“The secret of good writing is telling the truth.” ~~Gordon Lish
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and what can you offer them?
We want to help you meet your publishing goals. So what opportunities are you seeking? Tell us the genres you’re looking at, and we’ll post information about them. Otherwise, we’ll remain eclectic.
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We’re posting deadlines for June. More coming soon. We’ll also add to July and August as the days go by.
Want to suggest something? Please put your ideas in the Contact box. We’d love to hear from you and promote your contest. Many thanks!
THE ADRIFT CHAPBOOK CONTEST
$12 ENTRY FEE. Deadline July 15, 2021. Poetry only.
THE PETRICHOR PRIZE FOR FINELY CRAFTED FICTION
$25 ENTRY FEE. Deadline July 15, 2021.
THE WASHBURN CHAPBOOK PRIZE, $200, AND PUBLICATION AT HARBOR REVIEW
Fly on the Wall Press has an extensive FAQ on the submissions page.
- Between the covers – An Adult Romance Anthology
- Submission Type: Short Stories
- Themes: Romance, sensuality
- Deadline: July 15th, 2021
Submit Here: https://forms.gle/i7qfcLKvZfA5ffAy7
- Thirty Minutes to Curtain – A Collection of Bite-Sized Plays
- Submission Type: Short Plays
- Deadline: July 31st, 2021
Submit Here: https://forms.gle/mKdK6bJEfnYcyCcP9
Forty Free Writing Contests – all sorts of contests from around the world
Tinderbox Editions / July 1 – August 31, 2021 / Prose and Prose-like Manuscripts / Fee: $25 (Free from July 1-7)
Summer Short Story Award! ~~Guest Judge: Kristen Arnett
For any young writers, a new journal is accepting submissions from those under 18 with the theme: The World According to Me. Buttered Toast is “interested in learning from you and your experiences, and what insight, wisdom, and reflections you have gathered from your life so far.” Deadline: August 20, 2021.
Diode Editions — Full-Length Book Contest / Due: August 15, 2021 / Poetry / Fee: $20 / Prize: $1,000 + Publication
Black Lawrence Press — The St. Lawrence Book Award / July 1 – August 31, 2021 / First Books of Poetry and Short Fiction / Fee: $25 / Prize: $1,000 + Publication
Half Mystic Press / Year-Round / Poetry, Novel, Novella, Short Story and Essay Collection, Memoir, Drama, Experimental / Fee: $3
Outpost 19 / Year-Round / Fiction, Nonfiction, Hybrid
Red Hen Press / Now / All Genres / Fee: $20
Identity Theory / Now / Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction
JuxtaProse / Now / Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Art /
Indignor House is offering their first contest opening September 1. The 2022-year theme is RESENTMENT and short stories can be of any genre. Maximum word count for short stories is up to 5,000 words. Details, prizes, fees and more at www.indignorhouse.com
TOM HOWARD/MARGARET REID POETRY CONTEST
19th year. We will award $3,000 for a poem in any style or genre and $3,000 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Ten Honorable Mentions will receive $200 each (any style).
Cleanair.Club—Choices—Flash Fiction Deadline 9/25/21
Beechmore Books Writing Competition 9/25/21
The First Page Challenge—A Writing Contest for Novelists 9/30/21
The Little Peeps Awards ~ Children’s Books Early Readers Writing Contest ~2021 – Categories: Chapter Books, Story Books, Picture Books, Activity Books, Educational Books. Awards: Approximately $30,000 worth of cash, prizes, and promotion. Entry fee: $55. Deadline: September 30, 2021. Info: https://bit.ly/34PAi9d
The Chatelaine Awards ~ Romantic Fiction Novel Writing Contest ~2021 – Categories: Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Adventure & Suspense, Romantic Steamy/Sensual (Not Erotic), Inspirational/Restorative. Awards: Approximately $30,000 worth of cash, prizes, and promotion. Entry fee: $99. Deadline: September 30, 2021. Info: https://bit.ly/3fUq1yZ