Expatriate and Work Abroad Contest is open to professional and freelance writers from any location around the globe. Submit an original and unpublished essay or mini-guide of between 1,200 and 5,000 words relating to an experience living, moving, or working abroad. Prizes: $500, $150, $100, and $50. No entry fee. Deadline Oct. 15. www.transitionsabroad.com/information/writers/expatriate_writing_contest.shtml
The Black Rover Chapbook Competition for a chapbook of poems or prose (including fiction, creative nonfiction, lyric essay, and prose hybrid manuscripts). Entries should be between 16 and 36 pages in length. Prize: $500 and publication. Entry fee $15. Deadline Oct. 31. https://blacklawrencepress.submittable.com/submit
WOW! Women On Writing Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest seeks personal, memoir, lyric, hybrid, and other essays of 200 to 1,000 words. The contest intends to “reward bravery in real-life storytelling and create an understanding of our world through thoughtful, engaging narratives.” Main prizes: $500, $300, and $200 and publication and an interview. Entry fee $12. Deadline Oct. 31. www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php#EssayContest
Crash Flash Fiction Contest for unpublished stories up to 1,000 words. Three winners receive $1,000 each. Open internationally. Entry fee $20. Deadline Nov. 1. www.craftliterary.com/craft-flash-fiction-contest/
WOW! Women On Writing Fall Flash Fiction Contest seeks fiction of 250 to 750 words in any genre. The contest intends “to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants.” Main prizes: $400, $300, $200, plus publication and an interview. Entry fee $10. Deadline Nov. 30. www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php
Landslide Lit: The co-editors of The Boom Project: Voices of a Generation anthology invite prose and poetry for their publication Landslide Lit on Medium.com. It features poetry and prose on the challenges of growing up, growing older, looking forward, and looking back. The current theme is citizenship and voting. To learn more, inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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