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Published February 09, 2017
Issue 41.2 of Spoon River Poetry Review features the winners of the Editors’ Prize Contest, selected by final judge, G.C. Waldrep.

nancy hewittFirst Place Winner
“The Secret of White” by Nancy Hewitt
(pictured)

1st Runner-Up
 "Ramadan Aubade" by Leila Chatti

2nd Runner-Up
"Christ is a Great Blue Heron" by Jennie Maria Malboeuf

Honorable Mention
"Autumn Aubade with Pigeons" by Leila Chatti
Published February 08, 2017
kenyon reviewThe 2016 Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest as selected by final judge Jaimy Gordon are featured in the January/February 2017 issue of Kenyon Review. Included with an introduction by Associate Editor Kirsten Reach are First Prize Winner “Butter” by Eve Gleichman and Runners Up “Dance of the Old Century” by Dan Reiter and “The Babymoon” by Adam Soto. Information about the 2017 prize and a list of winners, including honorable mentions, can be read here, along with the full pieces as published in the print edition. Editor David H. Lynn comments on the history and philosophy behind this contest in his Editor's Note: What Place Literary Contests?
Published January 31, 2017
lynn eastonLynn Easton's "The Equation," winner of the 2016 Contance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize as selected by final judge Lee Maracle, is featured in the Winter 2016 issue of The Malahat Review. A conversation with Canadian editor and poet, Kate Kennedy and prize winner Lynn Easton (pictured) can be read on the Malahat website here. A full list of finalists can be read here.
Published January 24, 2017
prime number magazinePrime Number Magazine runs a free monthly contest for writers to flex their skill at length limits. Published by Press 53, Prime Number holds entries to 53 words and a monthly prompt. Winners are published on the Prime Number website and receive a free book from Press 53. For December, the prompt was to write a 53-word story about 'chill,' and the winner was "The Last" by Greg Hill. New judges are named for each month's contest, and winning authors also get to submit a 53-word bio. The prompt for January is to "write a story about a penny" with the deadline being the final day of the month. Winning stories appear within a week of the contest end. Click here more information about the contest.
Published January 19, 2017
Able Muse #22 (Winter 2016) features the following winning entries and runners up from their 2016 writing contests. Full shortlists and judges comments can be read here.

victoria mlyniecAble Muse Write Prize for Fiction
Final Judge Stuart Dybeck
Winner: "Passerthrough" by Victoria Mlyniec
[pictured]

Able Muse Write Prize for Poetry
Final Judge Patricia Smith
Winner: "Shamrock" by Scott Ruescher
Runner-up: "From the School of Hard Knocks" by Fran Markover
Honorable Mention: "Not" by Colleen Carias

March 15, 2017 is the deadline for the 2017 contest with Judges Annie Finch (poetry) and Jill Alexander Essbaum (fiction).
Published January 05, 2017
Mudish 19 features the winner and honorable mentions for their 12th Mudfish Poetry Prize judged by Edward Hirsch:

mudfishWinner
“Wallis-Wallace” by Myra Malkin

1st Honorable Mention
“Letteromancy” by Mark Wagenaar

2nd Honorable Mention
“Visiting Emily” by Michael Miller

A full list of finalists can be found here.
Published January 02, 2017
The 2016 Gult Coast Prize winners can be found in the Winter/Spring 2017 issue of Gulf Coast:

cassidy thompsonFiction selected by selected by Ayana Mathis
"Destiny" by Mike Alberti

Nonfiction (Essay) selected by David Shields
"Witness Trees" by Cassidy Norvell Thompson
[pictured]

Poetry selected by Rick Barot
"Calisthenics" by Brandon Rushton

Winning author bios and a full list of honorable mentions can be read here.
Published December 28, 2016
Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their September/October Short Story Award for New Writers. This competition is held three times a year and is open to all writers whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation greater than 5000. The next Short Story Award competition will take place in January: Short Story Award for New Writers. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.

toby wallis1st place goes to Toby Wallis [pictured] of Haverhill in Suffolk, United Kingdom, who wins $2500 for “The Sudden End of Everything.” His story will be published in Issue 100 of Glimmer Train Stories. This will be his first publication.

2nd place goes to L. E. Rodia of Allston, Massachusetts, who wins $500 for “Always Arriving.”

3rd place goes to Josh Randall of Las Cruces, New Mexico, who wins $300 for “Pump Head.”

A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.

Deadline soon approaching for Family Matters: January 2
Glimmer Train hosts this competition once a year, and first place has been increased to $2500 plus publication in the journal, and 10 copies of that issue. It’s open to all writers for stories about family of any configuration. Most submissions to this category run 1000-5000 words, but can go up to 12,000. Click here for complete guidelines.
Published December 21, 2016
Winners of the 16th annual Carve Magazine Raymond Carver Contest can be found both in the Fall 2016 print issue of Carve as well as online here. Guest Judge Caitlin Horrocks selected the following works:

carveWinners of the 2016 Raymond Carver Contest

1st place
"And It Is My Fault" by Janet Towle

2nd place
"Come Down to the Water" by Emily Flamm

3rd place
"A Working Theory of Stellar Collapse" by Sam Miller Khaikin

Editor's Choice
Selected by Anna Zumbahlen
"Mostly Sunny (With a Slight Chance of Rain)" by Chelsea Catherine

Editor's Choice
Selected by Claire Schadler
"A Wave Breaking" by Phoebe Driscoll
Published December 20, 2016
kenyon reviewEncouraging sophomore- and junior-aged writers around the globe, the annual Kenyon Review's Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers awards one writer publication and a full scholarship to the Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop. Two runners-up receive publication. The Nov/Dec 2016 Kenyon Review features Winner Alyssa Mazzoli, "Death Uses a Lot of Laundry Detergent," and Runners-Up: Carissa Chen, "Parable," and "Annalise Lozier "f(x)." Editor at Large Natalie Shapero offers an introductory comments on the poems as well. Each of the works can be read on the Kenyon Review website along with past winning entries. The contest is open annually from Nov 1 - 30. There is no entry fee.
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