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Vocal Challenges

Creatd

Enter themed storytelling contests to put your creativity to the test and be in with a chance of winning cash prizes and more. To submit, you'll need to sign up for a monthly fee of $9.99, or $4.99/month for 3 months.


Deadline December 31, 2021

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Top prize

$1,000 — $5,000

Additional prizes

Genres

Essay, Fiction, Memoir, Non-fiction, Short Story,

Entry fee

💰 Entry Fee: $15

Flash Fiction Writing Contest

Voice.club

Voice.club has a strong commitment to writers and writing. Our monthly Flash Fiction writing contests are a wonderful opportunity for writers to practice their craft, share their stories and win prizes! Each entry must be 350 words or less, be family-friendly, and include some reference to the month's theme.


Deadline December 31, 2021

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Top prize

$50 Amazon gift-card

Additional prizes

$25 Amazon gift-card

Genres

Fiction, Flash Fiction, Short Story,

Entry fee

💰 Entry Fee: $0

"Matter" Anthology Poetry Contest

Oprelle

Oprelle's monthly poetry contest is for all of you out there who carry a scrappy notebook full of poems. Your soul is on that paper, and your words matter. Your poem, based on that month's theme, can be simple and uplifting, or complicated and metaphorical; any style works, if you follow the rules and write 14 or less lines. Oh, and make sure your poetry is 100% original. We will consider both published and unpublished poems.


Deadline December 31, 2021

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Top prize

$200

Additional prizes

Publication in Matter Anthology

Genres

Poetry,

Entry fee

💰 Entry Fee: $10

The Lascaux Prize in Short Fiction

The Lascaux Review

Stories may be previously published or unpublished, and simultaneous submissions are accepted. Winner receives $1,000 and a bronze medallion. Finalists receive $100. Winner and finalists are published in both the online and annual print editions of The Lascaux Review.


Deadline December 31, 2021

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Top prize

$1,000

Additional prizes

Publication in The Lascaux Review

Genres

Fiction, Short Story,

Entry fee

💰 Entry Fee: $15

The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poetry

African Poetry Book Fund

The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poetry is awarded annually to an African poet who has not yet published a collection of poetry. Along with $1,000, the winner recives book publication through the University of Nebraska Press and Amalion Press in Senegal. Poetry manuscripts should be at least 50 pages long. [Submissions open September 15, 2021]


Deadline December 01, 2021

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Top prize

$1,000

Additional prizes

Book publication through the University of Nebraska Press and Amalion Press in Senegal

Genres

Poetry,

Entry fee

💰 Entry Fee: FREE

Inkitt's Writing Contest

Inkitt

Inkitt’s Writing Contests regularly give authors the opportunity to share their books with readers around the world and showcase their talents. Their monthly cash prizes give you the chance to win money and exclusive book badges for your writing! Each month one grand prize winner, and two runners up will be selected.


Deadline December 31, 2021

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Top prize

$300

Additional prizes

Genres

Fiction,

Entry fee

💰 Entry Fee: FREE

Red Hen Press Women's Prose Prize

Red Hen Press

Established in 2018, the Women’s Prose Prize is for previously unpublished, original work of prose. Novels, short story collections, memoirs, essay collections, and all other forms of prose writing are eligible for consideration. The awarded manuscript is selected through a biennial competition, held in even-numbered years, that is open to all writers who identify as women.


Deadline February 28, 2022

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Top prize

$1,000

Additional prizes

Publication by Red Hen Press

Genres

Fiction, Non-fiction, Short Story, Essay, Memoir, Novel,

Entry fee

💰 Entry Fee: $25

Red Hen Press Novella Award

Red Hen Press

Established in 2018, the Novella Award is for a previously unpublished, original work of fiction between 15,000 and 30,000 words. Beginning in 2021, the Novella Award will be held biennially in even-numbered years. The award will open for submissions on January 31, 2022.


Deadline July 31, 2022

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Top prize

$1,000

Additional prizes

Publication by Red Hen Press

Genres

Fiction, Novel, Novella,

Entry fee

💰 Entry Fee: $25

The Breakwater Fiction Contest

Break Water Review

We are seeking submissions for pieces that breathe freshness to the form. We are interested in previously unpublished prose ranging from 1,000 - 4,000 words.


Deadline December 01, 2021

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Top prize

$1,000

Additional prizes

Genres

Fiction, Short Story,

Entry fee

💰 Entry Fee: $10

#GWstorieseverywhere

Gotham Writers

Each month we invite you to post a story on Twitter using #GWstorieseverywhere for a chance to win a free class. Your story must be no longer than 25 words, with a max of 280 characters, including spaces and the hashtag #GWstorieseverywhere.


Deadline December 31, 2021

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Top prize

Gotham Writers Workshop

Additional prizes

Genres

Fiction, Flash Fiction,

Entry fee

💰 Entry Fee: $0