FOR SWG MEMBERS ONLY — JUNE MINI-CONTEST — read rules here!
Chicago Tribune’s 2017 Nelson Algren Literary Award $3500 first prize/ four finalists at $1000, and runners-up at $500. Any genre, fiction under 8000 words. Deadline January 31. Guidelines here. NO FEE
2017 Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest – $1000 for best humor poem, $250 for 2nd, ten honorable mentions at $100 each. Any genre, no longer than 250 lines. Deadline: April 1. NO FEE
Prose.COM – $100 Challenge of the Week Flex your creative muscles and try out different forms with this weekly challenge based on a wide variety of prompts. You must register with Prose.com in order to enter. No fee to register or enter. Deadline: Weekly.
Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest is an opportunity for new and amateur writers of new short stories or novelettes of science fiction or fantasy. No entry fee is required. Entrants retain all publication rights. All awards are adjudicated by professional writers only. Prizes every three months: $1,000, $750, $500, Annual Grand Prize: $5,000 additional! No entry fee is required, and all rights in the story remain the property of the author. All types of science fiction, fantasy and dark fantasy are welcome. Entries must be works of prose, up to 17,000 words in length. No poetry or works intended for children. Deadline: Quarterly: March 31, July 30, September 30, and December 31. Full guidelines and submission link here .