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Open Writing Contests

  1. Group-Sponsored The Ward Contest: Delusions Group-Sponsored The Ward Contest: Delusions

    Deadline: March 1 (4 days left)

    1st prize:$100 cash via PayPal
    2nd prize:$75 cash via PayPal
    3rd prize:$50 cash via PayPal
  2. Member-Sponsored Just Listen to This! Contest Member-Sponsored Just Listen to This! Contest

    Deadline: March 17 (21 days left)

    1st prize:1 year Scribophile Premium upgrade or cash equivalent via PayPal if you're already upgraded
    2nd prize:$25 cash via PayPal
    3rd prize:10 karma points
  3. Group-Sponsored Crafting the Short Story Presents: What's It All About? Contest Group-Sponsored Crafting the Short Story Presents: What's It All About? Contest

    Deadline: April 15 (50 days left)

    1st prize:$100 cash via PayPal
    2nd prize:$75 cash via PayPal
    3rd prize:$50 cash via PayPal
    4th prize:20 karma points
    5th prize:18 karma points
    6th prize:12 karma points
    7th prize:5 karma points
    8th prize:5 karma points
    9th prize:5 karma points
    10th prize:5 karma points

Past Writing Contests

  1. Member-Sponsored Love in a Flash Contest Member-Sponsored Love in a Flash Contest

    Deadline: February 14

    1st prize:$75 cash via PayPal, 1 month subscription to Duotrope
    2nd prize:$50 cash via PayPal
    3rd prize:$25 cash via PayPal
  2. Member-Sponsored Carlos Dunning’s Crime Fiction Contest #3 Member-Sponsored Carlos Dunning’s Crime Fiction Contest #3

    Deadline: January 31

    1st prize:$100 cash via PayPal, 20 karma points
    2nd prize:$75 cash via PayPal, 15 karma points
    3rd prize:$50 cash via PayPal, 10 karma points
    4th prize:5 karma points
    5th prize:5 karma points
    6th prize:5 karma points
  3. Member-Sponsored Artificial Intelligence: Sci-fi Contest Member-Sponsored Artificial Intelligence: Sci-fi Contest

    Deadline: January 1

    1st prize:$100 cash via PayPal, Selected stories of Philip K. Dick (or equivalent collection), 20 karma points
    2nd prize:$75 cash via PayPal, 15 karma points
    3rd prize:$50 cash via PayPal, 10 karma points