Writing contests, challenges, and submissions are an excellent way for writers for get their work out there. Not to mention, these submissions are great practice for not only writing but also for submitting your work, receiving feedback, and (unfortunately) getting rejected.

Here’s a list of writing contests and submissions all due within the next month.

A QUICK NOTE: Remember to read every submission guideline on the submissions page, no matter where you submit your work. Information I have written here may change overtime and failure to read the follow the respective guidelines on the following websites may result in an automatic rejection of your work.

Good luck submitting your work!

Writing Contests

Due in April 2024

With No Entry Fees

Host: Broad River Review
What: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Non-fiction
Deadline: April 1, 2024

Host: Bare Hill Review
What:
Fiction, Creative Non-fiction, Poetry
Deadline: April 5, 2024

Host: The Tomahawk Creek Review
What:
Fiction, Creative Non-fiction, Poetry
Deadline: April 6, 2024

Host: The Healing Muse
What:
Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry
Deadline: April 15, 2024

Host: Quarter After Eight
What:
Fiction, Creative Non-fiction, Poetry
Deadline: April 15, 2024

Host: Paper Dragon
What: Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry
Deadline: April 15, 2024

Host: Flash Fiction Online
What:
Flash Fiction
Theme: Weird Horror
Deadline: April 21, 2024 (may close early if they reach 1,000 submissions)

Host: Chicken Soup for the Soul
What:
Non-fiction stories or poems
Theme:
Christmas, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, New Year’s
Deadline:
April 30, 2024

Host: Chicken Soup for the Soul
What:
Non-fiction stories or poems
Theme:
Funny Stories
Deadline:
April 30, 2024

Host: Marathon Lit Review
What:
Fiction, Flash Fiction, Creative Non-fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry
Deadline: April 30, 2024

Writing Contests

Due in April 2024

With Entry Fees

Host: Writer’s Digest
What:
Self-published books
Submission Fee: $100 (early-bird)
Deadline: April 1, 2024 (early-bird)

Host: Atticus Review
What:
Fiction, Creative Non-fiction
Submission Fee:
$3
Deadline:
April 2, 2024

Host: Blood Orange Review
What:
Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry
Submission Fee: $3
Deadline: April 2, 2024

Host: Palette Poetry
What:
Poetry
Theme: Love
Submission Fee: $20
Deadline: April 7, 2024

Host: Green Linden Press
What:
Poetry
Submission Fee: $3
Deadline: April 14, 2024

Host: Common Ground Review
What:
Poetry
Submission Fee: $15
Deadline: April 15, 2024

Host: Pangyrus LitMag
What:
Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry
Submission Fee: $3
Deadline: April 15, 2024

Host: Broad River Review
What:
Fiction, Poetry
Submission Fee: $20
Deadline: April 15, 2024

Host: The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park
What:
Short Story
Submission Fee: $15
Deadline: April 16, 2024

Host: The Good Life Review
What:
Fiction, Creative Non-fiction, Poetry
Submission Fee: $18
Deadline: April 16, 2024

Host: Quillkeepers Press
What: Story, Essay, Memoir
Theme: Grief Anthology
Submission Fee: $2
Deadline: April 28, 2024

Host: Ninth Letter
What:
Literary Awards for Fiction, Creative Non-fiction, Poetry
Submission Fee: $18
Deadline: April 30, 2020

Host: Brevity Mag
What:
Brief Non-fiction
Submission Fee: $3
Deadline: April 30, 2024

Host: Five Points
What:
Short Fiction, Fiction, Short Non-fiction, Essay, Poetry
Submission Fee: $3.75
Deadline: April 30, 2024

Rachel Poli

Rachel Poli

Author

Rachel Poli is a multi-genre author with a soft spot for mystery.

She often experiments with short stories and flash fiction, however, she's currently working on the first book of her detective fiction series.

When she's not writing, she's usually cleaning, reading, or playing video games. She currently resides in New England with her zoo.

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