Autumn Writing Contests

With a nip in the air, many of us are spending more time inside. That makes for a perfect time to polish up your poetry and prose for some Fall writing contests. Which ones will you be entering?

Autumn Writing Contests

Writer’s Digest Short Story Contest

  • Deadline: early bird – Nov 16th, 2015, final deadline – Dec 14th, 2015
  • short stories 1500 words or less
  • $3000 in cash prizes
  • entry fee – $20 US early bird, $25 US after

Narrative Fall 2015 Story Contest

  • Deadline: Nov 30th, 2015
  • short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction
  • no longer than 15,000 words
  • $5000 in cash prizes
  • $23 entry fee
Words & Brushes

Words & Brushes Short Story Contest

  • Deadline: Dec 1st, 2015
  • short stories based on pieces of art
  • between 2000-5000 words
  • $300 cash prize
  • no entry fee

Tethered by Letters – Summer Literacy Competition

  • Deadline: Dec 1st, 2015
  • short stories 1000-7500 words
    • $500 prize
    • $15 US entry fee
  • flash fiction of 55, 250 or 500 words
    • $150 prize
    • $7 US entry fee
  • poetry no more than 3 pages
    • $150 prize
    • $7 US entry fee

Prairie Fire Annual Writing Contests

  • Deadline: Nov 30th, 2015
  • poetry (up to 3 poems), short fiction (10,000 words), creative non-fiction (5000 words)
  • $2000 in cash prizes
  • $32 CAD entry fee

Prism Writing Contests

  • $2500 in cash prizes
  • $35 CAD/$40 US/$45 Intl entry fee

Creative Non-Fiction Contest

  • Deadline: Nov 20th, 2015
  • Max 6000 words

Short Fiction Contest

  • Deadline: Jan 15th, 2016
  • Max 6000 word short stories

Poetry Contest

  • Deadline: Jan 15th, 2016
  • Up to 3 poems
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