The Binnacle Annual Ultra-Short Competition

The Binnacle Ultra Short Fiction CompetitionThe Binnacle will sponsor its Fourteenth International Ultra-Short Competition in 2016 and 2017. They are looking for prose works of 150 words or fewer and poetry of sixteen lines or fewer and fewer than 150 words.  A minimum of $300 in cash prizes will be awarded, with a minimum prize of $50. At least one of the prizes will go to a UMM student.

There is no submission fee. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2017.

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The John Gardner Fiction Award

Binghamton University Center for WritersThe Binghamton Center for Writers has opened submissions for the John Gardner Fiction Award which will go to the strongest novel or collection of fiction published in 2016.
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Prize: $1,000.00

Entry fee: FREE

Deadline: February 1, 2017

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“Aftermath” Flash Fiction Contest

sun setting behind burned out treesBrilliant Flash Fiction is now accepting entries to its quarterly contest. No poetry, essays, non-fiction or memoir, please. Stories unrelated to the theme “Aftermath” will be disqualified. All entries must be original and unpublished elsewhere. This means submissions that have been accepted for publication anywhere else, including blogs, radio broadcast, personal web pages, etc., are not eligible. Entries of more than 500 words or entries found to be published anywhere else will be immediately disqualified.

Prizes: 50 euro first prize; 25 euro second prize; 15 euro third prize; All winning entries (including shortlisted stories) will be published in the January 2017 issue of Brilliant Flash Fiction.

Entry fee: FREE

Deadline: January 15, 2017

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Imagine Little Tokyo Short Story Contest

Imagine Little Tokyo Short Story ContestLittle Tokyo Historical Society (LTHS) seeks fictional short stories for its annual “Imagine Little Tokyo” writing contest. The story must be original, fictional, written in either Japanese or English by the submitting author and never been published (even online). The setting of the story should be in Little Tokyo – either past, present or future. Submitted manuscript should be 2,500 words or less for English or 5,000 ji or less for Japanese.

Prizes: Each category winner will be awarded $500 in cash with their short story being published in The Rafu Shimpo and Discover Nikkei website. A public award ceremony and dramatic readings of the winning stories are also being planned for spring 2017.

Entry fee: FREE

Deadline: Submissions need to be e-mailed by January 31, 2017, 12 midnight PST.

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