Category Archives: women

So to Speak – short fiction contest


deadline March 15, 2013; up to 4,500 words; $15 fee; cash prize of $500; details HERE:

Cup of Tea Books seeks novel-length manuscripts


Email a synopsis and the first 30 pages in the body of the email to

Include SUBMISSION and your title in the subject line of the email.

Responds to all queries within four weeks. No queries by snail mail.

Details HERE:

Paying market for women


(NOTE FROM WENDY: I ran this in Feb. 2011 but it’s worth a repeat)

“Sasee” pays for a variety of pieces, including articles 500-1,000 words, essays, humor, satire, personal experience, etc.; Writer’s guidelines HERE:

Win a trip to France – The Time and Place writing contest


The Time and Place Prize; open to all genres; 5,000 words max; $25 entry fee; deadline Nov. 30, 2012; details HERE:

Contest for women’s stories about the 1960s and 1970s


“Times They Were A-Changing” Contest; deadline Jan. 15, 2013; prize is $300 plus 5 copies of anthology; send up to 3 pages of poetry or 2,500 words of creative prose; $15 entry for poetry and $20 entry fee for prose; details HERE:

Several writing contests


A Room of Her Own is holding multiple contests for multiple genres:

Go here and click on “Awards” in the left column:

Free contest for poetry chapbooks


Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize; deadline June 30, 2012; $500 and 25 copies; send 20-40 SINGLE-spaced pages; details HERE:

Looking for short stories about Kentucky women


Kentucky Her Story 2012 Now accepting submissions for a collection of short stories about Kentucky women. A new e-zine journal will be published summer 2012. Authors can be any gender. Stories should be 2,000 – 10,000 words. No exceptions on length, no poetry, art might be okay. Send one paragraph bio, author photo or representation, one sentence describing your story, and your story to Digital files only. No payment, no fees. Deadline June 15, 2012. Acceptance notice by August 1, 2012.