Competition & Submission Deadlines

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

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MARCH

 30 March – Southern Pacific Review Short Story Contest free NEW

31 March – The International Rubery Book Award 2017 fee: £36

31 March – Henshaw Short Story Competition fee: $5 NEW

31 March – Gemini Magazine Short Story Prize fee: $5 NEW

31 March – Winter 2017 Story Contest fee: $25 NEW

31 March – Writers of the Future free NEW

31 March – Fabula Press Short Story Competition fee: $10

31 March – Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition fee: £10

31 March – The Fabula Press Nivalis Short Story Competition 2017 fee: $10

APRIL

01 April – The Scythe Press Contest free

01 April – Waterston Desert Writing Prize free

02 April – BAME Short Story Prize free

15 April – Prime Number Magazine Awards In Poetry and Short Fiction fee: $15

15 April – 750-Word Short Story Competition fee: $5 NEW

23 April – RA & Pin Drop Short Story Award free

23 April – Stringybark Seven Deadly Sins Short Story Award 2017 fee: $9 NEW

30 April – Hourglass Literary Magazine – Writing Contest fee: $15

30 April – Exeter Short Story fee: £10 NEW

30 April – Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest fee: $18 NEW

30 April – Nimrod International Journal’s Literary Awards for Fiction and Poetry fee: $20 NEW

30 April – Third Credtion Short Story Competition fee: $3/$5

30 April – The Solstice Prize for Young Writers 2017  fee: £7

MAY

01 May – Words & Music Contest – Short Story fee: $35

01 May – Alpine Writing Contest free NEW

01 May – Curt Johnson Prose Awards fee: $20 NEW

05 May – 2017 Bristol Short Story Prize fee: £15

05 May – Writers Digest Annual Writing Competition fee: $20/30 NEW

15 May – Palooka Press Chapbook Contest fee: $10

31 May – The Bridport Prize 2017: Short Story fee: £10

31 May – Posit call for submissions (theme: experimental) free

JUNE

15 June – Narrative Prize fee: $24 NEW

14 June – VS Pritchett Memorial Prize free NEW

30 June – Drue Heinz Literature Prize free NEW

30 June – Short Story Award for New Writers fee: $18 NEW

JULY

01 July – 2017 Arizona Literary Contest free NEW

07 July – Cornish Short Stories: A Collection of Contemporary Cornish Writing free

AUGUST

August 31 – Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2017  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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