April 15, 2020

This fellowship seeks essays of fiction (and nonfiction and several other categories) on the theme "Utopia." Word count maximum is 2,500. Winning prize is €8,000. The winner will also be invited to the fellowship symposium where they will be presented with the prize. F...

November 7, 2019

If you have a short literary story just waiting to put your writing on the reading radar, then put a polish on it and submit here. Your highbrow crafting could collect $500. Make sure your story is between 3,000 and 8,000 words, and read the full specs. And don't dally...

October 2, 2019

EVERY WRITER is having a Halloween horror flash fiction contest. Your story must: be written by you(!), be 50 words, be previously unpublished, and be titled (not counted in the word count).

Until October 25, 2019, enter as many stories as you want as comments in thei...

September 4, 2019

"The Jerry Jazz Musician reader has interests in music, social history, literature, politics, art, film and theater, particularly that of the counter-culture of mid-twentieth century America. Our newsletter subscribers include publishers, artists, musicians, and fellow...

August 28, 2019

One more writing binge this month!

The prompt is “Feed Us.” Spit out up to 300 words, excluding the title.

Then send your flash fiction story in the body of an email to, and in the same email attach it as a .doc. Put the word “CONTEST” in the sub...

April 3, 2019

Here's a free quickster to spark your spring word sprees! Write a microfiction tale, hone it to no more than 10 words (including the title), and submit it BAM! You could get a free online 10-week writing workshop for your efforts!

November 7, 2018

Have a tall tale to tell about things that go bump in the night? Well, throw that hack piece out and write an original story about a monster mutant! Or a different spin on a sci fi story about a mad scientist's lab mutations! Or even a fictionalized true tale of actual...

September 11, 2018

How much is written brilliance worth?


Written shine?


Written glow?


No rules really, except for the 300 word limit, excluding the title. And it must be in English. And in fiction.

Unleash the imagination dragon!

September 4, 2018

Sit up straight, hands to yourselves, and no peeking.

Your assignment is to write a teacher story between 6 and 749 words following these rules and submit it here by September 16 of this school year.

Students who do NOT submit a story by the above specified date will rec...

June 26, 2018

Preferably in the 1,500 to 5,000-word range.

Besides the obvious catastrophic climate change, how about overpopulation? Wildlife extinction? Deforestation? Air and water pollution?

How about failure to implement worldwide universal basic income in the face of increasing...

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