The world’s most global literary prize – the 2021 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is now open for entries and they are seeking unheard and unusual stories.
The prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words). Apart from English, stories are also accepted in the Bengali, Chinese, French, Greek, Kiswahili, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan, Tamil and Turkish languages. Translated entries from any language into English are also eligible.
The entry can be any genre — stories, poems or essays. You need to convey local flavour of the places you have visited in pre- corona days. Perhaps, the experience will bring back memories that takes away from the sense of fear and panic that an endemic generates.
The contest ends 16 th July, 2020.
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This is a contest with a whopping award for the best poem — CND 20,000 — and publication for the top fifty.
The competition ends on May 1st 2020.
The poem can be upto forty lines. Read more
Here is a contest that gives you plenty of time to write the best short story possible!
The story can be upto 5000 words.
Prize: US$1000 Read more
Do you like writing horror — spooking people?
Or a thriller?
Here is a contest that allows you to create those shivers down the spine with terrifying, horrifying tales from the worst of your nightmares or surrealistic fantasies.
The contest ends January 30th, 2020. Read more
Short fiction is gaining popularity!
Here is a competition for short stories that requires you to write 1500 words or lesser.
Can you take up the challenge for a prize of US $ 3000 and the chance of a trip to New York City? Read more
This is a short story competition with all deadlines in the new decade of this century. The competition ends 13 th January 2020.
The story has to be within 2500 words and based on food and drink.
The award is huge — £10,000. Read more
Do you have a story to spare?
Here is a short story contest that ends this Sunday: 24th November, 2019
There is no entry fee and the word limit is between 1500 to 5000 words.
The contest results will be declared on 15 th December 2019. Read more
A contest for science fiction and fantasy!
There is no entry fee.
It is a running competition — takes place every three months.
The closing date this time is 31st December, 2019. Read more