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Stephen King’s Short Story Finalists

The six finalists for Stephen King’s short story competition were announced on January 21, 2016: “The Spots”, Paul Bassett Davies “The Unpicking”, Michael Button “Wild Swimming”, Elodie Harper “The Bear Trap”, Neil Hudson “La Mort De L’Amant”, Stuart Johnstone “Eau de Eric”, Manuela Saragosa With more than 800 entries into the competition, the six finalists […]

Masters Review Fall Fiction Contest Winners

The Masters Review  announced the winners of their Fall Fiction contest on December 1, 2015. Winner: “Linger Longer”, Vincent Masterson Second Place: “Pool People”, Jen Neale Third Place: “Animalizing”, Marisela Navarro “The Lion and the Beauty Queen” by Brenda Peynado and “Linnet’s Gifts” by Zoe Gilbert received honorable mentions, placing 4th and 5th respectively. Winning […]

Manchester Writing Competition Shortlist

SF writer Richard W. Strachan’s “Zero Moment Point” is one of five shortlisted stories for the 2015 Manchester Writing Competition. The competition, “designed to encourage new work and seek out the best creative writing from across the world,” includes £10,000 prizes and has both poetry and fiction categories. The winners will be honored in a ceremony […]

Tomorrow Prize Winner

“Freedom” by Ashley Anderson from Port of Los Angeles High School won the inaugural Tomorrow Prize for Short Fiction. Anna Maria Horsford read the story aloud and Anderson will receive a prize of $250. The ceremony was held May 25, 2015 at Sci-Fest LA, the Los Angeles Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival. For more: www.sci-fest.com

Roswell Award Winner

“Grandma’s Sex Robot” by William Hawkins won the inaugural Roswell Award short story writing contest. Gates McFadden read the story aloud and Hawkins will receive a prize of $1,000. The ceremony was held May 25, 2015 at Sci-Fest LA, the Los Angeles Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival. For more: www.sci-fest.com

WNDB Short Story Contest

We Need Diverse Books (WNDB), an organization that addresses “the lack of diverse, non-majority narratives in children’s literature,” has announced a short story contest for “a previously unpublished diverse author.” The winning story will appear in forthcoming middle-grade anthology Stories for All of Us  (Crown), edited by WNDB president Ellen Oh. The winner will receive a […]

Baen Memorial Contest Opens

Baen Books has opened the 2015 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award contest. Co-sponsored by the National Space Society, the contest focuses on stories of near-future space exploration. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2015. The grand prize includes publication on the Baen website at professional rates, an engraved award, an assortment of Baen […]

Roswell Award and Tomorrow Prize

Sci-Fest LA, the Los Angeles Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival, has announced a new SF short story contest called the Roswell Award, open to writers 18 and over worldwide. A $1000 prize will be granted to the best short science fiction story of 1,500 words or fewer. Submission deadline is January 15, 2015. The festival is […]

2014 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award Winners

Winners of the first annual Baen Fantasy Adventure Awards were announced August 16, 2014, at Gen Con in Indianapolis IN. Grand Prize: “The Golden Knight”, K.D. Julicher First Runnerup: “Phoenix for the Amateur Chef”, Scott Huggins Second Runnerup: “The Girl with No Name”, Travis Heermann The contest focused on adventure fantasy short stories of 8,000 […]

2014 Rita and Golden Heart Awards Winners

The RITA and Golden Heart Awards were presented by the Romance Writers of America at their annual convention in San Antonio. The RITA is presented for best novel, and the Golden Heart is a contest for the best novel by an unpublished novelist. Winners of genre interest include: RITA for Paranormal Romance: The Firebird, Susanna […]


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