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Sacrifice Anthology Contest

The Sacrifice Anthology Contest seeks submissions for inclusion in the upcoming inspirational essay anthology – Sacrifice – What Would You Give? Submit a personal essay about someone who sacrificed for you or for someone else ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/30/2014

Prizes: 

$50

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

07/27/2014

Helen Sheffield Memorial Writing Contest

All submissions must use the following as the first line: “Memories are not passive inhabitants of the mind, but lively and unruly negotiators for space in a coherent life narrative—or at least, that’s what I told myself.” First prize is $400 ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/31/2014

Prizes: 

$400

Fees: 

$45

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

07/27/2014

Barthelme Prize for Short Prose

Gulf Coast is now accepting entries for the 2014 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose. The contest is open to pieces of prose poetry, flash fiction, and micro-essays of 500 words or fewer. The winner receives $1,000 and publication in the journal ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$17

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

07/23/2014

Gulf Coast Prize in Translation

Gulf Coast is now accepting entries for the inaugural Gulf Coast Translation Prize. In 2014, the contest is open to poetry in translation. The winner receives $1,000 and publication in the journal ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$17

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

07/23/2014

The 2014 New Issues Poetry Prize

The 2014 New Issues Poetry Prize awards a cash prize of $2,000 and publication to a poet who has not previously published a full-length collection of poems ... (more)

Deadline: 

11/30/2014

Prizes: 

$2,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

07/21/2014

The 2015 Green Rose (Poetry) Prize

New Issues Poetry & Prose is inviting poets to submit a collection of poems for The 2015 Green Rose Prize. The finalist will receive a cash prize of $2,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/30/2014

Prizes: 

$2,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Book

Date added: 

07/21/2014

Jeffrey E. Smith Editor's Prize

The Missouri Reviews sponsors the annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize Contest in fiction, poetry, and essay, with a winner and three finalists named in each category. Winners are published in the following spring issue and receive a cash prize of $5,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/01/2014

Prizes: 

$5,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

07/21/2014

The St. Lawrence Poetry Book Award

Black Lawrence Press welcomes submissions of an unpublished collection of poems or short stories. The St. Lawrence Book Award is open to any writer who has not yet published a full-length collection. First prize is $1,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Book

Date added: 

07/21/2014

The Calvino Prize for Fiction

The Calvino Prize is an annual fiction competition is awarded to outstanding pieces of fiction in the fabulist experimentalist style of Italo Calvino. The finalist receives a cash prize of $1,500 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

07/20/2014

Serena McDonald Kennedy Award

Snake Nation Press is accepting submissions of novellas or a collection of short stories for the Serena McDonald Kennedy Award. Entrants can submit a manuscript on any topic. First prize is $1,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

07/20/2014

Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry

Snake Nation Press is accepting submissions of poetry for the Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry. Entrants can submit a manuscript of poetry between 50 and 75 pages. First prize is $1,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

07/20/2014

Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award

Red Hen Press is accepting submissions of previously unpublished collection of poetry. The finalist will receive a cash prize of $3000 and publication. Open to all poets ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2014

Prizes: 

$3,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

07/20/2014

The Gabriele Rico Creative Nonfiction Challenge

Reed Magazine is accepting submissions of nonfiction for The Gabriele Rico Creative Nonfiction Challenge. Writers can submit creative nonfiction stories of up to 5K words each. First prize is a cash prize of $1,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

11/01/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

07/20/2014

The John Steinbeck Award for Fiction

Reed Magazine is accepting submissions of fiction for The John Steinbeck Award. Writers can submit stories of up to 5K words each. First prize is a cash prize of $1,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

11/01/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

07/20/2014

The Edwin Markham (Poetry) Prize

Reed Magazine is accepting submissions of poetry for The Edwin Markham Prize. You may send up to five poems. First prize is a cash prize of $1,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

11/01/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

07/20/2014

Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize

The Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize, sponsored by The Moth magazine, offers four cash prizes for a single unpublished poem–€10,000 for the overall winner and three runner-up prizes of €1,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/31/2014

Prizes: 

€10,000

Fees: 

€12

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

07/18/2014

Tethered by Letters Spring Literary Contests

Tethered by Letters is accepting submissions for the second annual Spring Literary Competition. Submission categories: 1) short stories of any genre; 2) flash fiction; and 3) poetry ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/30/2014

Prizes: 

$250 for Short Story, $50 for Flash Fiction, $100 for Poetry

Fees: 

$10/short story; $4/flash fiction

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction

Date added: 

07/18/2014

FreeFall Magazine's Prose and Poetry Contest

Canadian literary journal FreeFall magazine is accepting fiction and poetry for its annual writing contest. Cash prizes will be awarded to writers in each category. First prize is $500 ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/31/2014

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction

Date added: 

07/16/2014

Naugatuck River Review's Narrative Poetry Contest

Bi-annual literary journal Naugatuck River Review is seeking submissions of poetry that have a strong emotional core and the narrative is compressed. First prize is $1000 and publication in NRR ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/01/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

07/16/2014

Geist Tobacco Lit Writing Contest

Write some tobacco lit. True or false, and any genre. Tobacco lit can be any collection of words that are (in some way) directly or tangentially about tobacco. First prize is $500 ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/01/2014

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

07/16/2014

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 and publication in the Spring 2015 issue ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

07/15/2014

Pinckely Prize in Crime Fiction for Debut Novel

The Pinckley Prize for Debut Novel honors a first-time woman novelist in adult crime fiction. First novels published during the 2014 calendar year are eligible. Prize recipient is awarded $2,500 and a trip to New Orleans ... (more)

Deadline: 

11/01/2014

Prizes: 

$2,500

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

07/15/2014

Bards and Sages Annual Writing Competition

Bards and Sages is accepting submission of unpublished speculative fiction (up to 50K words). First-place winner will be awarded a $500 cash prize and an audiobook prize package ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/31/2014

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

07/14/2014

Bards and Sages Annual Writing Competition

Bards and Sages is accepting submission of unpublished speculative fiction (up to 50K words). First-place winner will be awarded a $500 cash prize and an audiobook prize package ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/31/2014

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

07/11/2014

Creative Writing Institute's Annual Short Story Contest

Creative Writing Institute is accepting short stories for a themed Short Story Contest. Open to all genres, stories must contain the sentence, 'I have a list and a map. What could possibly go wrong?' First prize is $200 or a free writing course ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/09/2014

Prizes: 

$200

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

07/11/2014

Shelf Unbound Writing Competition

Shelf Unbound book review magazine announces the Shelf Unbound Writing Competition for Best Independently Published Book, sponsored by Bowker. The winner will receive a year's worth of full-page ads in Shelf Unbound magazine (value: $6,000) ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/01/2014

Prizes: 

$6,000

Fees: 

$40

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

07/11/2014

Indiana Review's Half-K Prize

Indiana Review welcomes submissions of short prose, each piece under 500 words. The contest is open to all genres and themes. First prize is $1,000 and publication in Indiana Review ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/15/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

07/07/2014

Lucille's Legacy Publishing's Storytelling Competition

Stories should be unpublished, true, or written as though they were true. Entries may be religious or secular in nature, about any family-friendly subject. First prize is $1,000 and book publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/30/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

07/07/2014

Miami University Press Novella Prize

Miami University Press awards this prize annually to a novella-length manuscript of original fiction (18,000–40,000 words). The winner receives $750 against royalties ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/15/2014

Prizes: 

$750

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

07/07/2014

Ron Pretty Poetry Prize

The prize will be awarded to a single poem of up to 30 lines, and is open to anyone over the age of 18 years, including overseas applicants. First prize is $5,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

11/30/2014

Prizes: 

$5,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

07/07/2014

The Texas Observer Short Story Contest

The Texas Observer invites submissions of short stories in any genre and on any theme. Stories should not exceed 2,500 words. First prize is $1,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/11/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

07/07/2014

Wag's Revue Summer Writing Contest

The Wag's Revue Summer Writing Contest rewards $1600 in prizes to the three best entries. The judges welcome submissions of fiction, poetry, and essays. First prize is $1,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

07/01/2014

Arcadia Fiction Chapbook Contest

Arcadia magazine welcomes submissions to its new fiction chapbook contest. A prize of $1,000 and twenty-five author copies will be given annually for a fiction chapbook ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/15/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Book, Fiction

Date added: 

06/29/2014

LA Review's Wild Light Poetry Contest

Red Hen Press and The Los Angeles Review welcome writers and poets to submit their best poems. First prize is $1,000 and publication in The Los Angeles Review ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/15/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/29/2014

Literal Latté Poetry Awards

Literal Latté invites writers to submit unpublished poems, up to 2,000 words. The judges welcome all flavors, styles and subjects. First prize is $1,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/25/2014

Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature

This award is given to the as yet unpublished writer who submits a literary work in the English language, either fiction, poetry or non-fiction. First place winner receives a contract with Schaffner Press and a $1,000 advance ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/23/2014

Passion: Poetry's First Annual Contributor's Contest

Passion: Poetry magazine is accepting previously unpublished poems on themes of love, nature and life learning. First prize is $100, second prize is $50, and third prize is $25 ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/01/2014

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$5

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/20/2014

Five Enchanted Roses Creative Writing Contest

Rooglewood Press invites writers to enter the Five Enchanted Roses creative writing contest. Stories must be based on the fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast." Five winners will each receive $75 ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/16/2014

Prizes: 

$75

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

06/16/2014

Blue Mesa Review Annual Writing Contest

Blue Mesa Review welcomes writers to submit fiction or poetry for its annual writing contest. The submission must be an unpublished work. First prize is $500 in each genre ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2014

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$12

Genre(s): 

Poetry, fiction

Date added: 

06/16/2014

Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about WAITING. The judges look for well-crafted true stories of delays, postponements, and pauses. First prize is $1000 for Best Essay ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/22/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/16/2014

The Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize

Bona Fide Books invites poets to submit an unpublished collection of poems. The winner will receive publication, ten copies, a $500 cash award, and a reading ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2014

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/16/2014

The Holland Poetry Prize

Logan House Press will award a cash prize of $500 for the best unpublished book of poetry in American English. Manuscripts should be 60-80 pages ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/01/2014

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/07/2014

Off The Grid Press Poetry Contest

Off The Grid Press invites submissions of poetry, 50-70 pages in length. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication. The competition is open only to poets over 60 years of age ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/07/2014

Black Warrior Review's Annual Writing Contest

BWR's tenth-annual contest invites entries of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Winners in each genre receive a $1,000 prize and publication. One runner-up from each genre will receive $100 ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/01/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/07/2014

C.G. Jung Society of St. Louis Writing Contest

The C.G. Jung Society of Saint Louis is accepting entries for its annual essay writing contest. Essays will explore the intersection of Jungian Thought and Ecology. First prize is $1,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/01/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/07/2014

Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry

The biennial, privately funded $10,000 prize, given on behalf of the nation, recognizes the most distinguished book of poetry written by an American and published during the preceding two years ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2014

Prizes: 

$10,000

Fees: 

$50

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/07/2014

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. Poems must be original ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/01/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$5

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/02/2014

StoryQuarterly Essay Prize

Literary journal StoryQuarterly is accepting submissions for its inaugural Essay Prize, which will award $1,000 and publication. Submit an essay up to 6250 words ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/01/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/02/2014

Ruby Irene Poetry Chapbook Contest

Arcadia magazine awards a prize of $1,000 and twenty-five author copies for a poetry chapbook. Submit a manuscript of fifteen to thirty-five pages of poetry ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/15/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/02/2014

NANO Prize for Fiction

The sixth-annual NANO Prize will award publication and a $500 cash prize to a previously unpublished work of fiction 300 words or fewer. The entry fee is $15 for up to three shorts ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/01/2014

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/31/2014

Press 53 Award for Poetry

This prize is awarded annually to an outstanding, unpublished collection of poems. This contest is open to any writer, regardless of his or her publication history. First prize is a $1,000 cash advance ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$30

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/31/2014

The Patricia Bibby First Book Award

The competition is open to all poets writing in English who have not committed to publishing collections of poetry of 36 poems or more in editions of over 400 copies. Winner will receive $1,000 and book publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$30

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

05/31/2014

Red Berry Editions Summer Chapbook Contest

Red Berry Editions invites writers to submit 15 pages of poetry or prose on any subject. Winner receives 20 chapbooks, beautifully produced and hand bound ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2014

Prizes: 

20 hand-bound chapbooks

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/31/2014

The PRIME Poetry Prize

The PRIME Poetry Prize winner will receive $401 and publication in Arts & Letters as well as the Fall issue of PRIME. Submit up to five poems (no more than 10 pages). Honorable mention poets may also be selected ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2014

Prizes: 

$401

Fees: 

$6

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/24/2014

Alligator Juniper National Writing Contest

This annual contest awards $1000 plus publication for the first place winners in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. There is no theme for this issue; work is selected upon artistic merit ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/01/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

05/24/2014

Terrain.org 5th Annual Contests in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry

Terrain.org will award a prize of $250 plus publication for the first-place winner in each genre. Runners up in each genre may also receive publication. You may submit up to three entries (at $10/entry) in any or all genres ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/01/2014

Prizes: 

$250

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

05/23/2014

Cinequest Screenwriting Competition

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

Deadline: 

11/07/2014

Prizes: 

$5,000

Fees: 

$35-65

Genre(s): 

Screenwriting

Date added: 

05/23/2014

Gloria E. Anzaldúa Poetry Prize

This prize honors poet, writer, and cultural theorist, Gloria E. Anzaldúa. First place is publication, $500 prize, and 25 contributor copies. Up to ten finalists will be announced, and all poems will be considered for publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/15/2014

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/16/2014

Solas Awards for Best Travel Story of the Year

Award-winning publisher Travelers' Tales is the sponsor of The Solas Awards, an annual competition to honor excellence in extraordinary stories about travel and the human spirit. First prize is $1,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/21/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

05/16/2014

To the Lighthouse Poetry Publication Prize

To the Lighthouse Poetry Publication Prize is awarded annually to one woman’s unpublished poetry collection. The winner receives $1000 and publication by Red Hen Press ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/13/2014

Clarissa Dalloway Book Prize

AROHO's Clarissa Dalloway “everything but poetry” Book Prize is awarded annually to one woman’s excellent unpublished collection of prose (50,000 to 150,000 words). Winners receive $1000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Book

Date added: 

05/13/2014

Shakespeare's Sister Fellowship for Women Playwrights

The $10,000 Shakespeare's Sister Fellowship is given to a woman playwright to fund and facilitate the completion of a new dramatic work. The playwright will also receive residencies at three geographically distinct institutions ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2014

Prizes: 

$10,000

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Play

Date added: 

05/13/2014

A Room of Her Own Foundation's Orlando Prizes

Four Orlando prizes of $1,000 each and publication in The Los Angeles Review are awarded twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a short short story, and an essay by women writers ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

05/13/2014

River Teeth's Book Prize

River Teeth's editors and editorial board conduct a yearly national contest to identify the best book-length manuscript of literary nonfiction. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/15/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$27

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction, Book

Date added: 

05/12/2014

John Kenneth Galbraith Literary Award

The judges are accepting short stories of Canadian fiction in English, from 3,000 to 3,500 words. The finalist will receive a cash prize of $2,000 and a cast pewter medallion ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/05/2014

Prizes: 

$2,000

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/12/2014

Palettes & Quills Fourth Biennial Chapbook Contest

Palettes & Quills is inviting writers to submit a manuscript of poetry, between 14-50 pages. The winner will receive a prize of $200 plus 50 copies of the published book ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/30/2014

Prizes: 

$200

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Book

Date added: 

05/09/2014

Open Door Pictures Screenplay Contest

Open Door Pictures is looking for fresh material across all genres in two main categories: Feature Film Scripts and Short Film Scripts. The screenplay contest has prize packages worth over $5,000 ... (more)

Early Deadline: 

10/17/2014

Prizes: 

$2,500 (Feature Film Script), $1,500 (Short Film Script)

Early Fee: 

$65

Genre(s): 

Screenwriting

Date added: 

05/01/2014

Sport Literate Essay Contest

Sport Literate is a literary journal that explores pastimes through creative nonfiction. The Sport Literate Essay Contest invites submissions of essays. The editors will read and consider all entries for publication. First prize is $500 ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2014

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$21

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

04/29/2014

Gival Press Poetry Award

Gival Press Poetry Award is open to original poetry in any form or style. The manuscript as a whole shall not have been published before. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/15/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

04/28/2014

Gival Press Short Story Award

Gival Press Short Story Award accepts submissions of a previously unpublished original (not a translation) short story in English. The short story must be 5,000 to 15,000 words. First prize is $1,000 plus publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/08/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

04/28/2014

PEN Emerging Voices Writing Fellowships

Emerging Voices is a literary fellowship that aims to provide new writers, who lack access, with the tools they will need to launch a professional writing career. The fellowship includes a $1,000 stipend ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/11/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

04/28/2014

The Red City Review Book Awards

The Red City Review Book Awards invites authors to submit their book or manuscript into one of five categories. There will be a total of 5 winners, one from each of the categories. The grand prize winner will receive a cash prize of $500 ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/15/2014

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$75

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

04/17/2014

The Ordinary Guru Contest

The Ordinary Guru Contest is looking for short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, cartoons, and poems about ordinary gurus. First prize is $5,000, second prize is $2,500, and third prize is $1,500 ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2014

Prizes: 

$5,000

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

04/04/2014

The Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature

The judges are open to unpublished, full-length prose manuscripts with environmental themes, including novels, memoirs, short story collections, and essay collections. The winner will receive a cash award of $1,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/30/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

03/26/2014

Mind Magazine INSIGHT Poetry Prize Competition

Mind Magazine's First Annual Insight Poetry Competition is now accepting entries. Submit 1-3 unpublished poems, up to three pages each. First-prize is $300 plus publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/15/2014

Prizes: 

$300

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

03/25/2014

Dream Quest One Writing Contest

This writing contest is international, open to anyone who enjoys writing a story that's worth telling everyone. First-place winner receive a cash prize of $500 ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2014

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

03/20/2014

Dream Quest One Poetry Contest

This poetry contest is international, open to anyone who enjoys expressing their innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry. Write a poem, 30 lines or fewer on any subject ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2014

Prizes: 

$250

Fees: 

$5

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

03/20/2014

Philip Levine Prize in Poetry

The Philip Levine Prize in Poetry includes a cash award of $2,000 in addition to publication by Anhinga Press. Open to anyone writing in the English language, whether living in the United States or abroad ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/30/2014

Prizes: 

$2,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

03/10/2014

Mixer Publishing's Literary Contest

Mixer Publishing will award a prize of $1,500 to a writer of the best poem, prose poem, or flash fiction that creates the most interesting mix of those three forms ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction

Date added: 

01/22/2014

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