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Open Writing Contests

  1. Group-Sponsored Strong Female Characters Contest Group-Sponsored Strong Female Characters Contest

    Deadline: December 15 (7 days left)

    1st prize:$100 cash via PayPal, 10 karma points
    2nd prize:$75 cash via PayPal, 10 karma points
    3rd prize:$50 cash via PayPal, 10 karma points
    4th prize:10 karma points
    5th prize:10 karma points
    6th prize:10 karma points
  2. Group-Sponsored The Holidays - A Writing Contest Group-Sponsored The Holidays - A Writing Contest

    Deadline: December 24 (16 days left)

    1st prize:one year Scribophile Premium upgrade, $25 cash via PayPal, 15 karma points
    2nd prize:$25 cash via PayPal, 15 karma points
    3rd prize:15 karma points
    4th prize:5 karma points
    5th prize:5 karma points
  3. Group-Sponsored Feminist Ars Poetica Contest Group-Sponsored Feminist Ars Poetica Contest

    Deadline: December 31 (23 days left)

    1st prize:20 karma points
    2nd prize:15 karma points
    3rd prize:10 karma points
  4. Member-Sponsored Open Season – 2016 Haiku Contest Member-Sponsored Open Season – 2016 Haiku Contest

    Deadline: December 31 (23 days left)

    1st prize:$100 cash via PayPal
    2nd prize:$50 cash via PayPal
    3rd prize:$25 cash via PayPal
    4th prize:$25 cash via PayPal
  5. Member-Sponsored Artificial Intelligence: Sci-fi Contest Member-Sponsored Artificial Intelligence: Sci-fi Contest

    Deadline: Jan 1, 2017 (24 days left)

    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
  6. Member-Sponsored Carlos Dunning’s Crime Fiction Contest #3 Member-Sponsored Carlos Dunning’s Crime Fiction Contest #3

    Deadline: Jan 31, 2017 (54 days left)

    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

Past Writing Contests

  1. Member-Sponsored Liturgical Year Story Contest Member-Sponsored Liturgical Year Story Contest

    Deadline: November 19

    1st prize:20 karma points
    2nd prize:15 karma points
    3rd prize:10 karma points
  2. Group-Sponsored The Dreaded Selfie: A Close POV Contest Group-Sponsored The Dreaded Selfie: A Close POV Contest

    Deadline: November 10

    1st prize:20 karma points
    2nd prize:15 karma points
    3rd prize:10 karma points
    4th prize:5 karma points
    5th prize:5 karma points
  3. Group-Sponsored Something’s Brewing Contest Group-Sponsored Something’s Brewing Contest

    Deadline: October 31

    1st prize:20 karma points
    2nd prize:15 karma points
    3rd prize:10 karma points
    4th prize:1 karma point to three honorable mentions