April/May 2017 Writing Contests

Writing contests for April and May 2017

April 2017

Genre: Fiction or poetry
Theme: None
Website: Prime Number Magazine
Deadline: April 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $15
Prize: First – $1,000

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, or Poetry
Theme: None
Website: New Ohio Review
Deadline: April 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $20
Prize: $1,000

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, or Poetry
Theme: None
Website: The Olive Press
Deadline: April 15, 2017
Entry Fee: None
Prize: Publication

Genre: Very short fiction
Theme: None
Website: Glimmer Train
Deadline: April 30, 2017
Entry Fee: $16
Prize: First – $2,000

Genre: Fiction
Theme: None
Website: Glimmer Train
Deadline: April 30, 2017
Entry Fee: $21
Prize: First – $3,000

May 2017

Genre: Any
Theme: Annual contest
Website: Writer’s Digest
Deadline: May 5, 2017
Entry Fee: Yes, but the amount isn’t written
Prize: $5,000

Genre: Nonfiction
Theme: Step Outside Your Comfort Zone
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: May 15, 2017
Entry Fee: None
Prize $200

Genre: Nonfiction
Theme: Positively Happy
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Entry Fee: None
Prize: $200

Genre: Fiction
Theme: None
Website: Glimmer Train
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Entry Fee: $2
Prize: $700

Please be sure to read through the guidelines for each contest. Information may change.

Are you thinking of submitting to any of these contests? Let me know in the comments below! Good luck if you do!

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