L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest

L Ron Hubbard writers of the futureL. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest is an opportunity for new and amateur writers of new short stories or novelettes of science fiction or fantasy. To be eligible, entries must be works of prose, up to 17,000 words in length. We regret we cannot consider poetry, or works intended for children. The contest is open only to those who have not professionally published a novel or short novel, or more than one novelette, or more than three short stories, in any medium.

Deadline: Revolving/Ongoing, Quarterly

Entry Fee: Free

Prizes: Prizes every three months: $1,000, $750, $500, Annual Grand Prize: $5,000 additional!

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The Gover Story Prize

best new writingBest New Writing accepts unpublished fiction and creative nonfiction under 10,000 words for publication and consideration for the Gover Story Prize. The story must be new and unpublished, including on-line publication. Submissions are read quarterly following the last day of March, June, September, and December. Simultaneous submissions cannot be considered.

Deadline: Quarterly

Entry fee: FREE

Prize: An annual cash prize ($250) and publication in Best New Writing.

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Amazon UK Kindle Storyteller Award

UK_Kindle_Storyteller_Page_Header_1500x400The Amazon UK Kindle Storyteller Award is open for entries. The Kindle Storyteller Award is a new literary prize recognising newly published work in the English language across any genre and includes a £20,000 prize.

The prize is open to all authors around the world who publish their book through Kindle Direct Publishing on Amazon.co.uk between 20th February and 19th May 2017. The Kindle Storyteller prize is open to submissions of new English Language books from all authors and genres. Titles must be previously unpublished, a minimum of 5,000 words with no upper word limit and be available as an eBook and in print.

Deadline: May 19, 2017

Entry fee: FREE

Prize: The winning author to receive £20,000 cash prize and be recognized at a central London award ceremony this summer.

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The Galtellì Literary Prize 2017

Galtelli Literary Prize 2017The village of Galtellì, Sardinia, is launching the second edition of its international prose contest dedicated to the great Sardinian writer Grazia Deledda, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926, who set her masterpiece Canne al Vento, or Reeds in the Wind, right in Galtellì.

The novel selected to inspire and stimulate writers is Canne al Vento. Submissions should reflect or echo the issues that preoccupied Grazia Deledda’s writing, such as identity, class and religion. One unpublished submission per writer. The applicants must write a cover letter explaining why they believe their piece dovetails with Grazia Deledda’s work. Maximum number of words per piece: 5,000

Deadline: April 15, 2017

Entry fee: FREE

Prize:  1st place wins 1,000 euros, travel to (up to 1,000 euros*), accommodation in Sardinia and publication; 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th places win travel to (up to 1,000 euros*), accommodation in Sardinia and publication.

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