This contest submissions season covers deadlines from December 1, 2021 through February 28, 2022. Thanks to Literistic, Poets & Writers, Submittable 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 quality opportunities for emerging and established fiction writers. Each comes with its own handy list of reasons to submit. See my recommended Winter 2021 writing contests.