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Please Note

The information given here is for GUIDANCE ONLY. While every effort is made to ensure that it is accurate,

before entering any listed competition you should obtain full rules and an entry form from the organisers.



First Prize


5th February 2016 1st 300

entry 5

Artificium SHORT STORIES  Competitions.

For stories between 2,000-8,000 words, in English. Any genre. 

Prizes: Winner - 300.

Prize pot of at least 100, to be shared between 1-4 runners up.


For writing between 500-1,000 words, in English. Includes poetry, flash fiction, and anything else.


Winner - 150

Prize pot of at least 100, to be shared between 1-4 runners up

All prize-winners in our competitions will be featured in Artificium. 

Closing date: 5th February 2016

Entry fees: 5 UK residents/6 International

11th February 2016

1st 100



entry 10

Novel competition: Any novel 30,000 to 60,000 words long any genre considered. 

Theme: Post Apocalyptic Tundra Flavor

Entry fee 10.  Prize -100, 25 copies of your novel and publication by Reading Room Publication

11th of December to 11th of February

11th February 2016 1st 50

entry 3

Short story competition: Any story under 2,000 words considered.

Theme: The Tree and Other Accidents
Entry fee 3 each or 4 for 10.  Prize -50 and 5 copies of the book.  All published entrants receive 5 copies of the book.
11th of December to 11th of February

31st March 2016 1st $250 US

Fabula Press (, a small publishing house catering to the literary fiction market. Twice a year, we run themed and non-themed short story contests on the web, and publish the top entries in the form of an anthology (both in print and digital formats). 

Dates: Each year, the winter (Nivalis) contest opens on 01Jan, and submissions will be accepted till 31Mar. Summer (Aestas) contest begins on 01Jul and runs till 30Sep every year. 

Prizes: The contest carries the following prizes:

1.       First Prize:      US$250 

2.       Second Prize: US$150 

3.       Third Prize:     US$100

All longlisted entries (top 10-15) get published in an anthology, and non-prize winning published entries will be paid US$50 each. Also, at the sponsors' discretion additional prizes may be declared for ‘Editors’ Pick' category (in the last edition of the contest four such prizes of US$50 each were declared). 

Theme: None. There is no restriction on genre either, and we are happy to read historical fiction, mystery/suspense, and horror. However, for consistency of presentation we cannot accept children’s stories, fantasy, young adult or chick lit; likewise hardcore science fiction is not something we are looking for, but are open to science based / alternative history based literary works. In case of doubt, it is best to query the editorial team. 

Word count: Minimum 1500, maximum 7000. At the editors’ discretion some latitude may be allowed on both minimum and maximum word counts for stories of exceptional merit.

Entry fee: US$10.

Judges: The panel of judges includes literary agents, authors and essayists.

31st march 2016 1st 800

entry 10


Chairman of Judges: Alexander McCall Smith

First Prize of 800 plus at least two runner-up prizes of 100

Deadline 31 March 2016

Stories entered for the competition should be 1,500 words or less and can be on any topic

Prizes will be presented during the Scottish Arts Club Short Story Awards Dinner held at the Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh on Saturday 15 October 2016.

Signed copies of a novel by Alexander McCall Smith awarded to all finalists

All finalists’ stories will be published on the Scottish Arts Club website by 1 September 2016.

Read more and enter the Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition 2016

For regular updates and news please follow the Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition on Facebook and on Twitter @artsclubwriters or write to us at

30th April 2016 1st $1,500

entry $18

Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

Judges: Arthur Powers and Lauren Singer

First Prize $1,500 (two awards)

Ten honorable mention prizes of $100

Entry fee: $18 (up to 6,000 words each)

24th annual contest sponsored by Winning Writers, one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" (Writer's Digest). Submit short fiction and nonfiction on any theme. Both published and unpublished work accepted. All entries that win cash prizes will be published online. See guidelines, past winners, and enter online at

30th June 2016 1st  $1,500

entry  $50

North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books

Judges: Jendi Reiter and Ellen LaFleche

First Prize $1,500 (three awards)

Six honorable mention prizes of $250

Entry fee: $50

2nd annual contest sponsored by Winning Writers, one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" (Writer's Digest). Submit self-published books in the categories of Mainstream/Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction & Memoir. The top winner in each category will receive $1,500, a marketing analysis and one-hour phone consultation with Carolyn Howard-Johnson, a $300 credit at BookBaby, and 3 free ads in the Winning Writers newsletter (a $450 value). All contestants will receive a copy of The Frugal Editor by Carolyn Howard-Johnson and free publishing guides from BookBaby. See guidelines and enter online or by mail at