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Current Contests

The Erotica Novelist

Erotica Dec 1 - Dec 15 2016

Win $1000! No submission fees! More details

The Fantasy Novelist

Fantasy Nov 28 - Dec 15 2016

Win $1000! No submission fees! More details

The Horror Novelist

Horror Nov 24 - Dec 15 2016

Win $1000! No submission fees! More details

The Sci-Fi Novelist

Sci-Fi Nov 21 - Dec 15 2016

Win $1000! No submission fees! More details

The Crime Novelist

Crime/Thriller Nov 17 - Dec 15 2016

Win $1000! No submission fees! More details

The Romance Novelist

Romance Nov 14 - Dec 15 2016

Win $1000! No submission fees! More details
Previous Contests

The Novelist

Win & Get Published Oct 3 - Oct 30 2016

Win one of three publishing offers from Inkitt! No submission fees!

StoryPeak Novel Contest

Win & Get Published Jul 25 - Aug 21 2016

Win one of three publishing offers from Inkitt! No submission fees!
1st
Caged by Onaiza
2nd
Iosaghar by Lilia Blanc
3rd
THREE FAT SINGLETONS by Joe Bartholomew

Grand Novel Contest

Win & Get Published Mar 7 - Jun 7 2016

Win a publishing offer from Inkitt! No submission fees!
1st
I Was A Bitch by Emiisotherside

Con Man

Fanfiction Feb 3 - Mar 2 2016

Alan Tudyk, star of "Firefly", "Serenity", and the soon-to-be released "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", is launching his own writing contest for his latest web series "Con Man"! The winner of the contest will have the first chapter read by Alan himself in a video personally addressed to the author!
1st
Money Laundering or Cash Washing by J. Brooks
2nd
Con Man: Kids Need to Read by Adam Montierth
3rd
Love Keeps Her in the Air by MikaylaNicholKlint

Fandom 3

Fanfiction Dec 21 2015 - Jan 21 2016

We are accepting Fanfiction short stories and novels! The minimum word count is 2,000 words. You can submit for any fandom and genre; explore your favourite characters, venture into your favourite worlds, and showcase the talent that can be found in the fanfiction genre. It is time for you to bring your manuscript forth! Do not let this opportunity pass you by - submit your best works now!
1st
Hair by Baby Vixen
2nd
From Marshal To Guardian, Part One: The Crossing by Derek Konrad
3rd
The Maze Runner-Group B by Tiffany Yep

Star Wars

Sci-Fi / Fantasy Dec 14 2015 - Jan 14 2016

Do you have a sci-fi novel inspired by Star Wars, or have you written a similarly amazing Sci-Fi tale? Invite us into the future you imagine, and then take us even further! Get writing, and May the Force be with you!
1st
Dead Squad Chronicles: Season One by MandoWriter84
2nd
Destination Unknown by sergiopereira
3rd
The Amity Incident by CM_Weller

Fandom 2

Fanfiction Nov 22 - Dec 22 2015

Fanfiction novels of 40,000 words or more! Submit your best Fanfiction novels! Show us the world of your favorite fandom, and take the story to a whole new level. It’s time for you to bring your manuscript into the light and show it off to the world..
1st
Blame It On The Stars by WriteLikeAnAmerican
2nd
According to Legend: PART 1 by LinksLily
3rd
Lost in Austen: Reborn by TK Khan

Dreamlands

Fantasy Oct 21 - Dec 14 2015

Take us on an epic journey with your best fantasy stories. Submit ancient tales about dragons and griffins, or tell us your vision of the future through a science fantasy story. We want you to unleash your imagination and show us what you've got! Write a truly unforgettable fantasty adventure!
1st
Catalyst Moon: Incursion by Lauren L. Garcia
2nd
Illiom, Daughter of Prophecy by Claudio Silvano
3rd
The Rules of the Mine by Alex Rushmer

Sky Bound

Sci-Fi Oct 21 - Dec 14 2015

Explore alternate realities, imagine future societies, and race against scientific progress. Invite us to whatever science fiction destination you can imagine, and then take us even further. Get writing!
1st
The Esper Files by Egan Brass (Ryan Attard)
2nd
Archangel by Alexander Skel
3rd
Cauldwell's Conundrum by Bethany R. Lindell

Vendetta

Thriller / Adventure Nov 5 - Dec 12 2015

"Remember, remember the 5th of November / The gunpowder, treason, and plot / I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason / Should ever be forgot"
1st
Housewarming Gift by Joseph Hagen
2nd
Malcolm by OL Bobe
3rd
Bifrons murders by Mandaquila

Harrowing

Horror Nov 10 - Dec 10 2015

Prepare your scariest horror stories for our latest writing contest In honor of Stephen King! Judges will pick 3 winners from the top 10% of stories in our 'most voted' and 'most popular' sections.
1st
Beneath the Whitethorn by Trahelion
2nd
The Fire That Froze by FreydisMM
3rd
The Saints Beneath the Floorboards by StrawberrySunrise

NaNoWriMo 2015

Novel Length Fiction Nov 1 - Nov 30 2015

Thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo 2015? We have good news for you! Even if you don't complete the entire challenge, your story can still win on Inkitt!
1st
Mindbender by Digira
2nd
Firewatcher by F.H. Blake
3rd
Questing: A Failed Tale by Ashley Stryker

Nevermore

Horror Oct 6 - Oct 20 2015

It's Halloween! Our favorite writing contest of the year.
1st
The Anomaly by Etimire_T
2nd
Helen by mark giglio
3rd
LULLABY by Joseph A. Pinto

Entwined

Romance Sep 11 - Oct 11 2015

“He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.” — Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
1st
Temptation by Angelina Sylva W
2nd
A Marriage of Inconvenience by RaeGafford
3rd
Better Than Byron by

Reinvent reality

Sci-fi Aug 7 - Oct 7 2015

Explore alternate realities, imagine future societies, and race against scientific progress.
1st
LITTLE SLICES by Jo Perry
2nd
The House of Lucie by lidmila
3rd
Six Degrees of Separation by Executive Shrimp

Hidden Gems

Novel Length Fiction Sep 1 - Oct 1 2015

Submit your novel now for the chance to get published! 40,000 words or more – no other criteria! It’s time for you to bring your manuscript into the light and show it off to the world. We are looking for tomorrow's best-sellers!
1st
Sky Riders: The Rising Sun by Erin Swan

Shiver

Paranormal / Supernatural Jul 24 - Sep 24 2015

You intrigued us with your most fascinating paranormal and supernatural stories. The top 10% based on reader votes got the chance to be picked by the Inkitt staff for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize.
1st
What The Flower Says Of Death by Danielle Koste
2nd
Lacrimosa by Marn S
3rd
Iron Tree by Dris Horton

Wanderlust

Fantasy Aug 24 - Sep 24 2015

You helped us escape reality with your best fantasy. You wrote of beasts, pixie dust, and witches, and enchanted us with spells and potions. We read tales that are so lifelike they make us forget that we aren't surrounded by kingdoms and dragons.
1st
The Art of Falling by Dani Cojo
2nd
The Hatchling by Berti Walker
3rd
Luck of the Toss by Claudio Silvano

Reclaim Time

Historical Fiction Jul 24 - Sep 24 2015

You took us on a journey to the past with your best historical fiction stories. You got us caught in bygone centuries with your submissions of dynasties and bloodshed, heirs to the throne and romance, and life before smartphones and Siri.
1st
Crown of Vengeance by Emilea Jones
2nd
Black Dog by Dean Hamilton
3rd
The "Last" Quagga by A.R. Hellbender

Laughable

Humor Aug 7 - Sep 7 2015

Read stories that inspire smiles and have you laugh out loud. Dark humor, light humour, irony and satire.
1st
Hey Diddle Diddle by Debbie Manber Kupfer
2nd
Ouroboros by medicalducktorscully
3rd
Dear Writer's Block by Eve

Hither and Thither

Fantasy Jul 13 - Aug 24 2015

Submit your best original fantasy fiction stories of any length. And, as always, there is no entry fee. <br/> <li>Authors will retain all rights to work submitted to the contest.</li>
1st
The Horror of Dagon Hill by Stormarrow
2nd
The Ballad of Azron Bezron by Steve Wetherell
3rd
Chimehour by Deleted User

End Game

Horror Jul 13 - Aug 17 2015

Come. Play | Horror | No word limit.
1st
Her Harlequin Baby by AMeadon
2nd
The Sea Witch by O A Guilfoyle
3rd
NEVIL by Daylon Deon

Beyond Time

Sci-fi Jun 22 - Jul 28 2015

Sci-Fi | No word limit.
1st
The Children of Tsitsi by Katie Masters
2nd
Cyborg by Alex Rushmer
3rd
A City in the Air by Lyndsey Lewellen

Fated Paradox

Mystery / Thriller Jun 4 - Jul 4 2015

Thriller / Mystery | No word limit
1st
Dressed to Deceive by Nick R B Tingley
2nd
Influence by Sam-TenThirtyOne
3rd
Demons by Damian Greco

Epic Worlds

Fantasy May 6 - Jun 3 2015

"Epic Worlds: A New Adventure." Take us on an epic journey with your best fantasy stories. Submit ancient tales about dragons and griffins, or tell us your vision of the future through a science fantasy story. We want you to unleash your imagination and show us what you've got and write a truly unforgettable fantasty adventure.
1st
Illuminated by Shawn Patrick Cooke
2nd
The Winged Turban by Deleted User
3rd
The Huntress by jwjone12

Another World

Fantasy Apr 7 - May 5 2015

"Echo of another world." In honor of the stupendous Terry Pratchett and his classic Discworld novels, we’re asking writers to take us to different worlds with their stories. Pratchett inspired billions of genre writers to expand their minds and their imaginations, and with this contest we’ll be carrying on this tradition.
1st
Erewon by Hannah Palmer
2nd
War of the Words by Ellen Mae Franklin
3rd
Athanasia: The Great Insurrection by ThomasCoutouzis

Running Scared

Horror Mar 3 - Mar 31 2015

"Running Scared: The Most Terrifying Tale Ever Told." In the tradition of classic horror flicks and monster movies, we want the freakiest, flashiest fiction you can come up with. Make us scream! Fiction up to 15,000 words is accepted. Receive the most votes to bump your story into the top 10%, from which the winners will be chosen by Inkitt's guest judges. Review others' stories for a chance at an Amazon gift voucher!
1st
Hell's Laughter by Alyssa Waugh
2nd
First Date by Trond24
3rd
Scarrowcroft Manor by Ell Mack

Darkest Place in the World

Horror Feb 2 - Feb 28 2015

"You are in the darkest place in the world." Submit your blood-curdlers, spine-tinglers, skin-crawlers, and hair-raisers to Inkitt's free horror contest! Fiction from flash to 10,000 words is accepted. Receive the most votes to bump your story into the top 10%, from which the winners will be chosen by the Inkitt staff.
1st
The Lucienne Twins by LeoDuhVinci
2nd
Surfaced by Jessica George
3rd
The Cake Tree by Ever