Relevant Publishers LLC is looking for TRUE Alaskan stories of Miracles and/or Angelic Encounters for an upcoming project schedule for publication in 2019. If you are an Alaskan and/or were present in Alaska when you experienced a real-life miraculous event, please Contact Us.
The miraculous short stories must not have been previously published and must be based on accurate and true events. Stories should range between 2,500 to 6,000 words. Authors must be willing to provide a recent picture of themselves which will be posted on social media as part of the promotion of their story.
10 winning stories will be selected for publication.
Selected stories will receive $100 and 3 Free Copies of the new book after publication.
This nationally recognized contest is for works of original short fiction. The contest is named in honor of the Chicago literary great Nelson Algren and has been held annually since 1981. The award has been presented to a number of distinguished authors, including Louise Erdrich and Stuart Dybek. All stories entered will be considered for publication in Printers Row, the Chicago Tribunes' digital literary journal.
Authors must be 18 years old or older.
Stories must be 8,000 words or less.
Deadline to enter is February 7, 2018
To Enter the contest see the website:
Ever read an entire fiction story in under 100 words?
What that's the challenge of the International Flash Fiction Writing Contest funded by the Fundación César Egido Serrano. The goal of this contest is to write the best fiction story in 100 words or less. The contest is open to four different languages: English, Spanish, Hebrew, and Arabic.
The grand prize is $20,000 for the best story, with a second prize offering of $1,000 for the runner up each language category. The deadline for entry is November 23, 2017, as indicated in the time zone of the Spanish Peninsular. By entering the contest, the Cesar Egido Serrano Foundation reserves the right to publish your story.
Please note there is a section on the application that requests your ID or Passport number, but that field is optional. To protect yourself, we recommend leaving that section blank.
Click Here For the Flash Fiction Contest Application
Are you a writer under the age of 21? The Margaret and Reg Turnill Competition is looking for you. This year they are compiling a unique anthology honoring H.G. Wells and are looking for short story, fiction writers. There are no entry fees for writers under 21. The winning writer receives 1,000 English pounds, which is roughly $1,200 American dollars.
The rules are very simple and can be found here. Basically, each writer completes a fiction story between 1,500 and 5,000 words. Your story cannot have been previously published and must be a completely original story. All entries must be submitted before July 16, 2017.
This year's theme is "LIGHT." Light as a theme offers many opportunities for creative expression. Light might be astronomical as in the sun, moon, or stars providing light to a planet. It might be phosphorescent: algae or created by some other unique expression of life. It could be conceptual as in traveling by light. It could be metaphysical or employ quantum physics. Perhaps characters harness the power of light in healing, spiritual communication, or changing the direction of the universe. The concepts and uses of the "LIGHT" theme have endless potential.
Remember this contest is in memory of H.G. Wells when submitting your stories. H.G. Wells was a self-taught writer who deeply impacted the genre of science-fiction. He often mixed scientific principles with Some of his most famous works are Time Machine, War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, and the Island of Doctor Moreau.
The Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books is having a contest that ends May 31, 2017 entitled "Positively Happy." They are looking for positive short stories about being grateful and happy in life regardless of circumstances. It is important that your story be first person and under 1,200 words. You can see the story contest submission guidelines here. Authors who win will be awarded $200 for their submission and receive 10 free copies of the new book.
Futurescapes is hosting its 2017 writing contest for short stories in the sci-fi genre with the theme "Blue Sky Cities." They want stories (8,000 words or less) with a plot set in a near-future city where people have made vast improvements on air quality, climate adaptations, or other positive impacts on climate, weather, and environment. They do not want an unrealistic utopia, but would like to see dynamic stories with strong voices, characters that are realistic, and imagination used to overcome serious obstacles faced by the characters in this new city even though some of the climate aspects of the world have improved. The key is to show a solution is possible to today's problems in a manner consistent with politically charged atmosphere, scientific principles, economics, and everyday obstacles and emotions faced by average people including unintended consequences of even the best solutions.
For more information, check out their website: Futurescapes Writing Contest.
Grand Prize winner receives: $2,000.
5 Runners-Up will receive: $500
Deadline ends October 13, 2017
In honor of Resurrection Sunday, otherwise referred to as Easter in the USA, on April 5, 2015, Relevant Books will be giving away 10 FREE copies of my ebook Jesus Unveiled. For details on the contest please see their facebook page.
I've also recently created two quizzes on Goodreads.com about my book. The first one is titled God's Prophetic Calendar and is a VERY challenging quiz. The questions in this calendar quiz are answered in my book Jesus Unveiled but not as random facts. Instead the answers are intertwined as part of the timeline God used for fulling events in the ministry of Jesus.
The second quiz How Well Do You Know the Easter Story is much easier and deals with basic facts surrounding the resurrection. Most people familiar with the Resurrection of Jesus should be able to answer at least 9 of the 10 questions correctly. I hope you enjoy the quizzes and would love to hear how well you performed on each one. Comment below and give your score.