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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The Brighthorse Book Prize is an annual awards series honoring unpublished novels, collections of short fiction, and poetry collections.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

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: 

04/16/2015

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 The judges seek previously unpublished stories that exemplify the power of narrative to make one think and feel ...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

Prose Story Challenge

Write a story about anything. One thousand word minimum. One month limit. The winner will be decided based on the story, spelling/grammar, and of course, style and feeling. Winner gets $500 ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/10/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

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

Loraine Williams Poetry Prize

The Georgia Review announces the third annual Loraine Williams Poetry Prize. The winner receives $1,000 and publication in The Georgia Review for a single poem, originally written in English and never before published either in print or online ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

04/07/2015

Robert Dana-Anhinga Prize for Poetry

The Robert Dana-Anhinga Prize for Poetry (formerly the Anhinga Prize for Poetry) has been offered annually since 1983 for a manuscript of original poetry in English. The competition is open to writers from all regions. The winner receives $2000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/15/2015

Prizes: 

$2,000

Fees: 

$28

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

04/07/2015

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

Tupelo Quarterly Poetry Prize

The Tupelo Quarterly Poetry Prize invites poets to send up to 5 unpublished poems of any style or sensibility. The author of the winning poem will receive $500 and publication in TQ7. Two runners-up will receive $250 each ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/01/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

04/07/2015

The Poetry of the Sacred Contest

The Poetry of the Sacred Contest is run annually through the Center for Interfaith Relations' Institute for Contemplative Practice. Winning authors receive a monetary prize and their work will be published in Parabola Magazine. First Prize will receive $500 ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/01/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry

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

Radiator's Flash Fiction Contest

For Radiator's inaugural issue, the judges are looking for Flash Fiction by Brooklyn writers. The submission period is open from March 25th to April 30th, or at 300 entries. First prize is $500 ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/30/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

04/03/2015

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

The Maine Review Annual Short Story Contest

The Maine Review is pleased to announce a short story contest for the first annual fiction collection, "Juxtaposition," to be published this summer. Grand prize is $200, and all winners will be published ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/15/2015

Prizes: 

$200

Fees: 

$10

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

Sonora Review Essay Prize

The Sonora Review Essay Prize welcomes writers to submit miniature nonfiction, no more than 800 words per essay. First prize is $1,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

03/28/2015

Sow's Ear Poetry Review Chapbook Competition

Sow's Ear welcomes writers to enter this year's Chapbook Competition. Send 22-26 pages of poetry plus a title page and a table of contents, all without your name. First prize is $1,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$27

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

03/28/2015

The David Nathan Meyerson Prize for Fiction

The David Nathan Meyerson Prize is open to writers who have not yet published a book of fiction, either a novel or collection of stories. The Prize consists of $1,000 and publication in Southwest Review ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

03/28/2015

Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize

The Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize is offered annually to a poet who has not previously published a full-length collection of poems. The prize awards the winner with $2,500 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/01/2015

Prizes: 

$2,500

Fees: 

$30

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

03/28/2015

Trio House Press Book Awards

Trio House Press gives two awards annually: the Trio Award for First or Second Book for emerging poets, and the Louise Bogan Award for Artistic Merit and Excellence for a book of poems contributing in an innovative and distinct way to American poetry ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

03/28/2015

Debut-litzer Prizes

Debut-litzer Prizes invites writers and authors to submit books first published in North America between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014. Winning authors receive a cash award of $1,000 and a featured appearance on Late Night Conversation ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

03/28/2015

The Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize

The Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize offers a cash award of $1,000.00 plus publication of the winning book. Submit a manuscript of 48-84 pages of original poetry in any style in English ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

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

Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize

The winner of the Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize will receive $1500 and publication in the Fall 2015 issue. You may submit up to two poems per entry, no longer than 40 lines each ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/05/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

03/27/2015

Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry

The Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry includes a cash award of $3,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 20 copies of the winning title, a book launch. The Berkshire Prize is open to anyone writing in the English language ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/30/2015

Prizes: 

$3,000

Fees: 

$28

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Book

Date added: 

03/27/2015

Kore Press First Book Award

The Kore Press First Book Award is open each year to any female writer who has not published a full-length collection of poetry. The cash award to the contest winner has increased from $1000 to $1500, plus 20 author copies ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$28

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

03/27/2015

Norton Girault Literary Prize in Poetry

Old Dominion University's MFA Creative Writing Program and Barely South Review are pleased to announce the 2015 Norton Girault Literary Prize in Poetry! Submit up to 3 poems per single manuscript entry. 1st Prize: $500 and publication in Barely South Review ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/15/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$18

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

03/27/2015

2015 Neil Shepard Prizes in Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction

The Neil Shepard Prizes invites writers to send up to three poems, or one short story of any length, or one creative essay of any length. First Prize winners in each genre will receive $500 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/15/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, 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

Redivider's Beacon Street Prize

Open to fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, the Redivider's Beacon Street Prize will award our favorite story, poem, and essay $500 each and publication in Issue 13.1 (our Winter 2015-16 issue) ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/30/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

03/23/2015

Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize

The Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize will award a $500 cash prize for the winning poem. Submit up to 4 poems per entry, 8 pages maximum. The winner and finalists will be published in the following volume ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/15/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$16

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

03/20/2015

Nimrod Literary Awards

The Nimrod Literary Awards includes the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction and The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. First place is $2,000 and second place is $1,000. Winners will also be brought to Tulsa for the Awards Ceremony in October ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/30/2015

Prizes: 

$2,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction

Date added: 

03/20/2015

2015 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest

Now in its 15th year, the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest is one of the most renowned fiction contests in the world. Featuring prominent guest judges and offering $2000 across five prizes, the contest delivers exciting new fiction ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15-$17

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

03/19/2015

Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest

The 2015 Emerging Writer's Contest is now open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry who have yet to publish or self-publish a book. The winner in each genre will be awarded $1,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$24

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

03/19/2015

The 2015 New South Writing Contest

The 2015 New South Writing Contest awards $1,000 to one winner in poetry and one winner in prose, and a $250 runner's up prize in each category. Submit up to three (3) poems per document ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

03/17/2015

New Southern Voices Poetry Prize

Open to all poets who have either never published a full-length collection of poetry, or who have only published one full-length collection. Manuscripts should be between 48-120 pages for this contest. The winner will receive $1000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

03/17/2015

Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry

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

Deadline: 

05/15/2015

Prizes: 

$2,000

Fees: 

$28

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

03/15/2015

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 Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship For New Parents

The Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship invites submissions for a new, never-published fiction story--any genre, on any subject--of up to 1250 words. In addition to a full year of promotion and the publication of the winning story, a $1000 prize will be presented ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/17/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

03/13/2015

Flyway's Sweet Corn Contest - Fiction/Poetry

This contest is open to all styles of poetry, as long as it surprises, shocks, moves or affects the reader. The winner will be awarded $500, publication in Flyway, and a box of Iowa sweet corn shipped to their residence ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/16/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$12

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Poetry

Date added: 

03/13/2015

Far Horizons Award for Short Fiction

The Malahat Review invites emerging short-story writers from Canada and abroad to enter the Far Horizons Award for Short Fiction. One prize of $1,000 (CAD) is awarded ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Fiction

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

BorderSenses Poetry Contest

BorderSenses Poetry Contest invites poets to submit up to three poems, 60 lines maximum per poem. First prize is $250, publication in BorderSenses Vol. 21 ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/15/2015

Prizes: 

$250

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

03/06/2015

The Conium Review's Innovative Short Fiction Contest

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

Deadline: 

05/01/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

03/05/2015

Creative Nonfiction's 'The Weather' Contest

For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about THE WEATHER. Submit your true stories—personal, historical, reported—about fog, drought, flooding, tornado-chasing, blizzards, hurricanes, hail the size of golfballs, or whatever's happening where you are ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/11/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

03/04/2015

Zone 3 Press First Book Award for Poetry

The competition is open to anyone who has not published a full-length collection of poems (48 pages or more) is eligible; those with chapbooks may participate. Prize: $1,000 and Publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

03/04/2015

Zone 3 Press Creative Nonfiction Book Award

The competition is open to all authors writing original works in English. Manuscripts that embrace creative nonfiction’s potential by combining lyric exposition, researched reflection, travel dialogues, or creative criticism are encouraged ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

03/04/2015

The 2015 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize Competition

The University of Pittsburgh Press announces the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize for a first full-length book of poems. The prize carries a cash award of $5,000 and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/30/2015

Prizes: 

$5,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

03/04/2015

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

Rollick Magazine Call for Submissions

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

Deadline: 

04/13/2015

Prizes: 

$250

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

02/28/2015

The Autumn House Press Contests

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

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$2,500

Fees: 

$30

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

02/25/2015

Wabash Prize for Fiction

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

Deadline: 

04/17/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

02/25/2015

The 2015 Clockwise Chapbook Competition

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

Deadline: 

04/15/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Book

Date added: 

02/25/2015

Playboy Magazine College Fiction Contest

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

Deadline: 

05/01/2015

Prizes: 

$3,000

Fees: 

$5

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

02/25/2015

Engine Books Fiction Prize

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

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$30

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

02/24/2015

Moon City Poetry Award

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

Deadline: 

05/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

02/24/2015

2015 TIFERET Writing Contest

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

Deadline: 

06/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500 will be awarded in prizes

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

02/18/2015

Willow Books Literature Awards

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

Deadline: 

04/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$30

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction

Date added: 

02/14/2015

The 2015 4th Annual Kindle Book Awards

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

Deadline: 

05/01/2015

Prizes: 

$350 in cash and $900 in other prizes

Fees: 

$29

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

02/14/2015

Gertrude Press Chapbook Competition

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

Deadline: 

05/15/2015

Prizes: 

$250

Fees: 

$17

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction

Date added: 

02/11/2015

Rattle Poetry Prize

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

Deadline: 

07/15/2015

Prizes: 

$10,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

02/11/2015

Noemi Press Book Awards

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

Deadline: 

04/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction

Date added: 

02/11/2015

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

The Ghost Story Supernatural Fiction Award

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

Deadline: 

04/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

01/31/2015

May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize

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

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

01/30/2015

SRPR Editors' Prize Contest

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

Deadline: 

04/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

01/30/2015

The Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize

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

Deadline: 

04/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$27

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Book

Date added: 

01/30/2015

New Southern Voices Poetry Book Prize

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

Deadline: 

04/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Book

Date added: 

01/23/2015

Fugue's Annual Writing Contest

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

Deadline: 

05/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

01/22/2015

The Peseroff Prize

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

Deadline: 

05/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

01/22/2015

Writer Advice's 10th Flash Prose Contest

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

Deadline: 

04/21/2015

Prizes: 

$200.00

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

Date added: 

01/15/2015

Leapfrog 2015 Fiction Contest

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

Deadline: 

05/01/2015

Prizes: 

$ ( publication contract with advance )

Fees: 

$30

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

01/12/2015

Annual Gival Press Poetry Award

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

Deadline: 

12/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

01/12/2015

Annual Gival Press Short Story Award

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

Deadline: 

08/08/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

01/12/2015

Annual Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award

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

Deadline: 

06/27/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$5

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

01/12/2015

Annual Gival Press Novel Award

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

Deadline: 

05/30/2015

Prizes: 

$3,000

Fees: 

$50

Genre(s): 

Novel

Date added: 

01/12/2015

The 2015 Fiction Southeast Editors' Prize

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

Deadline: 

05/01/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

12/30/2014

Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition

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

Deadline: 

05/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

12/29/2014

Locked Horn Press 2015 Publication Prize

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

Deadline: 

04/15/2015

Prizes: 

$250

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

12/24/2014

4th Annual Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest

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

Deadline: 

06/01 /2015

Prizes: 

$200

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

12/13/2014

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

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

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

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