Almond Press is an independent publisher of dystopian and apocalyptic short fiction.

We run short story competitions to find talented writers, new or established, and offer prizes and publication to help promote their work around the world.

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Creative Writing Competitions

Our website features the most comprehensive and regularly-updated list of creative writing competitions available online. You can browse the calendar, or use the search bar below if you have something more specific in mind. We welcome contributions, so please feel free to message us if you’d like to add an event.

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“I would also suggest that any aspiring writer begin with short stories. These days, I meet far too many young writers who try to start off with a novel right off, or a trilogy, or even a nine-book series. That’s like starting in at rock climbing by tackling Mt. Everest. Short stories help you learn your craft.”

– George R.R. Martin

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