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Rollick Magazine Call for Submissions

Rollick Magazine is seeking submissions from contemporary writers, thinkers, poets, artists, and creators on the theme of "Modern Ingenue." The most popular post of the issue will be awarded a monetary prize of $250 ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/13/2015

Prizes: 

$250

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

02/28/2015

The Autumn House Press Contests

The annual Autumn House Press Contests award publication of full-length manuscripts in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction. Each winner also receives $2,500 ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$2,500

Fees: 

$30

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

02/25/2015

Wabash Prize for Fiction

For each submission, send one fiction piece (limit 7,500 words). First Prize: $1000 and publication in Sycamore Review. All contest submissions will be considered for regular inclusion in Sycamore Review ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/17/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

02/25/2015

The 2015 Clockwise Chapbook Competition

Entries of 24-32 pages of original poetry in English must be postmarked by April 15, 2015. Winner will receive a $500 Prize and a Book Publication in Perfect Bound Editions ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/15/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Book

Date added: 

02/25/2015

Playboy Magazine College Fiction Contest

Contest is open to all college students age 18 or older. First-place winner will receive $3,000 and publication of their manuscript in Playboy's October 2015 issue. Second and third place winners will receive $300 and $150, respectively ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/01/2015

Prizes: 

$3,000

Fees: 

$5

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

02/25/2015

The Conium Review's Innovative Short Fiction Contest

The winning story will be published in The Conium Review's next issue. The winning author will receive $500, five copies of the issue, and a copy of the judge's latest book. Submit any combination of flash fictions or short stories up to 7,500 total words ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/01/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

02/24/2015

Engine Books Fiction Prize

The judges are accepting submissions of novels and story collections to the Engine Books Fiction Prize. The winning manuscript will receive a $1,000 advance and be published by Engine Books. Two additional winners will be considered for publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$30

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

02/24/2015

Moon City Poetry Award

The Moon City Poetry Award is for an original, full-length collection of poetry composed in English by a single or collaborative author. First prize: $1000, publication by Moon City Press ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

02/24/2015

The Asbury Park Music in Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

The judges will select two grand prize winners: one APMFF Drama Feature Film Screenplay Winner and one APMFF Genre Feature Film Screenplay Winner. Each of the two winners will be awarded $1,000, two event tickets and a personal meeting ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/20/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Screenwriting

Date added: 

02/18/2015

2015 TIFERET Writing Contest

Tiferet, a journal of spiritual literature and art, is accepting submissions for the 2015 TIFERET Writing Contest. $1,500 will be awarded in prizes: $500 for the best poetry submission, $500 for the best short story (fiction), $500 for the best essay ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500 will be awarded in prizes

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

02/18/2015

Willow Books Literature Awards

The Willow Books Literature Awards recognize literary excellence in prose and poetry by writers from culturally diverse backgrounds. The Grand Prize winners each receive a $1,000 cash prize, publication by Willow Books ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$30

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction

Date added: 

02/14/2015

The Eludia Award

Hidden River Publishing announces the opening of the fourth Eludia Award, for a first book-length unpublished novel or collection of stories. The prize is open to women writers age 40 and older. The winning manuscript will be published on our imprint, Sowilo Press, and will receive $1000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$30

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

02/14/2015

The M.F.K. Fisher Awards for Excellence in Culinary Writing

The MFK Fisher Awards, presented annually, honor Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher, a widely read and lauded culinary writer. Three cash prizes and certificates will be awarded: $500 to the category winner, $100 for second prize, and $50 for third prize ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/31/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$35

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

02/14/2015

Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction

The Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction will award $2,000 for the best short story, which will be published in the fall/winter 2015 issue of Colorado Review. There are no theme restrictions, but stories must be under 50 pages ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/14/2015

Prizes: 

$2,000

Fees: 

$17

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

02/14/2015

The 2015 4th Annual Kindle Book Awards

This contest is sponsored by The Kindle Book Review & Digital Book Today. Seven winners in seven (7) categories including appropriate sub-genres (Mystery/Thriller, Romance, Literary Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Y/A, Horror/Suspense, Non-fiction) will each receive $350 in cash ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/01/2015

Prizes: 

$350 in cash and $900 in other prizes

Fees: 

$29

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

02/14/2015

The Hudson Prize

Black Lawrence Press awards The Hudson Prize for an unpublished collection of poems or short stories. The winner of this contest receives book publication, a $1,000 cash award, and ten copies of the book ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction

Date added: 

02/14/2015

Gertrude Press Chapbook Competition

Each year Gertrude Press publishes two chapbooks: one fiction and one poetry. These beautiful, perfect bound books include a unique cover in a limited press run. The winners of the annual contest will also receive $250 ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/15/2015

Prizes: 

$250

Fees: 

$17

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction

Date added: 

02/11/2015

Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry

The 19th Annual Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry 2015: $2000 plus publication for a full-length poetry collection. The Prize is awarded for an unpublished, full-length volume of poems by a U.S. author ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/15/2015

Prizes: 

$2,000

Fees: 

$28

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

02/11/2015

Rattle Poetry Prize

The annual Rattle Poetry Prize now offers $10,000 for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will also receive $200 each and publication. Open to writers, worldwide; poems must be written in English ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/15/2015

Prizes: 

$10,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

02/11/2015

Noemi Press Book Awards

The 2015 Noemi Book Award for Fiction and the 2015 Noemi Book Award for Poetry will be judged by the editors. The winners will receive $1000, publication by Noemi Press, and 10 author’s copies ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction

Date added: 

02/11/2015

Four Way Books Levis Prize in Poetry

The Levis Prize in Poetry is open to any poet writing in English regardless of publication history. First-place winner receives publication of a book-length collection, a Four Way Books sponsored reading in NYC, and $1000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$28

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

02/11/2015

The Waterston Desert Writing Prize

The Waterston Desert Writing Prize will recognize one writer with a $1,000 award annually in June. Emerging, mid-career or established writers in the field of literary nonfiction are encouraged to apply ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

02/11/2015

The Washington Prize

In 2015, The Word Works will award a living American or Canadian poet $1,500 and book publication for a volume of original poetry in English. To enter submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

02/11/2015

Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Contest

The Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Contest will award a first prize of $1,000 plus publication. Submit an essay of 6,000 words or less. All entries are considered for publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

02/10/2015

Epiphany Magazine Chapbook Contest

Epiphany is currently seeking submissions for its annual Chapbook Competition. The judges are seeking entries in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and graphic lit to be judged for a chapbook competition ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/15/2015

Prizes: 

Publication, cash prize in each genre

Fees: 

$6

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

02/10/2015

East Meets West American Writers Review (Spring Issue Contest)

East Meets West American Writers Review is a literary magazine for emerging and seasoned writers to add or achieve publication credits with the opportunity to win money and/or a free book. First place winner will receive $100. Second place winner will receive $50 ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/30/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

02/05/2015

Cave Canem Poetry Prize

Established in 1999, the Cave Canem Poetry Prize is dedicated to the discovery of exceptional manuscripts by black poets of African descent. Eligibility: All unpublished, original collections of poems written in English ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/09/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

02/04/2015

The Kundiman Poetry Prize

The Kundiman Poetry Prize is dedicated to publishing exceptional work by Asian American poets at any stage of their career. Winner receives $1,000 and book publication with Tupelo Press ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$28

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

02/04/2015

Prairie Schooner Book Prize Contest

The Prairie Schooner Book Prize Series welcomes manuscripts from all living writers, including non-US citizens, writing in English. Winners will receive $3000 and publication through the University of Nebraska Press ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/15/2015

Prizes: 

$3,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

02/04/2015

The Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest

The winning story will be published in the January/February 2016 edition of The Saturday Evening Post, and the author will receive a $500 payment. Five runners-up will each receive a $100 payment. Stories must be between 1,500 and 5,000 words in length ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/01/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

02/04/2015

Boulevard Emerging Poets Contest

Boulevard is accepting submissions of poetry for the Boulevard Emerging Poets Contest. Poems may be a sequence or unrelated. Award is 1,000 and publication for the winning group of three poems by a poet who has not yet published a book of poetry with a nationally distributed press ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

02/04/2015

Easy Street's The Great American Sentence

Submit a sentence. It can be the first sentence of your book, or just a stand-alone, a string of words minding their own business. In fact, submit up to five sentences. The judges will publish the best ones and pay the winner $5 a word ... (more)

Deadline: 

02/28/2015

Prizes: 

$5-10 a word

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

02/03/2015

The Ghost Story Supernatural Fiction Award

Twice each year TGS will award $1,000 and publication in The Ghost Story to the winner of our short story competition. A second writer will receive an Honorable Mention that includes publication and a $100 cash award ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

01/31/2015

Katha Fiction Contest

India Currents magazine is accepting submissions for the Katha Fiction Contest. Submissions should consist of one short story or extract from a longer work up to 3,000 words in length. First prize is $300 ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/31/2015

Prizes: 

$300

Fees: 

$7

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

01/30/2015

Willow Springs Fiction Prize

The winner of the Willow Springs Fiction Prize will receive a prize of $2,000, and publication in Willow Springs. Send only one story per submission ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/15/2015

Prizes: 

$2,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

01/30/2015

May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize

The May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize is named for May Sarton, the renowned novelist, memoirist, poet, and feminist (1912-1995). The winner receives $1000, book publication, and 100 copies of the published book, as well as distribution ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

01/30/2015

SRPR Editors' Prize Contest

The SRPR Editors' Prize Contest will award one winning poem $1,000, two runners-up will be awarded $100 each, and 3-5 honorable mentions will be selected. All winning poems, honorable mentions, and several finalists are published in the winter issue of SRPR ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

01/30/2015

The Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize

This poetry book series honors the memory of Richard Snyder (1925-1986), poet, fiction writer, playwright, and long-time professor of English at Ashland University. First prize is $1,000 and publication of winning manuscript in a paperback edition ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$27

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Book

Date added: 

01/30/2015

22nd Annual Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers

The Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers invites writers to submit a piece of fiction or non-fiction of up to 2,500 words in the English language that has not previously been published in any format. A $2,500 prize will be awarded ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/01/2015

Prizes: 

$2,500

Fees: 

$29

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

01/30/2015

The Non/Fiction Collection Prize

The Non/Fiction Collection Prize from The Ohio State University MFA Program in Creative Writing and The Ohio State University Press for a collection of short stories or essays or a combination of the two ... (more)

Deadline: 

02/14/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

01/30/2015

The Science Journalism Awards

The Science Journalism Award goes to an individual who has a science piece published in their name in any media during the calendar year 2014. Winners receive $1000 and recognition at the Awards Ceremony at the CSWA Conference ... (more)

Deadline: 

02/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25-$50

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

01/30/2015

The Lascaux Prize in Flash Fiction

The Lascaux Prize in Flash Fiction invites writers to submit previously published or unpublished stories. Length should not exceed 1,000 words. The winner receives $1,000 and publication in The Lascaux Review ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

01/23/2015

Southern Pacific Review Short Story Contest

Southern Pacific Review seeks short fiction written in (or translated into) English. Winning prize is $100 USD and publication in Southern Pacific Review ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/30/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

01/23/2015

New Southern Voices Poetry Book Prize

Open to all poets who have either never published a full-length collection of poetry, or who have only published one full-length collection, and who currently reside in and have had residency in one or more of the following states for a minimum of 24 consecutive months: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Book

Date added: 

01/23/2015

Zero Bone Poetry Prize

Named in honor of the distinguished American poet Emily Dickinson, the Zero Bone Poetry Prize welcomes submissions of unpublished, original poems. First prize is $200 ... (more)

Deadline: 

02/28/2015

Prizes: 

$200

Fees: 

$2

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

01/23/2015

Hart Crane Memorial Poetry Contest

Submit no more than two (2) poems by March 1, 2015. The winning poem will be published in ICON Magazine for Literature and Art. The author will be awarded a free copy of ICON and $200 ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/01/2015

Prizes: 

$200

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

01/23/2015

Fugue's Annual Writing Contest

Fugue accepts submissions of both poetry and prose (fiction and nonfiction) from January 1 – May 1. Multiple submissions are accepted. Contest winners in poetry and prose each receive $1000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

01/22/2015

The Peseroff Prize

Breakwater Review is proud to announce The Peseroff Prize: publication and $1,000 for a single poem. The Peseroff Prize honors Joyce Peseroff's work as a poet, teacher, editor, innovator, and mentor ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

01/22/2015

The 2015 Frost Farm Prize

The Trustees of the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, NH, and the Hyla Brook Poets invite submissions for their 5th Annual The Frost Farm Prize for metrical poetry. The winner receives $1,000, publication in Evansville Review and an invitation ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$5

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

01/22/2015

The Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize

The Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize is a writing competition sponsored by the stage and radio series, Selected Shorts. Entries should be 750 words or less. The winning writer will receive $1000 and a free 10-week course ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

01/22/2015

2015 Prime Number Magazine Awards

Prime Number Magazine (a Press 53 publication) announces the 2015 Prime Number Magazine Awards with prizes and/or publication for top three entries in Poetry, Short Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction. First prize in each category is $1,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

01/22/2015

The Cowles Poetry Book Prize

The Cowles Poetry Book Prize is an annual competition in honor of Vern Cowles, a man who loved literature. Send 48-100 pages of poetry--any style or theme. First prize is $2,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/01/2015

Prizes: 

$2,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

01/22/2015

Moral Apologetics Writing Contest

MoralApologetics.com is excited to announce that its first annual Writing Contest is now underway. Entries are to be 1000 words (maximum) on a topic pertaining to moral resources for apologetics. Writers of the winning entries will each receive one hundred dollars ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/01/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

01/20/2015

Enizagam Literary Awards in Poetry and Fiction

The 2015 Enizagam Literary Awards in Poetry and Fiction is open for submissions. $1000 prize in each category. Send up to 3 poems or up to 4,000 words of fiction ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction

Date added: 

01/19/2015

Sawtooth Poetry Prize

The Sawtooth Poetry Prize honors a book of original poetry in English by a single author; translations are not eligible for this award. The winning poet receives a $1,500 honorarium upon publication plus 25 copies ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

01/19/2015

Wag's Revue Winter Writers Contest

Wag’s Revue is accepting submissions for its 2015 Winter Writers Contest in fiction, poetry, and essays. First prize is $1,000 and publication; second prize is $500 ... (more)

Deadline: 

02/28/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$22

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

01/19/2015

Fence Modern Poets Series

The Fence Modern Poets Series is open to poets of any gender and at any stage in their publishing career. The prize is $1,000 and publication by Fence Books. The 2016 Fence Modern Poets Series will be open for submissions during the month of February, 2015 ... (more)

Deadline: 

02/28/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$28

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

01/19/2015

Snowbound Chapbook Award

The Snowbound Chapbook Award includes a cash award of $1,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 25 copies of the winning title, a book launch, and national distribution ... (more)

Deadline: 

02/28/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Book

Date added: 

01/19/2015

Common Ground Review Poetry Contest

Send 1-3 unpublished poems under 61 lines, a brief biography, SASE and a $15 check made out to Western New England University. First prize is $500 ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/01/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

01/19/2015

15th Poetry on the Lake International Poetry Competition

Poetry on the Lake is inviting poets to submit poetry on the theme, "Wining & Dining or Fasting, Thirsting, Hungering, Starving." First prize is €400.00 and Silver Wyvern ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/31/2015

Prizes: 

€400.00

Fees: 

€12

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

01/17/2015

Writer Advice's 10th Flash Prose Contest

WriterAdvice seeks flash fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction running 750 words or less. Enlighten, dazzle, and delight us. Finalists receive responses from all judges. First prize is $200 ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/21/2015

Prizes: 

$200.00

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

Date added: 

01/15/2015

Harvest Poetry Competiton

Harvest Enterprises is inviting writers to enter its Harvest Poetry Competiton. Writers can submit up to nine poems. First-place receives a cash prize of $1,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000.00

Fees: 

$9.99

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

01/15/2015

Leapfrog 2015 Fiction Contest

The 2015 Leapfrog Fiction Contest invites writers to submit adult novels, novellas and story collections; YA and middle-grade novels, minimum 22,000 words. First prize is publication contract with advance ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/01/2015

Prizes: 

$ ( publication contract with advance )

Fees: 

$30

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

01/12/2015

Annual Gival Press Poetry Award

The Annual Gival Press Poetry Award invites writers to submit a previously unpublished manuscript of poetry in English (not a translation) of at least 45 pages in any style. Prize is $1,000.00, plus online publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

01/12/2015

Annual Gival Press Short Story Award

The Annual Gival Press Short Story Award invites writers to submit previously unpublished original (not a translation) short story in English, approximately 5,000 to 15,000 words. Prize is $1,000.00, plus online publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/08/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

01/12/2015

Annual Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award

The Annual Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award accepts previously unpublished original poem written in English (of any length, in any style), which best relates gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender life. First prize is $100 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/27/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$5

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

01/12/2015

Annual Gival Press Novel Award

The Annual Gival Press Novel Award invites writers to submit previously unpublished original (not a translation) novel in English, approx. 30,000 to 100,000 words. First prize is $3,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/30/2015

Prizes: 

$3,000

Fees: 

$50

Genre(s): 

Novel

Date added: 

01/12/2015

The Masters Review Anthology

Every year The Masters Review opens submissions to produce our anthology, a collection of ten stories written by the country’s best emerging authors. The ten winning writers will each receive $500 ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/31/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

01/12/2015

Gearhart Poetry Contest

Send up to three poems, no more than 10 pages total. One winner (awarded $500) and up to five finalists will be announced in spring/summer 2015 and will appear in Volume 34.1 ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/15/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$16

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

01/10/2015

World's Best Short-Short Story Contest

Send up to three short-short stories per submission. Each short-short story should be no more than 500 words. First prize is $500 and publication. Up to five finalists will be announced in spring/summer ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/15/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$16

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

01/10/2015

The 2015 CBC Creative Nonfiction Competition

The Creative Nonfiction Prize includes memoir, biography, humour writing, essay (including personal essay), travel writing and feature articles. Grand prize is $6,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/01/2015

Prizes: 

$6,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

01/10/2015

Bellingham Review Literary Contests

Bellingham Review offer three $1,000 first-place prizes for fiction, poetry and nonfiction. Winning entries and many runners up will be published in the Spring 2016 print edition, Issue 72 ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

01/10/2015

The Ohio State University Non/Fiction Collection Prize

The Non/Fiction Collection Prize from The Ohio State University MFA Program in Creative Writing is for a collection of short stories or essays or a combination of the two. The prize carries a cash award of $1500 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

02/14/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

01/10/2015

2015 Grant Writing Essay Contest

Submit a typed 300 word essay on "How Grant Writing Addresses and Benefits the Mission of Nonprofits, Religious Organizations and Schools." First prize: Workshop fee of $200 waived. Free admission for the 6 hr workshop scheduled on Friday February 20, 2015 ... (more)

Deadline: 

02/14/2015

Prizes: 

$200 (prize value)

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

01/09/2015

2015 Gulf Coast Prize in Poetry and Prose

The contest awards publication and $1,500 each to the best poem, essay, and short story, as well as $250 to two honorable mentions in each genre. The winners will appear in Gulf Coast 28.1 in Fall 2015, and all entries are considered for paid publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/22/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$23

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

01/09/2015

Tethered by Letters 2015 Winter Literary Competition

Tethered by Letters is pleased to announce its third annual Winter Literary Competition. There are three submission categories: 1) short stories of any genre, 2) flash fiction, and 3) poetry ... (more)

Deadline: 

02/28/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

01/02/2015

The Maine Review's White Pine Writing Contest

The Maine Review invites writers to enter the White Pine Writing Contest. Prizes include publication and $100 for the best prose piece, publication and $100 for the best poem, and a free subscription ... (more)

Deadline: 

02/10/2015

Prizes: 

$100 for best poem; $100 for best prose

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

01/02/2015

The 2015 Fiction Southeast Editors' Prize

Fiction Southeast is excited to announce the Fiction Southeast Editors' Prize. Each year, the editors of Fiction Southeast will select a winner (and three runners-up). Winner receives $100 and publication in Fiction Southeast ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/01/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

12/30/2014

The 2015 Pinch Literary Contest

Sponsored by the Hohenberg Foundation, the Pinch Literary Contest will award $1,000 to a winner in each category. Only unpublished work will be considered. Simultaneous submissions are welcome ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

12/29/2014

Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition

The competition has a thirty-five year history of literary excellence, and its organizers are dedicated to enthusiastically supporting the efforts and talent of emerging writers of short fiction whose voices have yet to be heard ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

12/29/2014

Locked Horn Press 2015 Publication Prize

For this anthology, LHP is looking for poetry that responds to the idea of America(s). What is/are America(s)? What are its boundaries? The winner will receive $250 and 2 contributor copies ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/15/2015

Prizes: 

$250

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

12/24/2014

4th Annual Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest

The Arizona Mystery Writers Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest runs from January 1 to June 1, 2015. Send in your short story in mystery, suspense, or thriller style ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/01 /2015

Prizes: 

$200

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

12/13/2014

CutBank Chapbook Contest

This competition is open to original English language manuscripts in the genres of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The winner will receive $1000 and publication of their chapbook ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/01/2015 - 03/31 /2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

Date added: 

12/13/2014

PEN/Fusion Emerging Writers Prize

The PEN/Fusion Emerging Writers Prize is an annual award that recognizes a promising young writer of an unpublished work of nonfiction that addresses a global and/or multicultural issue. This prize is awarded to an unpublished manuscript by a young writer under the age 35 ... (more)

Deadline: 

02/27 /2015

Prizes: 

$10,000

Fees: 

$35

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

12/13/2014

2015 San Francisco Book Festival Entries

The 2015 San Francisco Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual program celebrating the best books of the spring. Winner receives a $1500 cash appearance fee and a flight to San Francisco for our gala awards ceremony ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/25/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$50

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

12/13/2014

BOAAT Chapbook Competition

The BOAAT Chapbook Competition is accepting poetry submissions. The winner will receive publication, $500, five copies, a BOAAT t-shirt, and their print chapbook will be available for purchase on our website. Submit old school, new school, avant-garde ... (more)

Deadline: 

02/28/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$14

Genre(s): 

Poetry , Chapbook

Date added: 

12/10/2014

PNWA Literary Contest

Put your work to the test and compete with some of the best in the northwest at the Annual PNWA Literary Contest. There are 12 categories, cash prizes and every entry receives two valuable critiques ... (more)

Deadline: 

02/20/2015

Prizes: 

$700

Fees: 

$35-50

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

Date added: 

12/06/2014

42 Miles Press Poetry Award

The 42 Miles Press Poetry Award is a contest that brings fresh and original voices to the poetry reading public. The prize is offered annually to any poet writing in English. The winning poet will receive $1,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

12/06/2014

VanderMey Nonfiction Prize

You may submit one nonfiction piece per entry. The winner of the VanderMey Nonfiction Prize will receive $1500 and publication in the Summer 2014 issue. The runner up will receive $200 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

02/20/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

12/06/2014

Fellowshiper Christian Mobile Contest

Fellowshiper, the social network for Christians, is encouraging excellence in Christian mobile networking by launching a writer’s contest. Grand prize winners will receive $100 ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/30/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

Date added: 

12/03/2014

Kore Press Annual Short Fiction Award

A prize of $1,250 and limited edition chapbook and e-publication by Kore Press for a single short story written in English. This competition is open to any female-identified individual writing in English ... (more)

Deadline: 

02/14/2015

Prizes: 

$1,250

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

11/30/2014

Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Competition

All entrants will receive a copy of the winning chapbook, and individual poems from your manuscript will be considered for inclusion in Floating Bridge Review. The winner will receive $500 and 15 copies of the published chapbook ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/01/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$12

Genre(s): 

poetry, book

Date added: 

11/30/2014

The Orison Poetry Prize

Orison Books is accepting poetry manuscripts of 60-100 pages. First prize is $1,500 and publication of a full-length poetry collection in hardcover, paperback, and e-book formats ... (more)

Deadline: 

02/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

11/16/2014

The Annual Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award

This competition is open to vignettes in English (poetry and/or prose), written by authors anywhere in the world. First prize is $500 plus publication by Vine Leaves Press ... (more)

Deadline: 

02/28/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

Date added: 

11/16/2014

ESME Creative Writing Awards

The ESME Creative Writing Awards is open to all Solo Moms—those who’ve parented on their own. Prizes of $500, $350, and $150 will be given to the first, second, and third place winners ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/15/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$0.00

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

Date added: 

11/08/2014

Sequestrum Editor's Reprint Award

Submissions are open for the 2015 Editor's Reprint Award at Sequestrum. One winner will receive $200 and publication in the spring issue, and one runner-up will be awarded publication and payment at our usual rates ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/30/2015

Prizes: 

$200

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

Date added: 

10/25/2014

The Big Brick Review First Annual Essay Contest

Carrying forward the torch of Tiny Lights (A Journal of Personal Narrative), The Big Brick Review seeks personal essays that build on the narrative of our lives. First prize is $300 ... (more)

Deadline: 

02/17/2015

Prizes: 

$300

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

10/09/2014

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