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Glimmer Train is currently accepting submissions for its Short Story Award for New Writers contest through February 28.  The contest is open to writers whose fiction has not appeared in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000.  Contest entries must not have appeared in any print publication.  Stories submitted to this category are typically 1,000 to 5,000 words and should not exceed 12,000 words.

The first place winner will receive $2,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and ten copies of that issue.  The second and third place winners will receive $500 and $300, respectively, possible publication, and ten copies of the publication issue.  Results will be announced in the May 1 bulletin.  For more information or to submit your work, visit the website at http://www.glimmertrain.com.

Good luck!

 

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New Millennium Writings is accepting submissions for its forty-third Writing Awards Contest for Fiction, Nonfiction, Flash Fiction, and Poetry between now and midnight on January 31, 2017.

Fiction and nonfiction pieces should not exceed 6,000 words.  Flash (short-short) fiction entries should not exceed 1,000 words.  Poetry submissions may include up to three poems, not to exceed five pages total per entry.  Simultaneous and multiple submissions are welcome.  Previously published work will also be considered, provided circulation did not exceed 5,000 or the piece was published online only.

Winners in each category of fiction, nonfiction, flash fiction, and poetry will receive $1,000 and publication in the journal and on the NMW website.  For more information and detailed submission guidelines, visit the website at http://submit.newmillenniumwritings.org.

 

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Glimmer Train is currently accepting fiction stories of up to 12,000 words about families of all configurations for its Family Matters contest through January 2, 2017.  As always, submissions must be original and previously unpublished.  Glimmer Train does not publish poetry, fiction for children, or novel excerpts unless they read like complete stories.  Multiple submissions of up to three per contest are accepted.

The first place winner will receive $2,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and ten copies of that issue.  The second and third place winners will receive $500 and $300, respectively.  Results will be announced in the March 1 bulletin.  For more information or to submit your work, visit the website at http://www.glimmertrain.com/pages/guidelines/family_matters_guidelines.php.

Good luck!

 

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The prestigious Narrative Fall 2016 Story Contest is currently accepting fiction and nonfiction submissions through the deadline of November 30.  For this award, the journal is seeking short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction.  Entries must be unpublished, not exceed 15,000 words, and not have been chosen previously as a winner, finalist, or honorable mention in another contest.

A prize of $2,500 will be awarded to the winner, with prizes of $1,000 and $500 awarded to the second and third place winners, respectively.  An additional ten finalists will receive $100 each, and all entries will be considered for publication.  All entries are also eligible for the $4,000 Narrative Prize and acceptance as a Story of the Week.

Prior winners and finalists in Narrative contests have gone on to be recognized in prize collections, including The Pushcart Prize – Best of the Small Presses series, The Best American Short Stories anthologies, the Atlantic Book Awards, and others.

For more information and to submit online, visit the website at http://www.narrativemagazine.com/fall-2016-story-contest.

 

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Glimmer Train’s Very Short Fiction Contest is currently accepting fiction submissions up to 3,000 words until midnight on August 31.  This opportunity is open to all writers and all themes.  As always, submissions must be original, unpublished fiction.  Glimmer Train does not publish poetry, fiction for children, or novel excerpts unless they read like complete stories.  Multiple submissions are accepted.

The first place winner will receive $2,000, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and ten copies of that issue.  The second and third place winners will receive $500 and $300, respectively.  Results will be announced in the November 1 bulletin.  For more information or to submit your work, visit the website at http://www.glimmertrain.org/pages/guidelines/very_short_fiction_guidelines.php.

Good luck!

 

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The tri-annual literary journal Minerva Rising is currently reading for its upcoming themed issue and is looking for fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and interviews that focus on the topic of “home.”  For this issue, the magazine is interested in “where we come from, where we want to return, what we expect, where we belong.”  All entries should address the theme of the current issue and not exceed seven thousand words.  The online submission deadline is October 1.

Minerva Rising publishes original essays, interviews, short stories, short shorts, memoirs, poetry, photography, and artwork by women writers and artists.  The journal also supports women’s independence by donating to charities like Women for Women International, an amazing organization with which I have been involved personally for the last six years.  For more information about Minerva Rising and to submit online, visit the website at http://minervarising.com.

 

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StoryQuarterly is currently accepting submissions to its Third Annual Nonfiction Prize.  The winner will receive $1,000, and the winner, first runner-up, and second runner-up will be published in StoryQuarterly 50.  The online submission deadline is August 1.

Founded in 1975, StoryQuarterly has been publishing the literary fiction of emerging and established writers for over thirty years.  The journal welcomes short stories, short shorts, novel excerpts, and creative nonfiction up to 6,250 words.  Its contributors’ work has been selected for inclusion in annual collections such as The Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading anthologies.

For more information about StoryQuarterly and to submit online, visit the website at http://storyquarterly.camden.rutgers.edu.

 

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