23 WRITING COMPETITIONS TO ENTER BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR

Fiddlehead’s 27th Annual Contest
This has both  and poetry categories. Each will winner receive CA$2000 (US$1600) and publication. Entries must be unpublished and fiction entires can be up to 6000 words. Entries close 1 December.

Fiction Desk’s Ghost Story Competition
Alongside a cash prize, the winners of Desk’s Ghost Story will also be published in an anthology. Fiction Desk advises that ‘ghost story’ can mean a lot of different things, from an encounter with an actual phantom to more unusual paranormal phenomena and unexplained events. Entries open on 1 November (closing date TBC).

Hamlin Garland Award for the Short Story
This will US$2000 and publication in Beloit to the top unpublished story on any theme. The judge for this year’s is Rebecca Makkai, author of  for Wartime. Stories may be up to 7000 words. Entries close 10 December.