Looking for some upcoming writing competitions? Spark: A Creative Anthology is hosting a competition called “Monsters and Marvels” that challenges writers to create a story involving both a monster and a marvel, or perhaps come up with a story element that is a little bit of both.
The prizes include monetary compensation for the top three finishers ($500 for first place) with a variety of other interesting perks like subscriptions to Duotrope, Scribophile, American Poetry Review, and, of course, Spark. Writers can enter either poetry or prose that is less than 300 lines or 12,000 words, respectively. Prose writing is divided into fiction and nonfiction categories, but outside of that any genre can be entered into either category. There is also an art segment of this competition for those who wish to compete in that.
Entries can be submitted between September 15th and October 1st, so you have well over a month to create that drawing, craft that poem, or write that story. It is worth noting that there is no charge to enter the competition.
If you’re looking for a spot to submit some work, a chance to maybe get published and add something to your writer’s resume, or simply looking to warm up your writing skills for this year’s NaNoWriMo, Spark’s competition may be for you. Check out the competition page for more details and see if you want to throw your hat in the ring.