Categories abbreviations used: Contemp (Contemporary, Series, Category romance), ER (Erotic Romance), FFTP (Futuristic / Time-Travel, Fantasy, Paranormal), HF (Historical Fiction), HR (Historical Romance), MS (Mainstream), Mys / Sus (Mystery / Suspense), NA (New Adult), NSRE (Novel with Strong Romantic Elements), Para (Paranormal), RC (Romantic Comedy), RE (Romantic Elements), RS (Romantic Suspense), ST (Single Title), Sci-Fi (Science Fiction), YA (Young Adult).
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Michael Terence Publishing MTP Short Story Competition Fiction and Nonfiction Open to writers 16 years and older who have never published a full-length work. Deadline midnight (BST, London) Feb 17, 2019; winners announced Feb 25 3,000 words max short story £6 (GBP) via PayPal online via website Independently judged. Most genres accepted in fiction, science fiction, and non-fiction (e.g., biography, memoir, true story) 1st Place £300; 2nd Place £200; 3rd Place £100. All 3 placements also receive publication in Winter Anthology (print book) and publication on website.
Reedsy Reedsy Short Story Contest Short Story Anyone can enter Feb 22, 2019 (this is a weekly contest, so every Friday) Short story of 1,000 - 3,000 words. Subscribe to their newsletter to receive 5 wriitng prompts every Friday. Free email Reedsy editors are assumed to be judging. $50 possible win
Music City Romance Writers of America Melody of Love Romance Original, unpublished, and uncontracted entry Feb 28, 2019 1st 25 pp (7,500 words max) $22 for MCRW members, $25 for RWA members, $30 all others.   3 judges per entry (RWA PAN, PRO, or trained general members). Finalists judged by one editor and one agent. Categories: Contemp, MS / Women’s Fiction, FF&P , HR, YA. Final Round Judges: Agents Elizabeth Poteet, The Seymour Agency; Janna Bonikowski, The Knight Agency; Ann Rose, Prospect Agency; and Editors Sarah Blumenstock, Penguin Random House; Annette Pollert, Bloomsbury; and Lexi Smail, Grand Central / Forever Yours. Other Final Round Judges TBA. Category finalists receive certificate. Winners receive $50 cash prize, a 50-page critique by a published author or editor, and a commemorative Melody of Love pin. Finalists and winners announced in RWR.
Women On Writing (WOW) Flash Fiction Contest Flash Fiction Anyone, any age. Entry must be in English. Deadline 11:59 PM PT Feb 28, 2019. Capped at 300 entries. Winners announced~end April. 250 words min to 750 words max $10 (extra $10 if you want a critique) Email submission. Pay via PayPal Judge: Literary Agent Kari Sutherland 20 winners. 1st-3rd Place receive cash prizes ($400, $300, $200) plus $25 Amazon gift certificate, publication, and interview; 7 Runners Up receive $25 Amazon Gift Cards, publication, and interview; and 10 Honorable mentions receive a $20 Amazon Gift Certificate
Chicago-North Romance Writers of America Fire and Ice Romance Unpublished / not published in novel-length fiction of 20,000 wds or more in category entered since Jan 1, 2014. Entry must have projected minimum length greater than 20,000 wds. Contest capped at 60 entries. March 1, 2019, at 5PM CST. Winners announced by May 1. Beginning of manuscript (6,000 wds max) $35 electronic; payment must be made via PayPal 3 first-round judges including at least one published author. Lowest score dropped. Six finalists. Final judges: Tara Gelsomino, One Track Literary Agency; Joanna MacKenzie, Nelson Literary Agency; Lydia Sharp, Entangled Publishing; Mackenize Walton, Carina Press; Paige Wheeler, Creative Media Agency 1st Place Winner: $75; 2nd Place: $50; 3rd Place: $25. All finalists receive certificates.
Faith, Hope & Love Romance Writers of America FHL Reader's Choice Award Romance Book, Novella Christian fiction books with a 2018 copyright, first printing date, or first North American printing date. March 1, 2019; finalists announced end of May; winners announced at FHL meeting at RWA National Conference in July. 4 new, autographed copies of book. If there is a tie, 3 more copies must be submitted. $20 for FHL members, $25 all others Mail books; entry form by mail or electronic; payment by check or PayPal. Judges: Christian fiction readers. Categories: Short Contemp, Long Contemp, Short HR, Long HR, RS, Women's Fiction, Novella Finalists in all categories receive certificates. Winner in each category receives an engraved box.
Wisconsin Romance Writers of America Fabulous Five Romance Writers who are unpublished and/ uncontracted in fiction. Received by 11:59 PM CST March 1, 2019; finalists notified mid-April; winners announced in June. beginning of unpublished novel (2,500 words max) $25 WisRWA members; $30 all others by PayPal Online entry 3 judges, lowest score dropped. 5 finalists per category.. Final judges: Contemp (Carrie Lofty, Carina Press; Jessica Errera, Jane Rotrosen Agency); HR (Tessa Woodward, Avon Romance; Kaitlyn Johnson, Corvisiero Literary Agency); Inspirational (Raela Schoenherr, Bethany House; Jessie Stover, Seymour Agency); Para/ F/ F/ TT (Ronan Sadler, Carina Press; Naomi Davis, BookEnds Literary Agency); RS (Anna Michels, Sourcebooks Amanda Leuck, Spencerhill Associates); Women’s Fiction (Alethea Spiridon, Entangled Publishing; Laura Crockett, Triada US); YA / NA (Lydia Sharp, Entangled Teen; Kat Enright, Seymour Agency) Final placements posted on website and in the RWR August 2019 edition.
Young Adult Romance Writers of America Athena Contest Young Adult and New Adult Fiction YA or NA novel (minimum 40,000 wds) with romantic elements published in any publishing venue with a 2018 copyright. RWA membership not required. Entry forms by March 1, 2019 11:59 PM EST, physical books postmarked by March 2 / pdfs received by 11:59 PM CST; finalists announced by June 1; winners announced at the Day of YA event at RWA National Conference in July 2019 3 physical books (hard cover, mass market, or trade paperback) for print book format; for ebook-only books submitted in print format, the book must be submitted in perfect bound, galley-printed format. ebook-only books may be submitted as pdf file instead of print format. $30 YARWA members; $40 others. PayPal only. Submit entry form online; email pdf if submitting ebook or submit 5 physical book copies by postal mail 3 judges, lowest score dropped. YA Contemporary (capped at 40), NA Contemporary (capped at 40), YA/NA Para (capped at 30), YA/NA Historical (capped at 30), YA/NA Speculative (capped at 30). Finalists whose entry is their first novel are automatically entered into Best First Book category for no additional fee. Plaque, Contest Pin, Website graphic
Desert Rose Romance Writers of America Diamonds in the Desert Contest Romance Unpublished and published authors; entry must be from unpublished, uncontracted manuscript with a length of at least 40,000 words March 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM MST; finalists notified April 30; winners notified June 15 Up to 200-word blurb and the first 25 pages. Finalists will be required to provide a synopsis. $25 for Desert Rose members; all others $30 online 3 judges, lowest score dropped. Three finalists per category. Categories: Contemp, HR, Para / Fantasy, RS, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, YA / NA Unknown
Futuristic, Fantasy & Paranormal Romance Writers of America Prism Contest Romance with Futuristic, Fantasy or Paranormal elements Novels (40,000 words +) and novellas (20,000 - 40,000 wds) (including traditionally published, Indie published, and ebooks) with original publication date of 2018 (for both electronic and print formats). Must contain fantasy, futuristic, or paranormal elements essential to plot, as well as a central love story. Need not be RWA member. March 15, 2019; finalists announced week of June 10th; winners announced at RWA National conference in July 3 printed copies of book; if ebook only entry, must be in PDF format (other ereader formats encouraged in addition to PDF) $30 for members, $40 all others. PayPal or check. Online and mail. 3 judges per entry. Dark Para, Light Para, Sci-Fi & Futuristic, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Steampunk, Erotic, Historical, YA, NA, Best of the Best, Best First Book, Novella Top 3 finalists for each category receive FF&P Finalist Pin and Certificate. 1st Place Winners receive the FF&P exclusive, Prism Statue, FF&P Winner / Finalist Pin and Certificate. Best of the Best and Best First Book Winners receive FF&P Prism Statue, Best First Book, and Best of the Best FF&P Winner Pin and Certificate.
Kiss of Death Romance Writers of America Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence: Published Romantic Mystery / Suspense Book Book (40,000+ wds) w/ 2018 copyright. Books with a 2017 copyright but not available for public release until 2018 also accepted with proper documentation. Entry caps on categories. RWA membership not required. March 15, 2019 11:59 PM MT; finalists announced ~May 25; winners announced at Death by Chocolate Party at RWA National conference in July. 4 copies of book. E-books, self-published, print-on-demand must be in mass market or trade paperback size. No unbound submissions will be accepted. $30 through RWA invoicing system, submitted via PayPal, credit card, U.S. check or money order Entry forms are electronic. Books must be mailed. 3 judges, lowest score dropped. Top 5 entries proceed to final round. All categories must be Romantic Mystery / Suspense except MS category, where romance is optional. Category (Series) romance; HR; Inspirational romance; MS; Para / TT / F; ST romance. All finalists receive award certificate, digital medallion, and a voucher for one COFFIN online class. The top overall scoring entry will also receive the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellencein Mystery / Suspense and commemorative pin. 1st Place winners also receive engraved bookmark. Results published in the RWR®.
Kiss of Death Romance Writers of America Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence: Unpublished Romantic Mystery / Suspense (except MS category, where romance is optional). RWA membership not required. Open to writers not published or contracted in book-length fiction during last five years and never published in mystery/ suspense. Cap of 50 on each category. March 15, 2019 11:59 PM MT; finalists announced ~May 5; winners announced at Death by Chocolate Party at RWA National conference in July Prologue / 1st chapter, 5,000 wds max and a synopsis of no more than 675 words (. Synopsis will not be judged. $15 KOD members, $30 all others, via PayPal, US check or money order through RWA invoicing system Electronic Four 1st round judges, lowest score dropped but all scoresheets returned. Five finalists per category. Final judges: Series (Lesley Sabga, Seymour Agency; Sinclair Sawhney, Tule Publishing); HR (Paige Wheeler, Creative Media Agency, Inc.; Elizabeth May, Kensington Publishing Corp.); Inspirational (Sarah Freese, WordServe Literary; Shana Asaro, Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense); Para (Amanda Leuck, Spencerhill Associates; Anna Michels, Sourcebooks Publishing); ST (Kelli Martin, Wendy Sherman Associates, Inc.; Keely Kundell, HQN/Graydon House); MS (Jennifer Jackson, Donald Maass Literary Agency; Liz Pearson, Thomas & Mercer) All entries, including HMs, receive award certificate, digital medallion, and voucher for one COFFIN online class. The top overall scoring entry also receives the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery / Suspense with commenorative pin. 1st Place winners also receive engraved bookmark and $25. 2nd Place winners also $15. 3rd Place winners also receive $10. Results published in the RWR®.
The Beau Monde Romance Writers of America Royal Ascot Regency Romance Unpublished or published but seeking representation or a new publisher. Entry must be unpublished and uncontracted. March 22, 2019; finalists announced May 17 winners announced in July at Beau Monde Soiree at RWA National Convention. Beginning of ms (7,000 words max) and optional 1-2 pp double-spaced synopsis (will not be judged). All entries must have at least partial Regency (Late Georgian) setting, broadly defined: within the United Kingdom between 1780 and 1840. $24 for Beau Monde members, $30 for non members first entry, $20 for subsequent entries. Electronic only. 1st round panel of 4 judges includes at least one author published in Regency romance. Lowest score dropped unless needed in case of tie. Four finalists total across all categories. Categories: Regency Historical (longer Regency or Mainstream Regency-set); Hot Regency (Very sensual to Erotic Regency); Wild Regency (Para, TT, other similar Regency); Sweet & Mild Regency (Traditional, Inspirational, YA or other w/o explicit sex). Final Round Judges: Editors Brenda Chin, Entangled Publishing; Janet Clementz, Soul Mate Publishing; Deb Werksman, Sourcebooks; and Agents Janna Bonikowski, The Knight Agency; Lizzie Poteet, The Seymour Agency. Grand Prize winner: $100; $25 and certificate for finalists.
Pacific Northwest Writer's Association PNWA Literary Contest Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, picture book, memoirs Entries must be original, in English, and not previously accepted for publication or production at time of submission. Received by March 22, 2019; finalists notifed  in June; winners announced at summer conference See for exact instructions in each category. $35 PNWA members, $50 others. Add'l $2 for digital entries. Online via Submittable 8 finalists in each category. Final judges are agents or editors. 1-MS;  2-Historical; 3-Romance / Women's Fiction; 4-Mystery / Thriller; 5-Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Para; 6-YA; 7-Middle Grade; 8-Nonfiction / Memoir; 9-Poetry; 10-Short Story; 11-Children's Picture Book, / Chapter Book; 12-Adult Short Topics (Article / Essay / Short Memoir) Every entry receives two critiques. 1st Place: $600; 2nd Place $250, 3rd Place $150. Finalists who attend PNWA Conf. receive finalist ribbon for name badge. Finalists’ mss made available to agents and editors during conf. Winners have opportunity to attend Agents and Editors Reception at PNWA Summer Conference.
Georgia Romance Writers of America Maggies Published Romance Book Any author, traditional or independent. Books must have 2018 copyright date with an ISBN. Received by 10 PM ET March 30, 2019; finalists notified by June 26; winners announced Oct 7 at Moonlight & Magnolias banquet 3 copies of book, professionaly bound print copies with ISBN or digital eBook in Mobi format. $30 GRW members, $35 RWA members, $40 non-memers via PayPal only. Mail books. 3 judges from bookseller / librarian pool will score each entry from 1 to 10. Best New Book by a GRW author, Contemp Long, Contemp Short, HR, MS w/central romance, Para, Romance w/Religious or Spiritual elements, RS, YA / NA, Novella 1st Place winner per category receives Maggie Medallion
First Coast Romance Writers of America National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award Romance Book, Novella Books published with original copyright date of 2018 and available for purchase in U.S. Any publishing venue (Traditional, POD, self-pubbed, ebook, etc.) March 31, 2019 by 11:59 PM EST for payment; received by 7:00 PM EST April 6 (both print and ebooks); finalist announced June 1; winners announced July 8. 4 copies of print book (5 if entering Best First Book) or 1 PDF if ebook-published only $35; $5 addl to enter best first book Mail. Pay by check or Paypal. First round judges: 3 romance readers. Top 3 books advance to final round. Final Judges: Bloggers, Booksellers, Librarians. Categories: Contemp Long, Contemp Short, HR / Regency, F/F/P, RS, Romance w/religious or spiritual elements, ER, YA, MF with central romance, Novella, Best First Book First place per category - Lapel Pin. All finalists and winners receive a NERFA Finalist web logo and are announced in RWR.
Rubery Book Award International Rubery Book Award Self published or and independently published books Books / ebooks in any genre self published or published by independent presses. March 31, 2019; winners announced in July 1 copy of book in both print and electronic format (Word, PDF, Mobi) if available, plus blurb (i.e., the back-cover description that would be on a physical book). If both print and electronic versions are not available, please send one or the other. £37 ($60 USD) via PayPal. Other currencies accepted (see website). Can pay by cheque in pound sterling only. by mail for printed book, by email for ebook Categories: Fiction (all genres), YA, Children's, Biographies, Non-fiction, Self-help, Cookery, Poetry, Photography, etc. Final judges: Paul McDonald, Kerry Hadley-Pryce, and Clare Morrall. Book of the Year award is £1500 via cheque or PayPal (approx 2000 USD) The winning book will also be read by a top literary agent at MBA. Category winners each win £150 (approx 200 USD)
Faith, Hope & Love Romance Writers of America Touched By Love Christian Fiction Romance Unpublished / not published or contracted in last 3 yrs in fiction of 20,000 words or more. Midnight (11:59:59 PM) PST, April 1, 2019; finalists notified by May 16; winners announced at RWA National Conference Up to first 20 pp plus synopsis (2 pp max, double-spaced, will not be judged) of inspirational romance $20 for FHL members, $25 others Email. Pay by check or PayPal Long Contemp, Short Contemp, HR, Sweet. Three judges, one published or PRO; lowest score dropped. Final judges: published authors. Overall winner from the 3 category winners receives a critique of their entry by an editor; remaining two 1st place category winners receive will have entries sent to editor to review.
Killer Nashville Claymore Award Mystery / Thriller / Crime / Suspense Anyone. Entry must be unpublished and uncontracted. April 1, 2019; finalists announced ~June 1, winners announced at Killer Nashville Intl Conference Aug 24. First 50 pages of manuscript $40 by check or PayPal mail Judged by a jury of publishing and writing peers within each genre. Top 10 entries will be sent to a committee of editors and publicists at Kensington Books. The top 3 winners will be announced at the annual Killer Nashville Awards Dinner. Over $3,000 worth of prizes. Top 3 finalists receive free admission to Killer Nashville and Awards Dinner. The Top 3 who are already registered as Killer Nashville attendees will be refunded a portion of their registration fees for that year. Any manuscripts considered of exceptional merit above the Top 20 will also be forwarded to agents and/or editors.
Self-Publishing Review SPR Book Awards Fiction, Nonfiction Anyone who has published a book in English on Amazon KDP from Sept 1, 2017 - April 1, 2019 April 1, 2019, winners announced April 10 upload book $30 ($25 if by Jan 5) online Fiction and Nonfiction, all genres Winner receives promo package valued at 1,899; Silver Prize winner receives promo package valued at $577; Bronze Prize winner receives review worth $219.
Tethered By Letters F(r)iction Spring Literary Contest Short Story Ficiton, Creative Nonfiction, Flash Fiction, Poetry Authors of any age in any part of the world April 5, 2019; midnight PT; winners announced in May. For short story fiction and creative nonfiction, submit 1,000 to 7,500 words; for flash fiction 750 words max; and for poetry submit max of 3 pages per poem $15 per short story; $10 per creative nonfiction, flash fiction and poetry $8 for one entry or $12 for three. Online. Pay by credit or debit through submission manager Submittable Any genre. Judges: short story (Annie Neugebauer); creative nonfiction (Lee Gutkind); flash fiction (Meg Pokrass); poetry (Jenny Xie) $1,000 for Short Story, $500 for creative nonfiction, $300 for flash fiction, $300 for Poetry; plus publication in F(r)iction. Five finalists in each category will receive professional edits on submissions and be considered for later publication.
Hektoen International Grand Prix Essay Competition Nonfiction Anyone 18 yrs or older; entry must be in English April 15, 2019 at 12 pm CST, winners announced 3 months later Any work covering the topic of the medical humanities, 1600 words max Free email evaluated by journal editors and contest judges for Hektoen International winning articles will be published in upcoming issue of Hektoen International
Orange County Romance Writers of America Book Buyer's Best Award Romance Book Published RWA members with first copyright date, first electronic publishing date, or first North American release dated in 2018. Print, ebooks, and self-published accepted. Capped at 150. April 15, 2019; finalists announced July 13; winners announced Oct 12. 5 autographed Books. E-published books must be submitted in book format, printed and bound, or in PDF readable format. $30 by PayPal, check, or money order Pay by Paypal, check or money order. Preliminary round judged by booksellers, librarians, and romance readers. 3 highest scores in each category advance to final round. Final judge: Bea & Leah Koch Owners of The Ripped Bodice. Categories: Contemp, MS w/ central romance, HR & Regency, RS & Mystery w RE, Para / TT / F / F, YA, Inspirational, ER, Novella. Finalists and Winners will receive certificates or plaques, lapel pins, and BBB logo image file for authors’ website; and will be announced in RWR.
Orange County Romance Writers of America Orange Rose Romance RWA member unpublished or published author with 2 or fewer self published or traditionally published works that have not earned $1,000 or more on a single title. Limited to first 150 entries. Work must be unpublished with minimum projected length of 50,000 wds for book or 15,000-50,000 for novella April 15, 2019 at midnight PT; finalists announced in July; winners announced in Oct. 5 copies of synopsis plus beginning of ms (35 pp max entry) $25 for OCC members, $35 other RWA members. PayPal or check Email with RTF attachment 3 finalists per category. Top scoring entry in each category (must receive min. of 82% of points) will be read by 2-3 editors and/or agents for final judging; scores averaged. Categories: Contemp, MS w/CR, Para, HR, RS, ER, Inspirational, YA, Novella. Final judges TBA 1st round finalists receive certificate. Final round finalsts receive lapel pin. Second, Third, and Foruth Place overall winners receive an award. Fist Place winner will receive The Charlotte award.
PAGE International Screenwriting Awards PAGE International Screenwriting Awards Screenplay / scripts Anyone 18 years or older who has not earned more than $25,000 for work as screenwriter and / or fictional television writer. Must be original work, unemcumered by any third party (not sold, produced or under option), and in English. Received by 11:59 PM PT April 15, 2019; quarter-finalists announced July 15; semi-finalists announced Aug 15; finalists announced Sept 15; winners announced Oct 15. see categories for page length $45 - $75 depending on date of entry. submit online (preferred) or by mail as pdf (preferred), Final Draft, MS Word, or text file. Pay via check, MO, or online with credit card, PayPal or bank transfer. Categories:  Full length Features of 80-120 pp (Action / Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family film, Historical Film, Science Fiction, Thriller / Horror); Short Film Scripts under 30 pp; TV Pilots (Drama or Comedy) 25-70 pp. See website for list of judges and process. Over $50,000 in cash and prizes, including a $25,000 Grand Prize plus Gold, Silver and Bronze Prizes in ten different genre categories.
Georgia Romance Writers of America Maggie Unpublished Romance Unpublished in full length romance within last 5 yrs. Entries limited to first 70 received in each category. Entry must have minimum length of 40,000 wds. April 27, 2019 by 10 PM ET; finalists notified June 27; winners announced Oct 7 at moonlight & Magnolias conference synopsis, prologue and first chapter, 10,000 words max $30 GRW members, $35 RWA member, $40 others via Paypal. electronic 3 published authors judge each entry. 5 finalists per category. No scoresheets, scores not released to entrants. Judges write on ms. Final judges: Contemp (Alycia Tornetta, Entangled); Contemp Short (Vic Britton, Harlequin); Romance w/Religious or Spiritual Elements (TBA); HR (Char Chaffin, Soul Mate); Para (Amanda Barnette, Wild Rose Press); YA / NA (TBA); MS w/Central Romance (TBA); RS (Sinclair Sawhney, Tule Publishing) 1st Place winner in each category receives Maggie Medallion. All finalists receive certificates.
Chanticleer Book Reviews Cygnus Awards Science Fiction (includes unpublished manuscripts) Novels (60,000+ wds) written in English and with copyright after Dec 31, 2016. Manuscripts, tradionally pubbed, self-pubbed, indie-pubbed, e-pubbed okay. All entries except manuscripts must have ISBN or ASIN designation at time of submission. Entrant must be 18 yrs of age or older Received by midnight, April 30, 2019; winners announced at awards banquet April 2020 Full work as PDF or DOC file format. $75 online Categories: Speculative Fiction, Soft Sci-Fi / YA, Alternate History, Hard Science Fiction, Apocalyptic / Dystopian, Space Opera 1st Place Category winners receive physical blue ribbon, digital badge, book stickers, and promo on website, magazine, newsletter and social media, and are placed in queue to receive a book review package valued at $425. Category winners compete for Grand Prize. See website for details.
Chanticleer Book Reviews Journey Awards Narrative Nonfiction (includes unpublished manuscripts) Novels (50,000+ wds) written in English and with copyright after Dec 31, 2016. Manuscripts, tradionally pubbed, self-pubbed, indie-pubbed, e-pubbed okay. All entries except manuscripts must have ISBN or ASIN designation at time of submission. Entrant must be 18 yrs of age or older. Received by midnight, April 30, 2019; winners announced at awards banquet April 2020 Full work as PDF or DOC file format. $75 online Categories: Travelogue Experiences; Global Enlightenment; Culinary / Hobby / Professional Experiences; Memoir; Personal Journeys / Experiences 1st Place Category winners receive physical blue ribbon, digital badge, book stickers, and promo on website, magazine, newsletter and social media, and are placed in queue to receive a book review package valued at $425. Category winners compete for Grand Prize. See website for details.
Chanticleer Book Reviews Mystery & Mayhem Awards Cozy Mystery Fiction (includes unpublished manuscripts) Novels (50,000+ wds) written in English and with copyright after Dec 31, 2016. Manuscripts, tradionally pubbed, self-pubbed, indie-pubbed, e-pubbed okay. All entries except manuscripts must have ISBN or ASIN designation at time of submission. Entrant must be 18 yrs of age or older. Received by midnight, April 30, 2019; winners announced at awards banquet April 2020 Full work as PDF or DOC file format. $75 online Categories: Romantic Suspense; Mystery Caper / Adventure; Amateur Sleuth; Classic / British Cozy; Historical Mystery; Animal Mystery ; Small Town Cozy Mystery 1st Place Category winners receive physical blue ribbon, digital badge, book stickers, and promo on website, magazine, newsletter and social media, and are placed in queue to receive a book review package valued at $425. Category winners compete for Grand Prize. See website for details.
New England Crime Bake Al Blanchard Award Contest Crime short story Story must be a previously unpublished (in print or electronically, including author website) crime story by a New England author or with a New England setting April 30, 2019 at midnight. Winner announced in November at conference. 5,000 words max in Word format, double-spaced Free email Mystery, thriller, suspense, caper, or horror Winner receives $100 plus publication in Windward, Level Best Books' crime fiction anthology, free admission to Crime Bake, and a handsome plaque.
Peninsula Pulse The Hal Prize Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry Open to writers throughout the United States Deadline May 1, 2019; winners announced Aug 2. fiction and nonfiction: 2,000 words max; poetry: preferred as MS Word or .rtf file; poem no longer than one page. Also include cover letter and a 25-50 word bio. $5 for fiction and nonficiton; $2.50 for poetry online submission This year’s judges TBA. Publication to a readership of more than 18,000, cash awards for first place winners, a week stay at Write On, Door County, and other prizes.
Chanticleer Book Reviews Dante Rossetti Awards Young Adult Fiction (includes unpublished manuscripts) Novels (50,000+ wds) written in English and with copyright after Dec 31, 2016. Manuscripts, tradionally pubbed, self-pubbed, indie-pubbed, e-pubbed okay. All entries except manuscripts must have ISBN or ASIN designation at time of submission. Entrant must be 18 yrs of age or older. Received by midnight, May 31, 2019; winners announced at awards banquet April 2020 Full work as PDF or DOC file format. $75 online Categories: Contemporary YA; SFF & Para; Dystopian / Edgy / Urban; Mystery / Thriller / Suspense; Historical YA; YA Adventure / Romance 1st Place Category winners receive physical blue ribbon, digital badge, book stickers, and promo on website, magazine, newsletter and social media, and are placed in queue to receive a book review package valued at $425. Category winners compete for Grand Prize. See website for details.
Chanticleer Book Reviews Gertrude Warner Awards Middle Grade Fiction (includes unpublished manuscripts) Novels (20,000+ wds) written in English and with copyright after Dec 31, 2016. Manuscripts, tradionally pubbed, self-pubbed, indie-pubbed, e-pubbed okay. All entries except manuscripts must have ISBN or ASIN designation at time of submission. Entrant must be 18 yrs of age or older. Received by midnight, May 31, 2019; winners announced at awards banquet April 2020 Full work as PDF or DOC file format. $75 online Categories: Contemp Middle Grade; SFF & Paranormal Middle Grade; Mystery Middle Grade; Historical Middle Grade; Adventure Middle Grade; Graphic Novels 1st Place Category winners receive physical blue ribbon, digital badge, book stickers, and promo on website, magazine, newsletter and social media, and are placed in queue to receive a book review package valued at $425. Category winners compete for Grand Prize. See website for details.
Reedsy Reedsy Short Story Contest Short Story Anyone can enter May 31, 2019 (this is a weekly contest, so every Friday) Short story of 1,000 - 3,000 words. Subscribe to their newsletter to receive 5 wriitng prompts every Friday. Free email Reedsy editors are assumed to be judging. $50 possible win
Reedsy Reedsy Short Story Contest Short Story Anyone can enter Aug 30, 2019 (this is a weekly contest, so every Friday) Short story of 1,000 - 3,000 words. Subscribe to their newsletter to receive 5 wriitng prompts every Friday. Free email Reedsy editors are assumed to be judging. $50 possible win