short-shorts

Fall Story Contest

Narrative
Entry Fee: 
$27
Deadline: 
November 30, 2019

A prize of $2,500 and publication in Narrative is given annually for a short story, a short short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a longer work of prose. A second-place prize of $1,000 and publication in Narrative is also awarded. The editors will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit up to 15,000 words of prose with a $27 entry fee by November 30. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Barthelme Prize for Short Prose

Gulf Coast
Entry Fee: 
$20
Deadline: 
August 16, 2019

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Gulf Coast is given annually for a work of short prose. Submit a prose poem, a piece of flash fiction, or a micro-essay of up to 500 words with an $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Gulf Coast, by August 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Spring Story Contest

Narrative
Entry Fee: 
$27
Deadline: 
July 31, 2019

A prize of $2,500 and publication in Narrative is given annually for a short story, a short short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a work of fiction or creative nonfiction. A second-place prize of $1,000 is also awarded. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a work of fiction or creative nonfiction of up to 15,000 words with a $27 entry fee by July 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

New Millennium Awards

New Millennium Writings
Entry Fee: 
$20
Deadline: 
July 31, 2019
Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication in New Millennium Writings and on the journal's website are given twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a short short story, and an essay that have not appeared in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. Submit up to three poems totaling no more than five pages, a short short story of up to 1,000 words, or a story or essay of up to 7,499 words with a $20 entry fee by July 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Flash Fiction Contest

Gemini Magazine
Entry Fee: 
$6
Deadline: 
August 31, 2019

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Gemini Magazine is given annually for a short short story. The editors will judge. Submit a story of up to 1,000 words with a $6 entry fee by August 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Bridport Prize

Bridport Arts Centre
Entry Fee: 
$15
Deadline: 
May 31, 2019

Two prizes of £5,000 (approximately $6,430) each and publication in the Bridport Prize anthology are given annually for a poem and a short story. Two second-place prizes of £1,000 (approximately $1,290) each and publication are given in each category. A prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,290) and publication is also given for a work of flash fiction. Hollie McNish will judge in poetry and Kirsty Logan will judge in fiction and flash fiction. Submit a poem of up to 42 lines, a story of up to 5,000 words, or a piece of flash fiction of up to 250 words by May 31. The entry fee is £10 (approximately $13) for poetry, £12 (approximately $15) for fiction, and £9 (approximately $12) for flash fiction. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Flash Fiction Prize

Fish Publishing
Entry Fee: 
$16
Deadline: 
February 28, 2019

A prize of €1,000 (approximately $1,100) and publication in the Fish Publishing anthology is given annually for a short short story. Pamela Painter will judge. Submit a story of up to 300 words with a €14 (approximately $16) entry fee by February 28. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Wood Coin Magazine: Art & Lit

Basic Information
P.O. Box 3235
Providence
Rhode Island
United States
02909
Contact Information
James K.
Beach
Editor & Publisher
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2008
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
<p>Elena Botts, Patrick Dobson, Colin Dodds, Dirk van Nouhuys, Christine Herzer, Michael t smith, Ruth Lepson, Carol Berge, Simon Perchik, Changming Yuan, Hugh Fox, Jose Oseguera, Lyn Lifshin, Heller Levinson, Mutahira Moqueet, Felino A Soriano, Robert Masterson, David Plumb, XeusZenon, AnnyNymity, James Beach (contrib. ed./pub.)</p>
Issues per Year: 
varies
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Subscription Price: 
online (with a PDF-printable link for each piece)
Issue Price: 
free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
varies

The issues are cohesive, and the whole of the magazine is comprehensive.

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