Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest 2019


Deadline15th May 2019 Who may enterThe contest is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry who have yet to publish or self-publish a book. International submissions welcome. DescriptionThe contest is organized by Ploughshares, an American literary journal. There are three categories:• Fiction (under 6000 words);• Nonfiction (under 6000 words);• Poetry (3-5 pages). Submitted work must be original … Read morePloughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest 2019

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2019


Deadline31st August 2019 Who may enterAnyone can enter the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. This is an international competition and there is no age limit. DescriptionThe competition is organized by the Aesthetica Magazine.  There are two categories: Poetry and Short Fiction. Poetry entries should be no more than 40 lines.Fiction entries should be no more than 2,000 words. … Read moreAesthetica Creative Writing Award 2019

The 2019 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction


Deadline 19th March 2019 Who may enter The competition is open to both U.S. and international writers. Description The contest is organised by the Colorado State University’s Center for Literary Publishing. $2,000 will be awarded for the best short story. Stories must be previously unpublished. There are no theme restrictions, but stories must be at least 10 … Read moreThe 2019 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction

The Bridport Prize 2019


Deadline 31st May 2019 Who may enter The Bridport Prize is open to writers of any nationality writing in English, 16 years old and over at the time of the closing date. Description The competition is organized by the Bridport Arts Centre. We’re an open writing competition that is dedicated to finding and encouraging the … Read moreThe Bridport Prize 2019