Competition & Submission Deadlines

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

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The THRESHOLDS International Feature Writing Competition is currently open for entries!

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FEBRUARY

28 February – Wundor Short Fiction Contest fee: £10

28 February – Jane Austen 200 free

28 February – Fish Flash Fiction Contest free 

28 February – Exeter Writers Short Story Competition fee: £6

MARCH

01 March – F(r)ICTION Winter Literary Competition fee: $10

01 March – The White Review Short Story Prize 2017 fee: £15 

01 March – New Welsh Writing Awards (theme: memoir) free

01 March – Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize fee:$25

01 March – Ucross Foundation Residency application deadline fee: $40

01 March – Ginosko Literary Journal Flash Fiction Contest fee: $5

02 March – On The Premises Short Story Contest free

05 March – THRESHOLDS International Feature Writing Competition (theme: short fiction) free

06 March – BBC International Short Story Award 2017 free

13 March – Wicked Young Writers’ Award 2017 free

14 March – Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction fee: $17

15 March – The CityLife Prize for Fiction free

20 March – Mslexia Short Fiction Competition fee: £10

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

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 NEW

23 April – RA & Pin Drop Short Story Award free

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

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

JULY

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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As always on THRESHOLDS, we welcome general submissions for WE RECOMMEND, AUTHOR PROFILES and WRITING EXERCISES, as well as DISCUSSION posts on any short fiction subject.

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