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FREE – RRofihe Trophy Short Story Contest


deadline Dec. 31, 2012; send story 3,500 to 5,000 words; $500 prize; details HERE:


FREE horror and fantasy contests


Liternational is holding two no-entry fee contests. 1,000-5,000 words per story; horror due by Oct. 1; fantasy due by Dec. 1, 2012; NO holiday-themed material before October 1, 2012!) Details HERE:


FREE short story contest – horror/fantasy


“The Santa CLAWS” contest; no entry fee; $1,500 total in prizes; 1,000-1,5000 words; deadline is Oct. 1 for horror or Dec. 1, 2012 for fantasy; details HERE:


FREE – Liternational’s fiction and nonfiction contests


no entry fee; deadline is Aug. 15, 2012; prizes $250 and $500; open to adult who have not published professionally; up to 5,000 words; details HERE:


horror short stories wanted


The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror #24 is now open for submissions. Details HERE:


FREE writing contest


Peter K. Hixson Memorial Award; no fee; win $1,800 worth of Writer’s Relief professional submission assistance; deadline July 12, 2012; open to poetry, novel, memoir, short stories and creative personal essays; details HERE:


FREE short story contest

Scribophile.com is pleased to announce the Summer Solstice writing contest. This fee-free contest has a $50 first prize and a $25 second prize, and is for fiction of 2500 words or fewer. Entries must fit into the Slipstream genre, blending mainstream fiction and sci-fi/fantasy genres, making the familiar strange by using sci-fi/fantasy elements. Contest deadline is June 30, 2012. This contest is hosted by Scribophile--a friendly, knowledgeable, and intensive online critique community for writers and poets. E-mail entries will not be accepted. 

“Two Ways Writing Contest” – May FREE Scribophile contest


Scribophile.com is pleased to announce the Two Ways writing contest. No entry fee.

This fee-free contest has a $50 first prize and a $25 second prize.  To enter, write a piece on any theme which contains both a prose section and a poetry section.  These two sections can be integrated or discrete, but must address the same core story.  Entries must be 2500 words or fewer.

Contest deadline May 31, 2012.  This contest is hosted by Scribophile–a friendly, knowledgeable, and intensive online critique community for writers and poets.  Entrants must create a free account on Scribophile.com to participate.  E-mail entries will not be accepted.

For full rules and guidelines, visit http://www.scribophile.com/contests/two-ways-contest/

FREE – Grate Righter, Bad Speler Contest


100 words or fewer, spelled horribly. No entry fee; deadline is June 2, 2012; details HERE: