Competition & Submission Deadlines


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Calls for Short Story Submissions
+ Upcoming Competition,
Conference & Funding Deadlines:

 

JANUARY 2018

 

31 January — Psychopomp Magazine Short Fiction Award fee: $10 USD

31 January — The Fiction Desk Ghost Story Competition fee £8

 

FEBRUARY 2018

 

07 February — ChipLitFest Short Story competition fee: £5/8

09 February — The Mechanics Institute Review Issue 15 call for submissions NEW

09 February — Spread the Word Life Writing Prize (UK residents only) free NEW

15 February — Words and Brushes short story competition free

28 February — Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest (theme: climate change) free

28 February — The Booksie Short Story Contest fee: $5.95

28 February — The Booksie Young Writer Short Story Contest free

28 February — Glimmer Train short story award for new writers fee $18 USD 

28 February — Fish Publishing Flash Fiction prize fee: €14 NEW

28 February — Flash500 short story competition fee: from £7/€9 NEW

28 February — Reflex Fiction flash fiction fee: £7/€9/$7 NEW

 

MARCH 2018

 

01 March — University of Sunderland/Waterstones Short Story Award fee: £5

01 March — WBNA Writing Contest 2018  fee: $15/20 USD

01 March — IOTA Magazine call for submissions (theme: mind, body and medicine) free NEW

11 March — Steyning Festival Short Story Prize 2018 (Entrants must reside in Sussex UK) fee: £5

12 March — BBC National Short Story Award free

14 March — Brittle Star Short Story Competition fee: £5

31 March — The Short Fiction Prize fee: £8

31 March — Scottish Arts Club Short Story awards free

31 March — Flash500 competition fee: from £5/€6.50 NEW

31 March — Bridge House Annual Anthology call for submissions (theme “Crackers”) free NEW

 

APRIL 2018

 

23 April — Bath Short Story award fee: £8

30 April — To Hull and Back short story competition fee: from £9 NEW

MAY 2018

 

01 May — Bristol Short Story prize fee: £8

31 May — The Bridport Prize fee: £10

 

JUNE 2018

 

07 June — Reading Room Cafe Publishing flash fiction competition fee: £4

30 June — The Moth International Short Story Prize fee:£12 NEW

JULY 2018

 

AUGUST 2018

31 August — Aesthetica Creative Writing Award fee: £18 NEW

 

 

 

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 For Ongoing Calls: see our listings of
Literary Magazines and Other Markets

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This list of deadlines for short story competitions, funding opportunities, submission calls, and essay and conference paper deadlines is regularly updated. If you have a date you’d like to add to the page, then please email us at thresholds@chi.ac.uk

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