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Last Updated: Thursday, 4 February 2016

13 Contest Listings

Fresh Listed:
Christopher Fielden's To Hull & Back - annual; any genre w/ humor (fic); fee=£7, 3 prizes=£1225
Ann & Dan Very Short Story Contest - annual; all genres (fic); no fee, 3 prizes=$50
Contact 2016 Amateur Short Story Competition - 1-time; all SpecFic genres (fic); fee varies; 5 prizes=AU$600



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 Ralan.com 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. Ralan.com 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: 31Mar, 30Jun, 30Sep, 30NovResults: shortly after each DL PubDate: February 2017

    NEW LISTING: 25 January 2016
  • THE ANN & DAN VERY SHORT STORY CONTEST - annual; all genres (fic). Words: 200-1k. Fee: $0 (100 entries max). Prizes: 1st=$25, 2nd=$15, 3rd= $10. Reprints: no. Judges: Ann Lomax & Dan Wells. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. Contact: (QS).   [Top]
    Deadline: 1 March 2016
    or after 100 entries
    Results & PubDate: 15 March 2016

    NEW LISTING: 22 January 2016
  • CONTACT 2016 AMATEUR SHORT STORY COMPETITION - 1-time; all SpecFic genres (fic). Words: Open(18 yrs & up)=1k-3k; Junior(18 yrs & under)=600-3k. Fee: Open=members free, nonmembers AU$15; Junior=free. Prize: Open=1xAU$200 +3-months of AU Writer's Marketplace Online, 2xAU$100; Junior=1xAU$100 +3-months of AU Writer's Marketplace Online; 1xAU$50; all +pub. Reprints: no. Judge: Rob Cook. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. Contact: (QS).   [Top]
    Deadline: 29 February 2016Results: 15 March 2016PubDate: 25 March 2016

  • 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

    NEW LISTING: 26 January 2016
  • 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).   [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

  • ROUND TABLE'S JOKE WRITING COMPETITION #3: Mom & Dad - 1-time; humor (jokes). Length: no limits. Fee: $5 (waived for members). 3 Prizes=$175, +5 HMs of $10 gift cert; 1 random $10 gift cert (all entries get review/small gift). Reprints: no. E-subs: YES. Contact: (QS).   [Top]
    Deadline: 25 March 2016Results: 2 May 2016PubDate: April 2016

  • 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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