You all know how much I love short stories, right? Well, enough to have published two collections so far, Infinite Waters being the latest one.
I recently entered a new short story of mine in a competition organized by Almond Press. While on their Dystopian Stories site, I noticed they have this great page with all sorts of short story competitions, with prizes up to $14,000. Naturally, I had to share.
And if you’re looking to get your short story published, check with my publisher friend Dan Dombrowski: he’s looking for stories to include in the next issue of his excellent Nonlocal Science Fiction Magazine.
|Competition||Country||Closing Date||Max Words||Entry Fee||Top Prize|
|The Pigeonhole Short Story Competition||International||August 3rd||5,000||Free||Publication|
|The Reading Room Short Story Comp||International||October 20th||2,000||£3||£50 + Publication|
|Less than 100 words||International||Weekly competition||100||£20||99p|
|The Short Story||International||Monthly||2000||£4.99||£250|
|Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition||International||July 31st||3,000||£5||€500|
|“Aestas” Short Story Contest||International||September 30th||7,000||$10||$150|
|Wells Festival of Literature Writing Competition||International||July 31st||2,000||€15||€2000|
|Cro Magnon Short Story Competition 2015:
|Ilkley Literature Festival Competitions||International||July 31st||3,000||£5||£200|
|Norwich Writers Short Fiction Competition||International||July 31st||3,000||£7||£500|
|The Irish Times Amateur Travel Writer Competition||Ireland||September 26th||600||Free||Travel Assignment|
|Alfie Dog Short Story Competition||International||September 30th||2,000||Check website||£200|
|2015 Rocky Coast Writing Contest for the Maine Review||International||6pm (BST) every Friday||2,000||$10||$100|
|International Hysteria Writing Competition||International||August 31st||2,000||£5.00||£400|
|The British Fantasy Society Short Story Competition 2015||International||June 30th||5,000||£5.00||£100, £50, £20|
|Daily Science Fiction||International||—||1,500||$0.08
|Bath Flash Fiction Award||International||Upon receipt of 1000 entries||300||£9||£1000|
|Erewash Writers Short Story Competition||International||24th September||2,000||£3||£100|
|The Sunday Times Short Story Prize||International||26th September||6,000||Free||£30,000|
|Zoetrope All-Story’s Annual Fiction Contest||International||1st October (tentative)||5,000||$35||$1,000|
|Aura Estrada Short Story Contest||International||1st October||5,000||$20||$1,500|
|Danahy Fiction Prize||International||30 November||5,000||$20||$1,000|
|Manchester Fiction Prize||International||29th August||2,500||£17.50||£10,000|
|Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition||International||12th September||1,500||£10||£800|
For an updated version of the page, don’t forget to bookmark the Dystopian Stories Creative Writing Competitions page. If you’d like to add an event to their list, you can contact them using this submission form.