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Non fiction stories are requried for this writing contest. Share a moment, an object, a feeling, etc. The object is to share your feelings and observations during an important event in your life.
Deadline: Thursday, January 25, 2018 Contest Details
A drabble is a flash fiction story that only uses 100 words. Can you write a story with only 100 words? The winner of this writing contest will win $100.
Deadline: Monday, February 26, 2018 Contest Details
Flash fiction is writing a story but with a limited number of words. For this contest write a story with only 75 words. Win a cash prize.
Deadline: Sunday, March 18, 2018 Contest Details
The Hershey story writing contest is interested in student submissions. The objective of this contest is to encourage interest and knowledge of history.
Deadline: February 15. Contest Details
Share your non-fiction writing to enter this writing contest. Share your memoir or any post that is not fiction. Cash prize.
Deadline: Monday, March 19, 2018 Contest Details
Write a story with only 50 words! That is the challenge of this writing contest. Can you tell a complete story with only 50 words?
Deadline: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Contest Details
Write a classic romance story. Share a a story the brings two people together. These two don't realize that they are made for each other. But your readers do! Romance sells! This is your chance to get into the most popular genre.
Deadline: Friday, April 13, 2018 Contest Details
Flash fiction is writing a story but with a limited number of words. For this contest write a story with exactly 150 words. Win a cash prize.
Deadline: Saturday, May 5, 2018 Contest Details
What's your story? Share your story (yes, you can make stuff up!) and enter it in this writing contest. Chance at a $100 prize.
Deadline: Friday, May 25, 2018 Contest Details
For new and amateur writers to share science fiction or fantasy short stories. Novelettes are also welcomed.
Deadline: Every three months. Contest Details
Write a horror story to enter this writing contest. Terrorize your reader for your chance at the cash prize.
Deadline: Friday, June 1, 2018 Contest Details
Dialogue is an important part of any story. The challenge here is to strip away everything from a story and only use dialogue. No speech tags are even permitted. Write a complete story with only dialogue.
Deadline: Friday, June 8, 2018 Contest Details
A flash fiction story is a story that uses only a few words that results in a big impact.
Deadline: Saturday, June 16, 2018 Contest Details
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