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FanStory's Free Verse Poetry Contest

FanStory invites writers to enter its Free Verse Poetry Contest. Write a free verse poem. With this contest you can write a poem that does not follow any set structure. First prize is $100 ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/10/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$6.95

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

07/02/2015

The 2015 Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize

The Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize invites writers to submit flash fiction of 1500 words or less. Feel free to submit multiple stories. First prize is $200 and publication in Fiction Southeast ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/01/2015

Prizes: 

$200

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

06/30/2015

Terrain.org 6th Annual Contest in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry

Terrain.org is accepting contest submissions for the 6th Annual Contests. The theme for this year's contest is (Dis)placement. A prize of $500 plus publication for the first-place winner will be awarded in each genre ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/01/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/30/2015

AROHO $50,000 Gift of Freedom Award

A Room of Her Own Foundation (AROHO) is dedicated to helping women artists achieve the privacy and financial support necessary to pursue their art. AROHO is awarding the $50,000 Gift of Freedom for an imagined yet unrealized poetry, fiction, or nonfiction project ... (more)

Deadline: 

11/02/2015

Prizes: 

$50,000

Fees: 

$35

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/28/2015

Aura Estrada Short Story Contest

The winning author will receive $1,500 and have his or her work published in the July/August 2016 issue of Boston Review. Stories should not exceed 5,000 words and must be previously unpublished ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/28/2015

18th annual Writing for Children Competition

CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers), is accepting submissions by unpublished writers for the 18th annual Writing for Children Competition. This year, there will be two $1,000 winners ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$30

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

06/28/2015

Les Figues NOS Book Contest

Les Figues is currently only considering works submitted through our annual NOS (not otherwise specified) Book Contest. A prize of $1,000 and publication by Les Figues Press will be given for the winning poetry or prose manuscript ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

06/28/2015

Narrative's Seventh Annual Poetry Contest

Narrative is always looking for new voices, so all entries will be considered for publication in the magazine. The contest is open to all poets. Entries must be unpublished. Awards: First Prize is $1,500, Second Prize is $750, Third Prize is $300 ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/20/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$23

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/28/2015

Robert and Adele Schiff Awards in Poetry and Prose

The Cincinnati Review invites submissions for the annual Robert and Adele Schiff Awards in Poetry and Prose. One poem and one prose piece will be chosen for publication, and winning authors will receive $1,000 each ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/26/2015

FanStory's Share A Story In A Poem

Share a poem that tells a story to enter this poetry contest. The only catch is that your poem must have a rhyme scheme. Any rhyme scheme you choose. First prize is $100 ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/20/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$6.95

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/26/2015

Room's Fiction and Poetry Contests

Literary journal Room is accepting submissions of poetry and fiction for its annual writing contest. Submit a short story of up to 3,500 words or up to 150 lines of poetry. First prize is $1,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$35

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction

Date added: 

06/26/2015

Double Take Poetry Prize

The Double Take Poetry Prize is designed to highlight poets who deserve a good, long look. One grand prize winner will be selected and blurbed by the contest judge. The winner will receive a $250 prize, a print copy of the issue, and a lifetime digital subscription to Heavy Feather Review ... (more)

Deadline: 

11/01/2015

Prizes: 

$250

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/26/2015

The Grayson Books Poetry Prize

The 2015 Grayson Books Poetry Prize is open to all poets writing in English. Submit your 50-80 page manuscript. The winner will be awarded a $1,000 prize, publication, and 10 copies ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/26/2015

Alice James Award

Alice James Books is accepting submissions of poetry manuscripts to the Alice James Award (formerly the Beatrice Hawley Award). The Alice James Award welcomes submissions from emerging as well as established poets. The winner receives $2000, book publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

11/01/2015

Prizes: 

$2,000

Fees: 

$30

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/26/2015

Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Awards

The Anna Davidson Rosenberg Awards for Poems on Jewish is open to all writers exploring the Jewish experience. The winning poems will be published on Poetica's website and in a special print edition. First prize is $250 ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/01/2015

Prizes: 

$250

Fees: 

$3

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/26/2015

Freeditorial Long Short Fiction Story Contest

Freeditorial Publishing House announces a new contest: Freeditorial Long Short Story. Long-Short Stories must be fiction or historical and written in English. The writer is free to choose the topic. The book must have a minimum of 10,000 words and a maximum of 40,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/15/2015

Prizes: 

$15,000

Fees: 

$o

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/25/2015

Fiction Attic's Flash Fiction Contest

What can you say in 1,000 words or fewer? Submit your flash fiction to Fiction Attic's Flash in the Attic contest. The winning story will receive a prize of $100 and publication. The second place winner will receive $50 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/12/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$5

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

06/23/2015

William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

Ruminate Magazine is accepting entries for the William Van Dyke Short Story Prize. Writers may submit one story per contest entry fee. The story must be 5500 words or less. First-place winner will receive $1500 and publication in the Winter 2015/2016 Issue .... (more)

Deadline: 

08/05/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/18/2015

FanStory's Acrostic Newbie Poetry Contest

FanStory welcomes new writers to enter its Acrostic Newbie Poetry contest. A fun way to get started with poetry is by writing an acrostic. For this contest, create a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word (downwards). First-place winner receives $100 ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/13/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$6.95

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/18/2015

X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction

Rosebud welcomes writers to enter the 8th biennial X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction. The author submitting the best piece of original, unpublished nonfiction will be awarded $1,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/18/2015

Rollick Magazine - Call for Submissions for Frantic (Issue 2)

Submissions are now open for Rollick's Frantic issue. Rollick’s mandate is to attract cutting-edge, quality content that inspires real engagement. The most popular post will be awarded $200 ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2015

Prizes: 

$200

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/18/2015

Story|Houston's First Annual Short Fiction and Non-Fiction Contest

Story|Houston is looking for previously unpublished narratives of 3,000 to 6,000 words. First prize is $500 and publication online and in print. Send stories (fictional or nonfictional) that are at once urgent and elegant ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/10/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$5

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/18/2015

Five Magic Spindles Writing Contest

Rooglewood Press invites writers to enter its Five Magic Spindles creative writing contest. Your story must be based on the fairytale "Sleeping Beauty." Five winners will each receive $100 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/16/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

06/15/2015

FanStory's Palindrome Writing Contest

A palindrome is a word (or sentence) that reads the same backwards as forward. So "Madam" is a palindrome. For a palindrome poem you incorporate it into your poem but do so with the sentences ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/06/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$6.95

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/14/2015

The Writers' Community of Durham Region Annual Short Story Contest

The Writers' Community of Durham Region (WCDR) is now accepting submissions for their annual short story contest. Submitted stories must either mention a phoenix directly or invoke it and its attendant mythologies through symbolic representation ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/25/2015

Prizes: 

$750

Fees: 

$20 CDN, $30 US

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

06/14/2015

The Orison Anthology Awards

Orison Books is accepting entries for the Orison Anthology Awards. The judges are accepting entries of unpublished single works in three genres: fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The winner in each genre will receive a $500 cash prize and publication .... (more)

Deadline: 

08/01/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/13/2015

Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence

The Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence is awarded to the single best submission in the categories of poetry and fiction. Each winning author receives $1000, publication, and a prize pack of books ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Poetry

Date added: 

06/13/2015

Geist's Short Long-Distance Writing Contest

Geist's Short Long-Distance Writing Contest invites writers to write a story, 500 words or less, fiction or non-fiction, that unfolds in two or more Canadian time zones. First prize is $500 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/01/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/13/2015

Blue Mesa Review Annual Contest

The Blue Mesa Review Annual Contest is looking for original English language works in the genres of poetry and fiction. This year the contest has added a nonfiction category. First prize is $500 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$12

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/13/2015

Mary Roberts Rinehart Non-fiction Contest

Stillhouse Press is seeking entries for the Mary Roberts Rinehart Non-fiction Contest. The winning writer will receive a prize of $1,000, publication by Stillhouse Press, 20 copies of their book, and paid transport to the 2016 Fall for the Book festival ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/13/2015

The Siskiyou Prize

The Siskiyou Prize is open to unpublished, full-length prose manuscripts, including novels, memoirs, short story collections, and essay collections. The winner will receive a cash award of $1,000, an offer of publication from Ashland Creek Press, and a four-week residency at PLAYA ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/13/2015

Barthelme Prize for Short Prose

Gulf Coast is now accepting entries for the 2015 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose. The contest is open to prose poetry, flash fiction, and micro-essays of 500 words or fewer. The winner receives $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions will receive $250 ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$17

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/10/2015

Gulf Coast Prize in Translation

Gulf Coast is now accepting entries for the Gulf Coast Prize in Translation. The contest is open to prose (fiction and nonfiction) in translation. The winner receives $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions will each receive $250 ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$17

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/10/2015

Tethered by Letters Summer Literary Contest

Tethered by Letters is pleased to announce its third annual Summer Literary Competition. Three submission categories are open to writers: 1) short stories of any genre; 2) flash fiction; and 3) poetry. Cash prizes and publication awarded to the winners ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/31/2015

Prizes: 

$150 - $500

Fees: 

$15.00/entry for Short Story; $7.00/entry, or three entries for $15.00, for Flash Fiction; $7.00/entry, or three entries for $15.00, for Poetry

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/10/2015

Golfwell's Creative Writing Contest

Golfwell's Creative Writing Contest is seeking original unpublished golf stories, fact or fiction. Golfers from all countries and all ages are welcome to enter. First prize is $300 ... (more)

Deadline: 

12/31/2015

Prizes: 

$300

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/08/2015

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest (Opens: August 15, 2015)

Now in its 15th year, the Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest seeks today's best humor poems and will award $2,250 in prizes. Submit one poem only, with a maximum of 250 lines. No fee to enter ... (more)

Deadline: 

04/01/2016

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/07/2015

Wisehouse International Poetry Award

The Wisehouse International Poetry Award will award a single cash prize of $1,000 to the one entrant (winner) whose entry is selected by the prize judge. You do not have to be a published poet to enter ... (more)

Deadline: 

02/29/2016

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$5

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/07/2015

Bartleby Snopes Annual Dialogue Only Contest

The Bartleby Snopes Annual Dialogue Only Contest invites writers to compose a short story entirely of dialogue. Your entry must be under 2000 words. A minimum of $500 will be awarded, with at least $300 going to the grand prize winner ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/15/2015

Prizes: 

$300

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

06/03/2015

The 2015 Clockwise Chapbook Competition

The 2015 Clockwise Chapbook Competition is open to all poets writing in English. Submit 24–32 pages of original poetry in English. Winner will receive a $500 prize and a book publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/15/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Book

Date added: 

06/03/2015

Chariton Review Short Fiction Prize

Chariton Review Short Fiction Prize is an annual award for the best unpublished short fiction on any theme up to 5,000 words in English. The winner will receive a prize of $500 and two or three finalists will receive $200 each; the winning stories will be published ... (more)

Deadline: 

09/30/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

06/03/2015

Talking Writing Prize for Hybrid Poetry

The Talking Writing Prize is an annual contest that celebrates the diversity online of original, personally driven writing. Hybrid poetry is a mix of old and new, of traditional and experimental approaches to poetic form. First prize is $1,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

10/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/03/2015

Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award

Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award invites writers to submit a first book of poems. The winner will receive a publication contract with Southern Illinois University Press, and will be awarded a $2500 prize. The winner will also receive $1500 ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/08/2015

Prizes: 

$4,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

06/03/2015

UNO PRESS LAB Award

UNO Press is inviting writers to enter its UNO PRESS LAB Award. UNO Press is seeking to publish the best novel/short story collection written this year. First prize is a $1,000 advance ... (more)

Deadline: 

08/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$18

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

06/03/2015

2015 Rocky Coast Writing Contest

The Maine Review's 2015 Rocky Coast Contest is now open for submissions. Writers may submit one prose piece (2,000 words or less) or three poems (up to 60 lines each). Grand Prizes: $100 for best prose piece and $100 for best poem ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

05/30/2015

"Picture Worth 1000 Words" Summer 2015 Essay Contest

The Highfield Press invites writers to submit an unpublished essay (500-1000 words) inspired by the given photo and the theme, "Summer Reflections." First prize is $1,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

05/30/2015

Narrative's Spring 2015 Story Contest

Narrative's Spring Story Contest is open to all fiction and nonfiction writers. Entries must be previously unpublished, no longer than 15,000 words. First Prize is $2,500, Second Prize is $1,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2015

Prizes: 

$2,500

Fees: 

$23

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

05/28/2015

2015 Paula Anderson Book Award

The Paula Anderson Book Award will be granted to the author of a work of literary fiction, either a novel or short story collection, that was published by a small or independent press in 2014. The winning author will receive $1,000 ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

05/28/2015

The Walrus Poetry Prize

The Walrus Foundation is proud to announce the fourth annual Walrus Poetry Prize. Damian Rogers, the newly appointed poetry editor of The Walrus, will judge the contest. First prize is $4,000 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$4,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/28/2015

Glass Buffalo's 2015 Poetry Contest

Glass Buffalo has partnered with the Writers' Guild of Alberta to find Alberta's next great poet in our first writing contest. You may submit up to two (2) poems per entry fee. Prize: $500 and publication ... (more)

Deadline: 

07/31/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$30

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/26/2015

Sequestrum's New Writer Awards

Sequestrum is pleased to announce its New Writer Awards, in which over $500 will be awarded to up-and-coming writers and poets. Open only to writers and poets who have not yet published a book-length manuscript ... (more)

Deadline: 

11/15/2015

Prizes: 

$200

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Date added: 

05/26/2015

The Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award

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

Deadline: 

07/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/22/2015

The Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards

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

Deadline: 

07/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/22/2015

Southern Gothic Revival Anthology Short Fiction Contest

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

Deadline: 

07/31/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$16

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/22/2015

Bywater Prize for Fiction

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

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$13

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/22/2015

Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction

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

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/22/2015

The Seattle Review Chapbook Contest

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

Deadline: 

07/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/22/2015

Fairy Tale Review Awards in Poetry and Prose

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

Deadline: 

07/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, nonfiction

Date added: 

05/22/2015

Tuscany Prize for Catholic Fiction

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

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$5,000

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/22/2015

2016 Howling Bird Press Fiction Award

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

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/22/2015

Ricepaper’s Secret Ingredient Fiction Contest

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

Deadline: 

07/01/2015

Prizes: 

$250

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/22/2015

Cash Pot Screenplay Competition

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

Deadline: 

08/31/2015 (Early Bird)

Prizes: 

$ ( Growing Cash Pot )

Fees: 

$20 (Early Bird)

Genre(s): 

Screenwriting

Date added: 

05/21/2015

2016 Helen Sheehan Book Prize

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

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

05/20/2015

2016 Press 53 Award for Poetry

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

Deadline: 

07/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$30

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/15/2015

Shore Scripts Screenwriting Contest

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

Deadline: 

08/31/2015

Prizes: 

£2000 cash ($3025 approx.)

Fees: 

£25/feature; £20/short

Genre(s): 

Screenwriting

Date added: 

05/15/2015

Spiritual Writers Network's Annual Poetry Contest

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

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$5

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/14/2015

The Altaire Short Fiction Award

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

Deadline: 

07/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/14/2015

Arts & Letters Unclassifiables Contest

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

Deadline: 

07/31/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$8

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/13/2015

Pat Schneider Poetry Contest

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

Deadline: 

07/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$18

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/13/2015

FanStory's Antonym Poetry Contest

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

Deadline: 

10/20/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$6.95

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/13/2015

Streetlight's 2015 Poetry Contest

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

Deadline: 

07/01/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/13/2015

The Audre Lorde & Frank O'Hara Prize for Poetry

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

Deadline: 

07/17/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$30

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/11/2015

C.F. Borgman Fiction Book Award

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

Deadline: 

08/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$35

Genre(s): 

Book, Fiction

Date added: 

05/11/2015

Sheila Ortiz Taylor Chapbook Competition

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

Deadline: 

07/17/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction

Date added: 

05/11/2015

FanStory's Tanka Poetry Contest

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

Deadline: 

10/14/2015

Prizes: 

$100

Fees: 

$6.95

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/11/2015

Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest

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

Deadline: 

07/10/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$22

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

05/09/2015

7th Annual NANO Prize

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

Deadline: 

09/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/09/2015

16th Annual James Hearst Poetry Prize

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

Deadline: 

10/31/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/07/2015

New Measure Poetry Prize

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

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$28

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/06/2015

May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize

Bauhan Publishing is inviting writers to enter this year's May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize. The winner receives $1000, book publication, and 100 copies of the published book, as well as distribution ... (more)

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/06/2015

North Street Book Prize

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

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,500

Fees: 

$50

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

05/06/2015

Auburn Witness Poetry Prize

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

Deadline: 

07/15/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Poetry

Date added: 

05/06/2015

Bellevue Literary Review Prizes

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

Deadline: 

07/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

05/05/2015

Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize

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

Deadline: 

07/02/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$20

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

05/05/2015

FanStory.com - 50 Writing Contests

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

Deadline: 

varies

Prizes: 

Cash Prizes for Contests

Fees: 

$6.95/mo

Genre(s): 

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

05/01/2015

Cinequest Screenwriting Competition

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

Deadline: 

11/06/2015

Prizes: 

$5,000

Fees: 

$30-$65

Genre(s): 

Screenwriting

Date added: 

04/30/2015

"A Slice of Sin" Anthology of Literary Erotica

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

Deadline: 

7/15/2015

Prizes: 

$25

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

04/30/2015

The 2015 RRofihe Trophy No-Fee Short Story Contest

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

Deadline: 

10/15/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

04/30/2015

Dennis Vanderhoof Lakewood History Essay Contest

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

Deadline: 

11/01/2015

Prizes: 

$300

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Nonfiction

Date added: 

04/28/2015

Nowhere's Spring Travel Writing Contest

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

Deadline: 

07/10/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$15

Genre(s): 

Fiction, Nonfiction

Date added: 

04/24/2015

Clive Cussler Adventure Writer's Competition

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

Deadline: 

07/01/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$25

Genre(s): 

Book, Fiction

Date added: 

04/24/2015

Hidden River Arts Awards

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

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$1,000

Fees: 

$17

Genre(s): 

Book, Fiction

Date added: 

04/24/2015

Literal Latté Short Shorts Contest

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

Deadline: 

06/30/2015

Prizes: 

$500

Fees: 

$10

Genre(s): 

Fiction

Date added: 

04/24/2015

Brigantine Media's Publish or Perish Contest

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

Deadline: 

08/15/2015

Prizes: 

$2,000

Fees: 

$0

Genre(s): 

Book

Date added: 

04/23/2015

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

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

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

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)




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