Competition & Submission Deadlines

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

SEPTEMBER

11 September – Creative Non-fiction Exploring Boundaries (essays) fee: $3

15 September – The Short Story 2017 Competition fee: £8

19 September – Ninth Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest free NEW

27 September – Scottish Book Trust Next Chapter Award (bursary, Scotland) free NEW

28 September – The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award free

29 September – Graphic Short Story Prize 2017 free NEW

29 September – Manchester Fiction Prize fee: £17.50

29 September – TLC Free Reads (manuscript assessment) free

30 September – New Writing Scotland call for submissions free NEW

30 September – Room Magazine call for submissions free

30 September – The Salisbury Short Story Prize free

30 September – Solution Loans Summer 2017 Short Story Competition free NEW

 

OCTOBER

01 October – Consequence Magazine Women Writing War Award fee: $10 NEW

01 October – (Dis)ability Short Story Anthology call for submissions free

02 October – Litro call for submissions (theme: protest) free

02 October – 27th Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize fee: $22 NEW

02 October – RSL Giles St Aubyn Awards for Non-Fiction free NEW

03 October – SAS Fiction Contest fee: $20

09 October – Caroline Aherne Bursary for Funny Northern Women free NEW

09 October – London Short Story Prize 2017 fee: £6

12 October – Women in Comedy Writing Competition free NEW

14 October – Fabula Press’ Aestas Short Story Competition 2017 fee: $10 NEW

15 October – Gingerbread House call for submissions free

15 October – The Literary Consultancy bursaries free

15 October – Sequestrum New Writer Awards for Fiction & Non-fiction fee: $15

15 October – W@W Flash Fiction Contest fee: $10 NEW

15 October – Writing East Midlands Mentoring Scheme free NEW

16 October – The Walter Swan Short Story Prize 2017-18 fee: £3 NEW

30 October – The Purple Breakfast Review call for submissions free NEW

31 October – Bare Fiction Prize 2017 (flash & short stories) fee: £4/6

31 October – The Cambridge Short Story Prize fee: £8 NEW

31 October – The Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction free

31 October – The Family Narrative Project Writing Contest fee: $10 NEW

31 October – The Larry Brown Short Story Award fee: $10 NEW

31 October – Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards Writing Competition fee: $20

 

NOVEMBER

01 November – Litro call for submissions (theme: faith & faithlessness) free

01 November – Commonwealth Short Story Prize free

01 November – John Steinbeck Short Story Award fee: $15

02 November – Zoetrope All-Story’s Annual Fiction Contest fee: $20

04 November – Oriel Davies Open Writing Competition fee: £3 NEW

06 November – Creative Non-fiction ‘Risk’ (essays) fee” $20

08 November – Tennessee Williams Very Short Fiction Contest fee: $10

10 November – Jellyfish Review call for submissions: ‘Shit & Snot & Pregnancy & Elbows’ free NEW

15 November – Words and Women Writing Competition fee: £10 NEW

30 November – Galley Beggar submission call (opens 15.11.17) free

30 November – Tennessee Williams Writing Contest fee: $25

DECEMBER

04 December – Litro call for submissions (theme: India II) free

13 December – Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers’ Award 2018 free NEW

31 December – Boulevard’s Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers fee: $16

31 December – Ernest Hemingway Prize for Flash Fiction fee: $10

31 December – Tobecontinued call for submissions free NEW

JANUARY 2018

01 January – Hub City Press Short Story Book Prize fee: $25 NEW

14 January – The Literary Consultancy bursaries free

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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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