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Short story Competitions 2022 is a curated list of contests that are open to writers all over the world, practically in the short story genre.

Short Story Competitions 2022

Short story Competitions 2022 is a curated list of contests that are open to writers all over the world, practically in the short story genre.

Often, there are no restrictions as to who can enter the contests.

The short story Competitions 2022 list are gathered from many websites and blogs, and other writing platforms. This is to ensure writers have some opportunities available for them to grab.

Interested writers are however advised to read the submission guidelines before submitting to the short story Competitions. Failure to do so, might result in disqualification.

Note: The Short Story Competitions 2022 list will be updated from time to time.

List Of Short Story Competitions 2022

  • Short Story Competitions 2022 January

  • Masters Review Winter Short Story Award 2022
    Welcome to 2021-2022 Masters Review Winter Short Story Award for New Writers, an annual contest that recognizes the best fiction from today’s emerging writers.  Judging this year’s contest is Ye Chun, author of Hao, a collection of stories recently longlisted for the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence. 
      The winning story will be awarded $3000 and publication online.
         Second and third place stories will be awarded publication and $300 and $200 respectively.
           All winning stories and any notable Honorable Mentions will receive agency review by the following: Nat Sobel from Sobel Weber, Victoria Cappello from The Bent Agency, Andrea Morrison from Writers House, Sarah Fuentes from Fletcher & Company, Heather Schroder from Compass Talent, and Siohban McBride from Carnicelli Literary Management

          Deadline: January 21

          • Lilith Magazine Annual Fiction Competition 2022
          Lilith Magazine has announced the extension of its annual fiction competition. The competition is open to all writers. Also, interested applicants are required to read through and  follow the guidelines before attempting submissions.

          Writers and artists are paid for their work in Lilith, in print and on the blog.

          Deadline extended to January 15, 2022

          • The Isele Magazine Submissions Prize 2022
          Isele Magazine Submissions Prizes celebrates the best of short stories, poetry, and essays by writers published in Isele Magazine. 

          The prizes are split into three categories – short stories, poetry, and essays, and each category is judged by a panel of two judges. The longlists of ten stories, ten suites of poems or single poems, and eight essays will be announced in February, while the shortlists of five works per category will be revealed at the end of March. The winners will receive $200 each, presented to them at a ceremony at the end of April

          Deadline: January 31

          • Short Story Competitions 2022 February
          • Association Of Writers And Writing Programs 2022 Award Series
          The Association of Writers and Writing Program 2022 Award Series has been announced open for writers to submit their best manuscripts in different genres and contest for cash prizes and amazing opportunity of publication.

          Association of Writers and Writing Program 2022

          About the Association of Writers and Writing Program 2022 Award Series
          AWP’s Award Series is an annual competition for the publication of excellent new book-length works. The competition is open to all authors writing in English regardless of nationality or residence, and it is open to published and unpublished authors alike. 

          The 2022 Award Series conducts an evaluation process of writers for writers by writers. AWP hires a staff of screeners who are themselves writers; the screeners review manuscripts for the judges. Typically, the screeners will select ten manuscripts in each genre for each judge’s final evaluations

          Deadline:  February 28, 2022. 

          • Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition 2022
           The winners of the competition will be announced on September 24 2022 at the the Story Awards Dinner at the Scottish Art Club, Edinburgh.

          Entry fee is £10 per story.  All proceeds are used to support the arts in Scotland. 
          The competition is managed by the Scottish Arts Trust and run entirely by volunteers.

          The Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition seeks original, engaging, and entertaining stories on any topic up to 2,000 words. It is open to writers worldwide, published or unpublished, over 16 years. We accept entries from 1 December to 28/2.

          • Short Story Competitions 2022 March

          • Short Story Competitions 2022 April
          • Bath Short Story Award 2022
          The ninth Bath Short Story Award 2022 is open for entries now and will close on Monday, April 11th at midnight BST. We welcome stories of up to 2200 words on any subject or theme from anywhere in the world. Before entering, please check the rules for more details.

          This year, the competition is judged by novelist, short story writer, playwright and writing teacher, Paul McVeigh who has judged many short story awards. Read our interview with him to find out more about him and what he looks for in a short story.
          The longlist and shortlist for the Bath Short Story Award 2022 is likely to be announced in July 2022 and the winners by August 2022.

          • Short Story Competitions 2022 May
          • Bristol Short Story Prize 2022
          Welcome to the Bristol Short Story Prize – an annual international writing competition open to all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK based writers.

          The 2022 Bristol Short Story Prize is open for entries. The closing date is May 4th 2022. 

          The closing date for our 15th competition is midnight (BST), May 4th 2022.

          20 stories will be shortlisted and published in Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 15 by Tangent Books. The winner and 2 runners up will be selected from the shortlist and announced at an awards ceremony in October 2022.

          • The Bath Novel Award 2022

          Bath Novel Award is one of the bath novel writing prizes that are organized annually, and made open to different writers. The Bath Novel Award 2022, just like the other bath novel writing prize comes with its cash prizes aside other writing opportunities.

          Deadline For Bath Novel Award 2022: Entries for the bath novel award 2022 are invited from: 1st December 2021 to 31st May 2022 

          Prize: $3,000

          • Short Story Competitions 2022 June 
          • Short Story Competitions 2022 July

          • Short Story Competitions 2022 August

          • Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2022
          The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2022 has been announced open to writers to submit their best works. For the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2022, they are looking for the best new writing talent. 

          The £5,000 international literary prize is open to poetry and short fiction submissions on any theme, celebrating innovation in content, form and technique

          Deadline: August 21

          • Short Story Competitions 2022 September
          • Short Story Competitions 2022 October
          • Short Story Competitions 2022 November
          • Short Story Competitions 2022 December

          List Of Short Story Competitions 2021


          • VAL WOOD & YORKSHIRE PRIZE 2021
          Writers' entries are now being accepted for the Val Wood Prize for Creative Writing 2021: Now & Then. The theme for the competition has been chosen to mark the end of lockdown and reflect times of positive change. 

          In addition to the Val Wood Prize 2021, the Yorkshire Prize 2021 is also going to held.

           The contest is organized annually, with the organizers and the judges receiving overwhelming amounts of submission from writers.

          However, according to the organizers, they've decided to celebrate local talents. Thus, the reason for splitting the competition into two in order to allow entries to the category of choice.

           Guidelines & Requirements:
          There is no required theme.

          Poetry will not be considered for the prizes.

          The competition is only open to writers who are above 16 years of age.

          Entry Fee: Free.

          Prize: £100.and publication.

          Deadline: August 28, 2021.


          The Hidden Beast Award is a scriptwriting and development contest which involves the production of short film script in collaboration with Gentle Beasts. 

          Guidelines & Requirements:

          1 submission, plus a biography not exceeding 150 words, per candidate.

          Entrants must be 17 years and above. Must alos be a UK resident.

          Script submissions must be no longer than 15 pages. 

          It is a short film award for shorts with a 10-15 minute run time.

          Entry Fee: Free

          Prize: Development, Production & screening of winning script worth £4000.

          Deadline: August 20, 2021.


          Writers are asked to create original flash fiction on the theme of ‘Genius'. 

          Guidelines & Requirements:

          Maximum submission of three pieces may be entered for consideration. Maximum word count is 400.

          They are seeking fun prose from astute angles.
           They are  looking for astounding objectivity, clever perspectives and a keen sense of awareness in a fun flash.

          All works must be in English language.

          Entry Fee: £6

          Prize: more than $800 and publication.

          Deadline: August 30, 2021.


          The TCK Publishing Short Story Contest is an international short story contest established in 2021. Each year’s prizewinner receives a $1,000 honorarium and publication of his or her short story on the TCK Publishing website.

          Guidelines & Requirements:

          Max word count is 3,000.

          Entry Fee: $12

          Prize: : $1,000 and publication.

          Deadline: August 31, 2021.


          The NAWG Open Short Story and Poetry Competition is now open to everyone for interested writers to submit their works. 
          Categories are Short Story and Poetry. 

          Guidelines & Requirements:

          Short story: 500-200 words max word count.

           Poetry: 40 lines maximum.

          Entry Fee: $5

          Prize:  more than $200

          Deadline: August 31, 2021.

          October 2021 Short Story Competitions

          The Writer 2021 Short Story Contest | 100 Word Contest

          The writer has announced the submission for its Short Story Contest open for writers. Writers are to read the submission guidelines and follow it strictly to avoid disqualification.

          The submission guidelines for the writer short story contest is prescribed in PDF format. Interested writers can download the guidelines on the website.

          A link for the download is under the post

          Deadline: October 5, 2021

          November 2021 Short Story Competitions

          The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2022

          The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is one of the most anticipated literary contests in the Commonwealth countries, most especially in Africa. The literary contest has been reputed for its contribution to support writers' works and the ability to give wide publicity based on its large audience.

          Surprisingly, the literary contest has been ongoing for ten years now.

          The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2022 is now announced open for writers to submit their best work inorder to contest for a cash prize worth more than $5,000.

          Deadline : November 1, 2021.



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          Short story Competitions 2022 is a curated list of contests that are open to writers all over the world, practically in the short story genre.
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