Worthwhile Fiction Contests for Spring 2021

by Arthur Klepchukov

See my latest roundup of fiction contests for Writer Unboxed:

This contest submissions season covers deadlines from March 1, 2021 through May 31, 2021. Spring is a great time to submit to literary journals that read during the academic year or opportunities that take place during the summer. Thanks to LiteristicPoets & WritersSubmittable Discover, and New Pages for many of these contests.

Much like editors are looking for reasons to reject work, I want to focus on opportunities worth my time. Thus, my list of writing contests below includes reasons to submit to that particular writing contest. May you find a promising opportunity among this list and spend less time searching for where to send your exceptional work.

I found 20 quality opportunities for emerging and established fiction writers. Each comes with its own handy list of reasons to submit. See my roundup of Spring 2021 writing contests.