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Sunspot Literary Journal Logo Contest

Sunspot Literary Journal has launched and needs a logo that can be used on the digital and print editions as well as the website.

Submit your best idea for a logo that fits with our mission: Hearing Every Voice, Changing the World Through Words.

Poke around our website for details on Sunspot’s approach. Then submit your best idea.

Submit as many times as you like to this contest. Winner receives $40, coverage in the first edition, and coverage on the website.


Lemony Snicket Launches Librarian Prize

Lemony Snicket, the pen name of author Daniel Handler, has set up an award to honor librarians. The $3,000 award will be for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity, and intends to help eliminate censorship.

Man Asian Contest

This article talks about the Man Asian award, which is now in its last year. It’s unfortunate that we’ve lost so many awards for novels and novellas in the last several years. Awards for book length fiction really haven’t numbered all that many to begin with, at least not ones that offer such a substantial prize or influence. But the committee has decided to put their efforts into supporting the Man Booker award. So at least there’s still support for an art form that is truly one of the most important to people from every walk of life.


Flash fiction contest.

We invite you to put yourself and the audience under pressure and submit to our FIRST ANNUAL 500 FLASH FICTION CHALLENGE! This year’s genre will be Fiction. Write a good piece in 500 words or less. and you’ll be able to pat yourself on the back, knowing you did something worthwhile and get paid for your sweet effort.


Nautilus Book Award for books published in 2011 and 2012.

The Director, Staff and Judges of the Nautilus Book Awards have announced that the 2013 Nautilus awards is now open for submissions. We appreciate your comments and are happy to answer your questions.


Short story and nonfiction contest.

The First Place winner will receive a $200 cash award and consideration for publication in the Bethlehem Writers Group, LLC’s upcoming anthology, entitled, Once Around the Sun: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales for All Seasons.* Our previous anthology, A Christmas Sampler: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Holiday Tales (2009), won two Next Generation Indie Book Awards: Best Anthology and Best Short Fiction. 

Literary Magazine/Contest

The Blotter is one of the few literary magazines that still has a print run of 8,000 copies…and that’s every month! They’re reaching for 10,000 so they’re a great place to submit.

Their annual contest is still running. Submit any book-length fiction, including young adult, short story collections, literary novels, commercial novels (like sci-fi, horror, mystery, thrillers, romance, etc.), mainstream, and novellas.

Contest: Multiple Fiction Categories


Deadline: March 31

Award: Five beautiful etched-glass awards (personalized award certificates for Second Prize and Honorable Mention) and publication

The sixth annual Press 53 Open Awards is now accepting submissions. Five Categories, three Winners in Each: Poetry, Flash Fiction, Short-Short Story, Short Story, Novella (Finalists and Winners Announced No Later Than June 28, 2013). Five Industry-Professional Judges. Thirteen opportunities for publication: First Prize, Second Prize, and Honorable Mention in Poetry, Flash Fiction, Short-Short Story, Short Story, and First Prize in Novella will be published in the 2013 Press 53 Open Awards Anthology.


Contest: Short Story


Deadline: March 14

Award: $2,000 and publication

Fee: $15 ($17 to submit online)

Colorado Review is now accepting submissions for the 2013 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction. This year’s final judge is Jim Shepard. The prize is given annually for the best short story under 50 pages.


Contest: Short Story


Deadline: February 15

Award: $250 and publication

The Doris Betts Fiction Prize awards $250 and publication in the North Carolina Literary Review to the author of the winning short story. Up to ten finalists will also be considered for publication. The contest is open to writers with North Carolina connections (who live or have lived in NC), members of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, or subscribers to the NCLR. The competition is for unpublished short stories up to 6,000 words. One entry per writer. No novel excerpts. No simultaneous submissions.