2016 Canada Novella Contest – Deadline 1, Februari 2016

Contest Name: 2016 Novella Prize

Deadline: February 1, 2016 (postmark date).


We are not currently accepting submissions for this contest. Please check back again in late 2015.

The Malahat Review, Canada’s premier literary magazine, invites entries from Canada, the United States, and elsewhere for the Novella Prize. One prize of $1,500 CAD is awarded. Previous winning entries have also won or been nominated for National Magazine Awards for Fiction and the O. Henry Prize.
Entries may be sent by regular mail or email.
Pay only $15 for each additional entry after the first.
2016 Deadline

The deadline for the 2016 Novella Prize is February 1, 2016 (postmark date).

Read about Dora Dueck, our 2014 winner.

Contest Guidelines

  • Enter a single work of fiction, with a minimum length of 10,000 words and maximum length 20,000 words. No restrictions as to genre, subject matter, or aesthetic approach apply. Please double space your work.
  • Entry fee required:
    • $35 CAD for Canadian entries;
    • $40 US for American entries;
    • $45 US for entries from Mexico and outside North America.
    • $15 CAD for each additional entry (from anywhere)
    • see How to Pay below
  • Entrants receive a one-year subscription to The Malahat Review for themselves or a friend.
  • Entrants submitting more than one entry receive a one-year subscription for the first entry only.
  • Entries already published, accepted, or submitted elsewhere are ineligible.
  • An entry may include a published excerpt only if it consists of
    no more than 10% of the total word count. The entrant must indicate
    where the exerpt originally appeared, how long it is, and where it
    begins and ends within the entry.
  • Previous publication is considered to be any appearance in print
    or online, including on or in a newspaper, newsletter, magazine,
    anthology, chapbook, book, website, electronic magazine, personal blog,
    Twitter, or Facebook. Please note that even if the print run or
    circulation of the print publication where the work has previously
    appeared is small, this is still considered previous publication. No
    work that has been excerpted elsewhere is eligible for submission; nor
    is a work that has been revised since its original publication.
  • Entrants’ anonymity is preserved throughout the judging. Contact
    information (including an email address) should not appear on the
    submission, but along with the title on an enclosed separate page.
  • No entries will be returned.
  • Entrants will not be notified separately by letter about the judges’ decisions even if a SASE is included for this purpose.
  • The winner will be notified via email.
  • The winner and finalists will be announced on the Malahat website, Facebook page, and Twitter account in April 2016.
  • Only the winning novella will be published in The Malahat Review‘s Summer 2016 issue.
  • The winner will be interviewed. The interview will appear on The Malahat‘s web site and in Malahat lite, the magazine’s monthly electronic newsletter, in June 2016.

  • Enter by Email
  • Send entries as an attachment to novella@uvic.ca
  • The subject line must contain the entrant’s full name and method of payment. e.g., “John Smith cheque” or “Jane Tucker credit online” or “Jane Doe credit mail-in”
  • Entrants must also submit an information sheet as a separate attached file:
    • Entrant’s full name
    • Title of entry
    • Word count for entry
    • Entrant’s mailing address
    • Entrant’s email address
    • Method of payment (see How to Pay below)
    • Note: if submitting more than one entry, please include a cover sheet for each entry.
  • Acceptable file formats: Word (.doc and .docx) or pdf

Enter by Regular Mail

  • Provide the following information on a separate sheet:
    • Entrant’s full name
    • Title of entry
    • Word count for the entry
    • Entrant’s mailing address
    • Entrant’s email address
    • Method of payment (see How to Pay below)
  • Send entries to:
    The Malahat Review
    Novella Prize
    University of Victoria
    P.O. Box 1700
    Stn CSC
    Victoria, B.C. V8W 2Y2

    Email: novella@uvic.ca
    Telephone: 250-721-8524
    Fax: 250-472-5051 

    source: http://www.malahatreview.ca/contests/novella_contest/info.html

Short Story Competitions 2015 – By The Fiction Desk

Short Story Contest 2015
Contest Name: The Fiction Desk Ghost Story Competition 2015

Prize: first prize of £500, a second prize of £250, and a third prize of £100.
Deadeline: February 28th, 2015

Most of the stories we publish at The Fiction Desk are more or less realistic, but we try to stray outside that from time to time: some genre fiction should be part of any balanced reading diet. One genre that we particularly like to feature is the ghost story.

This year, our ghost story competition has a first prize of £500, a second prize of £250, and a third prize of £100.

Entries should be between 1,000 and 5,000 words in length. The entry fee is £8 for each story submitted, and the closing date is Saturday, February 28th, 2015. Winners will be announced in April 2015.

The competition is judged by Rob Redman, editor of the anthology series and founder of The Fiction Desk.

To enter
Please visit our online entry form.
Note: what counts as a ghost story?

‘Ghost story’ can mean a lot of different things, from an encounter with an actual phantom to more unusual paranormal phenomena and unexplained events. All types are welcome, so feel free to experiment: we’re very unlikely to disqualify a story for stretching the definition of a “ghost”. Keep in mind that our general readership (and by extension our judge) may be more likely to respond well to psychological chills and unexplained mysteries than in-your-face gore.

source of http://www.thefictiondesk.com

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2015 Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest

Contest Name: 2015 Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest!
Deadline: Entries are accepted between 1 and 28 February
Organizer: kenyonreview.org
Prize: Winners will be announced in the late spring. You will receive an e-mail notifying you of any decisions regarding your work.

Short Fiction ContestThe contest is open to all writers who have not yet published a book of fiction. Submissions must be 1200 words or fewer. Ann Patchett celebrated author of six novels, including Bel Canto and State of Wonder, will be the final judge. The Kenyon Review will publish the winning short story in the Jan/Feb 2016 issue, and the author will be awarded a scholarship to attend the 2015 Writers Workshop, June 13th-20th, in Gambier, Ohio. Additional info on the Writers Workshop is available here.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Writers must not have published a book of fiction at the time of submission. (We define a “published book of fiction” as a novel, novella or short story collection written by you and published by someone other than you in print, on the web, or in ebook format.)
  2. Stories must be no more than 1200 words in length.
  3. One submission per entrant.
  4. Please do not simultaneously submit your contest entry to another magazine or contest.
  5. Please do not submit work that has been previously published.
  6. The submissions link will be active February 1st to 28th. All work must be submitted through our electronic system. We cannot accept paper submissions.
  7. An $18 entry fee will be collected at the time of submission. Your new subscription to The Kenyon Review will start with the Spring 2015 issue. Current subscribers will receive a one-year extension on their current subscription. Please note: we are only able to offer domestic subscriptions for this special contest rate. If you live overseas, we will happily fulfill a gift subscription for a friend who lives in the U.S.
  8. Winners will be announced in the late spring. You will receive an e-mail notifying you of any decisions regarding your work.

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writing contest 2015First Prize: $100, publication online, and publication on a Flashcard that will be distributed with Sycamore Review at AWP


Submission Deadline: February 1, 2015 (Contest opens January 1, 2015)

1. For each submission, send a piece of flash fiction of no more than 500 words.

2. A non-refundable reading fee of $5 (submitted online) must accompany each submission.

3. Additional flash pieces may be included for an additional reading fee of $5 for per piece. There is no limit on the number of submissions. If submitting additional entries, please submit each piece separately.

4. Manuscript pages should be numbered and should include the title of the piece.

5. All entries will be read blind. Information that identifies the author should NOT appear on the manuscript itself.

6. All pieces of flash fiction must be previously unpublished.

7. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable only if Sycamore Review is notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.

8. Each flash piece will be read by two Sycamore Editors, with the winner selected by editorial vote.

9. All contest submissions will be considered for regular inclusion in Sycamore Review.

10. When submitting, be sure to select the Flashcard Prize option in our Submissions Manager.

Once your work has been submitted, you will be redirected to our secure payment website. Submissions will not be considered without an accompanying payment.

If you are not redirected for payment, chances are you accidentally submitted through the regular submission channel. If this is the case, withdraw your submission and resubmit, being careful to select the Flashcard Prize option. In the event the automatic redirect doesn’t work, or you have any problems getting to the payment area, try this direct link.

Questions may be directed to sycamore@purdue.edu.

Submit your work by visiting our online submission manager.
source: http://www.sycamorereview.com/contest/

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2015 Homestart Bridgwater Short Story Contest

Contest Name: Homestart Bridgwater Short Story Prize
Deadline: February 1, 2015
Sponsored: Nigel White Key Solutions, Wessex Water, The Wilkins Jewellers


2015 short story contests

You are invited to enter our 2015 competition by sending your stories, gaining the chance to win one of the prizes kindly donated by our sponsors – and helping a worthwhile charity.

First Prize £500
Sponsored by Nigel White Key Solutions

Second £200
Sponsored by Wessex Water

Third £100
The Wilkins Jewellers Prize £100
Sfor a resident in the TA, BA and BS Postcode areas

Entry Fee £7 per story (All proceeds going to the charity’s work)

Competition Rules

  1. Stories, on any theme, must be not more than 2200 words in length. Each should be written in English, be the original unpublished work of the author and not have won a prize in any previous competition.
  2. Copyright remains with the author.
  3. Stories will be judged anonymously. Story pages must carry the title as listed on the entry form and not indicate the identity of the author. Please complete the form in full, whether entering by post or online.
  4. Entries should appear in at least 12 font and 1.5 line spacing.
  5. Authors may enter any number of stories.
  6. Entries must be received on or before 1st February 2015.
  7. The Judge’s decision is final. The Trustees will not enter into any correspondence.
  8. It is a condition of acceptance that entrants have read and understood the competition rules.

Postal Entries

Entries should be typed on A4 white paper and be accompanied by a completed entry form and a cheque or UK postal order for the entry fee of £7 per story (plus any extra donation to the Charity. Such gifts would be much appreciated).

source: http://www.homestart-bridgwater.org.uk

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