Applications Now Open for the $35,000 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting 2016

Applications for the prestigious and lucrative Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting are now open for 2016. This international screenwriting competition awards up to five fellowships of…

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The Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest: Entries Close 29 February

Kenyon Review was founded by John Crowe Ransom in 1939. It prides itself on publishing talented emerging writers, especially from diverse communities, alongside many distinguished, established writers. Kenyon Review’s short stories have won more O. Henry Awards…

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James Jones $10,000 Fellowship Contest for First-time Fiction Novelists: Entries Close 15 March

The James Jones Fellowship Contest is now in its 25th year. It awards $10,000 to an American writer with a first fiction novel in progress in 2016. Two runners-up will each receive $1000. Entrants are asked…

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Opportunities for Writers: January and February 2016

Our regular round-up of writing contests, publication opportunities, fellowships and other opportunities for writers is back for 2016. If you would like these lists to continue throughout the year, please share this link on social…

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23 Short Story Competitions in 2016

UPDATE: Our list of short story competitions in 2017 can be found here. Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award carries a first prize of US$3500 and has four finalist prizes ($1000 each) and five runners-up prizes ($500…

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