-length work published by Red Hen Press, or a full-length work currently under consideration by Red Hen Press, Employees, interns, or contractors of Red Hen Press, Relatives of employees or members of the executive board of directors

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

All subgenres

Entry Fee

$25

Deadline

Feb 28, 2022

Prize

$1,000

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. The entry should be a single poem of up to 70 lines.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Mar 1, 2022

Prize

$100 and five copies of the journal for three winners

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. There is an upper limit of 5000 words for short stories. Only unpublished work.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short Story

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Mar 1, 2022

Prize

€250 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

This competition is open to original English language works in the genres of Fiction, and Nonfiction. The submission must be an unpublished work. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. accepts previously unpublished work in Fiction (up to 6,000 words), Nonfiction (up to 6,000 words). For the poetry category, Submissions of up to 3 unpublished poems are accepted.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

All Subgenres

Entry Fee

$12

Deadline

Mar 1, 2022

Prize

$500 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Have never published a book, Have published no more than one full-length book
in the genre in which they are applying, Writers may apply in poetry and/or fiction (only one
manuscript per category). Poetry manuscripts should not exceed ten pages, single
or double-spaced (minimum of 7 pages). Fiction manuscripts should not exceed 25 pages and
must be double-spaced. Fiction manuscripts may
include stories and/or excerpts from novels.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

Peom/Novel

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Mar 1, 2022

Prize

$500

Eligibility & Restrictions

Open to submissions from students between 16-19 years of age who are educated in the UK. Entries must be on written in English, and be no more than 48 lines in length. Entrants must be in full or part-time education at a school, college or other educational institution in the United Kingdom. Each poem must be the entrant’s own work, joint authorship is ineligible.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Mar 2, 2022

Prize

£3000 and other prizes

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Share a true story from your life. Write a story that shares a moment, an object, a feeling, etc. This does not have to be a profound memory, but should allow readers insight into your feelings, observations and/or thoughts. Use at least 100 words. No poetry.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short Story

Entry Fee

$9.95

Deadline

Mar 9, 2022

Prize

$100 and feedback

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone above 16 can enter. Any genre or subject, must be unpublished and original, aimed at adults only. Length: max 2,500 words.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short Story

Entry Fee

£5

Deadline

Mar 11, 2022

Prize

1st: £200; 2nd: £100; 3rd: £75

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. The stories must be at least 10 pages (or 2500 words) but no more than 50 pages (12,500 words). Stories must be previously unpublished.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short Story

Entry Fee

$15

Deadline

Mar 14, 2022

Prize

$2,000 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. The Minute Poem is a poem that follows the “8,4,4,4” syllable count structure. It must have 12 lines total and 60 syllables.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$9.95

Deadline

Mar 15, 2022

Prize

$100 and feedback

Eligibility & Restrictions

Have never published a novel, Are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of America with Green Cards, May have published any other type of work including non-fiction articles and short stories. A two-page (maximum) outline or synopsis of the entire novel and the first 50 pages of the novel-in-progress are to be submitted. A specific format for the outline or synopsis is not required.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Novel

Entry Fee

$33

Deadline

Mar 15, 2022

Prize

1st: $10,000; 2nd: $1,000; 3rd: $1,000

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Write an essence poem. The poem should be of two lines with six syllables per line, each containing an internal rhyme and an ending rhyme.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$9.95

Deadline

Mar 19, 2022

Prize

$100 and feedback

Eligibility & Restrictions

TBA

Genre

Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Essay

Entry Fee

TBA

Deadline

Mar 22, 2022

Prize

TBA

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. The entry should be a 5-7-5 poem that follows the structure of a Haiku but without any limitation to the topic.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$9.95

Deadline

Mar 23, 2022

Prize

$100 and feedback

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. No restrictions.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$9.95

Deadline

Mar 27, 2022

Prize

$100 and feedback

Eligibility & Restrictions

All Canadians (citizen or resident) can enter. No word limit (2,000 – 5,000 expected), must be unpublished nor accepted for publication elsewhere.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Essay

Entry Fee

$40

Deadline

Mar 28, 2022

Prize

$1,000 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Write a four line poem that has a specific syllable count. The subject can be anything.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$9.95

Deadline

Mar 31, 2022

Prize

$100 and feedback

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. It should be between 40-100 pages of poetry. Experimental poetry, hybrid work, poetry with a visual element, prose poetry, and any avant-garde poetry are welcomed! Submissions should be primarily in English, but collections with a moderate bilingual component will of course be considered.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$20

Deadline

Mar 31, 2022

Prize

$500 and publication and other prizes

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Each entry must be no longer than 5000 words, must be the original, unpublished work of the stated author.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short Story

Entry Fee

£4

Deadline

Mar 31, 2022

Prize

£100 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Previously published poems in other contests, books, magazines, etc. are accepted and welcomed as long as they are original works created by the contest entrant(s). All entries must be composed or translated into the English language. Poems must be 30 lines or fewer.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$5

Deadline

Mar 31, 2022

Prize

1st: $250; 2nd: $125; 3rd: $50

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Previously published short stories in other contests, books, magazines, etc. are accepted and welcomed as long as they are original works created by the contest entrant(s). All entries must be composed or translated into the English language. Any fiction, non-fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, diary, journal entries, and short stage-plays and screenplays are accepted within a maximum of (5) pages or less.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Essay/Short Story/Creative Non-Fiction

Entry Fee

$10

Deadline

Mar 31, 2022

Prize

1st: $500; 2nd: $250; 3rd: $100

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Your entry must be a book that is either self-published or published by an independent press.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

Book

Entry Fee

$60

Deadline

Mar 31, 2022

Prize

£2,000, a glass plaque, and a write up.

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Poem length is restricted to 60 lines. The title is not included in the word limit, and it must be in English. The winning poem must be available for the Fish Anthology and, therefore, must not have been published previously. Fish will hold publishing rights for one year only after publication.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

€14

Deadline

Mar 31, 2022

Prize

1st: €1,000; 2nd: A week in residence at Anam Cara Writers’ Retreat; 3rd: €200

Eligibility & Restrictions

Poets may enter more than once, and as many as five poems may be submitted per entry (all pasted into one document). There are no length restrictions. All genres and styles are welcome.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$15

Deadline

Mar 31, 2022

Prize

$1,000

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Length limit: 250 lines maximum. Authors from all countries eligible except Syria, Iran, North Korea, and Crimea (due to US government restrictions). The poem you submit should be in English.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Apr 1, 2022

Prize

1st: $2,000; 2nd: $500 and other prizes

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Only unpublished work of a full-length collection of poems (48 pages or more) is eligible; those with chapbooks may participate. Manuscript should be 48-80 pages.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$20

Deadline

Apr 01, 2022

Prize

$1,000 and Publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Must be book-length manuscripts. Submissions should be of full-length poetry and fiction (minimum 30,000 words) manuscripts. Original English work only; no translations.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem/Flash Fiction/Novella/Novel

Entry Fee

$25

Deadline

Apr 01, 2022

Prize

$1,500 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

There are two divisions: Grade 6-8 (Junior Division) and Grades 9-12 (Senior Division). Each NFSPS member state may submit ten (10) poems in each division. Poems may have been printed and/or have won previous awards. Each poem must be neatly typed or computer-generated and have no more than 35 lines including space lines with no line having more than 60 characters including spaces and punctuation. Every poem entered should appear on a single sheet.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Apr 1, 2022

Prize

1st: $75; 2nd: $50; 3rd: $40

Eligibility & Restrictions

Middle school Essay: Length: 500-1000 words. Eligibility: Students in grades 6-8 at the beginning of the 2021-2022 academic year may participate. Students may win an award only once in each school category. High school essay: Length: 750-1500 words, Eligibility: Students in grades 9-12 at the beginning of the 2021-2022 academic year may participate. Students may win an award only once in each school category. Use entry form attached.

Genre

Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Essay

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Apr 1, 2022

Prize

1st: $250; 2nd: $150; 3rd: $50

Eligibility & Restrictions

The contest is limited to only the first 50 double-spaced pages of unpublished English-language manuscripts containing elements of thriller, mystery, crime, or suspense NOT currently under contract.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Novel

Entry Fee

$40

Deadline

Apr 1, 2022

Prize

discounted admission (a $285 value!)

Eligibility & Restrictions

Nonfiction: We seldom publish prose that is more than 5,000 words in length. Fiction: We seldom publish prose that is more than 5,000 words in length. We will consider novel excerpts and flash pieces. Poetry: please submit no more than 6 poems.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

All subgenres

Entry Fee

$25

Deadline

Apr 2, 2022

Prize

$1,000 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Students whose parents are not in the Foreign Service are eligible to participate if they are in grades 9 – 12 in the US, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories, or if they are U.S. citizens attending high school overseas including home-schooled students. Previous first-place winners and immediate relatives of directors or staff of the AFSA and Semester at Sea are not eligible to participate. Length: 1,250 words max.

Genre

Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Essay

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Apr 4, 2022

Prize

$2,500 and other paid trip prizes

Eligibility & Restrictions

Only Oklahoma residents are eligible to enter. Poems will be judged in 4 categories: K-4th, 5th-8th, 9th-12th, and Adult, The maximum length for poems is 30 lines, Poems can be rhymed or unrhymed, One poem per person, Previous winning poems cannot be submitted again.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

April 4, 2022

Prize

$800

Eligibility & Restrictions

Maximum 12-page spreads (totalling to 24 internal pages). No more than 500 words. Let your illustrations tell the story, Use whichever medium you’re most comfortable with, paint, pencil, collage, print etc….but don’t be afraid to experiment, word limit: 500, 12 page spreads (24 pages in total).

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Humour

Entry Fee

£3

Deadline

Apr 5, 2022

Prize

All entries will receive a critique from the adjudicator.

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Write a flash fiction story that takes place in the future. Maximum length 500 words.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Flash Fiction

Entry Fee

$9.95

Deadline

Apr 13, 2022

Prize

$100 and feedback

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone of an Arab heritage can apply. Only first or second full-length books of poetry written in English may be submitted. Chapbooks are not considered as a previous publication in this regard. Manuscripts must be between forty-eight and ninety pages. Individual poems may have been published in chapbooks, journals, and anthologies. Work in translation is not accepted.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Book

Entry Fee

$25

Deadline

Apr 15, 2022

Prize

$1,000 and publication and other prizes

Eligibility & Restrictions

All winners will be notified of the results in late April- mid May, Students ages 12-26 anywhere in the world are eligible to apply, Entries must involve the environment/environmental awareness,

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

All Subgenres

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Apr 15, 2022

Prize

1st: $250; 2nd: $150; 3rd: $100 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. The theme for this poetry contest is “faith”.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$9.95

Deadline

Apr 19, 2022

Prize

$100 and feedback

Eligibility & Restrictions

TBA

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

TBA

Deadline

Apr 19, 2022

Prize

TBA

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. The entry should be exactly 100 words.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Flash Fiction

Entry Fee

$9.95

Deadline

Apr 25, 2022

Prize

$100 and feedback

Eligibility & Restrictions

Entrant must be at least 13 years old and in 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade for any part of the school year in which the contest is held. Essays must be submitted electronically through the online portal. Essays must be written in English only, and must be no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,200 words in length, double-spaced. One entry per student per contest.

Genre

Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Essay

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Apr 28, 2022

Prize

1st: $2,000; 2nd: $500; 3rd: $100

Eligibility & Restrictions

Entrant must be in 11th or 12th grade for any part of the school year in which the contest is held. Essays must be submitted electronically through the online portal. Essays must be written in English only, and must be no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600 words in length, double-spaced. One entry per student per contest.

Genre

Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Essay

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Apr 28, 2022

Prize

1st: $5,000; 2nd: $1,250; 3rd: $250

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$9.95

Deadline

Apr 30, 2022

Prize

$100 and feedback

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Manuscripts must be between 48 – 84 pages in length. Individual poems from the manuscript may have been previously published in magazines, anthologies, or chapbooks of less than 25 pages, but the collection, as a whole, must be unpublished.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$25

Deadline

Apr 30, 2022

Prize

$1,000, publication and gift certification.

Eligibility & Restrictions

High School students from anywhere in the world are eligible to submit original work written in English. Creative writing that was not previously published, can be submitted in the categories of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction. Submit a maximum of three pieces across the three genres. Poetry, up to 80 lines. Fiction and creative non-fiction must be 1,800 words or less.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poetry/ Short Story/ Creative Non-Fiction

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Apr 30, 2022

Prize

$200

Eligibility & Restrictions

Any English writing author can enter. All entries must be books with a copyright date from 2020 to 2022. Ebooks should be submitted in PDF format

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

All Subgenres/Book

Entry Fee

$95

Deadline

Apr 30, 2022

Prize

Certificate of Achievement and publication and many more prizes

Eligibility & Restrictions

The competition is open to all, but the script must be in English, and in PDF format. Warranty and Copyright. The script must be an original work that does not infringe upon another person’s copyright or other rights. It may or may not have been published before. The copyright in your script will remain your sole property.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short story

Entry Fee

£6

Deadline

Apr 30, 2022

Prize

£100

Eligibility & Restrictions

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dystopian, Romance not allowed! – we can’t state it more straightforward than that unless we change the name of the competition to “The Not SciFi, Fantasy, Dystopian or Romance Competition.”,

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Novel

Entry Fee

$35

Deadline

Apr 30, 2022

Prize

$1,000 and marketing

Eligibility & Restrictions

Only students enrolled in grades K–12 in public, private, and parochial schools, and those in home-study programs can apply. Past winners may not compete in the same category again. The entry should be approximately 1,000 words.

Genre

Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Essay

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

May 1, 2022

Prize

$500 and one-year WHA membership

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Write a poem with exactly 15 syllables.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$9.95

Deadline

May 5, 2022

Prize

$100 and feedback

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. All entries must be in English. Only original works that have not been published (at the time of submission) in print, digital or online publications, Self-published work, unproduced scripts. Entries in the Print or Online Article category may be previously published.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short Story/Essay/Memoir/Screenplay

Entry Fee

$35

Deadline

May 6, 2022

Prize

$5,000 and publication and many more prizes

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Submit literary works of non-fiction on any topic. It doesn’t matter if it’s spiritual, political, intellectual, emotional, funny, serious, or an essay about your DVD player. New entries only. Minimum length 500 words. Maximum Length 7,000 words. Recommended length 2,000 – 3,500 words.

Genre

Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short Story

Entry Fee

$9.95

Deadline

May 8, 2022

Prize

$100 and feedback

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. The poem has to have a syllable count of either 5-7-5 or 5-7-7. It shouldn’t rhyme. But the poem must address a loved one.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poetry

Entry Fee

$9.95

Deadline

May 12, 2022

Prize

$100

Eligibility & Restrictions

The Montreal Prize is awarded every 2 years for a single poem of 40 or fewer lines. Submissions open in January 2022. Entry fee rises to $25 CAD ($20 USD) from 2nd May.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$16

Deadline

May 15, 2022

Prize

$15,920

Eligibility & Restrictions

TBA

Genre

Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Sports Weiting

Entry Fee

TBA

Deadline

May 17, 2022

Prize

TBA

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Entry should be exactly 150 words.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Flash Fiction

Entry Fee

$9.95

Deadline

May 20, 2022

Prize

$100 and feedback

Eligibility & Restrictions

All Canadians who haven’t published either a first novel or short story collection can enter. No word limit (2,000 – 5,000 expected), must be unpublished nor accepted for publication elsewhere.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short Story

Entry Fee

$40

Deadline

May 28, 2022

Prize

$1,000 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Write a poem that has a rhyme scheme. How it rhymes is up to you.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$9.95

Deadline

May 30, 2022

Prize

$100 and feedback

Eligibility & Restrictions

The 2022 Script Pipeline TV Writing Competition heads into its 15th season, continuing the search for up-and-coming talent and connecting them with top producers, agencies, and managers. As one of the longest-running and most successful screenplay contests, we focus specifically on finding writers representation, supporting diverse voices, championing marketable, ambitious storytelling, and pushing original projects into production.

Genre

Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Script

Entry Fee

$45~$70

Deadline

May 31, 2022

Prize

$25,000 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Entry is open to writers in the English language worldwide, regardless of the author’s country of residence. Entry is open to unpublished or independently published/self-published novelists only. Self-published/independently published means the author owns the rights to the work in full. Both represented and unrepresented novelists are welcome to enter the Prize. Only completed novels of over 50,000 words will be accepted, there is no maximum requirement for the number of words.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Novel

Entry Fee

£25

Deadline

May 31, 2022

Prize

£1,000

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Story length: 500 words.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Flash Fiction

Entry Fee

£5

Deadline

Jun 3, 2022

Prize

1st: £75; 2nd: £25

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Write a script of any size (can be a small script as shown in the example) for any medium on any topic.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Script

Entry Fee

$9.95

Deadline

Jun 5, 2022

Prize

$100 and feedback

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Write a one-stanza, five-line poem.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$9.95

Deadline

Jun 11, 2022

Prize

$100 and feedback

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Write a poem with only 6 words.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$9.95

Deadline

Jun 11, 2022

Prize

$100 and feedback

Eligibility & Restrictions

All students aged 11 – 18 can apply. All entries must be original work in English and not previously submitted. Students ages 11-14 may enter the Junior Division (Creative Writing: up to 750 words; Poetry & Spoken Word: no more than 1 page). Students ages 15-18 may enter the Senior Division (Creative Writing: up to 1,250 words; Poetry & Spoken Word: no more than 2 pages).

Genre

Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Creative Writing/Poem

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Jun 13, 2022

Prize

1st: $1,500; 2nd: $1,000; 3rd: $500

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Only haiku poems.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$9.95

Deadline

Jun 15, 2022

Prize

$100 and feedback

Eligibility & Restrictions

We accept submissions only through our electronic submission system. We do not accept submissions through postal services or email. 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.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

All Subgenres

Entry Fee

$27

Deadline

Jun 15, 2022

Prize

$4,000

Eligibility & Restrictions

Eligible works must have been first published in English between January 1, 2021 and January 1, 2022. To be eligible for the Silver Falchion Award, works must be published the year previous the competition and must be readily available to a North-American audience (either in print or digital format).

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

All Subgenres

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Jun 15, 2022

Prize

$250

Eligibility & Restrictions

he word count for this contest is 900 – 4000 words. Stories Through The Ages – Baby Boomers Plus is open to people born 1966 or earlier. There is no prompt for the contest Authors may write about any topic.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

All subgenres

Entry Fee

$25

Deadline

Jun 15, 2022

Prize

1st: $500; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100

Eligibility & Restrictions

Each manuscript should consist of a 20-30 page chapbook in a standard 12-point font. Chapbooks may not have been previously published nor be forthcoming, though individual poems may have been published elsewhere (provided rights have reverted to the author).

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$20

Deadline

Jun 15, 2022

Prize

$1000 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

This contest is open to writers from all countries, backgrounds, and levels of experience and we invite you to join the 2022 TCK Publishing Flash Fiction Contest. Any writer (regardless of who your publisher is or if your work has been previously published) may submit a short story totaling no more than 500 words (less is fine).

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Flash Fiction

Entry Fee

$10

Deadline

Jun 20, 2022

Prize

$1,000 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

TBA

Genre

Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Food Writing

Entry Fee

TBA

Deadline

Jun 21, 2022

Prize

TBA

Eligibility & Restrictions

Writers may enter more than once, and as many as three stories may be submitted per entry (all pasted into one document). Individual story length should not exceed 1,000 words. All genres and styles are welcome.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Flash Fiction

Entry Fee

$15

Deadline

Jun 22, 2022

Prize

$1,000

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Entries must adhere to the contest’s syllable specifications.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$9.95

Deadline

Jun 26, 2022

Prize

$100 and feedback

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. But it must clearly be a love poem.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$9.95

Deadline

Jun 30, 2022

Prize

$100 and feedback

Eligibility & Restrictions

Open to writers who have published a novel or a book-length collection of fiction in English. Current University of Pittsburgh employees and students, and former employees and students affiliated with the University within the last three years, are not eligible. 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. Length: 150 – 300 pages.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short Story/Novella/Novel/Book

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Jun 30, 2022

Prize

$15,000 and publication and more

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter except those from Syria, Iran, North Korea, and Crimea (due to US government restrictions). Length limit: 200,000 words maximum in English. You may submit a collection of short stories or essays as a single entry.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poetry/Creative Non-Fiction/Memoir/Book

Entry Fee

$65

Deadline

Jun 30, 2022

Prize

$8,000 and marketing analysis and other prizes

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Must be original and unpublished. Each entry must consist of a single sentence. The entry shouldn’t go beyond 50 or 60 words.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

All Subgenres

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Jun 30, 2022

Prize

Cash prizes and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Must be manuscripts of 20-45 pages, in any genre (poetry, fiction, non-fiction, or hybrid). Original English work only; no translations. Individual poems, stories, or essays—or excerpts—may have been previously published in periodicals and/or chapbooks, but the manuscript as a whole must not have been published in book form, whether digital or in print. Self-published manuscripts are not eligible.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

All Subgenres

Entry Fee

$12

Deadline

Jul 1, 2022

Prize

$300 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

The AWARDS are open worldwide for entries, and there are no eligibility criteria except that manuscripts must be historical, in the English language and with a Saudi setting. To qualify for the prize, your novel must total at least 60,000 words and should be no longer than 150,000 words.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

History

Entry Fee

£10

Deadline

Jul 1, 2022

Prize

1st: £10,000; 2nd: £3,000; 3rd: £2,000

Eligibility & Restrictions

TBA

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Fantasy

Entry Fee

TBA

Deadline

Jul 19,2022

Prize

TBA

Eligibility & Restrictions

All women can enter. Entries should be creative non-fiction in English. Maximum words: 1000. Minimum words: 200.

Genre

Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Essay/Creative Non-Fiction

Entry Fee

$12

Deadline

Jul 31, 2022

Prize

1st: $500; 2nd: $300; 3rd: $200 AND publication and other prizes

Eligibility & Restrictions

Any Canadian resident or citizen can enter. There are two seperate prize categories: 1) ages 16 and above, and 2) ages 15 and under. All work must be original. Entries should not have been previously published and no simultaneous submissions. Poems must be 48 lines or less. Short stories must be 750 words or less. Fanfiction and essays are not permitted. Entries should be in English or accompanied by an English translation.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem/Short Story

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

Jul 31, 2022

Prize

1st: $500; 2nd: $250; 3rd: $100 AND publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Any amateur author can enter. Any theme (unusual story lines preferred), must be unpublished and original and won no prize before. Short Story length: max 2,000 words. Flash Fiction length: max 500 words.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short Story/Flash Fiction

Entry Fee

£5

Deadline

Jul 31, 2022

Prize

1st: £200; 2nd: £75; 3rd: £50 AND publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

15,000 word minimum, 30,000 word maximum. Entries will be accepted via Submittable only. The award is open to all writers with the following exceptions: Authors who have had a full-length work published by Red Hen Press; or a full-length work currently under consideration by Red Hen Press, Employees, interns, or contractors of Red Hen Press, Relatives of employees or members of the executive board of directors.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Novel

Entry Fee

$25

Deadline

Jul 31, 2022

Prize

$1,000

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Submissions are for single works in 3 genres (poetry, fiction, an non-fiction). Submit up to 3 poems (10 pp. max), 1 story (up to 8,000 words), or 1 work of non-fiction (up to 8,000 words). You may submit in multiple genres, and/or submit multiple entries in each genre.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

All Subgenres

Entry Fee

$15

Deadline

Aug 1, 2022

Prize

$500 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

TBA

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Flash Fiction

Entry Fee

TBA

Deadline

Aug 16, 2022

Prize

TBA

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Stories submitted must be on the theme of ‘Memories’ in English. To enter, submit an original, unpublished short story, written in English on the subject of ‘Memories’ with a maximum of 1,500 words.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short Story

Entry Fee

€10

Deadline

Aug 30, 2022

Prize

€500 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

All women can enter. Submit 3-6 previously unpublished poems in English. This award recognizes an exceptional group of poems.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$20

Deadline

Sep 1, 2022

Prize

$1,500 and publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Must be in English, unpublished original work, simultaenous submissions acceptable. Please submit a packet of up to 3 poems or up to 6,000 words of prose.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

Prose/Poem

Entry Fee

$12

Deadline

Sep 30, 2022

Prize

$500 and Publication

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter. Length: Manuscripts must be between sixty and ninety pages. The manuscript must be previously unpublished. Individual poems may have been published in chapbooks, journals, and anthologies. Work in translation is not accepted.

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Book

Entry Fee

$28

Deadline

Sep 30, 2022

Prize

$5,000 and publication and other prizes

Eligibility & Restrictions

Anyone can enter except those from Syria, Iran, North Korea, and Crimea (due to US government restrictions). Length limit: 250 lines maximum per poem. The entry should be your own original work and in English. You may submit the same poem simultaneously to this contest and to others, and you may submit poems that have been published or won prizes elsewhere. (However, please do not submit work that has previously received recognition at Winning Writers.)

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$15

Deadline

Sep 30, 2022

Prize

$8,000 in prizes and a gift certificate

Eligibility & Restrictions

Creative nonfiction may include memoirs, chronicles, personal essays, humorous perspectives, literary journalism—anything the author has witnessed, experienced, learned, or discovered. Writers may enter more than once. Length should not exceed 10,000 words. All topics are welcome; pieces should be written in a nonacademic style

Genre

Non-Fiction

Sub_Genre

Creaive Nonfiction

Entry Fee

$15

Deadline

Sep 30, 2022

Prize

$1,000

Eligibility & Restrictions

submit a manuscript of 50 to 120 pages with a $28 entry fee

Genre

Poetry

Sub_Genre

Poem

Entry Fee

$28

Deadline

Oct 15, 2022

Prize

$1,000

Eligibility & Restrictions

Your story must be 53 words—no more, no less—titles are not included in the word count. Stories not meeting this rule will be disqualified. Send only stories; poetry with line breaks will not be considered. Hyphenated words count as one word. One submission per person. there are no age restrictions.

Genre

Fiction

Sub_Genre

Short story

Entry Fee

Free

Deadline

15th of Every Month

Prize

Publication, a free book from Press 53

Eligibility & Restrictions

We welcome stories up to 1,000 words long on a rolling basis, any theme/genre. Stories must be no longer than 1,000 words excluding title. Stories may be submitted at any time as submissions are open on a rolling basis. Stories can be previously published or unpublished, and writers may submit multiple stories for consideration.

Genre

Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry

Sub_Genre

All subgenres

Entry Fee

£3.50 per story

Deadline

Monthly

Prize

£50 and publication

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