Posts tagged ‘short story competition’

S&S short story comp

The Saints and Sinners First Annual Short Fiction Contest is soliciting original, unpublished short stories between 5,000 and 7,000 words with GLBT content on the broad theme of Saints and Sinners. The contest is open to authors at all stages of their careers and to stories in all genres.

The entry fee is $10 per story with a 3 story limit per author. One grand prize of $250 and two second place prizes of $50 will be awarded. In addition, the top stories will be published in an anthology from QueerMojo, an imprint of Rebel Satori Press. There will also be a book release party held during the 8th annual Saints and Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans May 13-16, 2010. The deadline for the receipt of manuscripts is January 2, 2010.

Entry form and payment/submissions details here.


October 11, 2009 at 2:42 pm Leave a comment

New Mardi Gras Short Story Competition 2010

Submissions for the 2010 New Mardi Gras Short Story Competition are open: A national (Australian) competition for members and friends of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer community (GLBTQ).

Entry Requirements

Theme: ‘Making History’

Authors are free to interpret these words in any way they wish, however the story must feature New Mardi Gras values:
To celebrate and enable visible and proud GLBTQ people in their communities.

Entrants need not identify as GLBTQ, but the story must be GLBTQ themed.

Word Limit: 750 words.

Closing Date: Entries must be postmarked by 5pm on 4th January 2010

The competition winners will be decided by three totally independent judges.

First Prize: A Sydney Writers’ Centre course voucher, worth $400; plus a book voucher from Gleebooks worth $250; and one year’s membership of the NSW Writers’ Centre.  Total prize package: $715
Second Prize: A Sydney Writers’ Centre voucher, worth $100; plus a book voucher from The Bookshop Darlinghurst worth $150. Total prize package: $250
Third Prize: A Sydney Writers’ Centre voucher, worth $100; plus a book voucher from The Feminist Bookshop, worth $75. Total prize package: $175
Youth Prize: Prize for best entry written by an author 25 years of age or under: $200 cash, donated by Gay-Ebooks; plus a Sydney Writers’ Centre voucher, worth $100.  Total prize package: $300

(Please tick box on entry form to be considered for this category).

Winners’ Event: All prize winners as well as authors of selected highly commended entries will be invited to read their stories at a special Mardi Gras Festival event.

Publication: All prize-winning and highly commended entries will be published by Gay-Ebooks, and will appear on the New Mardi Gras website for the duration of the 2010 Mardi Gras Festival.

Entry Fees:
$15.00 Full price
$10.00 Concession

NMG Short Story App 2010 form.

[via Feminist Bookshop]

October 11, 2009 at 1:24 pm Leave a comment

Queer writing comp deadline 7 Sept

A reminder for those who plan to submit to Chroma’s International Queer Writing Competition. Deadline is 7 September.  Details here.

Bookmark and Share

August 24, 2009 at 12:27 am Leave a comment

WD 10th short story comp

Writer’s Digest have run this competition for 10 years. They’re looking for really short entries, up to 1500 words (almost like flash fiction).

Entry fee of USD15.oo per submission. The comp is open to non-US residents.

Deadline, November 1. Grand prize, USD3000 .

Details at

June 14, 2009 at 2:42 am Leave a comment

Chroma Journal UK: International Short Story Comp

chromajournal UK

Chroma’s third annual international queer writing competition is open for submissions (small fee to enter and cash prizes for winners).

Deadline : 7 September 2009.

Stories: <5000 words

Poems: <50 lines

Rules and conditions of entry here.

The judges will provide a critique of your story if you indicate (nb: small fee again).

Bookmark and Share

March 1, 2009 at 12:52 am Leave a comment

Short story comp

Writer’s Digest is running it’s annual short story competition for popular fiction in 5 genre categories:

  • Romance
  • Mystery/Crime Fiction
  • Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Thriller/Suspense
  • Horror

Pay to enter – USD12.50. Submissions must be <4000 words. Deadline, November 3.

Grand prize of USD2500 and USD100 worth of books. First-place winner in each category wins USD500 and books. Competition is also open to non-US residents.

Details at

October 13, 2008 at 12:07 am Leave a comment

Evecho’s newsy bits

News, updates and links from the lesbian and publishing ‘verse that interest me, my current projects, keeping up with authors and sharing musings on middle-class life, gourmet adventures and comparisons between East/West perspectives. My opinions will likely be linearly logical and gayly bent, as they tend to be.