Sports Fiction and Essay Contest

lion-mobileNow in its third year, this contest, sponsored by Winning Writers, seeks the best in original sports-themed fiction and essays. Published or unpublished welcome. Up to 6000 words.

Entry Fee: $16 per story

Deadline: May 31, 2014

Prizes: FICTION: First Prize, $1,000; Honorable Mentions, 5 awards of $100 each. ESSAYS: First Prize, $1,000; Honorable Mentions, 5 awards of $100 each.

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Glimmer Train: Family Matters

DownloadedFile-152x300Glimmer Train Press, publishers of Glimmer Train magazine, wants story submissions on the theme of family (whatever that means to you) for their twice-yearly Family Matters issue. Maximum length: 12,000 words.

Prizes: First prize, $1500 and publication; second prize, $500 ($700 if accepted for publication) ; third prize, $300 ($700 if accepted for publication).

Reading fee: $15 per story. You may submit up to three stories.

Deadline is March 31, 2013. For more information, please visit their website.


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Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

lion-mobilePublished or unpublished work accepted for the 22nd annual Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest. All themes accepted.

Entry Fee: $16.00 per entry.

Deadline: April 30, 2014

Prizes: FICTION: First Prize, $1,000; Honorable Mentions, 5 awards of $100 each | ESSAYS: First Prize, $1,000; Honorable Mentions, 5 awards of $100 each.

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Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

lion-mobileNow in its thirteenth year, this contest, sponsored by Winning Writers, seeks the best in original humor poems. Published and unpublished poems of any length welcome. One poem per person, please.

Entry Fee: NONE

Deadline: April 1, 2014

Prizes: $1000 for top prize; 10 honorable mentions for $100 each.

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Romancing the Craft of Poetry and Fiction Contest

This second annual contest sponsored by the TL (Torrid Literature) Publishing Group and is open to all themes and genres. Submit three poems or one piece of short fiction, 3000 words or less. All submissions will be considered for publication in Torrid Literature Journal.

Prizes: First Place: $100 USD Visa Gift Card, Second Place: $50 USD Visa Gift Card, Third Place: $25 USD Visa Gift Card

Entry fees: FREE!

Deadline: June 30, 2013, so get moving!

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