Looking for a Contest Specific to Your Genre?

Reedsy Curated Contest Site

We all come across open themed or prompt contest, but what about contest specific to your genre?  Well, the search is over. Reedsy is an excellent resource for finding the perfect contest for you.

What’s even better, is it’s free! I Reedsy is one of those jewels you come across within writing communities. It is resource stocked with free courses on writing resources, editing and publishing.

In the meantime, here are  few to get you started.

    1. Reedsy’s weekly writing prompt – Deadline: December 21st, 2018 • Genre: Fiction, Short Story; Entry Fee : Free. Top prize $50.
    2. Remember in November Contest for Creative Nonfiction: Hippocampus Magazine; Memoir excerpts and personal essays up to 4,000 words; no theme. Deadline: July 15th, 2018 • Entry fee 💰: $12. Genre: Memoir, Non-fiction. Top prize –  $1000.
    3. Nowhere Magazine Spring 2018 Travel Writing Contest. Travel-specific pieces; Deadline: July 1st, 2018 • Entry fee 💰: $20. Genre: Fiction, Non-fiction. Top prize-$1000.
    4. Emerging Writer’s contest – Ploughshares. Authors are considered “emerging” if they haven’t published or self-published a book. Deadline: May 15th, 2018 (Expired) • Entry fee 💰: $24. Genre: Essay, Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Short Story. Top prize – $2,000 for each genre and publication in the literary journal.

    5. Jim Martin Memorial Story contest – Arizona Mystery Writers. Open to anyone. Deadline: June 1st, 2018 • Entry fee 💰: $15. Genre: Crime, Short Story. Top prize – $200.

With more than 256 contests, you have lots to choose from to stretch those writing muscles. So, check out their contest site, pick one from your genre, and jump in!


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New Places to Submit Your Writing

It’s the beginning of summer. Most of us are busy getting ready for that much-anticipated vacation, or holiday barbecue.  But, if you’re like me you have a stack of file of short stories or even essays that have been sitting there gathering dust. Well, here’s your chance to shake the clean it up and send it out into the world for others to read.

Here are a few new places you might want to consider:

From the Author Publish, 16 Literary Journals which accept ‘blind’ submissions.

  1. Ars Medica – an online  journal of arts, medicine, and the humanities; prose and poems that related to medical issues.
  2. Spry – an online literary journal; poetry and prose.
  3. Perch – a non-academic literary journal; poetry, prose, visual art, and music related to mental health.
  4. Jaggery – focus on connecting South Asian diasporic writers, homeland writers, non-South Asians  with a South Asia connection.
  5. Burningword Literary Journal – poetry, flash fiction, and flash nonfiction; double-blind reading process.
  6. POUi – new and exciting writing; particularly international.
  7. The Matador Review –  an online  journal; looking for ‘alternative work; fiction, non fiction, flash fiction, visual art, and poetry.
  8. Chantwood Magazine-  Online journal; sci-fi, fantasy, speculative fiction, romance, literary fiction, historical fiction, and poetry.
  9. Into The Void –  a UK based literary journal; experimental literary work of poetry and prose.
  10. Toyon- a multilingual journal of literature; publish work in English and Spanish; accepts reprints.
  11. Radar – an online poetry journal.
  12. Sweet Tree Review – poetry and prose.
  13. The Fieldstone Review – poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and reviews.
  14. Border Crossing – writing that crosses boundaries in genre or geography.
  15. Stonecoast Review – poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, dramatic works, and visual arts.
  16. tssf Journal – poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction related to issues of Africa.

For more imformation, click on the links of each journal and good luck!

I’d love to hear your comments. Talk to me. Tell me your story. I’m all ears and look for me on Facebook at SheilaMGood,  PinterestBloglovinTwitter@sheilamgood, Contently, and Instagram. You can follow my reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.