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Do Wha(TS) Write

Do Wha(TS) Write

We're looking for short stories (maximum 1000 words), with no required theme. All proceeds from this competition will be donated directly to Tourette Canada.


Deadline December 31, 2020

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Top prize

$100

Additional prizes

Genres

Fiction, Flash Fiction,

Entry fee

💰 Entry Fee: $2

The 2020 Exeter Novel Prize

Creative Writing Matters

We accept the first ten thousand words including synopsis of a novel that has not been accepted for publication by a traditional publishing house. We are delighted to welcome Kate Nash of the Kate Nash Literary Agency as our final judge.


Deadline January 01, 2021

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Top prize

$647

Additional prizes

Genres

Fiction, Novel,

Entry fee

💰 Entry Fee: $23

8th Ó Bhéal Five Words International Poetry Competition

Ó Bhéal

At around noon each Tuesday (GMT), from April 2020 to the end of January 2021, five words are posted on the Ó Bhéal Five Words competition page. Entrants have one week to compose and submit poems that include all five words given for the week. The competition runs for 41 weeks, until the last week of January and a prize of 750 euro is awarded to one winner.


Deadline January 26, 2021

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Top prize

$750

Additional prizes

Published in Five Words Vol XIV (poetry anthology)

Genres

Poetry,

Entry fee

💰 Entry Fee: $5

Accenti Writing Contest

Accenti Magazine

The Accenti Writing Contest is inviting submissions for original and unpublished prose, with an offer of $1000 and publication for the top prize.


Deadline February 01, 2021

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Top prize

$1,000

Additional prizes

Publication on Accenti Magazine

Genres

Fiction, Non-fiction, Short Story,

Entry fee

💰 Entry Fee: $30

IndieReader Discovery Awards 2021

IndieReader

Where talented authors meet publishing professionals with the power to make a difference in the success of their books. Every author who enters a title in the 2021 IR Discovery Awards will receive a verdict, written by an IndieReader reviewer and based on their assessment after reading the complete book.


Deadline February 15, 2021

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Top prize

First look consideration by a top, NYC-based literary agency

Additional prizes

Genres

Fiction, Non-fiction, Novel,

Entry fee

💰 Entry Fee: $149

Short Story Competition 2021

Exeter Writers

Exeter Writers runs an annual short story competition. The competition began in 2009 and is very popular, receiving entries from all over the world. The maximum word count is 3,000.


Deadline February 28, 2021

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Top prize

$900

Additional prizes

Genres

Fiction, Short Story,

Entry fee

💰 Entry Fee: $9

Annual Short Story

Flash 500

We are looking for stories (of any genre) ranging between 1,000 and 3,000 words, with strong characters, a well-crafted plot and realistic dialogue (where used). Make us laugh, make us cry, but most of all, make us feel!


Deadline February 28, 2021

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Top prize

$610

Additional prizes

Genres

Fiction, Short Story,

Entry fee

💰 Entry Fee: $8

Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize—2021

Gotham Writers

The Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize is a writing competition sponsored by the stage and radio series Selected Shorts. This long-running series at Symphony Space in New York City celebrates the art of the short story by having stars of stage and screen read aloud the works of established and emerging writers. Selected Shorts is recorded for Public Radio and heard nationally.


Deadline March 05, 2021

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Top prize

$1,000

Additional prizes

Gotham Writers Workshop

Genres

Fiction, Flash Fiction,

Entry fee

💰 Entry Fee: $25

Zizzle Literary Flash Fiction Contest

Zizzle Literary

Every week during our submission period, we’ll post one-sentence dialogue writing prompts on our social media platforms. Choose a dialogue prompt that inspires you and write a story that includes the prompt.


Deadline March 15, 2021

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Top prize

Additional prizes

1000

Genres

Fiction, Flash Fiction,

Entry fee

💰 Entry Fee: $5

Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize

Marsh Hawk Press

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Marsh Hawk Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Manuscripts should be between 48 to 84 pages. [Submissions open December 1, 2020]


Deadline April 30, 2021

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Top prize

$1,000

Additional prizes

Publication by Marsh Hawk Press

Genres

Poetry,

Entry fee

💰 Entry Fee: $25