Aftermath, a new publication dedicated high-quality fiction exploring the collapse of human civilisation, is inviting entries to its inaugural short story prize.

Aftermath’s focus on climate change and environmental disaster is unapologetically bleak: the editors believe that time is running out for humankind. Through this new venture, they hope to publish cautionary stories and raise the awareness of the dangers the planet is facing.

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The Moth Short Story Prize 2018

The Moth Magazine is currently inviting entries from writers around the world to its annual short story prize. The winner will receive €3000.

This prize is open to previously unpublished works of fiction up to 5000 words. In addition to the €3000 (approximately US$3700) first prize, a second prize will be awarded with the winner to receive a writing retreat at Circle of Misse, located in the south of France’s Loire Valley plus €250. The third prize winner receives €1000 and all three winners will have their stories published in the autumn issue of The Moth.

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Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest 2015

Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest is currently accepting entries from writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry who have not yet published or self-published a book.

Literary magazine Ploughshares was established in 1971 and is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious magazines in the United States. Its writers have frequently been recognised by The Pushcart Prize and selected for The Best American Short Stories.

The winning story, essay and poems from the Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest will all be published in the Winter 2018-19 issue of the magazine, with each winning author receiving US$2000 and a meeting with literary agency Aragi Inc.

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Applications for the prestigious and lucrative Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting are now open for 2018.

This international screenwriting competition awards up to five fellowships of US$35,000 each year. Since 1986, 152 fellowships totalling $4,265,000 have been awarded.
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Prairie Schooner Book Prize 2018

Literary magazine Prairie Schooner is currently accepting fiction and poetry manuscripts for its popular annual book prize contest. The winners will each receive US$3000 and publication through the University of Nebraska Press.

Entries must unpublished and fit into one of two categories:

  • fiction collections of at least 150 pages comprised either entirely of short stories or one novella along with short stories
  • poetry collections of at least 50 pages

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