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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February/March 2017 Writing Contests

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February 2017

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, or Poetry
Theme: Sentence starter – use the first line given
Website: The First Line
Deadline: February 1, 2017
Entry Fee: None
Prize: $25-$50 for fiction, $5-$10 for poetry, and $25 for nonfiction

Genre: Poetry
Theme: Love
Website: Don’t Talk To Me About Love
Deadline: February 14, 2017
Entry Fee: $20 for 1-3 poems
Prize: First place – $1,000

Genre: Fiction
Theme: N/A
Website: Glimmer Train
Deadline: February 28, 2017
Entry Fee: $18
Prize: First place – $2,500

Genre: Flash Fiction
Theme: N/A
Website: WOW! Women On Writing
Deadline: February 28, 2017
Entry Fee: $10
Prize: First place – $350

March 2017

Genre: Poetry
Theme: Food
Website: Literal Latte
Deadline: March 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $10 for up 6 poems or $15 for up to 12 poems
Prize: First place – $500

Genre: Fiction and Nonfiction
Theme: None
Website: Narrative Magazine
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Entry Fee: $25
Prize: First place – $2,500

Genre: Fiction
Theme: None
Website: Colorado Review
Deadline: March 14, 2017
Entry Fee: $15 – snail mail, $17 – online submission
Prize: First – $2,000

Genre: Fiction
Theme: None
Website: Fabula Press
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Entry Fee: $10
Prize: First – $250

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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January/February 2017 Writing Contests

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January 2017

Genre: Fiction
Theme: Family Matters
Website: Glimmer Train
Deadline: January 2, 2017
Entry Fee: $18
Prize: First place – $2,500

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, or Poetry
Theme: N/A
Website: Glass Mountain Magazine
Deadline: January 9, 2017
Entry Fee: $5
Prize: $100

Genre: Fiction
Theme: N/A
Website: Literal Latte
Deadline: January 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $10 for one entry or $15 for two entries
Prize: First place – $1,000

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, or Poetry
Theme: N/A
Website: Women’s National Book Association
Deadline: January 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $20 for non-members, $15 for members
Prize: $250

Genre: Fiction
Theme: N/A
Website: The Masters Review
Deadline: January 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $20
Prize: $2,000

Genre: Short Short Story
Theme: N/A
Website: Writer’s Digest
Deadline: January 16, 2017
Entry Fee: $25
Prize: First place – $3,000

Genre: Nonfiction
Theme: Dreams, Premonitions, and the Unexplainable
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: January 31, 2017
Entry Fee: None
Prize: $200

Genre: Nonfiction
Theme: Stories About Cats/Dogs
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: January 31, 2017
Entry Fee: None
Prize: $200

February 2017

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, or Poetry
Theme: Sentence starter – use the first line given
Website: The First Line
Deadline: February 1, 2017
Entry Fee: None
Prize: $25-$50 for fiction, $5-$10 for poetry, and $25 for nonfiction

Genre: Poetry
Theme: Love
Website: Don’t Talk To Me About Love
Deadline: February 14, 2017
Entry Fee: $20 for 1-3 poems
Prize: First place – $1,000

Genre: Fiction
Theme: N/A
Website: Glimmer Train
Deadline: February 28, 2017
Entry Fee: $18
Prize: First place – $2,500

Genre: Flash Fiction
Theme: N/A
Website: WOW! Women On Writing
Deadline: February 28, 2017
Entry Fee: $10
Prize: First place – $350

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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