Competition & Submission Deadlines

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

JULY

31 July – Berlin Writing Prize fee: €9

31 July – Books Ireland Short Story Competition free

31 July – Blandford Rotary Club Short Story Competition fee: £4

31 July – Dragonfly Tea Short Story Competition free

31 July – FlipSide Festival Green Alphabet Writing Competition fee: £3

31 July – Galley Beggar submission call free

31 July – Masters Review Short Story Award for New Writers fee: $20

31 July – Room Magazine call for submissions (theme: family secrets) free

31 July – Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition fee: €15/£15/$20

31 July – SLF $500 Diverse Writers Grant free

31 July – The Unclassifiables Contest fee: $8 NEW

31 July – VQR Online call for submissions free

31 July – The Woven Tale Press Literary Competition fee: $20

AUGUST

01 August – Ilkley Literature Festival Competition fee: £5

01 August – Indiana Review’s Half-K Prize free

03 August – Fan Story Dialogue Only Writing Contest fee: unknown

15 August – 2017 Writer’s Block Prize fee: $12 NEW

16 August – Literature Wales Funding for Writers Scheme free

20 August – Synaesthesia Magazine call for submissions free

21 August – Inspiring the World Writing Competition (non-fiction) free NEW

21 August – Let There Be Light Contest fee: $25

23 August – Litro call for submissions (theme: Latin America) free

25 August – Seat 14c Short Story Prize free NEW

26 August – A3 Review monthly contest (theme: silver things) fee: $5/£3

27 August – Galley Beggar Short Story Prize fee: £10

21 August – Solstice Shorts 2017 (expression of interest) free

31 August – Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2017  £18

31 August – Serena McDonald Kennedy Award (collections) fee: $25

31 August – Shame: An Anthology call for submissions free

31 August – The Sixth International Hysteria Writing Competition fee: £5

31 August – Willesden Herald New Short Stories Competition fee: £7.50

SEPTEMBER

01 September – The Current Contest #30 (theme: community) free

01 September – Litro call for submissions (theme: after dark) free

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

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

28 September – The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award free

29 September – Manchester Fiction Prize fee: £17.50

29 September – TLC Free Reads (manuscript assessment) free

30 September – Room Magazine call for submissions free

30 September – The Salisbury Short Story Prize free

 

OCTOBER

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

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

03 October – SAS Fiction Contest fee: $20

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

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

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

31 October – The Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction free

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

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

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

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

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

31 December – 2017 Ernest Hemingway Prize for Flash Fiction fee: $10 NEW

JANUARY 2018

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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