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Six Top Short Fiction Story Contests 2017

This is for any and all fiction writers. If you aren't looking at contests as a way to further your writing, you might want to rethink that. They give you a chance at publication among other great prizes. Here is a list of six contests that are worth checking out!

1. Free to Enter Best Short Fiction Story 2017 Contest—NY Literary Magazine
About: This contest is an international contest. They ask for is writing within any genre of short fiction that is 2,000 words or less. Writers can submit up to three stories to this competition.
Entry Fee: Free to enter!
Prize: Winners will receive award seals and publication in the magazine. Finalists also receive the magazine’s “Five Star Writer” award.
Deadline: The contest ends on December 10th.

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2. Short Story Competition 2017—Stirling Robyn Publishing
About: This competition has three sections. The first is “Micro,” which asks for submissions that are 300 words or less, the second is “Flash” which asks for 1,000 words or less, and the third is “Short Fiction” which asks for 5,000 words or less.
Entry Fee: All three require only a $3 entry fee.
Prize: The winners of each category will win $100, publication, a free reading, and four free printed copies of the winner’s work, among other prizes.
Deadline: The deadline for these contests is August 31st.

3. 44th New Millennium Writing Awards—New Millennium Writings
About: These awards have several categories, including a fiction one. The guidelines are simple, it must be 6,000 words or less, and there are no restrictions on the subject matter. Previously published works are allowed, as long as it circulated under 5,000 or it was an online exclusive.
Entry Fee: The fee varies depending on the number of entries, but for one entry, it is $20. †
Prize: First place will win $1,000 along with a certificate, publication in both online and print magazines, and two free copies of the published piece.
Deadline: The deadline is July 31st.

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4. Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition—Writer’s Digest
Abot: In order to be considered a “short short story,” Writer’s Digest is asking for the written works to be under 1,500 words. The top 25 writers will all receive some kind of prize.
Entry Fee: Free to enter!
Prize: The first-place winner will get $3,000, publication in the Writer’s Digest, and a paid trip to the Writer’s Digest Conference. All the winning entries will also be on display at the Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection.
Deadline: The deadline is November 15th.

5. The SeŠn ” FaolŠin International Short Story Prize 2017—Munster Literature Center
About: While it’s based in Ireland, this contest is open to all international writers. The requirements are for an original, unpublished work that is 3,000 words or fewer. The subject can be anything.
Entry Fee: There is a fee of €15, $20, or £15.
Prize: First place will be able to read their story at the Cork International Short Story Festival. In addition to that, they will win a week-long residency at the Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat.
Deadline: The deadline is July 31st.

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6. Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers—Boulevard Magazine
About: Boulevard magazine is looking for any short story. Their requirement is that the story by up to 8,000 words.
Entry Fee: The entry fee is $16 per submission. The fee also includes a one-year subscription to Boulevard.
Prize: Winners will have their work published also receive $1,500.
Deadline: The deadline for this contest is December 31st.


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