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The Commuter is Now Accepting Poems and Graphic Narratives/ How to Submit (Payment: $100).

Electric Literature’s The Commuter is now accepting submissions of poetry and graphic narratives for publication. The magazine will pay $100 for accepted works. The deadline for submissions is, Monday, December 23rd, 2019. Who is Eligible to Submit: Anyone writing in English. There is no submission fee. How to Submit: Poetry: Submit 3-5 poems in a...

Nobrow Short Story Competition/ How to Apply (Prize: £3750 + more)

A press that’s known for their visual publishing and their dedication to producing beautiful books, Nobrow has called for entries for their short story competition. The competition is worth over $4500, and is for a short story or creative non-fiction piece of not more than 3000 words on the theme of “The Censor”. According to...

The Fountain Essay Contest 2019/ How to Apply (Prizes: $2100)

The Fountain magazine has called for submissions for its 2019 essay contest. The contest, which is worth $2100 in cash prizes, is for an essay on the theme of “Facing Challenges”. According to their site: “We want to hear about your challenges and how you mentally, physically, and/or spiritually prepare for them.” The deadline for...

The 2020 St. Martin’s Minotaur/ Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition/ How to Submit (Prizes: $10,000 + more)

Submissions are now open for the 2020 St. Martin’s Minotaur/ Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition. The prize, which is sponsored by the Minotaur Books and Mystery Writers of America (MWA), is a prize for a crime novel manuscript of not less than 60,000 words. According to their site, the manuscript to be...

The 2020 K & L Prize/ How to Submit (Prizes: 1000 New Zealand Dollars + more)

Submissions are now being received for the K & L Prize. The prize was founded and is sponsored by the New Zealand based writer, Myles Ojabo, and is worth $1000. The prize is given yearly for the best piece of unpublished short fiction by an African writer. This year, the theme for the prize is...

The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award 2020/ How to Apply (Prize: £30,000 + more)

Submissions are now open for the world’s richest prize for a single short story written in the English Language. The award, which was launched by Lord Evans of EFG Private Bank and Cathy Calvin of The Sunday Times in 2010, is for a single short story of not more than 6000 words written by any...

Afritondo, “a media and publishing platform that aims to tell the stories of Africans and black minority populations across the globe”, is calling for submissions for their inaugural short story prize on the theme of “the dynamics and boundaries of love”. The prize, which is worth $1000, is for an unpublished work of fiction between...