The 2015 Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Contest

Contest name: The 2015 Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize

Prize:  Winner – $200 and publication in Fiction Southeast
Runners-up – publication in Fiction Southeast

Though many writers have helped to shape the history of flash fiction, Ernest Hemingway’s first short-story collection, In Our Time, easily makes him one of the form’s primary pioneers. For this reason, Fiction Southeast has chosen to honor his accomplishments through the Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize. Each year, a participating judge will select a winner (and three runners-up).

Guidelines:

Entries for the Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize should be approximately 1000 words or less. Submissions should be in .rtf, .doc, or .pdf format. Feel free to submit multiple stories, but please DO NOT submit multiple Word documents as one submission or one text document containing multiple stories. Instead, please submit each story as a SEPARATE entry (so that you complete an individual submission process for each story). Simultaneous submissions ARE welcome.Contest will open annually in late August with a deadline of December 1st. Entry fee is $10. All entries will be considered for publication in Fiction Southeast.
Winner – $200 and publication in Fiction Southeast
Runners-up – publication in Fiction Southeast

Related Contest 

Fiction Southeast Editors’ Prize

Entries for the Fiction Southeast Editors’ Prize
should be approximately 1500 words or less. Submissions should be in
.rtf, .doc, or .pdf format. Feel free to submit multiple stories, but
please DO NOT submit multiple Word documents as one submission or one
text document containing multiple stories. Instead, please submit each
story as a SEPARATE entry (so that you complete an individual submission
process for each story). Submissions should be
unpublished. Simultaneous submissions ARE welcome.Contest will open
annually in January with a deadline of May 1st. Entry fee is $10. All entries will be considered for publication in Fiction Southeast.
Winner – $100 and publication in Fiction Southeast
Runners-up – publication in Fiction Southeast

Fiction Submitions

Size limit: Approximately 1500 words or less

The editors of Fiction Southeast are interested in
short fiction (approximately 1500 words or less). Though we hope for
creative and innovative writing, we don’t prefer one particular style or
genre of writing. The only criterion we look for is
quality. Simultaneous submissions ARE welcome. Individual shorts should
be approximately 1500 words or less. Submissions should be in .rtf,
.doc, or .pdf format. Feel free to submit multiple stories, but
please DO NOT submit multiple Word documents as one submission or one
text document containing multiple stories. Instead, please submit each
story as a SEPARATE submission (so that you complete an individual
submission process for each story). We are also interested in interviews
with authors of short-short fiction, articles concerning short-short
fiction, as well as reviews of short story collections (preferably
collections of flash or micro shorts). Authors retain all rights and
copyright to their works. Fiction Southeast requests one-time, exclusive
rights to publish your work. The magazine is made ou of volunteers, and
though we do hope to pay writers in the future, we do not pay at thsi
point. Like many journals, we maintain a mailing list to ensure that
readers and contributors are notified when new issues are published.

Submissions for Why I Write Series

Inspired by George Orwell’s famous essay, we are
introducing a new series @ Fiction Southeast entitled “Why I Write.” We
are now accepting submissions for the series. Guidelines are fairly
flexible. We simply want to know why you write. Who and what inspired
you to become a writer? What keeps you motivated when the rejection
letters begin to pile up? What are your objectives when you write? What
are you trying to accomplish?

We’ve included a link to Orwell’s
essay below in case you need a little inspiration. We are particularly
interested in submissions from writers we’ve previously published, but
we’re open to submissions from anyone who considers himself/herself a
writer, so please encourage your students and colleagues to submit a
piece.
http://orwell.ru/library/essays/wiw/english/e_wiw

 Reviews, Essays, Interviews, etc.

Fiction Southeast is interested in articles concerning craft, interviews
with authors of short fiction, articles concerning short fiction, as
well as reviews of short story collections (preferably collections of
flash or micro shorts). Authors retain all rights and copyright to their
works. Fiction Southeast requests one-time, non-exclusive rights to
publish your work.Like many journals, Fiction Southeast maintains a
mailing list to ensure that readers and contributors are notified when
new issues are published.

For Detail Please visit: http://fictionsoutheast.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.
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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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2015 Poetery & Sort Story Writing Contests – By Tethered By Lelters

Organizer: Tethered By Lelters
Deadline: February 28th, 2015
Prize: Cash Money and publication
Categories: Poetry Contest, Flash Fiction Contest, short story writing contest

TBL is pleased to announce our third annual Winter Literary Competition. There are three submission categories: 1) short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words, 2) flash fiction with a word limit of either 55, 250, or 500 words, and 3) poetry no longer than three pages. For these contests we are looking for engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh perspectives and styles.

Judging: All submissions will be judged by the professional editing team at TBL and the winner will be announced publicly in May, 2015. All participants will be notified about the contest results by email from TBL judges by the end of April, 2015. Judges decisions are final.

Deadline: February 28th, 2015. Midnight PT.

Sort Story Writing Contests 2015

Submission Guidelines: Please visit our guidelines page to properly format your work for submission. Staff members are not eligible for participation. Any work previously submitted to TBL for publication is not eligible if the piece received free edits from our team.

Notes: Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify TBL if your work is selected for publication elsewhere as soon as possible. We encourage writers to submit as many stories as they wish. All stories will be considered for publication in our quarterly journal.

Our judges also reserve the right not to award a winner in either category if the submissions do not meet our standards of publication.

Other Categories: submissions page

Poetry Writing Contest 2015

The
winner of our poetry contest will be awarded $150.00 and publication as
the featured poem in our Literary Journal. Three finalists will be
considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications as well as our
monthly poem selection. Each finalist will also receive free
professional edits on their submission.*

Criteria: Any genre or form, three three pages or less per poem.

There is a $7.00 reading fee per entry, or you may choose to submit three entries for $15.00.

Short Story Writing Contest 2015

The winner of our short story contest will be awarded $500.00 and publication as the featured short story in our Literary Journal. Five finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications as well as our monthly story selection. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission.*

Criteria: Any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words.

There is a $15.00 USD entry fee for each submission.

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Flash Fiction Contest 2015

The winner of our flash fiction contest will be awarded $150.00 and publication as the featured flash fiction in our Literary Journal. Three finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications as well as our monthly story selection. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission.*
Criteria: Any genre with a word limit of either 55, 250, or 500 words.
There is a $7.00 reading fee per entry, or you may choose to submit three entries for $15.00.

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2015 Poetry Contest, Deadline: January, Open to Anyone
Annual Prose & Poetry Contest 2014

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Fiction, Poetry, Book Revief, & Flash Fiction Contest – English PEN

Contest Name: The 2014 English PEN writing competition
Organizer: English PEN
Deadline: 12TH DECEMBER 2014
Category: FICTION/MEMOIR/POETRY, BOOK REVIEW, Flash Fiction Contest
Prize: A prize of £100 for the winner in each category

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For the last 14 years English PEN has brought writers and their books into prison communities across the UK

We have campaigned against the recent Government ban on books being sent to prisoners from outside, and have arranged delivery for over 1,000 books for Wormwood Scrubs Book Room project. We work with Oxford University Press to enable free dictionaries to be sent into prison communities.

The 2014 English PEN writing competition for prisoners will roll out at the end of October. This is our fourth year and we are delighted to announce that multi-award-winning author Meg Rosoff is this year’s judge. There will be the usual themed categories for Fiction, Memoir and Poetry, Flash Fiction -and – for the communities of keen readers in prisons – the Book Review section.English PEN will publish the winners, runners –up and highly commended entries in a beautifully designed pamphlet as in previous years .

FREE TO ENTER! THE FREE SPEECH CHARITY, ENGLISH PEN, PROMOTES THE FREEDOM TO WRITE AND THE FREEDOM TO READ IN THE UK AND AROUND THE WORLDFOR THE LAST 14 YEARS ENGLISH PEN HAS BROUGHT WRITERS AND THEIR BOOKS INTO PRISON
COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE UK HOW TO ENTER 

FICTION/MEMOIR/POETRY COMPETITION

We want to read your fiction, memoir or poetry. This year our judge Meg Rosoff is asking you to take
inspiration for this writing from the this photograph above. OR you can use one of these themes below:
A letter to myself / Anything could happen. The word limit is 800 words of prose or 25 lines of poetry 

BOOK REVIEW CONTEST

Write about The book that I have never forgotten
Word limit is 500 words

FLASH FICTION CONTEST (15–21 year olds only)

Tell a story on any theme.
The word limit is 300 words

You can make more than one entry for ANY of the categories. Open to all ages.

PRIZES
A prize of £100 for the winner in each category. 20 prizes of £10 each for the runners–up. The prison which submits the most entries wins a visit from Meg Rosoff.
All winners, runners-up and commended writers are published in a pamphlet and will receive two copies. This will also be available as a download from the English PEN website.
JUDGE – MEG ROSOFF

Meg Rosoff is a multi-award winning novelist who became a publishing sensation with her first novel, How I Live Now. It was described by the Observer as ‘assured, powerful, engaging’ and by the Times as ‘extraordinary’ and made into a film in 2013. Meg’s most recent novel is Picture Me Gone, published by Penguin.

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The Cochise Community Creative Writing Contest 2015
Free Creative Writing Contest – Deadline 14-Dec-2014

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Retreat West – Flash Fiction Contest & Short Story Competitions

Contest Name: Retreat West Creative Writing Competitions
Short Story Competition Deadline: Desember 20, 2014
Flash Fiction Competition Deadline: Desember 31, 2014
Prize: Winners receive a £20 Amazon voucher for first place while the runner up gets a £10 Amazon voucher. and Published.
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Flash Fiction Contest & Short Story Competitions 

There are currently two competitions running with multiple deadlines throughout the year (click on the links below to jump straight to the information about each one): short story or flash fiction

You can win Amazon vouchers and publication with profit share in the annual anthologies in the Retreat West Short Story Competition and the Retreat West Flash Fiction Competition. Shortlisted stories are sent to published authors for the final judging round.

The best way to increase your chances of winning is to read the stories that have won previously. You can read the 2013 short story competition winning stories in the anthology, The Colour of Life. The first flash fiction anthology will be published in 2015.

Short Story Competition

Winners receive a £20 Amazon voucher for first place while the runner up gets a £10 Amazon voucher.

Each year the winning stories will be e-published in a short story collection and winners will receive a share of the profits (details below in the Competition Rules). Winning stories may also be featured on the Retreat West blog.

Shortlisted stories are sent to published authors for the final judging round.
The entry fee is just £3 and the deadlines and themes for the competitions are:

Theme: Ritual. Deadline: 31 December 2014.

Pay for entry for all the competitions using the PayPal button below.

Short Story Competition Rules
  • All entries must be between 500 and 1500 words (excluding the title).
  • All entries must be the original, unpublished (online and in print) work of the author and not have won any other competitions.
  • Stories can be in any genre except Children’s.
  • All entries must be received by email at amandasaint@retreatwest.co.uk by 11.30pm UK time on the closing date of the competition.
  • All entries must be as Word attachments to the email – no links to download from the Cloud please.
  • Please include a cover page with your name, email and brief biography (and blog address and Twitter name if you have one) and include page numbers and the story title only on the manuscript pages.
  • The competition entry fee of £3 must be paid via PayPal and the confirmation code included in the entry email.
  • Multiple entries are allowed but must be submitted in individual emails and paid for individually.
  • Winners and runners up will be notified and announced within 30 days of the closing dates.
  • By entering the competition you agree to allow your story to be published on the website and in the e-book.
  • Winning entries will receive a 5% share of the profits of the e-book when published and runners up will receive a 2.5% share. These payments will be accrued and paid quarterly.

Pay for entry for all the competitions using the PayPal button below.

Flash Fiction Competition

  1. Winners receive a £20 Amazon voucher for first place while the runner up gets a £10 Amazon voucher.
  2. Each year the winning stories will be e-published in a short story collection and winners will receive a share of the profits (details below in the Competition Rules). Winning stories may also be featured on the Retreat West blog. 
  3. The entry fee is just £3 and the deadlines and themes for the competitions are:
  4. Theme: Sleeping. Deadline: EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 20TH 2014 Judge: Amanda Saint

Flash Fiction Competition Rules

  • All entries must be between 150 and 500 words (excluding the title).
  • All entries must be the original, unpublished (online and in print) work of the author and not have won any other competitions.
  • Stories can be in any genre except Children’s.
  • All entries must be received by email at amandasaint@retreatwest.co.uk by 11.30pm UK time on the closing date of the competition.
  • All entries must be as Word attachments to the email – no links to download from the Cloud please.
  • Please include a cover page with your name, email and brief biography (and blog address and Twitter name if you have one) and include page numbers and the story title only on the manuscript pages.
  • The competition entry fee of £3 must be paid via PayPal and the confirmation code included in the entry email.
  • Multiple entries are allowed but must be submitted in individual emails and paid for individually.
  • Winners and runners up will be notified and announced within 30 days of the closing dates.
  • By entering the competition you agree to allow your story to be published on the website and in the e-book.
  • Winning entries will receive a 5% share of the profits of the e-book when published and runners up will receive a 2.5% share. These payments will be accrued and paid quarterly.

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Writing Contest 2015 For Maine High School Juniors
2015 Short Story Writing Competitions for Junior