New Calls for Submissions–Write On!

• The Tuscany Prize for Catholic Fiction is accepting submissions until September 30, 2012. Submitted pieces must be unpublished and can be a short story, novella or novel. For more information go to their web site:

• Cowboy Up Story Contest is open to submission from March 1, 2012 to September 1, 2012. Story must be original and unpublished. Western theme. Maximum of 3500 words. Typed, double spaced. Must involve a cowboy or two. Fiction only. Must take place in Arizona. Entry fee $15. First prize: $250; Second prize: $150; Third prize: $75. For more guidelines information go to:

• Fantastic Books is running a short story contest for fantasy and science
fiction stories 700 to 1500 words long. Deadline August 15, 2012. Winning
entries will be published in an anthology. Revenue from the sale of this
book will go to the World Cancer Research Fund. There’s a small entry fee in
UK currency. Find more information at

• Fault Zone III: Over the Edge Contest is a San Francisco Peninsula Writers Contest, currently accepting submissions from non-members. Anthology will be published by The Sand Hill Review Press. Themes have to do with faults, not only earthquake faults but also personal faults and short comings. Stories that include California are appreciated. First prize: $300 and publication in anthology to be published by The Sand Hill Review Press. Second prize: $100. Third prize: $50. Deadline is August 15, 2012. Reading fee is $15. For submission details go to:

• Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest is accepting submissions until August 31, 2012. Grand Prize: $1000. Second prize: $100. Third prize: $50. Three honorable mentions. Entry fee is $4, and $3 for additional entries. Maximum word length: 1000. All six finalists will be published online in the October 2012 Issue of Gemini. No restrictions to content, style or genre. Send your best work. New and experienced writers welcomed. Instruction on how to send email or snail mail submissions at:

• Memoirs Ink is looking for original, well-written personal essays, memoirs, or stories that are based on autobiographical experiences. The narrative must be in first person. The contest is open to any type, genre or style of story. Stories can be funny or sad, serious, artsy or fragmented. This contest is open to any writer, any age, writing in English. Entry fee is $17. Word limit: less than 3000 words. Closing date is August 15. Read more at:

• Ooligan Press is seeking fiction and nonfiction books relating to the Pacific Northwest, which they define as Northern California, Oregon, Idaho, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska. They’re interested in books reflecting the literary, historical, and social values and attitudes of this area. Submission guidelines are here:

• The Stringybark Flash Fiction and Micro Fiction Award 2012 is looking for entertaining flash fiction, 100 words or less, of any genre. The story must have a link to Australia. First prize is $350; second prize is $150; third prize is $75. Top three prizes also include publication, certificate, ebook and paperback. Closing date is August 26, 2012. Winners will be announced on November 11, 2012. Entry fees vary per how many stories are entered. For more information and details go to:

• Wag’s Revue is an online-only literary quarterly of poetry, essays, fiction and interviews with waggish luminaries of our day. Please read the magazine prior to submission. All issues are available to read online, for free. Currently holding Summer Contest. Submissions being accepted until August 31. Contest is open to poetry, fiction and essays. $20 reading fee. Entries are judged by the editors. For each, first prize if $1000 and guaranteed publication, second place $500 and third $100. All pieces are considered for publication. Find out more at:

• Women On Writing (WOW) hosts a quarterly writing contest every three months. Entries must be in English. Looking for creative, original and light-hearted entries. Maximum words 750, minimum 250. Top three prizes are $350, $250, $150 respectively for first, second and third place. Prizes also include an Amazon gift card. Deadline is August 31. Entry fee is $10. Read guidelines at:

• Writer’s Digest Crime Writing Competition is accepting submissions until September 14, 2012. Grand prize: $2500 and a trip to the 2013 Writer’s Digest Conference in NYC. Entry fee is $20. Story must fiction, 4000 words or less. Get national recognition! Read all submission details at:


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