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The Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award

The Comstock Writers Group is accepting submissions for this year's Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award, which will award a cash prize of $1,000 and publication to a first-place winner ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/22/2015

The Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards

The Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards is an annual series of awards to encourage poets to explore and illuminate positive visions of peace and the human spirit. The contest is open to people worldwide. First prize is $1,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/22/2015

Southern Gothic Revival Anthology Short Fiction Contest

Twisted Road Publications is seeking stories that reveal the lives of marginalized groups and individuals by developing complex characters and realistic settings. First prize is $500 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$16

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/22/2015

Bywater Prize for Fiction

The Bywater Prize for Fiction seeks to highlight and promote novels written for and about lesbians. The competition is open to all authors, published and unpublished. The first place winner receives an honorarium of $1,000, and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$13

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/22/2015

Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction

The University of North Texas Press announces the 2016 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction. The winner of this annual award will receive $1000 and publication by UNT Press ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/22/2015

The Seattle Review Chapbook Contest

The Seattle Review welcomes writers to submit poetry manuscripts of 20-30 pages in length for its first Chapbook Contest. Manuscripts need not be a single long poem or sequence of poems, but should exhibit consistency and unity throughout ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/22/2015

Fairy Tale Review Awards in Poetry and Prose

The selected winners of the prose and poetry contests will each receive $1,000, and all submissions will also be considered for publication in The Ochre Issue ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, nonfiction

Date added: 

05/22/2015

Tuscany Prize for Catholic Fiction

The Tuscany Prize for Catholic Fiction is a literary prize to promote writers and great undiscovered stories of Catholic fiction. First prize for a novel is $5,000 and a publishing contract ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$5,000

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/22/2015

2016 Howling Bird Press Fiction Award

Howling Bird Press, the publishing house of Augsburg College’s MFA in Creative Writing, seeks submissions for its 2016 Fiction Award. Author of the winning manuscript receives a cash award of $1,000, which serves as an advance ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/22/2015

Ricepaper’s Secret Ingredient Fiction Contest

Ricepaper’s Annual Secret Ingredient Fiction Contest is a 500-words-max flash fiction contest. The piece of work must include the mystery ingredient selected by Ricepaper’s editorial staff. First prize is $250 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/01/2015

Prizes: 

$250

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/22/2015

Cash Pot Screenplay Competition

The Cash Pot Screenplay Competition may be a small screenplay competition, but winning it can help you gain big success. Not only did the first winner get the Cash Pot, but he's been signed by a manager and optioned his first screenplay ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2015 (Early Bird)

Prizes: 

$ ( Growing Cash Pot )

Fees: 

$20 (Early Bird)

Genre(s): 

Screenwriting

Date added: 

05/21/2015

Two of Cups Press Annual Chapbook Contest

Two of Cups is inviting writers to enter this year's annual chapbook contest. Submit 15-30 pages of poetry. Style and theme are open. The winning author will receive $100 and 10 perfect-bound copies of his/her book ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/15/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$12

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Book

Date added: 

05/20/2015

2016 Helen Sheehan Book Prize

Elephant Rock Books invites writers to enter this year's Helen Sheehan Book Prize. Submit one unpublished YA manuscript. First prize is $1000 and an ERB Book Contract ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

05/20/2015

Miglior Press Essay Contest

Miglior Press announces its First Annual Essay Contest. The judges are seeking unpublished essays, in English, with no restrictions on subject or length. The first-place winner will receive $500 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/15/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

05/20/2015

District Lit 2015 Poetry Prize

The winning poet will receive $250 and promotion at District Lit’s booth at AWP 2016 in Los Angeles. Submit 4-6 previously unpublished poems. Finalists will be judged blind by Sarah Vap ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/22/2015

Prizes: 

$250

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/15/2015

2016 Press 53 Award for Poetry

The Press 53 Award for Poetry is awarded annually to an outstanding, unpublished collection of poems. The author of the winning manuscript will receive a cash advance of $1,000, publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$30

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/15/2015

Shore Scripts Screenwriting Contest

Writers from all countries are welcome to enter the Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition. All scripts must be written in English. First prize is £2000 cash ($3025 approx) ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2015

Prizes: 

£2000 cash ($3025 approx.)

Fees: 

£25/feature; £20/short

Genre(s): 

Screenwriting

Date added: 

05/15/2015

Spiritual Writers Network's Annual Poetry Contest

Spiritual Writers Network hosts bi-annual writing contests for publication. The theme of this contest: POETRY. Selected poems will be published into a contest book and available for sale on Amazon.com in both print and digital formats ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$5

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/14/2015

The Altaire Short Fiction Award

A prize of $1000.00 will be given to what Altaire Productions and Publications deems the best story entered into No Man’s Land: The Crime Edition. Submit a crime fiction piece of up to 7000 words ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/14/2015

River Styx 2015 International Poetry Contest

River Styx 2015 International Poetry Contest invites poets to send up to three poems, no more than 14 pages. All poems will be considered for publication. First prize is $1,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/13/2015

Monstrosities of the Midway: Literary Contest

Monstrosities of the Midway wants to see mysteries, anomalies, and clashing energies. Bring your giant rats, conjoined twins, Fiji mermaids, bearded ladies, and civic dissidents. Prize: $1000 + publication in Midway Journal ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

05/13/2015

Sou’wester First Book Award

The first annual Sou’wester First Book Award was established to award a previously unpublished author. Award is $1,500 and publication of the awarded title by Dock Street Press, with a standard royalty contract ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

05/13/2015

Arts & Letters Unclassifiables Contest

This contest is for unclassifiable works: works that blur, bend, blend, erase, or obliterate genre and other labels. Works of up to 5000 words considered. The Winner will receive a $500 prize and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$8

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/13/2015

Pat Schneider Poetry Contest

The Fifth Annual Pat Schneider Poetry Contest seeks up to three poems per submission will be accepted for consideration. No poem should be more than two manuscript pages. First Prize: $1,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$18

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/13/2015

FanStory's Antonym Poetry Contest

Write a four line poem with the following format. The first line is only one word. Second and third line can be formatted as you wish. The last line is the antonym of the word on the first line ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/20/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$6.95

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/13/2015

Streetlight's 2015 Poetry Contest

Streetlight's Poetry Contest seeks poems that are diverse and fresh, daring and carefully crafted. Prizes will be awarded for 1st ($100), 2nd ($75), and 3rd ($50) place poems as chosen by the Streetlight staff ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/01/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/13/2015

The Audre Lorde & Frank O'Hara Prize for Poetry

The Audre Lorde & Frank O'Hara Prize for Poetry is for a manuscript of original poetry in English. The competition is open to writers from all regions. The winner will receive $1000, and publication and distribution of the winning manuscript ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/17/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$30

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/11/2015

C.F. Borgman Fiction Book Award

The LGBTQ Literary Preserve is sponsoring a fiction contest open to all writers writing in English. Both short story collections and novels are eligible. The prize will be $1000, publication by Oia Arts Press (an imprint of The Literary Preserve) ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$35

Genre(s): 

Book, Fiction

Date added: 

05/11/2015

Sheila Ortiz Taylor Chapbook Competition

The competition is open to all poets or fiction writers writing in English. Seeking poetry or short fiction from any person identifying as LGBTQ. Entries of 16–36 pages of original poems or short fiction in English. Winner will receive a $500 prize ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/17/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction

Date added: 

05/11/2015

FanStory's Tanka Poetry Contest

Write a Tanka poem. Tanka follows a specific syllable count: five unrhymed lines of five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables. (5, 7, 5, 7, 7). First prize is $100 ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/14/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$6.95

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/11/2015

Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction

The Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction is inviting writers to submit a manuscript between 40,000-75,000 words in length. Authors of winning manuscripts receive a cash award of $1,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$30

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/09/2015

Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest

The second annual Mark Twain House & Museum's "Royal Nonesuch" Humor Writing Contest is for writers of all ages from all corners of the globe Submit 7,000 words (or fewer) of any original work of humor writing. First prize is $1,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/10/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$22

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

05/09/2015

7th Annual NANO Prize

The winner will be published in NANO Fiction and they will receive $1000. The judges will consider all entries for publication in NANO Fiction. All entries must be unpublished and 300 words or fewer ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/09/2015

16th Annual James Hearst Poetry Prize

North American Review is accepting submissions of poetry for the James Hearst Poetry Prize, which will award a first prize of $1,000, a second prize of $100, and a third prize of $50 ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/07/2015

New Measure Poetry Prize

Parlor Press's poetry series, Free Verse Editions, announces the seventh annual New Measure Poetry Prize, which will carry a cash award of $1,000 and publication of an original, unpublished manuscript of poems ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$28

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/06/2015

May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize

Bauhan Publishing is inviting writers to enter this year's May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize. 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: 

05/06/2015

North Street Book Prize

Winning Writers is sponsoring its first annual North Street Book Prize for self-published books. Three top winners will each receive $1,500, a credit towards the high-quality publishing services at BookBaby. A total of $6,000 in cash prizes will be awarded ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$50

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

05/06/2015

Auburn Witness Poetry Prize

The Auburn Witness Poetry Prize invites writers to submit up to three poems of witnes. Entries must be unpublished. First-place winner receives $1,000, publication in SHR, and an invitation to read ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/06/2015

The Backwaters Prize

The Backwaters Prize is an annual award, open to all poets working in the English language, given to the author of the best submitted manuscript of original poems. The prize is $1,000 cash and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/06/2015

Bellevue Literary Review Prizes

Bellevue Literary Review Prizes award outstanding writing related to themes of health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body. First prize is $1,000 (in each genre) and publication in the Spring 2016 issue ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

05/05/2015

Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize

Hunger Mountain invites writers to enter this year's Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize. Enter one original, unpublished story under 10,000 words. One first place winner receives $1000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/02/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/05/2015

The Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Award

An award of $1000 plus book publication of the winning manuscript is open to anyone writing in the English language. Manuscripts must be typed and range between 48 and 80 pages of poetry in length ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/05/2015

Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction

Philadelphia Stories invites writers to enter this year's Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction. This annual national short fiction contest features a first place $2,000 cash award and invitation to an awards dinner ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/15/2015

Prizes: 

$2,000

Fees: 

$12

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/05/2015

Curt Johnson Prose Awards

December magazine invites writers to enter this year's Curt Johnson Prose Awards. Submit one story or one essay per entry. Each entry should not exceed 8,000 words. First prizer is $1,500 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

05/05/2015

New American Fiction Prize

New American Press welcomes writers to enter this year's New American Fiction Prize. Winner receives a publication contract, including 25 author's copies and a crisp check for $1,000. All full-length fiction manuscripts are welcome ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$22.50

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/05/2015

New Rivers Press American Fiction Prize

The judges of the American Fiction Prize seek well crafted, character driven literary fiction in any genre with a maximum of 10,000 words per story. Each of the selected story authors will receive national publication. First prize is $1,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$16

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/05/2015

Hummingbird Prize for Flash Fiction

Pulp Literature is inviting writers to enter this year's Hummingbird Prize for Flash Fiction. Got something short, sharp and snappy to tell? This contest is for short fiction under 1000 words. First prize is $300 ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/15/2015

Prizes: 

$300

Fees: 

$10-$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/01/2015

Driftless Unsolicited Novella Contest

The 2015 Driftless Unsolicited Novella contest seeks 20,000-40,000 word novellas on the theme 'Over.' Three winning novellas, selected by a prominent author, will receive a $250.00 cash prize, a publication contract ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/01/2015

Prizes: 

$250

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Novella/Book

Date added: 

05/01/2015

FanStory.com - 50 Writing Contests

You can enter over 50 contests every month for a one time entry fee. Choose from a huge selection of writing contests. Don’t miss contests with cash prizes that have deadlines and are quickly approaching. That includes “Flash Fiction Writing Contest”, “Tanka Poetry Contest”, “5-7-5 Poetry Contest”... (more)

Deadline: 

varies

Prizes: 

Cash Prizes for Contests

Fees: 

$6.95/mo

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

05/01/2015

Cinequest Screenwriting Competition

The Cinequest Screenwriting Competition continues to empower global connectivity between screenwriters, filmmakers, producers, and innovators. A $5000 cash prize and crystal award will be presented to the winning Feature-length script ... (more)

Deadline: 

11/06/2015

Prizes: 

$5,000

Fees: 

$30-$65

Genre(s): 

Screenwriting

Date added: 

04/30/2015

Salamander 2015 Fiction Contest

The Salamander Fiction Prize will award $1,500 and publication to the writer of the best fiction story. All entries will be considered for publication. Each story must not exceed 30 double-spaced pages ... (more)

Deadline: 

6/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

04/30/2015

"A Slice of Sin" Anthology of Literary Erotica

A Two Dame Production is accepting submissions for its first erotica anthology. The editors are looking for erotica with a literary flair. If your language seduces us as much than the juicy bits, you are a writer the Dames will want to read ... (more)

Deadline: 

7/15/2015

Prizes: 

$25

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

04/30/2015

The 2015 RRofihe Trophy No-Fee Short Story Contest

The 2015 RRofihe Trophy invites writers to submit an unpublished short story, between 3,500 and 5,000 words. First-place winner receives $500, a trophy ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/15/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

04/30/2015

Just Add Words - Video Description Contest

Use your writing talent to create video description for a short animated film for CaptionMax's second annual Just Add Words contest. First prize is $2,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

5/31/2015

Prizes: 

$2,000

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

04/30/2015

Dennis Vanderhoof Lakewood History Essay Contest

The Lakewood Historical Society hosts an annual essay contest open to the public. All topics must relate to the history of the City of Lakewood, Colorado. An entry shall be no more than 3,000 words or less than 1,000 words. First prize is $300 ... (more)

Deadline: 

11/01/2015

Prizes: 

$300

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

04/28/2015

Nowhere's Spring Travel Writing Contest

Award-winning literary travel magazine, Nowhere, is teaming up with John Jeremiah Sullivan for the Spring 2015 Travel Writing Contest. The judges are seeking young, old, novice and veteran voices to send us stories that possess a powerful sense of place. Stories can be fiction or nonfiction ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/10/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

04/24/2015

Clive Cussler Adventure Writer's Competition

Sponsored by the Clive Cussler Collector's Society, the Adventure Writer's Competition is looking for new novels in the action-adventure genre. The winner will receive $1000 cash prize and other honors at the Clive Cussler Collector's Society 2015 convention ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Book, Fiction

Date added: 

04/24/2015

Hidden River Arts Awards

An annual prize of $1,000 from Hidden River Arts, a literary arts organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will be given in the following categories: (1) to the best unpublished short story or novel excerpt (2) the best unproduced full-length play ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$17

Genre(s): 

Book, Fiction

Date added: 

04/24/2015

Literal Latté Short Shorts Contest

Literal Latté invites writers to submit unpublished shorts, up to 2,000 words each. The judges welcome all styles and subjects. First-place wins $500 ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

04/24/2015

Brigantine Media's Publish or Perish Contest

Brigantine Media’s Publish or Perish contest seeks authors who can help market their books. The winner of the contest will receive a publishing contract for the book and a $2,000 advance against royalties ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/15/2015

Prizes: 

$2,000

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

04/23/2015

Acrostic Poetry Contest

The Acrostic Poetry Contest invites poets to write an acrostic poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word (downwards). The winner receives a $100 cash prize and recognition on our website and Facebook page ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/28/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$6.95/month or $48/yr (membership)

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

04/23/2015

Black River Chapbook Competition

Twice each year Black Lawrence Press runs the Black River Chapbook Competition for an unpublished chapbook of poems or short fiction between 16-36 pages in length. The winner will receive book publication, a $500 cash award ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/31/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Book

Date added: 

04/20/2015

Boston Review Annual Poetry Contest

Boston Review welcomes writers to enter its annual poetry contest. The winning poet will receive $1,500 and have his or her work published in the November/December 2015 issue of Boston Review. Submit up to five unpublished poems, no more than 10 pages total ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

04/20/2015

The New Guard Contests in Fiction & Poetry

The New Guard Contests in Fiction & Poetry welcomes writers and poets to enter the Machigonne Fiction Contest or the Knightville Poetry Contest. The judges award two prizes of $1500 each, with publication in The New Guard and two contributor's copies of the literary review ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/20/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Poetry

Date added: 

04/20/2015

Akron Poetry Prize

Each year, The University of Akron Press offers the Akron Poetry Prize, a competition open to all poets writing in English. The winning poet receives $1,500 and publication of his or her book ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

04/16/2015

The Brighthorse Prize

The Brighthorse Book Prize is an annual awards series honoring unpublished novels, collections of short fiction, and poetry collections. In addition to the $1,000 prize and publication in each category, the winning writers will split net profits on book sales ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/16/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Book

Date added: 

04/16/2015

Guy Owen Award

The Guy Owen Award invites writers to submit 3-5 poems (10 pages maximum). Winning poet receives a cash prize of $1,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

04/16/2015

The Housatonic Book Awards

The mission of the Housatonic Book Awards is to promote excellent writing, to identify authors who serve as professional role models for writing students, and to develop the WCSU MFA in Creative and Professional Writing Program ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

04/16/2015

The Stoneslide Story Contest

The Stoneslide Story Contest is open to any kind of story up to 10,000 words in length. The judges seek previously unpublished stories that exemplify the power of narrative to make one think and feel ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/21/2015

Prizes: 

$3,000

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

04/16/2015

Barrow Street Book Contest

The Barrow Street Press Book Contest award will be given for the best previously unpublished manuscript of poetry in English. The winner will receive book publication by Barrow Street Press, and $1,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$28

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Book

Date added: 

04/16/2015

Cider Press Editors' Prize

The annual Cider Press Review Editors' Prize offers a $1,000 prize, publication, and 25 author’s copies of an author's first or second book length collection of poetry. Author receives a standard publishing contract ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Book

Date added: 

04/16/2015

Makeda Bilqis Literary Awards

The Makeda Bilqis Literary Awards is excited to announce a Poetry and Fiction (short story) contest to be judged and published this fall, September 2015. The first place winner will receive $100. The second and third place winners will both receive $50 ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/15/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$12

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Poetry

Date added: 

04/15/2015

Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards

The Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards offers two prizes: one for a book and a second for a magazine article. One prize will be awarded in the sum of $5000 for the book award and $2000 for the magazine article award ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/12/2015

Prizes: 

$5,000

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Book, Nonfiction

Date added: 

04/15/2015

eBook Me Up Short Story Competition

Enter the Inaugural eBook Me Up's Short Story Competition for your chance to win $200 and get epublished in the Short Story Contest Collection. All stories are to be less than 3000 words, excluding author name and title ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/31/2015

Prizes: 

$200

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

04/13/2015

American Short Fiction Contest

American Short Fiction welcomes writers to submit up one 6,500 word fiction submission. The first-place winner will receive a $1,000 prize and publication in our spring issue. One runner-up will receive $500 ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

04/07/2015

Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Prize

Two Sylvias Press invites writers to submit 17-24 pages of poetry. Winner receives $300, and 20 author copies of print chapbook, 1930's depression glass trophy, and book published as an eBook as well ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/15/2015

Prizes: 

$300

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Book

Date added: 

04/07/2015

The International Write Fight Competition

The International Write Fight was born out of the desire to encourage writers to challenge themselves in unique and creative ways. First-place prize is $1,000 and a contributor copy in paperback format ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

04/06/2015

The Pen Factor's Boutique Writing Competition

The Pen Factor invites writers to enter its Boutique Writing Competition. Word limit: 1500 words (short story or first chapter). The prize is GBP £360 to spend on a detailed manuscript assessment ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/21/2015

Prizes: 

£360 (GBP) / $535 (USD)

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

03/29/2015

Patricia Dobler Poetry Award

The Patricia Dobler Poetry Award invites writers to submit up to two unpublished poems, of any style, per submission. First prize is $1,000; round-trip travel, lodging and a reading at Carlow University in Pittsburgh ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/05/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

03/28/2015

StoryQuarterly Nonfiction Prize

The winner will receive $1,000, and the winner, first runner-up and second runner-up will be published in StoryQuarterly 49. Submit a nonfiction manuscript up to 6250 words ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

03/27/2015

Third Annual I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest

It's that time of year again: time to type up those travel articles, travel anecdotes and travel reflections. The judges want to read about that place that changed you. First-place prize is $200 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/15/2015

Prizes: 

$200

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

03/23/2015

Dream Quest One Writing Contest - Summer 2015

Dream Quest One Writing Contest invites writers to write a short story, 5 pages maximum length on any subject or theme. First-place prize is $500 ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

03/23/2015

Dream Quest One Poetry Contest - Summer 2015

Dream Quest One Poetry Contest is open to anyone who enjoys expressing her or his innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry. First-place prize is $250 ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2015

Prizes: 

$250

Fees: 

$5

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

03/23/2015

shady doors Super Flasher Contest

The shady doors journal seeks a great urban fantasy or modern sci-fi story, under 1,000 words. The winning story will be featured in an issue of our new journal, along with a $75 prize ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/22/2015

Prizes: 

$75

Fees: 

$5

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

03/23/2015

The Galtellì Literary Prize

The village of Galtellì, Sardinia, is launching an international prose contest dedicated to the great Sardinian writer Grazia Deledda, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926. Galtellì intends to publish a collection of the best pieces ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/20/2015

Prizes: 

1,000 euros, travel to and accommodation in Sardinia

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

03/15/2015

Grist's Pro Forma Writing Contest

The judges welcome submissions of unpublished creative work: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and/or hybrids that explore the relationship between content and form. First Prize: $750 plus publication in the print journal ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/31/2015

Prizes: 

$750

Fees: 

$18

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

03/13/2015

Vallum Award for Poetry

Vallum is accepting original and previously unpublished poetry submissions for the Vallum Award for Poetry 2015. Submit up to 1-3 poems of maximum 60 lines each. First prize is $750 ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/15/2015

Prizes: 

$750

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

03/13/2015

The Hollywood Hills Screenwriting Competition

Based in the Hollywood Hills – home to many of the world’s top screenwriters, actors, directors, and producers – the Hollywood Hills Screenplay Competition offers screenwriters the opportunity to show they belong with the other masters of their craft ... (more)

Deadline: 

11/01/2015

Prizes: 

$300

Fees: 

$20-$55

Genre(s): 

Screenwriting

Date added: 

03/06/2015

Tethered by Letters 2015 Spring Literary Contest

Tethered by Letters is accepting submissions for its short story contest (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction contest (55, 250, or 500 words), and poetry contest (max of three pages per poem). The prizes are $500 for the short story winner ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/31/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$15 per short story; $7 per flash fiction; $7 per poem

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

03/02/2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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