Competition & Submission Deadlines

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



23 November – Cesar Egido Serrano Foundation Prize for Micro-Stories free

27 November – Popshot Magazine call for submissions (theme Romance) free

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

30 November – Tennessee Williams Writing Contest fee: $25

30 November – Matador Review call for submissions free

30 November – Call for Cli-Fi stories for charity anthology free

30 November – West Coast Eisteddfod short story competition free

30 November – Fish Short Story prize fee: €20




01 December – Compelling Science Fiction call for submissions free

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

10 December – Anthology: Table4Two (Essays on theme of meal for two) fee: $5 USD

13 December – Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers’ Award 2018 free

15 December – The Forth River Folio Contest fee: $15 USD

15 December – Sand Hills Literary Magazine call for submissions short fiction fee: $3 USD

15 December – LitMag’s Virginia Woolf Award for Short Fiction fee: $20 USD NEW

16 December – Cinematic Short Story competition fee: $59 USD

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

31 December – Magic Oxygen Literary Prize fee: £5




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

01 January – A L Kennedy Short Story Masterclass free

01 January – Nowhere literary travel magazine fee: $20 USD

03 January – Mogford Short Story Prize (theme: food/drink) fee £10

14 January – The Literary Consultancy bursaries free

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




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

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

MARCH 2018


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

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

31 March – Scottish Arts Club Short Story awards free NEW


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


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