Free Writing Contests in 2020

This is a list of some of the free writing contests that I am considering entering in 2020:

The César Egido Serrano Flash Fiction Competition

The Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize

St. Martin’s Minotaur/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition

The Narrative Prize

The Bacopa Literary Review

Steinbeck Fellowship in Creative Writing

Me&MyLife New Talents

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry

Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

Best Translated Book Award

Translation Fellowship

Little Tokyo Historical Society

Binghamton University Book Awards

Harold Morton Landon Translation Award

Raiziss/De Palchi Book Prize

Nelson Algren Short Story Award

The Sunday Times Short Story Award

Haiku Society of America Merit Book Awards

Drue Heinz Literature Prize

Bahrain’s Free Publications

In Bahrain, there are a few publications that are available free of charge: Bahrain This Week, Weekender, and Fab. Bahrain This Week claims to be “the island’s first augmented weekly” and it covers local events as well as some interesting advice on travel, health, motors, and technology. The last few pages feature reviews on books, games, and movie trailers that can be viewed on your smartphone or on your tablet with the GoLive app.

The Weekender includes a list of places where to eat, upcoming events, and shopping advice. It also features a travel article usually about a local or an expat who has visited another country. This week’s Weekender features shops and restaurants where you can find the best “Ramadan Treats.”

Fab is a periodical that is distributed every term to schools and bookstores. I usually find a copy at a major bookstore. It is essentially a guide to life in Bahrain. The Spring/Summer 2014 edition contains 44 pages that are packed with useful information on things to do and places that you can find on the island. You can also access this information at

Bahrain This Week and Weekender. All rights reserved.

Fab All rights reserved.