Environmental Storytelling Can Help Spread Big Ideas for Saving the Planet

  A guest post by Denise Baden Tackling climate change will require huge changes in society. Decarbonising energy, restoring habitat and making food supply sustainable are all critical, but methods for motivating these actions have…

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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  Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story…

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Applications Now Open for the Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing

Bucknell University in central Pennsylvania is inviting application for its annual Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing. The successful applicants will receive a stipend of US$5000 and four month’s lodging at Bucknell’s Poets’ Cottage. The Philip Roth Residence…

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