23 WRITING COMPETITIONS TO ENTER BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR

John Steinbeck Short Story Award
This is one of three prizes offered by Reed Magazine, California’s oldest literary magazine. The John Steinbeck Short Award is for a work of fiction up to 5000 words. The winner receives a of US$1000 and all entries are considered for publication. Entries close 1 November.

Gabriele Rico Challenge for Nonfiction
Also offered by Reed Magazine, this award is for a work of creative nonfiction up to 5000 words. The winner of the Rico Challenge receives a of $1,333. Entries close 1 November.

Robert J. Demott Short Prose Contest
welcomes previously unpublished pieces of 500 words or fewer and may submit up to three works with each entry. First is US$1008.15 and publication in Quarter After Eight. Entries open on 1 November (closing date TBC).

Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award
is run by Mid-American Review and is open to stories up to 6000 words in length. The winner receives US$1000 and publication. Entries close 15 November.