short-shorts

Barthelme Prize for Short Prose

Gulf Coast
Entry Fee: 
$20
Deadline: 
September 15, 2020
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 $18 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Gulf Coast, by September 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Spring Story Contest

Narrative
Entry Fee: 
$27
Deadline: 
July 31, 2020
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 only 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.

Flash Fiction Contest

Gemini Magazine
Entry Fee: 
$6
Deadline: 
August 31, 2020
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.

New Millennium Awards

New Millennium Writings
Entry Fee: 
$20
Deadline: 
July 31, 2020
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.

Wood Coin Magazine: Art & Lit

Basic Information
General Delivery
Vancouver
Washington
United States
98661
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>AnnyNymity, Elena Botts, Patrick Dobson, Hugh Fox, Colin Dodds, Dirk van Nouhuys, Christine Herzer, Michael t smith, Ruth Lepson, Changming Yuan, Carol Berge, Simon Perchik, XeusZenon, Hugh Fox, Jose Oseguera, Mutahira Moqueet, Felino A Soriano, Robert Masterson, T S Hidalgo, James Beach (contrib. ed./pub.)</p>
Issues per Year: 
Varies.
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Subscription Price: 
Online.
Issue Price: 
Free.
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Varies.

The issues are cohesive; the whole of the magazine is comprehensive.

Submit anything, from new to almost-forgotten, previously published if noted in an email, or rejected for whatever reason from other venues. I do work with talented writers if a theme or plot or character can be drawn out and refined for publication in Wood Coin. The magazine is uncensored as of January 2018, yet extreme literary or artistic stunts need to coincide with US obscenity laws.

Flash Fiction Prize

Fish Publishing
Entry Fee: 
$15
Deadline: 
February 28, 2020

A prize of €1,000 (approximately $1,100) and publication in the Fish Publishing anthology is given annually for a short short story. Tania Hershman will judge. Submit a story of up to 300 words with a €14 (approximately $15) entry fee by February 28. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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.

Irish Pages

Basic Information
The Linen Hall Library
17 Donegall Square North
Belfast
Northern Ireland
BT1 5GB
Contact Information
Chris
Agee
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Greater than 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2002
Distributors: 
Ubiquity, Gill & Macmillan
Representative Authors: 
<p><span class="contributorname00">Wendell Berry</span>, <span class="contributorname00">Ciaran Carson</span>, <span class="contributorname00">Patricia Craig</span>, <span class="contributorname00">Leontia Flynn, </span><span class="contributorname00">Brian Friel</span>, <span class="contributorname00">Hugo Hamilton</span>, <span class="contributorname00">Seamus Heaney</span>, <span class="contributorname00">Julia Kristeva</span>, <span class="contributorname00">Samuel Menashe</span>, <span class="contributorname00">Máire Mhac an tSaoi</span>, <span class="contributorname00">Zakaria Mohammed</span>, <span class="contributorname00">Paul Muldoon</span>, <span class="contributorname00">Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill</span>, <span class="contributorname00">Glenn Patterson</span>, <span class="contributorname00">W. G. Seabald</span>, <span class="contributorname00">Gary Snyder,</span> <span class="contributorname00">Susan Sontag, </span><span class="contributorname00">Charles Wright.</span></p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
45 USD
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
at least one

Irish Pages is a biannual journal, edited in Belfast and publishing, in equal measure, writing from Ireland and overseas. Its policy is to publish poetry, short fiction, essays, creative nonfiction, memoir, essay reviews, nature-writing, translated work, literary journalism, and other autobiographical, historical, religious and scientific writing of literary distinction.

Please do read the journal before submitting.
Please do not send standard reviews or narrowly academic articles.

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