The Black Orchid Novella Award

2016_Black_Orchid_Award_flyerMystery writers from around the world will want to check out this contest sponsored by the Nero Wolfe Society. The Black Orchid Novella Award is now accepting original, unpublished works of fiction from 15,000 to 20,000 words in length.

Deadline: May 31, 2016

Entry fee: FREE

Payment: $1000, and publication in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.

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2016 Toronto Book Awards

The Toronto Book Awards is now accepting submissions from indie presses for books of literary or artistic merit that are evocative of Toronto. To be eligible for the 2016 Toronto Book Awards, books must be published between June 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016. Authors do not necessarily have to reside in Toronto.

Deadline: April 30, 2016

Entry fee: None (6 copies of the book are required)

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This Bridge Called Language Is Accepting Submissions for Anthology

TThis Bridge Called Language logohis Bridge Called Language is looking for true, personal, written works that use untranslatable words as inspiration to illuminate both the unique and the universal in the human experience, despite the barriers of language. Works can span the blurry lines between personal narrative essay, memoir and creative nonfiction with room for stylistic variety and innovation. Recommended word count per story is from 500 to 5,000. Submissions must be previously unpublished.

Prizes: Authors with stories accepted into the anthology will receive a copy of the book and a bio in the collection.

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Entry fee: Free

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Articulated Press Is Accepting Submissions for Anthology

Articulated Press short story anthologyArticulated Press is currently accepting submissions from writers from all countries; however, all stories must be in English. The collection will feature literary fiction from writers from around the world. They want your best and most memorable stories: work that fascinates, provokes, moves, intrigues. Maximum word count per story is 5,000. Submissions must be previously unpublished.

Prizes: All chosen contributors will receive $100, two hardcovers, two softcovers, and an eBook.

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Entry fee: Free

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