December/January 2017/2018 Writing Contests

Thank you, Rachel Poli, for all your efforts once again to inform us about the December/January writing contests.

Rachel Poli

December 2017

Genre: Fiction
Theme: N/A
Website: The Writing District
Deadline: December 30, 2017
Entry Fee: N/A
Prize: $50

Genre: Fiction
Theme: Family Matters
Website: Glimmer Train
Deadline: December 31, 2017
Entry Fee: $18
Prize: First – $2,500

Genre: Essay
Theme: Topics are on website
Website: ExpertAssignmentHelp
Deadline: December 31, 2017
Entry Fee: N/A
Prize: $450

January 2018

Genre: Nonfiction
Theme: Christmas and Holiday Collection 2018
Website: Chicken Soup For The Soul
Deadline: January 10, 2018
Entry Fee: None
Prize: $200

Genre: Nonfiction
Theme: The Empowered Woman
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: January 10, 2018
Entry Fee: None
Prize: $200

Genre: Nonfiction
Theme: The Miracle of Love
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: January 15, 2018
Entry Fee: None
Prize: $200

Genre: Fiction
Theme: N/A
Website: Literal Latte
Deadline: January 15, 2018
Entry Fee: $10
Prize: $1,000

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March/April 2017 Writing Contests

Thank you so much Rachel Poli for the March & April 2017 Writing Contests.

Rachel Poli

march-april-2017-writing-contestsMarch 2017

Genre: Poetry
Theme: Food
Website: Literal Latte
Deadline: March 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $10 for up 6 poems or $15 for up to 12 poems
Prize: First place – $500

Genre: Fiction and Nonfiction
Theme: None
Website: Narrative Magazine
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Entry Fee: $25
Prize: First place – $2,500

Genre: Fiction
Theme: None
Website: Colorado Review
Deadline: March 14, 2017
Entry Fee: $15 – snail mail, $17 – online submission
Prize: First – $2,000

Genre: Fiction
Theme: None
Website: Fabula Press
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Entry Fee: $10
Prize: First – $250

Genre: Nonfiction
Theme: My Kind of America
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Entry Fee: None
Prize: $200

Genre: Nonfiction
Theme: Step Outside Your Comfort Zone
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Entry Fee: None
Prize: $200

April 2017

Genre: Fiction or poetry
Theme: None
Website:

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January/February 2017 Writing Contests

Rachel Poli has provided us with this early year’s writing contests for the first two months of 2017.
Thank you Rachel!! You’re great!

Rachel Poli

january-february-2017-writing-contestsJanuary 2017

Genre: Fiction
Theme: Family Matters
Website: Glimmer Train
Deadline: January 2, 2017
Entry Fee: $18
Prize: First place – $2,500

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, or Poetry
Theme: N/A
Website: Glass Mountain Magazine
Deadline: January 9, 2017
Entry Fee: $5
Prize: $100

Genre: Fiction
Theme: N/A
Website: Literal Latte
Deadline: January 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $10 for one entry or $15 for two entries
Prize: First place – $1,000

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, or Poetry
Theme: N/A
Website: Women’s National Book Association
Deadline: January 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $20 for non-members, $15 for members
Prize: $250

Genre: Fiction
Theme: N/A
Website: The Masters Review
Deadline: January 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $20
Prize: $2,000

Genre: Short Short Story
Theme: N/A
Website: Writer’s Digest
Deadline: January 16, 2017
Entry Fee: $25
Prize: First place – $3,000

Genre: Nonfiction
Theme: Dreams, Premonitions, and the Unexplainable
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: January 31…

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Creative Writing Competitions, Contests and Awards for 2017…

The Story Reading Ape has published an extract from an article on the Almond Press Blog where they published a list of contests, competitions and awards in 2017. Check it out. I find it very useful.
Thank you Chris!

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

Extract from an article on Almond Press Site:

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We would like to share with you our curated list of creative writing competitions. Included are details about max word count, associated fees, submission deadlines, and direct links to each event.

We try to keep this list as up-to-date as possible. If you’d like to add a writing competition or if you have any suggestions on how we can improve this directory please feel free to contact us using our writing competition submission form. You can also reach us via email or on social media.

See the list at:

Competitions, Contests & Awards for 2017

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November/December 2016 Writing Contests

A HUGE Thank you Rachel! once again to Rachel Poli who collects the writing contests for Novemberand December this year and publishes them for us. You are amazing, Rachel!

Rachel Poli

November December 2016 Writing ContestsNovember 2016

Type: Fiction (Short Short Story)
Hosted by: Writer’s Digest
Deadline: November 15, 2016 (early-bird)
Entry Fee: $20

Type: Fiction (Fall)
Hosted by: The Masters Review
Deadline: November 15, 2016
Entry Fee: $20

Type: Fiction/Nonfiction (Fall)
Hosted by: Narrative Magazine
Deadline: November 30, 2016
Entry Fee: $24

Type: Flash Fiction
Hosted by: WOW-Women On Writing
Deadline: November 30, 2016
Entry Fee: $10

Type: Fiction
Hosted by: Glimmer Train
Deadline: November 30, 2016
Entry Fee: $2

Type: Nonfiction (Dreams and Synchronicities)
Hosted by: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: November 30, 2016
Entry Fee: None

Type: Nonfiction (Military Families)
Hosted by: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: November 30, 2016
Entry Fee: None

December 2016

Type: Fiction
Hosted by: So To Speak
Deadline: December 1, 2016
Entry Fee: $15

Type: Flash fiction
Hosted by: The Conium Review
Deadline: December 1, 2016
Entry Fee: $10

Type: Fiction (Short Short Story)
Hosted…

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October/November 2016 Writing Contests

Again we are sending our thanks and appreciation to Rachel Poli who has once more collected the writing contests for the next two months! Thank you for your fantastic work, Rachel!

Rachel Poli

October November 2016 Writing Contests Rachel PoliOctober 2016

Type: Fiction (use characters picture as a prompt)
Hosted by: FanStory
Deadline: October 5, 2016
Entry Fee: $10

Type: Nonfiction (Inspiration for Teachers)
Hosted by: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: October 30, 2016
Entry Fee: None

Type: Short Story (New Writers only)
Hosted by: Glimmer Train
Deadline: October 31, 2016
Entry Fee: $18

November 2016

Type: Poetry
Hosted by: Writer’s Digest
Deadline: November 1, 2016
Entry Fee: $20

Type: Fiction (Short Short Story)
Hosted by: Writer’s Digest
Deadline: November 15, 2016 (early-bird)
Entry Fee: $20

Type: Fiction (Fall)
Hosted by: The Masters Review
Deadline: November 15, 2016
Entry Fee: $20

Type: Fiction/Nonfiction (Fall)
Hosted by: Narrative Magazine
Deadline: November 30, 2016
Entry Fee: $24

Type: Flash Fiction
Hosted by: WOW-Women On Writing
Deadline: November 30, 2016
Entry Fee: $10

Type: Fiction
Hosted by: Glimmer Train
Deadline: November 30, 2016
Entry Fee: $2

Type: Nonfiction (Dreams and Synchronicities)

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May/June 2016 Writing Contests

Thanks to the effort of Author Rachel Poli do we have a new upcoming list of writing contests – May/June 2016. Thank you so much Rachel for your great work!!

Rachel Poli

may june 2016 writing contests rachel poliMay 2016

Type: Fiction
Hosted by: Lorian Hemingway
Deadline: May 1 (late May 15)
Entry Fee: $15 (late $20)

Type: Fiction (inspired by artwork)
Hosted by: Words and Brushes
Deadline: May 15, 2016
Entry Fee: None

Type: Fiction
Hosted by: New Letters
Deadline: May 18, 2016
Entry Fee: $20

Type: Nonfiction (The spirit of Canada)
Hosted by: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: May 31, 2016
Entry Fee: None

Type: Fiction
Hosted by: Glimmer Train
Deadline: May 31, 2016
Entry Fee: $2

Type: Flash fiction/Short story
Hosted by: AHWA
Deadline: May 31, 2016
Entry Fee: $5 flash fiction/$10 short story

June 2016

Type: Short story
Hosted by: American Short Fiction
Deadline: June 1, 2016
Entry Fee: $20

Type: Nonfiction (Theme: Blended Families)
Hosted by: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: June 30, 2016
Entry Fee: None

Type: Nonfiction (Theme: Curvy and Confident)
Hosted by: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline:…

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