Writing Contests

Novel Fridays: The Contest Approach

January 16, 2015

Greetings, novelists! I hope you’ve had a productive week. Today we’re going to talk about one of novel writing’s more practical considerations, namely: I’ve written this thing, rewritten it, revised it…now what do I with it? It might be that you’ve decided to [...]

Unusual Calls for Submissions: January Edition

January 7, 2015

Is “submit more” one of your resolutions for 2015? Consider one of the following!   Asheville Poetry Review 2015 William Matthews Poetry Prize (poetry, January 15, $20 entry fee): “First Prize is $1,000, publication in Asheville Poetry Review, and a featured reading in [...]

Unusual Calls for Submissions: December Edition

December 15, 2014

What better way to weather the long winter than by submitting your work? Here are some unusual calls to get you through the short days and long nights. 1. River Styx 2015 Schlafly Beer Micro-Brew Micro-Fiction Contest (flash fiction, deadline December 31, $10 entry fee): “$1500 First Prize [...]

Unusual Calls for Submissions: October Edition

October 9, 2014

October is here, which means a number of your favorite lit mags have opened submissions for the spooky, the strange, and the downright pumpkin-spiced. Have a look at this month’s most unusual calls for submissions. 1. The Pinch “Feast or Famine” Audio Contest (prose, deadline [...]

Fall Contests Redux (Prose Edition)

September 19, 2012

In case any of our readers of the prose-y persuasion were feeling left out by last week’s post on fall poetry contest deadlines, never fear. We’ve got you covered, too. A sampling of upcoming contests: Deadline October 1, 2012: Missouri Review: Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize [...]

Fall Contest Time (Poetry Edition)

September 12, 2012

Ah, the smell of wood fires and the crackle of leaves under foot! Along with the sounds and smells of fall, come the fall poetry contests.  With the return of many colleges and universities to session, they bring with them new places to showcase your writing.  While most contests charge a fee [...]