Contests & Calls for Submission!

7 Contests & Calls for Submission:

Word by Word short fiction contest:

“Word by Word short fiction contest judged by Hilary McMahon of Westwood Creative Artists Maximum 1500 words Deadline; March 31 1st Prize: $500. plus publication on website and commentary by Ms. MacMahon 2nd prize: $250. and publication on website 3rd prize: $100 and publication on website go to: for details”

2016 Bristol Short Story Prize:

“The 2016 Bristol Short Story Prize has opened for entries To celebrate our new competition Kindle versions of our anthologies, including the latest, are on special offer at $1.49 each until the end of January. The 2016 Bristol Short Story Prize is open to all published and unpublished writers worldwide. Stories can be on any theme or subject and entry can be made online via the website or by post. Entries must be previously unpublished with a maximum length of 4,000 words (There is no minimum). The entry fee is £8 (about $12.00 USD) per story. The closing date for entries is April 30th 2016. Prizes: 1st £1000 (about $1,400 USD), 2nd £700 (about $1,000 USD),3rd £400 (about $550 USD) 17 further prizes of £100 (about $144 USD) will be presented to the writers whose stories appear on the shortlist. All 20 shortlisted writers will have their stories published in the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 9. Full details at www, “

Hourglass Literary Magazine Writing Contest:

“Hourglass Literary Magazine announces its maiden competition for: BEST SHORT STORY BEST ESSAY BEST POEM AWARDS. The winning entry in each category (short story, essay and poem) will receive US$1000. Ten Finalists, as well as winners, in each category will be published in the first issue of the literary magazine. All published works will be financially compensated and finalists will be provided with one copy of the printed edition of the Hourglass Literary Magazine. Final closing date: 11:59 P.M. May 31st 2016 (US Central time). Entry fee: 13.59 USD entry fee (poets are allowed to submit more then three works). More information: “

Call for Submissions:

“Do you love to write? Do you write about love? Well, I bet you kinda like cash too. Here is a chance to combine all three loves at once. You’ve got some time. Deadline is Valentine’s Day. And, who knows, if you show your work to your significant other, you just might get a little love. is an online magazine exploring love in all its forms. Why LOVE? If it’s not what moves planets, fires stars and rotates galaxies; it should be. Is love a limbic function, madness or the ultimate truth? Life’s elixir? Maybe not: “Love is never any better than the lover,” says Toni Morrison. Matt Haig thinks love compensates for mortality. Emily Dickinson calls it immortality. As usual, Emily gets the last word. What do you think? Feel? Send us your stories, personal essays, poems or original artwork and let us know! Contest:”

Lunch Ticket Call for Submissions:

“Amuse-Bouche, Lunch Ticket’s every-other-Monday feature that turns the spotlight on one writer or visual artist at a time is now accepting literary submissions for our springtime showcases. January only! Deadline for submission is January 31. Submit poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and translation:”

Call for Submissions – Poestyr

“We are accepting submissions for our online journal now! No reading fee. Please send in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, picture essays, and anything you deem unique and extraordinary. We are also looking for cover graphics. Those chosen will receive a full year of premium access to website!”

Call For Submissions For New Health and Wellness Magazine “Emerald:”

“Beautifully designed and minimal quarterly magazine is seeking writers for health and wellness topics. Feel free to pitch your ideas to and we will respond back to you within 1-3 days. Articles should range from 1,000-2,500 words. The writing in unpaid however you will get your name and a short bio as well as room to put any social media or contact information for readers to get to know you. Plenty of room for growth and pay after our first issue is launched in February/March of 2016. For any questions, feel free to send us an email.”

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