Previous Awards Archives - Uncharted

Young Adults Write YA Contest

This contest is now closed. Thank you for your submissions! Young Adult literature is a cutting-edge and captivating genre, beloved by authors who choose to write for teens. YA authors build mesmerizing worlds that fascinate young, curious minds. In turn, YA is devoured by its target audience—young people who crave excitement, adventure, love, and acceptance. […]

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Historical Fiction Challenge

Last day to submit! Did you know that we’re now accepting historical fiction short stories? To launch this new category, we’re thrilled to announce a new writing challenge! For this challenge, we’re pleased to offer the first-place winner $500 and publication. All entries will be considered for general publication at our regular rate of $200. […]

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2023 Voyage Anthology 2 Results (Novel Excerpt and CNF)

And…the results are in for the second part of our anthology contest! Only this time we’re saying thank you to all the writers who submitted their novel excerpts and creative nonfiction for consideration in our second anthology! We were blown away by all the talented writers whose work we had the pleasure of reading. Every […]

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Uncharted Magazine Novel Excerpt Prize Judged by Meg Elison

CLOSED We invite writers to submit to the Uncharted Magazine Novel Excerpt Prize from September 1 to October 31, 2023. Think you’ve got an excerpt that will keep us reading and will leave us begging for more? We’re looking for the best 5,000 words or fewer of your novel in progress! We love to read […]

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Uncharted Magazine Short Story Award: The Aftermath

Thank you so much to everyone that entered. This contest is now closed, and we are happily reading the submissions! We invite writers to submit to the Uncharted Magazine Short Story Award: The Aftermath from June 1 to August 6, 2023. This award is for all three genres: SF/F, Thriller/Horror, and Mystery/Crime. Guest Judge A. […]

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Voyage YA by Uncharted Anthology Contest

Thank you to everyone who submitted short stories!  Check back in mid-July for the results! Big changes are at work for Voyage this year! We are moving all of our prize opportunities to two biannual anthologies dedicated to top-notch YA writing. We want to give our incredible contributors a chance to see their name in print! We […]

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AI Flash Challenge

This contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered! We’ll have a longlist in around ten weeks! We’re challenging writers to create 1,000-word-max flash genre stories in ten days or fewer! You’re invited to submit to the AI Flash Challenge from May 04 to May 14, 2023. We often find that the blank […]

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2023 Uncharted Magazine Thrilling Story Award

This contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered! We’ll have a longlist in around ten weeks! We invite writers to submit to the Uncharted MagazineThrilling Story Award from January 1 to February 28, 2023. This Award is for all three genres: SF/F, Thriller/Horror, and Mystery/Crime. Guest judge Gabino Iglesias will choose three […]

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Uncharted Magazine Short Story Award

Add to Calendar We invite writers to submit to the Uncharted Magazine Short Story Award from May 1 to July 31, 2022. This Award is for all three genres: SF/F, Thriller/Horror, and Mystery/Crime. Guest judge Lincoln Michel will choose three winning stories from a shortlist. We’re excited to offer 3 winners of this prize $1000 […]

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Uncharted Magazine Sci-Fi & Fantasy 1st Chapter Prize

Thank you to everyone who submitted this year! Please give us 8-10 weeks after contest closing to process the results. We can’t wait to share the winners with you. We’re looking for dynamic and thrilling First Chapters! Can you write a first chapter that captivates your audience enough to make them want to keep reading? […]

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The Crime/Mystery Short Story Contest

Thank you to all of our submitters this year! We can’t wait to share the winning stories with you. Uncharted Magazine publishes Crime/Mystery Short Stories from fiction writers of any background or experience. We want stories that delve into the psychology of crime, that explore desperate and dastardly characters committing crimes of passion and intrigue. […]

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