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Last Updated: Wednesday, 20 July 2016

13 Contest Listings

Fresh Listed:
Verbolatry Laugh-a-Riot Contest 2016 - annual; all humor genres (flash/essay/cartoons); fee: free/£5; prizes: free=£50/paid=£100; + pub
2016 SFPA Poetry Contest - annual, 3 categories; speculative (poem); lines: 150 & up; prizes: 3X $100/$50/$25 +pub

This page of listings of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry contests is a service to those who enjoy them. I do not seek out contests, but will post those that are brought to my attention if they appear legitimate (have a 10-to-1 pay-out ratio; e.g.: $5 fee to a $50 average prize) and they do not include fiction written by the publisher(s), editor(s), judges, or staff. Some require an entry fee and I take no responsibility for how those fees are used, or for the management (or lack of it) of these contests. Enter at your own risk! US ($), UK (£), or EU (€) currency are used unless otherwise noted. Addresses are US unless noted otherwise. These listings are provided in good faith with the belief the info is correct, but accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions in them. The fact that an entry is listed here is no guarantee that said entity will carry through with their contest, or ever publish anything. Contact with any editor or publisher is at the contributor's own risk. encourages all potential contributors to do a web search of the editor's and/or publisher's name before submitting to them. Each visitor assumes all risk associated with the use or misuse of the information here.

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  • THE AEON AWARD 2016 - Albedo One annual, all sf/f/h (fic). Words: <10k. Fee: €7.50. 3 Prizes=€1300 +pub. Reprints: no. Final judges: Ian Watson, Eileen Gunn, Todd McCaffrey, & Michael Carroll. E-subs: YES. Contact: (QS).   [Top]
    Quarter Final Deadlines: 30Sep, 30NovResults: shortly after each DL PubDate: February 2017

  • 2016 CITY OF ROCKINGHAM SHORT FICTION AWARDS - annual; all genres (fic). Words: 1k-4k. Fee: free. Prizes: 3 categories of 3 prizes each=AU$3150 (see rules). Reprints: no. Judge: Dr. Laurie Steed. E-subs: YES, VIA E-MAIL. Contact: (QS).   [Top]
    Deadline: 12 August 2016Results: 16 September 2016PubDate: none

  • DREAM QUEST ONE POETRY & WRITING CONTESTS - semiannual; all genres (fic/nonfic/poem). Words: fic/nonfic=<5 pages; poem=<30 lines. Fee: fic/nonfic=$10; poem=$5. Prizes: 3 fic/nonfic=$850; 3 poem=$425. Reprints: yes, if original. E-subs: YES. Contact: (QS).   [Top]
    Opens (summer/winter): 1 January/1 August
    Deadlines (summer/winter): 31 July/31DecemberResults & PubDates (summer/winter): 31 August/31 January

  • CHRISTOPHER FIELDEN'S TO HULL & BACK - annual, year round open; any style or genre with humor (fic). Words: <4k. Fee: 1 entry=£7; 2=£12; 3=£15. Prize: 1st=£1000; 2nd=£150; 3rd=£75 + pub. Reprints: yes. Judge: Christopher Fielden. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. Contact: (QS).   [Top]
    Opens: 12.00pm GMT, 1 AugustAnnual Deadline: 11.59pm GMT, 31 JulyAnnual Results: 30 SeptemberAnnual PubDate: 1 October

  • L. RON HUBBARD'S WRITERS OF THE FUTURE CONTEST - quarterly; sf/f/h/SpecFic (fic). Words: <17k. Fee: $0. 3 quarterly prizes=$2250 +pub; 1 annual Grand Prize=an additional $5000. Reprints: no. E-subs: YES. Contact: Joni Labaqui, Contest Director (Q).   SFWA   [Top]
    Quarterly Submission Periods: 01Jan-31Mar; 01Apr-30Jun; 01Jul-30Sep; 01Oct-31DecResults: 12 weeks <DLPubDate: yearly

  • JOHN IN THE JOHN HUMOR CONTEST - 1-time; Christian humor (nonfic). Words: ½k-1k (prefers shorter). Fee: $0. 1st Prize=$100 +copy; 2 HMs=copy each. Reprints: query. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. Contact/Judge: (QS).   [Top]
    Deadline: 15 August 2016Results: 31 August 2016PubDate: 4th quarter 2016

  • MONA SCHREIBER PRIZE FOR HUMOROUS FICTION & NONFICTION - 16th annual; all humor (fic/nonfic/poem). Words: to 750. Fee: a paltry $5. 3 Prizes=$850. Reprints: no. E-subs: NONE. Patron: (Q).   [Top]
    Opens: 1 JanuaryAnnual Deadline: postmarked by 1 December Winners Announced: 24 December

  • N3F AMATEUR SHORT STORY CONTEST - annual; sf/f/h (fic). Words: <10k. Fee: $0. 3 prizes=$100 & 1 HM ($0). Reprints: no. Name of Judge: Jefferson P. Swycaffer. E-subs: E-MAIL YES. Contact: (QS).   [Top]
    Annual Open Date: 1 January
    Annual Deadline: 31 DecemberResults: 15 February (or earlier)Publication: negotiated

    NEW LISTING: 11 July 2016
  • 2016 SFPA POETRY CONTEST - annual, 3 categories; speculative (poem). Lines/Words: dwarf=110/0100; short=1149/101499; long=50/500 & up. Fee: $2/poem. Prizes: 3 X $100/$50/$25 +pub. Reprints: no. Judge: Michael Kriesel. E-subs: VIA FORM ONLY. Contact: (Q).   [Top]
    Deadline: 31 August 2016Results: 1 October 2016PubDate: October 2016

    NEW LISTING: 19 July 2016
  • VERBOLATRY LAUGH-A-RIOT CONTEST 2016 - annual; all genres, fiction/nonfiction, must be humorous (flash/essay/cartoons). Words: 100-500. Fee: free or £5. Prizes: free=£50; paid=£100; + pub. Reprints: no. Judges: Moira Allen, Leigh Anne Jasheway, & Geoff Tristram. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. Contact: (QS).   [Top]
    Deadline: 31 July 2016 (Early Bird); 31 August 2016 (Final)Results: 31 October 2016PubDate: 31 October 2016 or soon after

  • WEST VIRGINIA WRITERS WRITING CONTEST: Genre Fantasy Category - annual; f only (fic). Words: <5k. Fee: WV residents=$10; others=$30. Prizes: 1st=$250; 2nd=$125; 3rd=$75. Reprints: no. Judge: Brian Keene. E-subs: NONE!. Contact: (Q).   [Top]
    Deadline: 15 March 2015
    +$2 fee=30 March 2015
    Results: 13 June 2015PubDate: no publication

  • WOW! WOMEN ON WRITING QUARTERLY FLASH FICTION CONTESTS - quarterly; all genres (see judge's perferences) (flash). Words: 250-750. Fee: $10. 3 Prizes=$750 +gifts. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. Contact: (Q).   [Top]
    Annual Open to Entries: 1Mar-31May, 1Jun-31Aug , 1Sep-30Nov, 1Dec-28FebAnnual Results: 1Feb, 1May, 1Aug, 1NovAnnual PubDates: 1Aug, 1Nov, 1Feb, 1May

  • ZOETROPE: ALL-STORY SHORT FICTION CONTEST - annual; all genres of literary fiction (fic). Words: <5k. Fee: $20. 3 Prizes=$1750 (& 7 HMs), lit agent consideration. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM. (Q).   [Top]
    Entry Dates: 1 July - 1 October (midnight PDT)Results: 15 DecemberPubDate: Spring following year

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