Something for every writer

Contests: no entry fee 

Student Writers Win £1,000

plus a month @ the Norman Mailer Writers Colony

sponsored by British GQ Magazine

& Norman Mailer Writers Colony

Accepting subs til 5/1/10

nonfiction entries only

details @


Foley Poetry Contest

$1,000 Cash Prize

Subs accepted til 3/31/10

unpublished poems only

details @


The Glass Woman Prize

up to $600 + publication

Subs accepted up to 3/21/10

short fiction or creative nonfiction (prose)

details @


Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest

writers age 30 & under

Winner offered scholarship

& publication in 2011 issue

Accepting 2/1 – 2/28/10

short fiction up to 1200 words

details @


Short Month, Short Stories Contest

sponsored by Harvard Bookstore

accepting unpublished works up to 500 words

HURRY! Deadline 2/17/10

details @


Writing Opportunities: 

Fiction Writers Review

welcomes unsolicited reviews

also interviews, essays & blog entries

Send a LOI &/or clips to

ATT: Anne Stameshkin, Editor

View site @


Wooden Horse Publishing

Part-time Writer/Data Entry

Send short cover letter and

one page resume to

Meg: mweaver@woodenhorsepub

View site @


Writers Weekly

purchases articles for 2 publications

~600 words, $60 for electronic rights

Submit query with credits to

View site @


Accepting Submissions: no reading fee

The Abaton

Des Moines University’s Lit Journal

accepting literary expressions, artwork & photos

details @

(scroll down…)


Beloit Poetry Journal

if published, will be eligible for

Chad Walsh Poetry Prize ($3500 in 2009)

details @


Circlet Press

Anthologies open for subs for both til 2/19/10

1) Queerpunk Anthology

seeking GLBTQ cyberpunk stories

details @

2) Like Butterflies in Iron Anthology

seeking urban faeries stories

details @


The Dollar Stretcher

Welcomes new writers

Buys all rights, accepts reprints

Seeks time & money saving articles

details @


The Fiddlehead Lit Journal (Canadian)

seeks fiction & poetry

with freshness & surprise

details @


Full Armor Magazine

Dragondreamz Publications

seeks fiction & nonfiction

for first periodical set for 6/10

details @


Magma Poetry issue 47

theme: the devil & all his works

accepting magma poetry

open for subs til 2/28/10

details @


GEMS Girls’ Clubs

(Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior)

seeks subs for two magazines 

1) Shine brightly(target age 9-14)

seeks stories, quizzes, poems, etc

details @

2) Sparkle (target grades 1-3)

seeks stories, quizzes, poems, etc

details @


upstreet issue six

literary anthology/magazine

accepting poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction

thru 3/1/10

details @


Awards: no entry fee

Charles Johnson Student Fiction Award

competition open to undergrad & grad in US

submissions must be postmarked in FEB

one unpublished short story receives

$1000 & a copy of C. Johnson’s book

details @


Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award

Prize €15,000 (Irish) for fiction

by published Irish author

closing date 3/5/10

details @


Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award

sponsored by Lotus Press

Open to African American poets

$500 cash & publication

details @

(scroll down, click guidelines)


Seminar: no application fee

Sozopol Fiction Seminar

sponsored by The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation

offerd to 5 English & 5 Bulgarian language writers

applications due by 3/15/10

details @

(click on English to translate)



    1. Thank you, thank you! I had no idea the link was messed up! I fixed it…I really appreciate that you took time to tell me and that you looked up a corrected link. True writing compadra, gracias!

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