Prairie Schooner Book Prize: Entries Close 15 March

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 Entries must unpublished and…

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The Sunday Times Short Story Award 2019: Entries Now Open for the World’s Richest Short Story Prize

  Writers from around the world are invited to enter the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award 2019. The winner will receive £30,000 (approximately US$38,000), making this the most valuable prize in the world for a…

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The Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest: Entries Close 31 January

Entries are now open for the Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest for 2019. Kenyon Review was founded by John Crowe Ransom in 1939. It prides itself on publishing talented emerging writers, especially from diverse communities, alongside many…

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A Guide to Short Story Contests in 2019

“Short fiction seems more targeted – hand grenades of ideas, if you will. When they work, they hit, they explode, and you never forget them.” ― Paolo Bacigalupi UPCOMING SHORT STORY CONTESTS  Masters Review Summer Short Story…

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£10,000 Food and Drink Short Story Prize: Entries close 7 January 2019

The Mogford Hotels and Restaurants Group is inviting entries for its seventh annual short story prize. The winner will receive £10,000 (approximately US$11,500) and the competition is open to writers worldwide. The judges for the 2019 contest…

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