Call For Submissions: The Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize

Call For Submissions: The Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize

News by Peter Derk October 9, 2014
Black Balloon Publishing announces open submission period for the Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize. No reading fee!

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: September Edition

Column by Taylor Houston September 30, 2014
It's my BIRTHDAY month...so someone write me an awesome birthday-themed flash fiction story.
Win A Copy of David Cronenberg's Debut Novel, 'Consumed'

Win A Copy of David Cronenberg's Debut Novel, 'Consumed'

News by Joshua Chaplinsky September 3, 2014
The director of 'Videodrome' and 'The Fly' has written a novel. You want to read it.

Burnt Tongues: A Behind the Scenes Chronicle

Column by Brandon Tietz August 12, 2014
A behind the scenes chronicle of 'Burnt Tongues,' the Chuck Palahniuk anthology, as recounted by one of the authors.

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: June Edition

Column by Taylor Houston June 30, 2014
Win James Neal Harvey's latest and celebrate 100 years of Joyce.

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: May Edition

Column by Taylor Houston May 30, 2014
15 words or less about this old house. Go.

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: April (Poetry Month) Edition

Column by Taylor Houston April 30, 2014
Poetry Noir and a SWEET prize from Richard Thomas.

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: March Edition

Column by Taylor Houston March 31, 2014
More awesome reads from Two Dollar Radio will be awarded to the best Flash Fiction story about Pi(e)!

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: February Edition

Column by Taylor Houston February 27, 2014
Short month and a closer deadline. Get Flashy!

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: January Edition

Column by Taylor Houston January 31, 2014
New year, new rules. This month, write about something "new" in 14 words or less.

UPDATED WITH WINNER: LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: December (Holiday) Edition

Column by Taylor Houston January 1, 2014
Can't get "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" out of your head? Did you just watch "A Muppet Christmas Carol" for the 100th time (even though you're 41?)Then this edition of the Smackdown is for you!

UPDATED WITH WINNER: LitReactor's Flash (Crime) Fiction Smackdown: November Edition

Column by Taylor Houston November 27, 2013
Win a copy of the Kwik Krimes anothology by writing a 100-word "Flash Crime" story.

UPDATED WITH WINNER: LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: October Edition

Column by Taylor Houston October 31, 2013
I dare you to scare me. 25 words. 2 sentences. Endless opportunity for horror and pre-Halloween fright.

Updated With Winners: LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: September Edition (...and another chance to win Chuck Palahniuk's new book!)

Column by Taylor Houston September 30, 2013
Get another chance to win one of three copies we are giving away of Chuck Palahniuk's next book Doomed by writing a metaphor for Purgatory in 25 words or less.
BookSmash Challenge

HarperCollins BookSmash Challenge Aims To "Re-Imagine" The Book

News by Christopher Shultz
App developers gained access to HarperCollins OpenSource API in a competition to "break the binding" of traditional reading experiences.
DC Comics - apologizes Harley Quinn Suicide Contest

DC Comics in Hot Water Over Harley Quinn Suicide Contest - Apologizes

News by Dean Fetzer September 13, 2013
A contest asking for illustrations of “popular villainess Harley Quinn seemingly about to commit suicide while naked”, announced just days before the start of National Suicide Prevention Week.

UPDATED WITH WINNER: LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: July Edition

Column by Taylor Houston July 31, 2013
Win a copy of DOOMED, Chuck Palahniuk's upcoming sequel to DAMNED, in: Flash Fiction Smackdown - Dante Edition
Win a Contract to Write a Dark Crystal Novel

You Could be Writing the Next Dark Crystal Novel

News by Dean Fetzer June 19, 2013
The Jim Henson Company and Grosset & Dunlap have announced a competition to write a YA novel based on the 1982 movie.
Prada Sponsors a Writing Contest

Of Course It’s A Prada Short Story Contest, Dahling

News by Dean Fetzer April 23, 2013
A new writing contest sponsored by the Italian design house on the subject “the reality and its perception”.

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: March Edition

Column by Taylor Houston March 29, 2013
Two sentences. 25 words. Flash!
New Contest: Show Us Your Tattered Covers

New Contest: Show Us Your Tattered Covers - Updated with Winner

News by Emily Rose Lathrop February 2, 2013
Got a favorite book that's ready to fall apart? Don't throw it out, snap a picture of it and you could win prizes!