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Spirit First 6th Annual Poetry Contest

Spirit First is pleased to announce its Sixth Annual Meditation Poetry Contest. Poetry submissions may be of any length and any style but must have a theme of Meditation, Mindfulness, Silence, Stillness, or Solitude. First Prize: $200 ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/31 /2015

Prizes: 

$200

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

12/17/2014

The 17th Annual Okanagan Short Story Contest

The contest awards the best new short stories by writers in the Southern Interior of British Columbia. The contest is sponsored by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia. Prizes are $500 for first prize ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/15 /2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

12/15/2014

The Margaret Taylor-Burroughs Awards

Every year, the award will be given in the categories of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and visual arts for works that best reflect the journal’s commitment to celebrating blackness "in its infinite permutations." ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/05 /2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

12/15/2014

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

2015 CutBank Contests

CutBank sponsors a variety of contests, including the Montana Prize in Fiction, Montana Prize in Creative Nonfiction, and the Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry. With all three of these awards, the judges are looking for work that showcases an authentic voice ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/15 /2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

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

Meridian's 2015 Editors' Prize Contests

The Editors' Prize Contest will be selecting a winner in poetry and in fiction, each of which will receive $1000. The winning story and the winning poem will both appear in the May 2015 issue ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/07 /2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$8.50

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction

Date added: 

12/13/2014

Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Contest

The Discovery Poetry Contest is designed to attract large audiences to poets who have not yet published a full-length book. Four winners are awarded a reading at 92Y, publication in Boston Review and $500 each ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/23 /2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$12

Genre(s): 

Poetry

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

2015 BkMk Press Book Prize

The 2015 BkMk Press Book Prize includes the G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction and the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry. First prize in each genre is $1,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction

Date added: 

12/06/2014

William Matthews Poetry Prize

Send 1-3 poems, any style, any theme, any length to the William Matthews Poetry Prize. First prize is $1,000, publication in Asheville Poetry Review ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

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

Grayson Books Chapbook Competition

The Grayson Books Chapbook Competition is open for entries. Submit 16-24 pages of poetry. First prize is $500, publication of chapbook and 50 copies ... (more)

Deadline: 

02/01/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$18

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Book

Date added: 

12/06/2014

Jackson Daughtry Literary Honor

The Jackson Daughtry Literary Honor is an annual award for excellence in literature. This is the first annual award. The winner receives a $1,000 cash prize and a publication deal for your book ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

Date added: 

12/06/2014

Main Street Rag's Poetry Book Award

Send between 48 and 84 pages of poetry, no more than one poem per page. Winner receives 50 books and $1200. Runners up also considered for publication. The Main Street Rag Poetry Award ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,200

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

12/06/2014

DASH Journal Poetry Contest

DASH Journal welcomes submissions to its annual poetry contest. First-place winner will receive a $1,000 prize for best poem. Send up to 3 unpublished poems per entry ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$10

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

Mississippi Review Prize

Mississippi Review Prize awards prizes of $1,000 in fiction and in poetry. Winners and finalists will make up next summer's print issue of the national literary magazine Mississippi Review. Contest is open to all writers in English ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$16

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction

Date added: 

12/06/2014

Locked Horn Press Publication Contest

Pieces entered for the 2015 Publication Contest should be in conversation with the LHP 2015 theme. The winner will receive: $250 and 2 contributor copies, along with print and online publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

03/15/2015

Prizes: 

$250

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

12/06/2014

Writers@Work Fellowship Competition

W@W is pleased to announce its annual Fellowship Competition for emerging writers in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. First Place: $1,000, publication in Quarterly West ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Creative 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

PRISM international's Annual Literary Contests

PRISM has a total of three contests: the Creative Non-Fiction, Short Fiction, and Poetry contests, open to all. All 1st prize winners will be published in PRISM, and runners-up will be published at the discretion of the editors ... (more)

Deadline(s): 

                              01/23/2015 (short fiction contest)

                              01/23/2015 (poetry contest)

11/28/2014 (creative nonfiction contest)

Prizes: 

$1,500 grand prize (creative nonfiction contest)

                  $2,000 grand prize (short fiction contest)

                  $1,000 grand prize (poetry contest)

Fees: 

$35 (Canadian); $40 (US); $45 (Int'l)

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, 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

Wandering Hermit Press Chapbook Prize for Poetry

Wandering Hermit Press is now open for contest submissions of chapbook length poetry. Manuscripts should include 20 - 30 pages of poetry. Winning author receives $500, 40 copies and ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/31/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

poetry, book

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

Psychopomp Magazine Short Fiction Award

The Psychopomp Magazine Short Fiction Contest recognizes outstanding pieces of fiction that push the boundaries of genre and/or form. First prize is $500 plus publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/31/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

11/30/2014

American Short(er) Fiction Prize

This year’s American Short(er) Fiction Prize recognizes extraordinary short fiction under 1,000 words. The first-place winner will receive a $500 prize and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

02/01/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

11/30/2014

The Dora and Alexander Raynes Poetry Prize

Jewish Currents magazine is accepting poetry submissions for The Dora and Alexander Raynes Poetry Prize. Submit up to 3 poems. First prize is $1,000 plus publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$18

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

11/29/2014

The Kenneth and Geraldine Gell Poetry Prize

Open to poets who are citizens or legal residents of the United States. Submit a book-length manuscript of poems (no illustrations), 50 to 100 pages in length. The poet will receive an honorarium of $1000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

11/24/2014

jmww Poetry Chapbook Contest

Now open to submissions for the second poetry chapbook contest, to be judged by poet Claudia Emerson, recipient of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. The winning poet will receive $500 ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/15/2014

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

11/24/2014

The Conium Review Flash Fiction Contest

The winning flash fiction piece will be published on The Conium Review Online Compenium site. The story will also be made into a broadside or micro-chap. The winning author receives $300 and a copy ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/15/2014

Prizes: 

$300

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

11/24/2014

The Alberta Literary Awards

The Alberta Literary Awards were created by the Writers' Guild of Alberta in 1982 to recognize excellence in writing by Alberta authors. Submissions are evaluated on originality, creativity, and quality of writing ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

Date added: 

11/24/2014

PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography

The PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography is awarded for excellence in the art of biography. This prize of $5,000 will go to the author of a distinguished work published in the United States during the previous calendar year ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/24/2014

Prizes: 

$5,000

Fees: 

$50

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

11/24/2014

The Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction

Send stories and essays of up to 5,000 words. Two prizes of $1,000.00 each and publication in The Chattahoochee Review are awarded to a winning story and essay ... (more)

Deadline: 

02/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

11/24/2014

Schlafly Beer Micro-Brew Micro-Fiction Contest

All stories will be considered for publication. 500 words maximum per story, up to three stories per entry. $1500 First Prize plus one case of micro-brewed Schlafly Beer Judged by the editors of River Styx ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

11/24/2014

WNBA Writing Contest

WNBA Writing Contest is open to all adults over 18 years of age writing in English. First place wins a $250 cash prize and publication in the Bookwoman, the official publication of the Women's National Book Association ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/15/2015

Prizes: 

$250

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

Date added: 

11/24/2014

PEN/ Hemingway Award

PEN New England is now accepting submissions for the PEN/ Hemingway Award for a first novel or collection of short stories published in 2014. The winner receives a cash award of $10,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/31/2014

Prizes: 

$10,000

Fees: 

$40

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

11/24/2014

The Annual Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest

Send us a story and a postcard--the relationship can be as strong or as tangential as you like, so long as there is a clear connection between the story and the image. First place is $500 and publication in Geist ... (more)

Deadline: 

02/01/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

11/20/2014

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

10th Annual ACCENTI Writing Contest

Accenti Magazine is open to prose submissions. The topic is open. Multiple entries welcome. Top prize: $1000.00 (CDN) and publication in Accenti... (more)

Deadline: 

12/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20.00

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

11/15/2014

Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry

Bayou Magazine, the literary journal of the University of New Orleans, is accepting submissions of poetry for the Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry, which will award a cash prize of $1,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20.00

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

11/14/2014

James Knudsen Prize for Fiction

Bayou Magazine, the literary journal of the University of New Orleans, is accepting submissions of fiction for the James Knudsen Prize for Fiction, which will award a cash prize of $1,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20.00

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

11/14/2014

2nd Annual Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize

december Literary Journal is accepting submissions to this year's Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize, which will award a cash prize of $1,500 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/15/2014

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$20.00

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

11/14/2014

The Boiler Flash Essay Contest

The Boiler challenges you to submit flash essays under 600 words. The judges are open to hybrid forms of poetry, essay, and memoir. Two winners will receive $600 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/15/2015

Prizes: 

$600

Fees: 

$12.00

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

11/13/2014

Essaymama's Christmas Writing Contest

Christmas is fast approaching and Essaymama is here to treat the most talented writers with great prizes! Each of the top three writers will be awarded with $330 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/25/2014

Prizes: 

$330

Fees: 

$0.00

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

11/13/2014

Red Berry Editions Valentine's Day Broadside Contest

Red Berry Editions announces its 2015 Valentine's Day Broadside Contest for poems about love: passion, heartache, longing, desire, obsession, love lost and found ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/31/2015

Prizes: 

$ ( Winner receives 35 beautifully produced broadsides )

Fees: 

$15.00

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

11/13/2014

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

Turnbuckle Chapbook Contest

The judges welcome submissions of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, or a hybrid. Previously published, stand-alone works are fine, but the ms must be an unpublished body of work. First prize is $200 ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/31/2014

Prizes: 

$300

Fees: 

$12

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

Date added: 

11/08/2014

Elizabeth R. Curry Poetry Contest

Submit up to three (3) unpublished poems with a $10.00 reading fee, which includes a two-year subscription. First place: $600, and a limited edition, hand-bound chapbook of the winner’s poetry ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/15/2014

Prizes: 

$600

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

11/04/2014

Codhill Press Poetry Award

The competition is open to any poet who writes in English. Previously published poems with proper acknowledgement are acceptable. Prize: $1000 cash prize and twenty five copies ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/10/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$30

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

11/04/2014

Top of the Mountain Book Award

The contest is open to unpublished novel-length fiction of any genre. The finished novel should be 65,000 words or more. First Place receives a framed certificate and $1,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

02/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Book, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

11/04/2014

Yemassee Writing Prizes

Yemassee is now accepting entries for its 2014 Yemassee Writing Prizes, including the 2014 William Richey Short Fiction Contest. The author of the winning story will receive $1000 and publication in Yemassee 22.2 ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$10-$22

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

11/03/2014

Tartts Fiction Award

Winning short story collection will be published by Livingston Press at the University of West Alabama, in simultaneous library binding and trade paper editions. Winning entry will receive $1000, plus our standard royalty contract, which includes 100 copies of the book ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

11/03/2014

Dream Quest One Poetry Contest (Winter 2014-2015)

Dream Quest One welcomes anyone who loves arranging words into the beautiful literary art of poetry to enter the Dream Quest One Poetry Contest. Write a poem, 30 lines or fewer on any subject, theme, style, or form. First prize is $250 ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/31/2014

Prizes: 

$250

Fees: 

$5

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

11/03/2014

Dream Quest One Writing Contest (Winter 2014-2015)

Write a short story, 5 pages maximum length, on any subject or theme, fiction, non-fiction, or creative nonfiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). First prize is $500 ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/31/2014

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

11/03/2014

Quercus Review Fall Book Prize

Open to all poets, with or without previous book publication. New and emerging writers are especially invited to submit. No restrictions on content, style or subject matter. Winner receives $1000, a publishing contract ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/12/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Book

Date added: 

11/01/2014

New American Poetry Prize

New American Press is accepting submissions of poetry for its annual New American Poetry Prize, which will award a cash prize of $1000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$22.50

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Book

Date added: 

11/01/2014

Great Lakes Poetry Prizes

Three Great Lakes Poetry Prizes will be awarded each to a single poem written about the Great Lakes region or written by a poet from the Great Lakes region: First Place will receive $500 ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/01/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

11/01/2014

The Dorset Prize

The Dorset Prize includes a cash award of $3,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 20 copies of the winning title, a book launch, and national distribution. The Dorset Prize is open to anyone writing in the English language ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/31/2014

Prizes: 

$3,000

Fees: 

$28

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

11/01/2014

2015 FOLIO Fiction Contest

The theme of FOLIO's 2015 issue as well as this contest is on Conflict. The judges want contemporary fiction that speaks to the theme. First-place is $1,000 plus publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

11/01/2014

Lascaux Prize in Short Fiction

Stories may be previously published or unpublished, and simultaneous submissions are accepted. The winner receives $1,000 and publication in The Lascaux Review. The winner and all finalists will be published ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

11/01/2014

Colorado Prize for Poetry

The winning book-length collection of poems will be published by the Center for Literary Publishing and distributed by the University Press of Colorado in the fall of 2015. The author receives a $2,000 honorarium ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/14/2015

Prizes: 

$2,000

Fees: 

$28

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

11/01/2014

The 2015 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry

The prize is awarded annually to the best poetry manuscript by an emerging Canadian writer (a writer who has published fewer than two books). The winner receives a trade paperback contract with Invisible Publishing's Snare Imprint ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/31/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$30

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

11/01/2014

Nowhere Fall Travel Writing Contest

Literary travel magazine, Nowhere, is teaming up with Lorin Stein, editor of The Paris Review, for the first Nowhere Fall Travel Writing Contest. First prize is $1,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

10/28/2014

Memphis Magazine Fiction Contest

Memphis Magazine is holding a fiction contest. Authors must live within 150 miles of Memphis. The winning story will earn a $1,000 grand prize and will be published in a future issue of Memphis. Two honorable mention awards of $500 each ... (more)

Deadline: 

02/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

10/28/2014

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

Tampa Review Prize for Poetry

Winning manuscripts are issued in both hardback and paperback editions and authors receive royalties on sales in addition to the cash award. First prize is $2,000. Each entrant will receive a complimentary one-year subscription to Tampa Review ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/31/2014

Prizes: 

$2,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

10/21/2014

2015 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction

The Press 53 Award for Short Fiction is awarded annually to an outstanding, unpublished collection of short stories. The winner will receive publication, a $1,000 cash advance, travel expenses ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$30

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

11/01/2014

Walker Percy Prize in Short Fiction

Submissions are now open for the 2014 Walker Percy Prize in Short Fiction. Winner receives $1,000 and publication in New Orleans Review. All finalists considered for publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

10/13/2014

Wisconsin People & Ideas Fiction Contest

Fiction submissions must be between 2,000 and 5,000 words in length. Authors must reside in or attend school in Wisconsin. Winners receive publication in the magazine and cash awards of $500 (first place) ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/15/2014

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

10/11/2014

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

Christine Eldin Memorial Fellowship

The Lascaux Review is hosting a contest to choose a "best" middle grade novel work-in-progress. Any unpublished middle grade. The first year's fellowship is $1000 and a trophy ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Book, Fiction

Date added: 

10/07/2014

Tethered by Letters Fall Literary Competition

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

Deadline: 

12/15/2014

Prizes: 

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

Fees: 

$10/short story; $4/flash fiction; $5/poem

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction

Date added: 

10/07/2014

The Winter Anthology Contest

Send up to 50 pages in any genre. The winner will be published in Volume 5 of The Winter Anthology and receive a $1000 honorarium. Finalists will also be considered for publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

01/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$11

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

10/06/2014

The 2014 IFIPG Screenwriting Contest

The 2014 IFIPG Screenwriting Contest accepts entries of feature films, short films, and television pilot screenplays. Screenplays written by up to four people may be entered in the contest. The grand prize for a feature length is $3000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/31/2014

Prizes: 

$3,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Screenwriting

Date added: 

09/28/2014

Paris Press Short-Story Competition

In honor of Alice Munro's Nobel Prize for Literature, Paris Press is paying tribute to the long-overlooked art of the short story. The winner of the competition will receive $1,000 and publication and promotion by Paris Press ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/08/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$40

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

09/25/2014

International Literary Awards in Fiction, Creative Nonfiction & Poetry

The Center for Women Writers at Salem College is accepting submissions for the International Literary Awards. The winner in each genre will receive $1000. An honorable mention in each genre (judge's discretion) will receive $150 ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

09/25/2014

Boulevard Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers

Literary journal Boulevard is accepting submissions of short fiction from emerging writers. The first-place winner will receive a cash prize of $1,500 and publication. Submit stories up to 8K words ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

08/28/2014

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

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

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

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

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

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