Needle In The Hay Short Story Contests

Here you will find snapshots of all the open short story contests along with links to their full guidelines pages. We try to keep a fresh mix of contests on offer, with prizes ranging from cash to kudos and other services.

If you have an idea for an award, or want to submit a writing prompt, enter it via the Entries page, and write either Writing Prompt or Contest Idea in the headline as appropriate.

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OPEN SPACES | Science Fiction Short Story Contest 2015

Wort Count: 700 words or less

Due Date: 12 June 2015

Brief: Use one of the included writing prompts to write a short stort within the genre of Science Fiction (More)

 

PROGNOSIS NEGATIVE | Medical Fiction Short Story Contest

Word Count: 600 or less

Due Date: 29 May 2015

Brief: Wite a short story where the protagonist recieved unexpected new from a medical professional (More)

 

SHIRT STORY | Magical Realism Short Story Contest 2015

Word Count: 800 words or less

Due Date: May 22nd

Brief: Using magical realism as your genre, write a story about shirts. Guidelines apply. (More)

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