Competition & Submission Deadlines

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




14 September — Manchester Fiction Prize fee: £17.50

17 September — London Short Story Prize fee: £8 (some free entries for low income writers)

30 September — The Masters Review Flash Fiction Contest fee: $20 USD (up to two stories)

30 September — CRAFT Elements Contest fee: $20 USD




01 October — Mslexia Magazine flash fiction and short story competitions fee: £5/£10 per entry

01 October — Southword Fiction Chapbook Competition fee:€25.00

01 October — Zoetrope: All-Story Short Fiction Competition fee: $30 USD

01 October — Mighty River Short Story Contest fee: $20 USD

21 October — Ibiza Quills Black and Write Compilation Competition (theme: Ibiza) fee: €12

26 October — Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction (theme: Scent) free




01 November — Into The Void Fiction Prize fee: $12 Canadian

01 November — Reed Magazine John Steinbeck Award for Fiction fee: $20 USD

30 November — ServiceScape Short Story Award free




15 December — Breakwater Review Fiction Contest fee: $10 USD

31 December — The Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize fee: $10 USD


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


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


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