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Room's Annual Writing Contest

For fiction and creative non-fiction, one submission includes one short story or essay of up to 3,500 words. For poetry, one submission includes up to three poems or 150 lines of poetry. First prize is $500 plus publication in Room ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/15/2014

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$32.50

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Poetry

Date added: 

04/19/2014

Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction

The competition is open to writers in English, whether published or unpublished. Manuscripts should be 40,000-75,000 words in length. Authors of winning manuscripts receive a cash award of $1,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/30/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

04/19/2014

The 2014 Rattle Poetry Prize

Open to writers, worldwide; poems must be written in English (no translations). One $5,000 Winner and ten $100 Finalists will be selected in a blind review by the editors of Rattle and printed in the Winter 2014 issue ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/15/2014

Prizes: 

$800

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

04/19/2014

The Housatonic Book Awards

The 2014 Housatonic Book Awards will be granted to full-length books published in the 2013 calendar year. The Awards carry a $1000 honorarium in exchange for appearing at the January residency ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/15/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

04/19/2014

Howling Bird Press National Book Prize

The Augsburg College MFA Program’s new publishing house, Howling Bird Press, welcomes submissions of poetry for a 2014 national literary award. $1,000 prize, plus publication of book and 25 copies ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/30/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

04/19/2014

Alice Judson Hayes Fellowship 2015

This fellowship offers a four-week residency, free of charge, and a $500 stipend will be given to a writer who is working on a project designed to bring awareness to a contemporary issue ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/15/2014

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

04/17/2014

Vallum Award for Poetry

Vallum is accepting original and previously unpublished poetry submissions for the Vallum Award for Poetry 2014. Submit up to 1-3 poems of maximum 60 lines each. First prize is $750 ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/15/2014

Prizes: 

$750

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

04/17/2014

May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize

Bauhan Publishing is accepting poetry submissions for this year's May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize. The winner will receive $1000, book publication, and 100 copies of the published book, as well as distribution ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/30/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

04/17/2014

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

Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award

This poetry contest, part of the 10th annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competition, promotes creative writing, encourages local writers, and provides a unique opportunity for recognizing new literary talent in the state. The award for first place is $500, second place is $300 ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/30/2014

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

04/13/2014

Black River Chapbook Competition

Black Lawrence Press invites writers to submit an unpublished chapbook of poems or short fiction between 16-36 pages in length. The winner will receive book publication, a $500 cash award ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/31/2014

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

04/13/2014

Nowhere Spring Travel Writing Contest

Award-winning literary travel magazine, Nowhere, is teaming up with Outside Magazine Executive Editor Sam Moulton for the first Nowhere Spring Travel Writing Contest. The winner will be awarded $1,000 and published in an upcoming issue ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/15/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

04/11/2014

Redivider's Beacon Street Prize

Open to fiction, poetry, and for the first time nonfiction, the 2014 contest will award our favorite poem, story and essay $500 each and publication in the Winter issue ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/30/2014

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

04/11/2014

Guy Owen Award

Winning poet receives a cash prize of $1,000. Submit three to five poems (10 pages maximum), a $20 entry fee (includes one-year subscription to journal) ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/15/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

04/11/2014

The Richard and Julie Logsdon For Fiction

This prize recognizes an outstanding work of fiction. The winner will be featured in the Red Rock Review Literary Journal and will receive two contributors' copies and an award of $150.00 ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/31/2014

Prizes: 

$150

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

04/09/2014

Loraine Williams Poetry Prize

The Georgia Review announces the second annual Loraine Williams Poetry Prize which will award a cash prize of $1,000 and publication in The Georgia Review for a single poem, originally written in English ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/15/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

04/08/2014

Bookimbo Flash Fiction Competition

Bookimbo is holding a flash fiction writing contest to celebrate the launch of its booklet creation application. The winning collection will be sold through the Roastbooks website and the winner will receive a prize of £150 ($250 USD) ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/22/2014

Prizes: 

£150

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

04/08/2014

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 Indie Spiritual Book Awards

The Indie Spiritual Book Awards (TISBA) honors independently published authors of spiritual-not-religious books (New Age, Metaphysical, etc.). One Grand Prize Winner will receive $1,000.00 ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/10/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$50

Genre(s): 

book

Date added: 

04/04/2014

The Quebec Writers' Federation Literary Awards

The Quebec Writers' Federation holds an annual juried competition for published books by Quebec authors in six categories. QWF will award six prizes of $2,000 each to honour excellence in the categories of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, first book ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/01/2014

Prizes: 

$2,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry, FictionNonfiction

Date added: 

04/04/2014

WriterHouse/C-VILLE Weekly Writing Contest

One first prize winner will be awarded $500 and a one-year WriterHouse membership in each of the following categories: General, Local Flavor, and Youth. The winning pieces will be published in a July edition ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/15/2014

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

04/04/2014

Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize

This 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 of his or her first full-length book of poetry ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/01/2014

Prizes: 

$2,500

Fees: 

$28

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

04/04/2014

Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize

The writer of the best poem will win $200 prize. Submit up to 3 poems per writer. The winner and finalists will be featured in the 2014 edition of Crab Creek Review ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/15/2014

Prizes: 

$200

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

04/04/2014

2014 Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry

This contest 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 ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/30/2014

Prizes: 

$3,000

Fees: 

$28

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

03/31/2014

E.M. Koeppel Short Fiction Award

Fiction stories must be unpublished. Maximum Length: 3,000 words. First Place Award: $1,100 ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/30/2014

Prizes: 

$1,100

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

03/31/2014

Salamander 2014 Fiction Prize

The Salamander Fiction Prize invites writers to submit one fiction story per entry. Each story must not exceed 30 double-spaced pages in 12 point font. First-place winner receives $1,500 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/15/2014 - 6/15/2014

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

03/27/2014

Book Pipeline Competition

The Book Pipeline Competition, presented by Script Pipeline, is searching for playwrights and authors with material well-suited for film or television adaptation. The winning writer will receive $1,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/15/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$50

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction, Fiction, Book

Date added: 

03/27/2014

#2030: A Writing Competition

What is your vision for the year 2030? Global English Editing, in association with The Expert Editor, is offering $1000 in prize money to the best “idea” created on Ideapod related to the year 2030 ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/16/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

03/26/2014

elsewhere Prose Poetry Prize

Submit up to 5 poems of unlineated prose poetry. Judged by poet, translator, and literary critic Kimberly Johnson. All submissions will also be considered for publication in elsewhere. First prize is $500 ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/05/2014

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$6

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

03/26/2014

Noemi Book Award for Fiction and Poetry

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by Noemi Press are given annually for one book-length poetry collection and one book-length work of fiction ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/30/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction

Date added: 

03/26/2014

Boston Review's Annual Poetry Contest

Submit up to five unpublished poems, no more than 10 pages total. The winning poet will receive $1,500 and have his or her work published in the November/December 2014 issue ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/02/2014

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

03/26/2014

The Dallas Morning News Narrative Writing Contest

This contest welcomes submissions of extraordinary long-form narrative nonfiction previously published in a daily U.S. newspaper or a U.S. newspaper website. First place winner will receive $5,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/01/2014

Prizes: 

$5,000

Fees: 

$50

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

03/26/2014

I Am Latina Essay Writing Contest

Latina magazine and Shebooks, a new e-book publisher, want to read about the moment that you felt the most connected with your culture and were proud to call yourself a Latina. First prize is $1,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/20/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

03/26/2014

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

The Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry

The winner of the Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry receives $2000 plus publication of the winning manuscript by Lynx House Press. Submit an unpublished, full-length volume of poems ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/15/2014

Prizes: 

$2,000

Fees: 

$28

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

03/24/2014

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

14th Annual Spokane Prize for Short Fiction

Willow Springs Editions, in collaboration with Lost Horse Press, is pleased to announce the 14th annual Spokane Prize for Short Fiction. Winner will receive $2000 plus publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/15/2014

Prizes: 

$2,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

03/19/2014

Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize

The award is open to any poet writing in English who has not had a full-length book of poetry published previously. The prize carries a cash award of $5,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/30/2014

Prizes: 

$5,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

03/19/2014

Nimrod Literary Awards

The 36th Nimrod Literary Awards offers a cash prize of $2,000 for the best poetry or fiction story, and $1,000 to the second-place winner ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/30/2014

Prizes: 

$2,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction

Date added: 

03/19/2014

Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prizes

The Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize offers a cash award of $1,000 plus publication of the winning book. The Marsh Hawk Press Robert Creeley Memorial Award and the Rochelle Ratner Memorial Award offer cash prizes of $250 each ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/30/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

03/19/2014

ASF Short Story Contest

Submit a fiction story up to 6,500 words. The first place winner will receive a $1,000 prize and publication in the Fall issue. One runner-up will receive $500 and all entries will be considered for publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/01/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

03/19/2014

CBC Poetry Prize

Submit your original, unpublished, poem or poetry collection. The entry must be between 400 and 600 words. The First Prize winner will receive $6,000, courtesy of the Canada Council for the Arts ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/01/2014

Prizes: 

$6,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

03/19/2014

Sonora Review Nonfiction Contest

Submit essays and nonfiction up to 6,000 words. Hybrid projects warmly welcomed. Winner receives $1,000 cash prize and publication and finalists will be considered for publication in Issue 66 of Sonora Review ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/15/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

03/19/2014

Sonora Review Short-Fiction Contest

Submit your absolute best, most imaginative fiction up to 1,000 words. Winner receives $1,000 cash prize and publication and finalists will be considered for publication in Issue 66 of Sonora Review ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/01/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

03/19/2014

Ploughshares Emerging Writer Contest

This contest recognizes literary works by an emerging writer in each of three genres: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The winner in each genre will be awarded $1,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/15/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$24

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

03/14/2014

Boston Review Annual Poetry Contest

The winning poet will receive $1,500 and have his or her work published in the November/December 2014 issue of Boston Review. Submit up to five unpublished poems ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/02/2014

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

poetry

Date added: 

03/14/2014

Cat & Mouse Press Short Story Contest

Submit stories (up to three per writer) of 500-3,500 words that are fun, relate to the theme 'The Boardwalk,' and have a connection to Rehoboth Beach. First prize is $500 ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/01/2014

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

fiction, nonfiction

Date added: 

03/14/2014

CANSCAIP's Writing for Children Competition

This competition will award a cash prize of $1,500 to an unpublished author of a non-fiction or fiction children's book. Open to all writers who have not been published in any format ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/25/2014

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

03/14/2014

The Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize

Submit an original collection of poems of 50 to 80 pages, with no more than one poem per page, single sided. First-place receives $1,000 plus 50 copies of the published book ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/23/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Book

Date added: 

03/10/2014

The Parentis Writing Fellowship For New Parents

Submissions call for a new, never-published fiction story--any genre, on any subject--of up to 1498 words. In addition to a full year of promotion, a $1000 prize will be presented to the new Pen Parentis Writing Fellow at a public reading ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/16/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

03/10/2014

Dan's Papers Literary Prize for Nonfiction

Each work must be between 600 and 1500 words and can be any sort of nonfiction. The works must reference, in some meaningful way, eastern Long Island. First-place winner receive $6,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/21/2014

Prizes: 

$6,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

03/10/2014

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

String Poet Prize

Submit up to 40 lines, all forms accepted. Winner receives $1000, publication in String Poet, and composition of original music by professional composer ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/20/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

03/10/2014

Writer Advice's 9th Flash Prose Contest

WriterAdvice seeks flash fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction running 750 words or less. Enlighten, dazzle, and delight us. First-place earns $200, second-place earns $100, and third-place earns $50 ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/18/2014

Prizes: 

$200

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

03/09/2014

The Beacon Street Prize

Open to fiction, poetry, and for the first time nonfiction, the 2014 contest will award the best poem, story and essay $500 each and publication in the 2014 Winter issue ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/30/2014

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

03/04/2014

Quercus Review Press Spring Book Contest

Open to all poets, with or without previous book publication. New and emerging writers are especially invited to submit. Winner receives $1000, a publishing contract with generous royalties paid to the author for every book sold ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/20/2014

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Book, Poetry

Date added: 

03/04/2014

The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award

This creative writing contest for U.S. military veterans and active duty personnel is hosted by The Iowa Review and made possible by a gift from the family of Jeff Sharlet ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/15/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

03/04/2014

Crab Orchard Review's Annual Literary Contests

The short story can be in any genre or style and should have broad appeal. First place is $1,000 plus publication. Submit short fiction up to 5000 words ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/21/2014

Prizes: 

$2,000

Fees: 

$22.50

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

03/03/2014

The Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest

The winning story will be published in the Jan/Feb 2015 edition of The Saturday Evening Post, and the author will receive a $500 payment. Five runners-up will each receive a $100 cash ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/01/2014

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$50

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

02/28/2014

Boulevard's Poetry Contest for Emerging Poets

This contest awards a prize of $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: 

06/01/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

02/24/2014

Brighthorse Book Prize

Brighthorse Books announces three book prizes for 2014: $1000 and publication for a novel, a collection of poetry, and a collection of short fiction. Winning manuscripts will be published under the Brighthorse Books' standard (50/50) contract ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/15/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Book, Poetry, Fiction

Date added: 

02/21/2014

The Rusty Toque Fiction Chapbook Contest

This contest will award a cash prize of $800, plus chapbook publication (e-book and print) and a fiction prize pack. Submit 25 to 40 pages (can be stories, micro-fictions, or a longer short story) ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/01/2014

Prizes: 

$800

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Book

Date added: 

02/20/2014

The New Guard Contests in Fiction and Poetry

Each contest will award a cash prize of $1,000 and publication. Submit up to 5,000 words: anything from flash to the long story. Submit three poems per entry ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/14/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction

Date added: 

02/20/2014

Autumn House Literary Contests

Autumn House is accepting entries for its annual literary contests which award cash prizes in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. The Poetry Contest will award publication and $2,500 to the winner ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/30/2014

Prizes: 

$2,500

Fees: 

$30

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

02/18/2014

BOMB Magazine Poetry Contest

The winner of our 2014 contest will receive a $1,000 prize and publication in BOMB Magazine’s literary supplement First Proof. Manuscripts must include 3-5 poems ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/30/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

02/18/2014

The Elixir Press Fiction Award

Elixir Press is sponsoring a fiction contest open to all writers writing in English. Both short story collections and novels are eligible. The prize will be $2500 ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/31/2014

Prizes: 

$2,500

Fees: 

$40

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

02/12/2014

The William Van Wert Memorial Fiction Award

An annual prize of $1,000 from Hidden River Arts will be given in the following categories: (1) to the best unpublished short story or novel excerpt ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/30/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$17

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

02/12/2014

The New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters will award a cash prize of $1,500 in each category: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Fiction and essay entries are not to exceed 8,000 words. A single poetry entry may contain up to six poems ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/18/2014

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

02/09/2014

SRPR Editors' Prize 2014 Contest

Submit up to 3 poems, maximum ten pages in length. Spoon River Poetry Review will award $1,000 to the winning poem ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/15/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

poetry

Date added: 

02/03/2014

The Idaho Poetry Prize

This is an annual, national competition offering $1,000 plus publication by Lost Horse Press for a book-length poetry manuscript. Submit a manuscript of 48 or more pages of poetry, no more than one poem per page ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/15/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

poetry

Date added: 

02/01/2014

2014 Debut-litzer Prizes

Late Night Library is now accepting submissions for the 2014 Debut-litzer Prizes in the categories of fiction and poetry. Winners will receive a cash award of $1,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/30/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$28

Genre(s): 

poetry, fiction

Date added: 

02/01/2014

EVENT 2014 Non-Fiction Contest

EVENT, an award-winning, internationally recognized literary magazine, is accepting entries for its non-fiction contest. Submit an article or essay of 5K words ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/15/2014

Prizes: 

$1500

Fees: 

$35

Genre(s): 

nonfiction

Date added: 

02/01/2014

10th Annual Extreme Screenplay Contest

This contest provides writers the opportunity to jump-start their careers by giving them direct access to industry professionals and unprecedented networking opportunities. Winner receives $5K cash ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/01/2014

Prizes: 

$5,000

Fees: 

$35 early entry, $40 after March 15, 2014

Genre(s): 

screenwriting

Date added: 

01/31/2014

Tuscany Prize for Catholic Fiction

This is a literary prize to promote writers and great undiscovered stories of Catholic fiction. The publisher seeks original great stories of unpublished/self-published works of fiction ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/30/2014

Prizes: 

$5,000

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

fiction, book

Date added: 

01/30/2014

The 2014 Clockwise Chapbook Competition

The competition is open to all poets writing in English. Winner will receive a $500 Prize and a book publication. Submit 24-32 pages of original poetry in English ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/15/2014

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

poetry, book

Date added: 

01/30/2014

Dzanc Books Non-Fiction Competition

All authors with a non-fiction manuscript are eligible. Subjects may include but are not limited to memoir, political, historical, biographical. Author will receive a $1500 advance ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/30/2014

Prizes: 

$1500

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction, Book

Date added: 

01/28/2014

The Moth International Short Story Prize

This year's competition is judged by award-winning novelist and short story writer Mike McCormack. The competition is open to everyone, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished, and you can enter as many stories as you like ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/30/2014

Prizes: 

$4,100 (€3,000)

Fees: 

$12 (€9)

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

01/24/2014

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

NCW Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction Award

The personal essay can be in any form or style, and should be evocative, thought-provoking, and sincere--and if it's humorous too. Submit a short story up to 5K words. First prize is $1,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/30/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

01/21/2014

Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition

This competition is open to all writers who have not yet published a collection of poems in book or chapbook form. The prize is a $1000 cash award, publication, 20 copies of the publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/15/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Book

Date added: 

01/12/2014

Far Horizons Award for Poetry (Canada)

Eligible poets have yet to publish their poetry in book form (a book of poetry is defined to have a length of 48 pages or more). One prize of $1000 (CAD) is awarded ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/01/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

01/07/2014

Québécois Poetry in Translation Prize (Canada)

The Malahat Review invites entries from Canadian translators, poets, and passionate readers to submit to a one-time translation contest of la poésie québécoise ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/15/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

01/07/2014

Ahsahta Chapbook Prize

The Ahsahta Chapbook Prize honors a book of original poetry in English by a single author. The winning poet receives a $1,000 honorarium upon publication plus 100 copies ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/30/2014

Prizes: 

$1000

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

01/01/2014

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: 

04/30/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

12/22/2013

Creative Nonfiction's The Memoir Issue

Creative Nonfiction is seeking new work for an upcoming issue dedicated to memoir. Creative Nonfiction editors will award $1,000 for Best Essay and $500 for Runner-up ... (more)

Deadline: 

05/31/2014

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

12/22/2013

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