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Posted April 17, 2014

 

14th Annual Spokane Prize for Short Fiction

Online/Postmark submission deadline: May 15, 2014

Prize: $2000 plus publication. All U.S. authors eligible. Postmark/submission deadline: May 15, 2014. Please submit: a fiction manuscript (98 pages, three story minimum); $25 entry fee; and SASE to: Willow Springs Editions, 501 N Riverpoint Blvd, Suite 425, Spokane, WA 99202. Or, submit online at wse.submittable.com. Guidelines at sites.ewu.edu/wseditions.

 

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$500 Prose Poetry Prize
with Kimberly Johnson as Judge

Submission deadline: May 5, 2014

$500 to the champion, May 5 deadline, $6 entry fee, and poet, translator, and literary critic Kimberly Johnson to judge. Submit 1-5 poems through our online submission manager. All submissions will also be considered for publication in elsewhere. Only previously unpublished works will be considered. Please do not include name on manuscript. elsewheremag.org

 

Bellevue Literary Review Annual Prizes

Submission deadline: July 1, 2014

Bellevue Literary Review’s annual prizes recognize exceptional writing about health, healing, illness, the body, and the mind. $1,000 Goldenberg Prize for Fiction (Judge: Chang-rae Lee), $1,000 Felice Buckvar Prize for Nonfiction (Judge: Anne Fadiman), $1,000 Marica & Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry (Judge: Major Jackson). Deadline July 1. Entry fee $20 ($30 includes subscription). Submit online: www.blreview.org.

 

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The Iowa Review Invites Submissions to
Veterans' Writing Contest

Postmark deadline: April 15 - May 15, 2014

The Iowa Review invites submissions beginning April 15th to the Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans writing contest, featuring guest judge Anthony Swofford. $1,000 first-prize award, $750 second-prize award, $500 to three runners-up, plus publication in our Spring 2015 issue. See full rules at iowareview.org/veteranswritingcontest This creative writing contest is made possible by a gift from the family of Jeff Sharlet (1942–69), a Vietnam veteran and antiwar writer and activist. It is open to U.S. military veterans and active duty personnel writing in any genre and about any subject matter.

 

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The MacGuffin's 19th National Poet Hunt Contest
Is Now Open!

Postmark deadline: June 3, 2014

The MacGuffin’s National Poet Hunt Contest rides again with guest judge, Carl Dennis! One grand prize winner will receive $500. Two honorable mentions may also be awarded. All entrants will receive one copy of our Winter 2015 issue which will include the winning poem(s) and a commentary by Mr. Dennis. Please send three poems, an index card with contact info and poem titles, and a check or money order for $15 (made out to Schoolcraft College). Mail all of the above to: The MacGuffin • Poet Hunt Contest • Schoolcraft College • 18600 Haggerty Road • Livonia, MI 48152. Full details at: www.macguffin.org.

 

Posted April 10, 2014

 

New Amercian Press Fiction Prize flier

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2014 New American Fiction Prize:
Accepting Full-Length Manuscripts Now.

Online submission deadline: June 15, 2014

$1,000 award, book publication, and promotion support. All full-length fiction manuscripts accepted: a collection of stories and/or novella(s), or a novel. No length restrictions. Final judge is Nicole Louise Reid, editor/publisher of RopeWalk Press and winner of the Dana Award in Short Fiction and the Willamette Award in Short Fiction. Deadline: June 15, 2014. Entry fee: $22.50. To submit, please visit: www.NewAmericanPress.com/contests/current.php. We are no longer able to accept snail mail submissions.

 

Imaginary Friend Press Second Annual Full-Length Book Award

Online submission deadline: May 1, 2014

Imaginary Friend Press Book Award - Prize: $250 and publication of full length poetry collection. Send ms. of 48 - 96 pages between February 15th and May 1st. Reading fee: $12 without copy of winning book/$17 with a copy of winning book. For guidelines or questions see www.imaginaryfriendpress.com.

 

Posted April 3, 2014
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$1200 in Prizes for Best Poem, Story, Essay

Online submission deadline: June 1, 2014

$1200 in prizes for poems, stories, and essays in Tiferet Journal's 2014 Writing Contest. Submit to tiferetjournal.com/2014-writing-contest/. This year's judges are Alfred Corn, Jacqueline Sheehan, and Charles Euchner. Deadline is June 1 and prizes will be announced September 1, 2014. First prize winners get cash awards and publication in Tiferet Journal (www.tiferetjournal.com). All contest submissions are considered for publication. Submit today!

 

Raymond Carver Short Story Contest flier

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2014 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest

Online/Postmark submission deadline: May 15, 2014

This is the 15th anniversary of the contest and to celebrate we are offering our biggest grand prize yet: $1500! The Raymond Carver contest attracts stories from around the world and is known to award top prizes to virtual unknowns and never-been-published writers. Many prizewinners often credit placing in the contest as the springboard for their career as a writer. All winners published in the fall 2014 issue in mid-October and considered for representation by Rees Literary Agency, Folio Literary Management, and Sobel Weber Agency. This year’s guest judge is Aimee Bender. carvezine.com/raymond-carver-contest/

 

Accents Publishing 2014 Chapbook Contest

Online/Postmark submission deadline: April 30, 2014

Two winners will be selected—one by an independent judge, Patty Paine, and one by the Senior Editor and founder of Accents Publishing, Katerina Stoykova-Klemer. Each winner will have his/her submission published and will receive a $300 cash prize and 30 perfect-bound copies. All contest entries will be considered for publication. Entry fee is $15.00. Deadline 4/30. Complete guidelines at www.accents-publishing.com/contest.html.

 

Baltimore Review Summer Writing Contest poster

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Baltimore Review Summer Contest

Online submission deadline: May 31, 2014

The theme for the Baltimore Review’s summer contest is “How To.” Why? Because writers are unabashedly inquisitive and can instruct readers in such eloquent ways. Instruct our readers in how to do anything—anything at all—in the course of your poem, fiction, or creative nonfiction, and you’re eligible. 3,000-word limit for prose, 1-3 poems per entry. $10 entry fee. Prizes: $500, $200, and $100. All entries considered for publication. Deadline is May 31, 2014. Final judge: Michael Downs. Hit blue Submit button on Submit page, then the Contest link to enter. Also considering non-theme (non-contest) submissions. Visit baltimorereview.org.

 

The Crazy-shorts! Contest

Online submission deadline: July 31, 2014

From July 1st to July 31st, Crazyhorse will accept entries for our annual short-short fiction contest. Submit three short-shorts of up to 500 words each through our website: crazyhorse.cofc.edu. 1st place will win $1,000 and publication; 3 runners-up will be announced. All entries will be considered by our editors for publication, and the $15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Crazyhorse.

 

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Glimmer Train’s Very Short Fiction Award

Submission deadline: April 30, 2014

1st place has been increased to $1500 and includes publication in Glimmer Train. 2nd/3rd: $500/$300, consideration for publication. Results announced on July 1. Word count should not exceed 3000. There are no theme restrictions. One of the most respected short-story journals in print, Glimmer Train is represented in recent editions of the Pushcart Prize, O. Henry, New Stories from the South, New Stories from the Midwest, and Best American Short Stories anthologies. Submit online: www.glimmertrain.org.

 

Posted March 27, 2014
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The 2014 Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry

Online/Postmark submission deadline: May 15, 2014

The 18th annual Blue Lynx Prize, $2000 plus publication, is awarded for an unpublished, full-length volume of poems by a U.S. resident or citizen. Send manuscript of at least 48 pages, a $28 reading fee plus SASE (for notification) to Lynx House Press, P.O. Box 940, Spokane, WA 99210; or electronically to lynxhousepress.submittable.com. Postmark deadline: May 15, 2014. Make checks payable to Lynx House Press. The 2013 winner was Suzanne Lummis for Open 24 Hours. Judges have included Yusef Komunyakaa, Beckian Fritz Goldberg, Robert Wrigley, Dorianne Laux, and David Wojahn. www.lynxhousepress.org

 

2014 David Nathan Meyerson Prize for Fiction flier

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Southwest Review 2014 David Nathan Meyerson
Prize for Fiction

Postmark deadline: May 1, 2014

This is an annual contest with a prize of $1,000 plus publication. Open to writers who have not published a book of fiction, either a novel or collection of stories. Submissions must be no longer than 8,000 words. No simultaneous or previously published works. Name, address, and contact information should appear only on a cover letter. Postmarked Deadline: May 1, 2014. Entry fee: $25 per story. Mail entries with a check or money order to: The Meyerson Fiction Prize, P.O. Box 750374, Dallas, TX 75275-0374, or enter online at www.smu.edu/southwestreview.

 

Posted March 20, 2014
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elsewhere Prose Poetry Prize logo

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$500 Prose Poetry Prize
with Kimberly Johnson as Judge

Submission deadline: May 5, 2014

$500 to the champion, May 5 deadline, $6 entry fee, and poet, translator, and literary critic Kimberly Johnson to judge. Submit 1-5 poems through our online submission manager. All submissions will also be considered for publication in elsewhere. Only previously unpublished works will be considered. Please do not include name on manuscript.
elsewheremag.org/issue-2/contests.php

 

Announcing the Richard and Julie Logsdon Prize for Fiction

Email/Online submission deadline: May 31, 2014

To be awarded to a work of fiction published by Red Rock Review in Spring or Fall of 2014. Prize: $150. Contest guidelines at sites.csn.edu/english/redrockreview/Prize_Page.html. Submission guidelines at sites.csn.edu/english/redrockreview/Frequently Asked Questions.htm.

 

Posted March 13, 2014
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Flash Fiction Competition: 6 Words "The Story of a Thing"

Online submission deadline: May 25, 2014

Haunted Waters Press editor, Penny Dreadful, is selecting exceptionally small works of flash fiction to be showcased in Penny Fiction, a regular feature of the literary journal, From the Depths. Stories will also appear in the Penny Fiction Poster Collection. In keeping with the Summer 2014 theme, “The Object of Our Desire,” tell us the story of a “thing” in exactly 6 words—no more, no less. Extra points awarded for writers who adhere to the rules. Not really. There are no points. Just read the contest rules and impress Penny with your ability to follow instructions. www.hauntedwaterspress.com/Submissions.html

 

Imaginary Friend Press Second Annual Full-Length Book Award

Online submission deadline: May 1, 2014

Imaginary Friend Press Book Award - Prize: $250 and publication of full length poetry collection. Send ms. of 48 - 96 pages between February 15th and May 1st. Reading fee: $12 without copy of winning book/$17 with a copy of winning book. For guidelines or questions see www.imaginaryfriendpress.com.

 

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The Iowa Review Invites Submissions to
Veterans' Writing Contest

Postmark deadline: April 15 - May 15, 2014

The Iowa Review invites submissions beginning April 15th to the Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans writing contest, featuring guest judge Anthony Swofford. $1,000 first-prize award, $750 second-prize award, $500 to three runners-up, plus publication in our Spring 2015 issue. See full rules at iowareview.org/veteranswritingcontest This creative writing contest is made possible by a gift from the family of Jeff Sharlet (1942–69), a Vietnam veteran and antiwar writer and activist. It is open to U.S. military veterans and active duty personnel writing in any genre and about any subject matter.

 

 

 

Complete List of Writing Contests

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Bellingham Review. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 4/1/13 (extended)

 

Carlow University MFA. Patricia Dobler Poetry Award. Poetry. 4/1 (annual postmark) [*women writers over 40*]

 

Cave Canem/Northwestern University Press. Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize. Poetry. 4/1/14 (postmark) [book]
[*for African American writers only*]

 

Enizagam. Literary Awards in Poetry and Fiction. Poetry, Fiction. 4/1 (annual)

 

Fugue. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 1/1 - 4/1 (annual)

 

Grain Magazine. Short Grain Writing Contest. Poetry. Fiction. 4/1/14 (postmark)

 

Green Mountains Review. Neil Shepard Prize. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 4/1/14

 

Indiana Review. Poetry Prize. Poetry. 2/1 - 4/1 (annual)

 

PCCC Poetry Center. Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards. Poetry. 4/1 (annual postmark)

 

The Robert Frost Farm. Frost Farm Prize. Poetry. 4/1 (annual postmark)

 

A Room of Her Own. To the Lighthouse Poetry Publication Prize. Poetry. 4/1/14 (postmark) [*women writers only*]

 

Salt Hill Journal. Dead Lake Chapbook Competition. Poetry. 4/1/14

 

Saturnalia Books. Poetry Prize. Poetry. 3/20/14 (postmark); 4/1/14 (online) [book]

 

SEMO State University Press. Cowles Poetry Book Prize. Poetry. 4/1/14 (postmark) [book]

 

Spark: A Creative Anthology. Spark Poetry & Prose Contest. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. No Fee. 4/1/14

 

The Studios of Key West. Robert Frost Poetry Contest. Poetry. 4/1/14

 

Zone 3 Press. First Book Award for Poetry. Poetry. 4/1/14 [book]

 

Able Muse. Book Award for Poetry. Poetry. 4/3/14 (extended) [book]

 

Contemporary Verse 2. 2-Day Poem Contest. Poetry. 4/4/14 (registration deadline); 4/12 - 4/13/14 (contest period)

 

Diagram. Chapbook Contest. Nonfiction. 4/4/14 [chap]

 

Solstice. Fiction Prize/Nonfiction Prize/Stephen Dunn Prize in Poetry. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 4/12/14

 

Chautauqua. Editors Prize. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 2/15 - 4/15 (annual)

 

Event. Non-Fiction Contest. Nonfiction. 4/15 (annual)

 

Harpur Palate. John Gardner Memorial Prize for Fiction. Fiction. 1/1 - 4/15 (annual)

 

Passager. Poetry Contest. Poetry. 1/1 - 4/15 (annual)

 

Spoon River Poetry Review. SRPR Editors' Prize. Poetry. 4/15 (annual postmark)

Tebot Bach. Clockwise Chapbook Competition. Poetry. 4/15 [chap]

 

Crab Orchard Review. Richard Peterson Poetry Prize, Jack Dyer Fiction Prize, John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 2/21 - 4/21/14

 

Omnidawn. Chapbook Poetry Contest. Poetry. 2/1 - 4/22/14 (extended) [chap]

 

Sixfold. Short Story & Poetry Competitions. Fiction, Poetry. 4/23/14

 

Ninth Letter. Literary Awards. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Translation. 3/5 - 4/25/14

 

Poetry International. Poetry International Prize. Poetry. 4/25/14 (extended)

 

Squalorly. Poetry Contest. Poetry. 4/29/14

 

Accents Publishing. Chapbook Contest. Poetry. 4/30/14 [chap]

Accents Publishing 2014 Chapbook Contest

Online/Postmark submission deadline: April 30, 2014

Two winners will be selected—one by an independent judge, Patty Paine, and one by the Senior Editor and founder of Accents Publishing, Katerina Stoykova-Klemer. Each winner will have his/her submission published and will receive a $300 cash prize and 30 perfect-bound copies. All contest entries will be considered for publication. Entry fee is $15.00. Deadline 4/30. Complete guidelines at www.accents-publishing.com/contest.html.

 

Ahsahta Press. Ahsahta Chapbook Prize. Poetry. 4/1 - 4/30 (annual) [chap]

 

The Ashland Poetry Press. Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize. Poetry. 4/30 (annual) [book]

 

Bristol Short Story Prize. Fiction. 4/30 (annual)

 

BOMB. Poetry Contest. Poetry. 4/30/14

 

Cloudbank. Poetry, Fiction. 4/30/14

 

Engine Books. Novel Prize. Fiction. 4/30/14 [book]

 

Glimmer Train. Very Short Fiction Award. Fiction. 4/30 (annual)

Glimmer Train Flag

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Glimmer Train’s Very Short Fiction Award

Submission deadline: April 30, 2014

1st place has been increased to $1500 and includes publication in Glimmer Train. 2nd/3rd: $500/$300, consideration for publication. Results announced on July 1. Word count should not exceed 3000. There are no theme restrictions. One of the most respected short-story journals in print, Glimmer Train is represented in recent editions of the Pushcart Prize, O. Henry, New Stories from the South, New Stories from the Midwest, and Best American Short Stories anthologies. Submit online: www.glimmertrain.org.

 

Killer Nashville. Claymore Award. Fiction. 4/30 (annual postmark) [book]

 

Late Night Library. Debut-litzer Prize. Poetry, Fiction. 4/30

 

The Ledge. Poetry Awards Competition. Poetry. 4/30 (annual)

 

Marsh Hawk Press. Robert Creeley Memorial Award/Rochelle Ratner Memorial Award. Poetry. 4/30 (annual) [book]

 

Nimrod. Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction/Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. Poetry, Fiction. 1/1 - 4/30 (annual postmark)

 

Noemi Press. Book Award for Fiction/Book Award for Poetry. Fiction, Poetry. 4/30/14 [book]

 

Trio House Press. Louise Bogan Award. Poetry. 4/30 (annual) [book]

 

Trio House Press. Award for First or Second Book. Poetry. 4/30 (annual) [book]

 

Tupelo Press. First/Second Book Award. Poetry. 1/1 - 4/30 (annual) [book]

 

University of Iowa Press. Iowa Poetry Prize. Poetry. 4/1 - 4/30 (annual postmark) [book]

 

University of Pittsburgh Press. Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. Poetry. 3/1 - 4/30 (annual postmark) [book]

 

Writecorner Press. E. M. Koeppel Short Fiction Contest. Fiction. 4/30/14

 

 

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Crucible. Poetry & Fiction Competition. Poetry, Fiction. No Fee. 5/1 (annual)

 

Imaginary Friend Press. Book Award. Poetry. 2/15 - 5/1/14 [book]

Imaginary Friend Press Second Annual Full-Length Book Award

Online submission deadline: May 1, 2014

Imaginary Friend Press Book Award - Prize: $250 and publication of full length poetry collection. Send ms. of 48 - 96 pages between February 15th and May 1st. Reading fee: $12 without copy of winning book/$17 with a copy of winning book. For guidelines or questions see www.imaginaryfriendpress.com.

 

Leapfrog Press. Fiction. 1/15 - 5/1 (annual) [book]

 

Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition. Fiction. 5/1; 5/15 (annual postmarks)

 

The Malahat Review. Far Horizons Award for Poetry. Poetry. 5/1/14

 

The Malahat Review. Far Horizons Award for Short Fiction. Fiction. 5/1/15

 

North Carolina Literary Review. James Applewhite Poetry Prize Competition. Poetry. 3/15 - 5/1 (annual)

 

Ruminate. Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize. Poetry. 5/1/14

 

The Southwest Review. David Nathan Meyerson Fiction Prize. Fiction. 5/1 (annual postmark)

2014 David Nathan Meyerson Prize for Fiction flier

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Southwest Review 2014 David Nathan Meyerson
Prize for Fiction

Postmark deadline: May 1, 2014

This is an annual contest with a prize of $1,000 plus publication. Open to writers who have not published a book of fiction, either a novel or collection of stories. Submissions must be no longer than 8,000 words. No simultaneous or previously published works. Name, address, and contact information should appear only on a cover letter. Postmarked Deadline: May 1, 2014. Entry fee: $25 per story. Mail entries with a check or money order to: The Meyerson Fiction Prize, P.O. Box 750374, Dallas, TX 75275-0374, or enter online at www.smu.edu/southwestreview.

 

Sow's Ear Poetry Review. Chapbook Competition. Poetry. 3/1 - 5/1 (annual postmark) [chap]

 

Wick Poetry Center. Stan & Tom Wick Poetry Prize. Poetry. 2/1 - 5/1 (annual) [book]

 

elsewhere. Prose Poetry Prize. Poetry. 5/5/14

elsewhere Prose Poetry Prize logo

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$500 Prose Poetry Prize
with Kimberly Johnson as Judge

Submission deadline: May 5, 2014

$500 to the champion, May 5 deadline, $6 entry fee, and poet, translator, and literary critic Kimberly Johnson to judge. Submit 1-5 poems through our online submission manager. All submissions will also be considered for publication in elsewhere. Only previously unpublished works will be considered. Please do not include name on manuscript.
elsewheremag.org/issue-2/contests.php

 

Academy of American Poets. Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. Poetry. 5/15 (annual)

 

Anhinga Press. Robert Dana-Anhinga Prize for Poetry. Poetry. 2/15 - 5/15 (annual) [book]

 

Blue Collar Review. Working People's Poetry Contest. Poetry. 5/15 (annual)

 

Carve Magazine. Raymond Carver Short Story Contest. Fiction. 4/1 - 5/15/14

Raymond Carver Short Story Contest flier

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2014 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest

Online/Postmark submission deadline: May 15, 2014

This is the 15th anniversary of the contest and to celebrate we are offering our biggest grand prize yet: $1500! The Raymond Carver contest attracts stories from around the world and is known to award top prizes to virtual unknowns and never-been-published writers. Many prizewinners often credit placing in the contest as the springboard for their career as a writer. All winners published in the fall 2014 issue in mid-October and considered for representation by Rees Literary Agency, Folio Literary Management, and Sobel Weber Agency. This year’s guest judge is Aimee Bender. carvezine.com/raymond-carver-contest/

 

Crab Creek Review. Poetry Contest. Poetry. 2/15 - 5/15 (annual)

 

Dancing Poetry Contest. Poetry. 5/15 (annual postmark)

 

Fiction Fix. Novella Award. Fiction, Art. No Fee. 2/1 - 5/15/14

Fiction Fix Seeks Novellas and Art

Online submission deadline: May 15, 2014

Fiction Fix seeks novellas and artwork for the Fiction Fix Novella Award, to be published in late July/early August. See FictionFix.net for more details.

 

The Georgia Review. Loraine Williams Poetry Prize. Poetry. 4/1 - 5/15 (annual)

 

Gertrude Press. Poetry Chapbook Competition/Fiction Chapbook Competition. Poetry, Fiction. 5/15 (annual) [chap]

 

Hayden's Ferry Review. "500 for 500" Flash-Prose Contest. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross Genre. 5/15/14

 

The Iowa Review. Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 4/15 - 5/15/14

The Iowa Review cover

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The Iowa Review Invites Submissions to
Veterans' Writing Contest

Postmark deadline: April 15 - May 15, 2014

The Iowa Review invites submissions beginning April 15th to the Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans writing contest, featuring guest judge Anthony Swofford. $1,000 first-prize award, $750 second-prize award, $500 to three runners-up, plus publication in our Spring 2015 issue. See full rules at iowareview.org/veteranswritingcontest This creative writing contest is made possible by a gift from the family of Jeff Sharlet (1942–69), a Vietnam veteran and antiwar writer and activist. It is open to U.S. military veterans and active duty personnel writing in any genre and about any subject matter.

 

Lost Horse Press. Idaho Prize for Poetry. Poetry. 5/15 (annual postmark) [book]

 

Lynx House Press. Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry. Poetry. 5/15/14 [book]

The 2014 Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry

Online/Postmark submission deadline: May 15, 2014

The 18th annual Blue Lynx Prize, $2000 plus publication, is awarded for an unpublished, full-length volume of poems by a U.S. resident or citizen. Send manuscript of at least 48 pages, a $28 reading fee plus SASE (for notification) to Lynx House Press, P.O. Box 940, Spokane, WA 99210; or electronically to lynxhousepress.submittable.com. Postmark deadline: May 15, 2014. Make checks payable to Lynx House Press. The 2013 winner was Suzanne Lummis for Open 24 Hours. Judges have included Yusef Komunyakaa, Beckian Fritz Goldberg, Robert Wrigley, Dorianne Laux, and David Wojahn.

 

Ploughshares. Emerging Writers Contest. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry. 3/1 - 5/15/14

 

Slapering Hol Press. Chapbook Competition. Poetry. 2/15 - 5/15 (annual postmark) [chap]

 

Sonora Review. CNF Contest. Nonfiction. 5/15/14

 

South Loop Review. National Essay Contest. Nonfiction. 2/15 - 5/15/14

 

subTerrain. Lush Triumphant Literary Awards. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 5/15 (annual postmark)

 

Switchback Books. The Gatewood Prize. Poetry. 3/15 - 5/15/14 [book]
[*for women only*]

 

Willow Springs Editions. Spokane Prize for Short Fiction. Fiction. 5/15/14 [book]

14th Annual Spokane Prize for Short Fiction

Online/Postmark submission deadline: May 15, 2014

Prize: $2000 plus publication. All U.S. authors eligible. Postmark/submission deadline: May 15, 2014. Please submit: a fiction manuscript (98 pages, three story minimum); $25 entry fee; and SASE to: Willow Springs Editions, 501 N Riverpoint Blvd, Suite 425, Spokane, WA 99202. Or, submit online at wse.submittable.com. Guidelines at sites.ewu.edu/wseditions.

 

New Letters. Literary Awards. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 5/18 (annual postmark)

 

Whidbey Writers Workshop MFA Alumni Association. Emerging Writers Getaway Contest. Crime Fiction. 2/14 - 5/23/14 [book]

 

Five Quarterly. E-Chapbook Contest. Poetry, Fiction. 5/25/14 [chap]

 

From the Depths. Penny Fiction: Flash Fiction Writing Competition. Fiction. 5/25/14

Flash Fiction Competition: 6 Words "The Story of a Thing"

Online submission deadline: May 25, 2014

Haunted Waters Press editor, Penny Dreadful, is selecting exceptionally small works of flash fiction to be showcased in Penny Fiction, a regular feature of the literary journal, From the Depths. Stories will also appear in the Penny Fiction Poster Collection. In keeping with the Summer 2014 theme, “The Object of Our Desire,” tell us the story of a “thing” in exactly 6 words—no more, no less. Extra points awarded for writers who adhere to the rules. Not really. There are no points. Just read the contest rules and impress Penny with your ability to follow instructions. www.hauntedwaterspress.com/Submissions.html

 

The New Quarterly. Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award. Fiction. 5/28 (annual postmark)

 

All Nation Press. Non-Fiction Chapbook Contest/Poetry Chapbook Contest. Nonfiction, Poetry. 5/31/14 [chap]

 

The Antigonish Review. Sheldon Currie Fiction Prize. Fiction. 5/30/14

 

Gival Press. Novel Award. Fiction. 5/30 (annual postmark) [book]

 

The Backwaters Press. The Backwaters Prize. Poetry. 4/1 - 5/31 (annual) [book]

 

Baltimore Review. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 5/31 (annual)

Baltimore Review Summer Writing Contest poster

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Baltimore Review Summer Contest

Online submission deadline: May 31, 2014

The theme for the Baltimore Review’s summer contest is “How To.” Why? Because writers are unabashedly inquisitive and can instruct readers in such eloquent ways. Instruct our readers in how to do anything—anything at all—in the course of your poem, fiction, or creative nonfiction, and you’re eligible. 3,000-word limit for prose, 1-3 poems per entry. $10 entry fee. Prizes: $500, $200, and $100. All entries considered for publication. Deadline is May 31, 2014. Final judge: Michael Downs. Hit blue Submit button on Submit page, then the Contest link to enter. Also considering non-theme (non-contest) submissions. Visit baltimorereview.org.

 

Black Lawrence Press. Black River Chapbook Competition. Poetry, Fiction. 4/1 - 5/31 (annual) [chap]

 

BOA Editions. BOA Short Fiction Prize. Fiction. 4/1 - 5/31/14

 

CALYX. Online Contest. Fiction, Poetry, Drama. 5/31 (annual)

 

Creative Nonfiction. The Memoir Issue. Nonfiction. 5/31/14

 

Glimmer Train. Short Story Award for New Writers. Fiction. 5/1 - 5/31 (annual)

 

Graywolf Press. Nonfiction Prize. Nonfiction. 5/1 - 5/31/14 [book]

 

Oberlin College Press. FIELD Poetry Prize. Poetry. 5/1 - 5/31 (annual) [book]

 

Pearl. Short Story Prize. Fiction. 4/1 - 5/31 (annual postmark)

 

Pressgang. Pressgang Prize. Fiction, Nonfiction. 5/31/14 [book]

 

Red Rock Review. Richard & Julie Logsdon Prize for Fiction. Fiction. 1/1 - 5/31/14

Announcing the Richard and Julie Logsdon Prize for Fiction

Email/Online submission deadline: May 31, 2014

To be awarded to a work of fiction published by Red Rock Review in Spring or Fall of 2014. Prize: $150. Contest guidelines at sites.csn.edu/english/redrockreview/Prize_Page.html. Submission guidelines at sites.csn.edu/english/redrockreview/Frequently Asked Questions.htm.

 

Redivider. Beacon Street Prize. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 2/15 - 5/31/14

 

River Styx. International Poetry Contest. Poetry. 1/1 - 5/31 (annual postmark)

 

University of Georgia Press. Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Fiction. 4/1 - 5/31 (annual postmark) [book]

 

WOW! Women On Writing. Flash Fiction Contest. Fiction. 3/1 - 5/31 (annual)

 

 

June Deadline
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American Short Fiction. Short Story Contest. 2/26 - 6/1/14

 

Boston Review. Poetry Contest. Poetry. 6/1/14

 

Boulevard. Poetry Contest for Emerging Poets. Poetry. 6/1 (annual postmark)

 

Gazing Grain Press. Inclusive Feminist Poetry Chapbook Contest. Poetry, Cross Genre. 6/1 (annual)

 

The Laurel Review. Midwest Short Fiction Contest. Fiction. 3/1 - 6/1 (annual)

 

The Laurel Review. Midwest Chapbook Contest. Poetry. 3/1 - 6/1 (annual) [chap]

 

Mid-American Review. The Fineline Competition. Poetry, Fiction. 6/1/14

 

The Rusty Toque. Fiction Chapbook Contest. Fiction. 6/1/14 [chap]

 

Southern Indiana Review. Thomas A. Wilhelmus Editors' Award. Nonfiction. 6/1 (annual)

 

Split Lip Magazine. Uppercut Chapbook Award. Poetry, Fiction, Cross-Genre. 6/1  [chap]

 

Swan Scythe Press. Chapbook Contest. Poetry. 6/1 (annual) [chap]

 

Tiferet. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 1/1 - 6/1 (annual)

$1200 in Prizes for Best Poem, Story, Essay

Online submission deadline: June 1, 2014

$1200 in prizes for poems, stories, and essays in Tiferet Journal's 2014 Writing Contest. Submit to tiferetjournal.com/2014-writing-contest/. This year's judges are Alfred Corn, Jacqueline Sheehan, and Charles Euchner. Deadline is June 1 and prizes will be announced September 1, 2014. First prize winners get cash awards and publication in Tiferet Journal (www.tiferetjournal.com). All contest submissions are considered for publication. Submit today!

 

Wordharvest/St. Martin's Press. Tony Hillerman Prize. Fiction. No Fee. 6/1 (annual postmark) [book]

 

The MacGuffin. National Poet Hunt Contest. Poetry. 4/1 - 6/3 (annual)

MacGuffin Poet Hunt Contest graphic

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The MacGuffin's 19th National Poet Hunt Contest
Is Now Open!

Postmark deadline: June 3, 2014

The MacGuffin’s National Poet Hunt Contest rides again with guest judge, Carl Dennis! One grand prize winner will receive $500. Two honorable mentions may also be awarded. All entrants will receive one copy of our Winter 2015 issue which will include the winning poem(s) and a commentary by Mr. Dennis. Please send three poems, an index card with contact info and poem titles, and a check or money order for $15 (made out to Schoolcraft College). Mail all of the above to: The MacGuffin • Poet Hunt Contest • Schoolcraft College • 18600 Haggerty Road • Livonia, MI 48152. Full details at: www.macguffin.org.

 

Press Americana/Review Americana. Prize Americana for Prose. 6/5 (annual) [book]

 

Jewish Literary Journal. 1-Year Anniversary Competition. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry. 6/15/14

 

New American Press. New American Fiction Prize. Fiction. 2/1 - 6/15/14 [book]

New Amercian Press Fiction Prize flier

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2014 New American Fiction Prize:
Accepting Full-Length Manuscripts Now.

Online submission deadline: June 15, 2014

$1,000 award, book publication, and promotion support. All full-length fiction manuscripts accepted: a collection of stories and/or novella(s), or a novel. No length restrictions. Final judge is Nicole Louise Reid, editor/publisher of RopeWalk Press and winner of the Dana Award in Short Fiction and the Willamette Award in Short Fiction. Deadline: June 15, 2014. Entry fee: $22.50. To submit, please visit: www.NewAmericanPress.com/contests/current.php. We are no longer able to accept snail mail submissions.

 

PULP Literature. Magpie Award for Poetry. Poetry. 4/1 - 6/15 (annual)

 

Salamander. Fiction. 5/15 - 6/15 (annual)

 

Southern Poetry Review. Guy Owen Award. 3/1 - 6/15 (annual postmark)

 

Texas Review Press. Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Competition. 6/15 (annual) [chap]

 

University of Akron Press. Akron Poetry Prize. 4/15-6/15 (annual) [book]

 

The Bitter Oleander. Library of Poetry Book Award. 5/1 - 6/16 (annual postmark) [book]

 

New Millennium Writings. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 6/17/14

 

Quercus Review Press. Spring Book Contest. Poetry. 6/20/14 (postmark) [book]

 

Toasted Cheese. A Midsummer Tale. Fiction, Nonfiction. No Fee. 6/21 (annual)

 

Drunken Boat. Poetry Book Contest. Poetry. 6/25/14 [book]

 

Gival Press. Oscar Wilde Award. 6/27 (annual postmark)

 

ABZ. ABZ Poetry Prize. 5/1 - 6/30 (annual) [book]

 

Anabiosis Press. Chapbook Contest. Poetry. 6/30 (annual) [chap]

 

The Antigonish Review. Great Blue Heron Poetry Contest. Poetry. 6/30/14

 

Autumn House Press. Autumn House Poetry Contest/Autumn House Fiction Contest. Poetry, Fiction. 6/30 (annual postmark) [book]

 

Backbone Press. Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize. Poetry. 4/1 - 6/30/14

 

Bacopa. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 4/1 - 6/30/14

 

Barrow Street Press. Barrow Street Book Contest. Poetry. 6/30 (annual) [book]

 

Burnside Review. Chapbook Contests. Poetry. 3/15 - 6/30 (annual) [chap]

 

Cobalt. Baseball Writing Prize. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry. 6/30/14

 

Dzanc Books. Non-Fiction Competition. Nonfiction. 6/30/14 [book]

 

Gertrude. Prose Contest. Nonfiction, Fiction. 6/30/14

 

Glimmer Train. Fiction Open. Fiction. 6/1 - 6/30 (annual)

 

Hunger Mountain. Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize. Fiction. 6/30

 

Literal Latte. Short Short Contest. Fiction. 6/30 (annual postmark)

 

The Moth. International Short Story Prize. Fiction. 6/30/14

 

Omnidawn Publishing. First/Second Book Poetry Contest. Poetry. 5/1 - 6/30/14 (postmark) [book]

 

Parlor Press/Free Verse Editions. New Measure Poetry Prize. Poetry. 5/1 - 6/30 (annual) [book]

 

Pearl. Poetry Prize. Poetry. 4/1/15 - 5/31/15 (postmark) [book]

 

Quiddity. Linda Hodge Bromberg Award for Prose Poetry. Poetry. 6/30/14

 

Red Hen Press. Short Story Award. Fiction. 6/30 (annual)

 

Review of English Studies. RES Essay Prize. Nonfiction. 4/1 - 6/30/14

 

Torrid Literary Journal. Romancing the Craft of Poetry & Fiction. Poetry, Fiction. June 30 (annual)

 

University of Pittsburgh Press. Drue Heinz Literature Prize. Short Fiction. No Fee. 5/1 - 6/30 (annual postmark) [book]

 

 

July Deadline
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Amherst Writers & Artists/Peregrine. Pat Schneider Poetry Contest. 7/1 (annual postmark)

 

Bellevue Literary Review. BLR Literary Prizes. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 2/1 - 7/1 (annual)

Bellevue Literary Review Annual Prizes

Submission deadline: July 1, 2014

Bellevue Literary Review’s annual prizes recognize exceptional writing about health, healing, illness, the body, and the mind. $1,000 Goldenberg Prize for Fiction (Judge: Chang-rae Lee), $1,000 Felice Buckvar Prize for Nonfiction (Judge: Anne Fadiman), $1,000 Marica & Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry (Judge: Major Jackson). Deadline July 1. Entry fee $20 ($30 includes subscription). Submit online: www.blreview.org.

 

Kentucky Women Writers Conference. Betty Gabeheart Prizes. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 7/1 (annual)

 

The Missing Slate. New Voices Fiction Writing Competition. Fiction. 7/1

 

The New Guard. Machigonne Fiction Contest/Knightville Poetry Contest. Poetry, Fiction. 2/10 - 7/14/14

 

Bard College. Bard Fiction Prize for Young Writers. No Fee. 7/15 (annual) [*for writers age 39 or younger*]

 

High Desert Journal. Obsidian Prize for Fiction. Fiction. 7/1/14

 

Fairy Tale Review. Poetry & Prose Contest. fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross genre. 7/15/14

 

Literal Latte. Poetry Awards. Poetry. 7/15 (annual postmark)

 

Texas Review Press. X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize. 7/15 (annual postmark) [book]

 

Vallum. Vallum Award for Poetry. Poetry. 7/15 (annual postmark)

 

Crazyhorse. Crazy-shorts! Contest. Fiction. 7/1 - 7/31/14

The Crazy-shorts! Contest

Online submission deadline: July 31, 2014

From July 1st to July 31st, Crazyhorse will accept entries for our annual short-short fiction contest. Submit three short-shorts of up to 500 words each through our website: crazyhorse.cofc.edu. 1st place will win $1,000 and publication; 3 runners-up will be announced. All entries will be considered by our editors for publication, and the $15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Crazyhorse.

 

Glimmer Train. Very Short Fiction. Fiction. 7/1 - 7/31 (annual)

 

Mixer Publishing. Annual Genre Contest. Poetry, Fiction. 11/1 - 7/31 (annual)

 

A Room of Her Own. Orlando Prizes. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 7/31 (annual)

 

 

August Deadline
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Alice Munro Festival. Short Story Competition. Fiction. 8/1/14

 

Blue Earth Review. Flash Fiction Contest. Fiction. 8/1/14

 

Cobalt. Writing Prizes. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry. 8/1/14

 

Fiction Fix. Gypsy Sachet Award in Letters & Autobiography. Nonfiction. No Fee. 8/1 (annual deadline)

 

The Malahat Review. Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize. Nonfiction. 8/1 (annual postmark)

 

Radar Poetry. The Coniston Prize. Poetry. 6/1 - 8/1 (annual)
[*for women poets only*]

 

Salt Hill Journal. Philip Booth Poetry Prize. Poetry. 5/15 - 8/1 (annual)

 

Gival Press. Short Story Award. Fiction. 8/8 (annual postmark)

 

The Aurorean. Creative Writing Student Outstanding Haiku Contest. Poetry. No Fee. 8/15 (annual) [*for undergraduate/graduate students only*]

 

Gigantic Sequins. Poetry, Flash Fiction. 6/1 - 8/15 (annual)

 

Littoral Press. Poetry. 8/15 (annual) [broadside]

 

Pavement Saw Press. Transcontinental Poetry Award. Poetry. 6/1 - 8/15 (annual postmark) [book]

 

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. Poetry Contest. Poetry. 8/15 (annual)

 

Black Lawrence Press. St. Lawrence Book Award. Poetry, Fiction. 7/1 - 8/31 (annual) [book]

 

Blue Mesa Review. Poetry, Fiction. 6/1 - 8/31 (annual)

 

Bona Fide Books. Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize. Poetry. 6/1 - 8/31 (annual) [book]

 

Gemini Magazine. Flash Fiction Contest. Fiction. 8/31 (annual)

 

Glimmer Train. Short Story Award for New Writers. Fiction. 8/1 - 8/31 (annual)

 

Off the Grid Press. Manuscript Competition. Poetry. 8/31 (annual) [*for poets over 60*] [book]

 

Red Hen Press. Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award. Poetry. 8/31 (annual postmark) [book]

 

Snake Nation Press. Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry/Serena McDonald Kennedy Award. Poetry, Fiction. 8/31 (annual) [book]

 

Wague's Revue. Summer Writers Contest. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 6/1 - 8/31 (annual)

 

WOW! Women On Writing. Flash Fiction Contest. Fiction. 8/31 (annual)

 

 

September Deadline
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Black Warrior Review. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 9/1 (annual)

 

Encircle Publications. Chapbook Contest. Poetry. 9/1 (annual) [chap]

 

Geist. Tobacco Lit Writing Contest. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 9/1/14

 

International 3-Day Novel Contest. Fiction. 8/30 - 9/1/14 [book]

 

Naugatuck River Review. Narrative Poetry Contest. Poetry. 9/1 (annual)

 

NANO Fiction. NANO Prize. Fiction. 9/1 (annual)

 

Smartish Pace. Erskine J. Poetry Prize. Poetry. 9/1 (annual)

 

Terrain.org. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. Theme: TBA. 9/1/14

 

University of Notre Dame Creative Writing Program. Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction. Fiction. 5/1 - 9/1/14 [book]

 

University of Notre Dame Creative Writing Program. Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry. Poetry. 5/1 - 9/1/15 [book]

 

Bartleby Snopes. Dialogue Only Contest. Fiction. 9/15 (annual)

 

Farmingdale State College. Paumanok Poetry Award. Poetry. 9/15 (annual postmark)

 

The Greensboro Review. Robert Watson Literary Prizes. Poetry, Fiction. 9/15 (annual postmark)

 

Les Figues Press. NOS Book Contest. Poetry, Fiction. 9/15/14 [book]

 

Literal Latte. Essay Awards. Nonfiction. 9/15 (annual postmark)

 

Texas Review Press. George Garrett Fiction Prize. Fiction. 9/15 (annual) [book]

 

Transitions Abroad. Student Writing Contest. Travel Writing. No. Fee. 1/1 - 9/1/14

 

University of Wisconsin Press. Brittingham/Felix Pollak Prizes in Poetry. Poetry. 8/15 - 9/15 (annual) [book]

 

Whitefish Review. Rick Bass/Montana Prize for Fiction. Fiction. 9/15/14

 

Toasted Cheese. Three Cheers and a Tiger. Sci Fi/Fantasy Fiction. No Fee. 9/21 +/-

 

California State University Fresno/Anhinga Press. Philip Levine Prize in Poetry. Poetry. 9/30 (annual) [book]

 

The Chariton Review. Short Fiction Prize. Fiction. 9/30 (annual)

 

Glimmer Train. Family Matters. Fiction. 9/1 - 9/30 (annual)

 

Lee & Low Books. New Voices Awards. Children's Picture Book. No Fee. 5/1 - 9/30 (annual) [book]

 

Lunch Ticket. Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction. Nonfiction. No Fee. 8/1 - 9/30 (annual)

 

New Issues Poetry & Prose. Green Rose Prize. Poetry. 9/30 (annual) [book]

 

Ohio State University Press/The Journal. Charles. B Wheeler Prize in Poetry. Poetry. 9/1 - 9/30 (annual) [book]

 

Red Hen Press/Los Angeles Review. Red Hen Press Poetry Award. Poetry. 9/30 (annual)

 

The Southwest Review. Morton Marr Poetry Prize. Poetry. 9/30 (annual postmark)

 

Standing Rock Cultural Arts. Standing Rock Chapbook Competition. Poetry. 9/30 (annual) [chap]

 

University of Iowa Press. Iowa Short Fiction Award/John Simmons Short Fiction Award. Fiction. No Fee. 8/1 - 9/30 (annual postmark) [book]

 

University of Massachusetts Press. Juniper Prizes. Poetry, Fiction. 8/1 - 9/30 (annual) [book]

 

Utah State University Press. May Swenson Poetry Award. Poetry. 9/30 (annual postmark) [book]

 

 

October Deadline
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Alice James Books. Kinereth Gensler Awards. Poetry. 10/1 (annual postmark) [book]

 

American Literary Review. Annual Literary Awards. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 6/1 - 10/1 (annual)

 

Boston Review. Aura Estrada Short Story Contest. Fiction. 10/1 (annual)

 

Caketrain. Caketrain Competition. Poetry [odd years], Fiction [even years]. 10/1 (annual) [chap]

 

CityLit Press. Clarinda Harriss Poetry Prize. Poetry. 10/1 (annual) [chap]

 

The Missouri Review. Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 10/1 (annual)

 

Prole. The Prolitzer Prize for Prose Writing. Fiction, Nonfiction. 4/1 - 10/1/14

 

Smartish Pace. Beullah Rose Poetry Prize. Poetry. 10/1 (annual)

 

SEMO State University Press. Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest/Mighty River Short Fiction Contest. Fiction. 10/1 (annual)

 

Southern Indiana Review. Mary C. Mohr Editors' Award. Fiction, Poetry [genres alternate]. 10/1 (annual)

 

Zoetrope: All-Story. Short Fiction Contest. Fiction. 7/1 - 10/1 (annual)

 

Descant. Winston Collins/Descant Prize for Best Canadian Poem. Poetry. 10/12 (annual) [*for Canadian writers only*]

 

Georgetown Review. Magazine Contest. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 10/15 (annual postmark)

 

Silverfish Review Press. Gerald Cable Book Award. Poetry. 10/15 (annual) [book]

 

So to Speak. Poetry, Nonfiction. 10/15 (annual)

 

Texas Review Press. Clay Reynolds Novella Prize. Fiction. 10/15 (annual) [book]

 

The American Poetry Review. APR/Honickman First Book Prize. Poetry. 8/1 - 10/31 (annual) [book]

 

Black Lawrence Press. Black River Chapbook Competition. Poetry, Fiction. 10/31 (annual) [chap]

 

C&R Press. Theodore Dreiser Award in National Novel/Alex La Guma Award in International Novel/Paul Bowles Award in Short Fiction. Fiction. 10/31 (annual) [book]

 

Diagram. Essay Contest. Nonfiction. 10/31 (annual)

 

Glimmer Train. Very Short Fiction. Fiction. 10/1 - 10/31 (annual)

 

The Ledge. Poetry Chapbook Competition. Poetry. 10/31 (annual) [chap]

 

North American Review. James Hearst Poetry Prize. Poetry. 10/31 (annual)

 

Persea Books. Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize. Poetry. 9/1 - 10/31 (annual postmark) [book]

 

RHINO. Founders Prize. Poetry. 10/31 (annual)

 

Tebot Bach. Patricia Bibby First Book Award. Poetry. 10/31 (annual postmark) [book]

 

Truman State University Press. T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry. Poetry. 10/31 (annual) [book]

 

Tupelo Press. Sunken Garden Chapbook Prize. Poetry. 8/1 - 10/31 (annual) [chap]

 

University of Arkansas Press. Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize. Poetry. 10/31 (annual postmark) [book]

 

Wick Poetry Center. Chapbook Competition for Ohio Poets. Poetry. 8/31 - 10/31 (annual) [chap]

 

Wick Poetry Center. Student Chapbook Competition for Ohio Poets. Poetry. 8/31 - 10/31 (annual) [chap]

 

 

November Deadline
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The Briar Cliff Review. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 11/1 (annual)

 

Coal Hill Review. Chapbook Competition. Poetry. 8/1 - 11/1 (annual) [chap]

 

Emrys Journal. Awards for Exceptional Poetry & Prose. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 8/1 - 11/1 (annual)

 

The Madison Review. Phyllis Smart-Young Prize in Poetry/Chris O'Malley Prize in Fiction. Poetry, Fiction. 9/1 - 11/1 (annual)

 

The Malahat Review. Open Season Awards. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 11/1 (annual postmark)

 

New Rivers Press. Many Voices Project. Poetry, Prose. 9/15 - 11/1 (annual) [book]

 

SEMO University Press. Nilsen Literary Prize for a First Novel. Fiction. 11/1 (annual postmark) [book]

 

Sow's Ear Poetry Review. Poetry. 9/1 - 11/1 (annual postmark)

 

Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poetry of Provocation & Witness. Poetry. 11/1 (annual)

 

The Tampa Review. Danahy Fiction Prize. Fiction. 11/1 (annual)

 

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Lit Fest. One-Act Play Contest. Drama. 6/1 - 11/1 (annual)

 

Broad River Review. Rash Awards. Poetry, Fiction. 8/1 - 11/15 (annual postmark)

 

Chautauqua. Editors Prize. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 8/15 - 11/15 (annual)

 

The Formalist/Measure. Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award. Poetry. 11/15 (annual)

 

Harpur Palate. Milton Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry/Prize for Creative Nonfiction. Poetry, Nonfiction. 9/1 - 11/15 (annual)

 

Hollins University. Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest. Poetry. 11/15 (annual)
[*for sophomore/junior high school girls*]

 

Perugia Press. Prize for a First or Second Book by a Woman. Poetry. 8/1 - 11/15 (annual postmark) [book]

 

Pleiades. Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Book Prize. Poetry. 11/15 (annual) [book]

 

Shenandoah. Graybeal-Gowen Prize for Virginia Poets. Poetry. 10/15 - 11/15 (annual postmark)

 

Yale University Press. Yale Series of Younger Poets. Poetry. 10/1 - 11/15 (annual) [book]

 

PRISM International. Creative Non-Fiction Contest. Nonfiction. 11/28 (annual)

 

Baltimore Review. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 11/30 (annual)

 

Bear Star Press. Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize. Poetry. 9/1 - 11/30 (annual) [book]

 

BOA Editions. A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize. Poetry. 8/1 - 11/30 (annual) [book]

 

Cider Press Review. Book Award. Poetry. 9/1 - 11/30 (annual) [book]

 

Concrete Wolf. Chapbook Contest. Poetry. 11/30 (annual) [chap]

 

Glimmer Train. Short Story Award for New Writers. Fiction. 11/1 - 11/30 (annual)

 

The Kenyon Review. Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers. Poetry. No Fee. 11/1 - 11/30 (annual) [*for high school students only*]

 

New Issues Poetry & Prose. Poetry Prize. Poetry. 11/30 (annual) [book]

 

Poems & Plays. Tennessee Chapbook Prize. Poetry, Drama. 10/1 - 11/30 (annual) [chap]

 

Prairie Fire. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 11/30 (annual postmark)

 

Prism Review. Fiction, Poetry. 11/30 (annual)

 

Quarter After Eight. Robert J. DeMott Short Prose Contest. Prose. 11/30 (annual)

 

White Pine Press. Annual Poetry Prize. Poetry. 7/1 - 11/30 (annual) [book]

 

WOW! Women On Writing. Flash Fiction Contest. Fiction. 11/30 (annual)

 

 

December Deadline
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African Poetry Book Fund. Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets. Poetry. 9/15 - 12/1 (annual) [book]

 

Alice James Books. Beatrice Hawley Award. Poetry. 12/1 (annual) [book]

 

Center for the Book Arts. Poetry Chapbook Competition. Poetry. 12/1 (annual)

 

The Fiddlehead. Ralph Gustafson Prize for Best Poem/Best Story. Poetry, Fiction. 12/1 (annual postmark)

 

Five Points. James Dickey Prize for Poetry. Poetry. 9/1 - 12/1 (annual)

 

The Lyric. College Poetry Contest. Poetry. No Fee. 12/1 (annual)
[*for undergraduates only*]

 

Rose Metal Press. Annual Short Short Chapbook Contest. Fiction, Nonfiction. 11/1 - 12/1 (annual) [chap]

 

Sarabande Books. Flo Gault Student Poetry Competition. Poetry. No Fee. 10/1 - 12/1 (annual) [*for undergraduate Kentucky college students only*]

 

Slipstream. Poetry Chapbook Competition. Poetry. 12/1 (annual) [chap]

 

Waywiser Press. Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize. Poetry. 12/1 (annual) [book]

 

Smith College. Poetry Prize for High School Girls in New England. Poetry. No Fee. 9/1 - 12/2/14

 

Codhill Press. Codhill Poetry Award. Poetry. 12/10 (annual) [book]

 

Gival Press. Poetry Award. Poetry. 12/15 (annual postmark) [book]

 

Munster Literature Center. Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Prize. Poetry. 12/15 (annual)

 

University of Utah Press. Wallace Stegner Prize in American Environmental or Western History. Nonfiction. 12/1/15 (postmark) [book]

 

Toasted Cheese Dead of Winter. Fiction. No Fee. 12/21 +/-

 

Bayou. James Knudsen Prize for Fiction/Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry. Poetry, Fiction. 10/1 - 12/31 (annual)

 

Boulevard. Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers. Fiction. 12/31 (annual postmark)

 

Freefall. Annual Prose & Poetry Contest. Poetry. Fiction. 12/31 (annual)

 

Livingston Press. Tartt First Fiction Award. Fiction. 12/31 (annual postmark) [book]

 

Pavement Saw Press. Chapbook Contest. Poetry. 12/31 (annual postmark) [chap]

 

Ravenna Press. Cathlamet Prize for Poetry. Poetry. 8/1 - 12/31/2014 (postmark) [chap]

 

River Styx. Schlafly Beer Micro-fiction Contest. Fiction. 12/31 (annual)

 

The Tampa Review. Prize for Poetry. Poetry. 12/31 (annual postmark) [book]

 

Tupelo Press. Dorset Prize. Poetry. 9/1 - 12/31 (annual) [book]

 

 

January Deadline
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Gemini Magazine. Poetry Open. Poetry. 1/2 (annual)

 

Glimmer Train. Fiction Open. Fiction. 12/1 - 1/2 (annual)

 

University of Iowa School of Social Work. Poetry Contest for Social Workers. Poetry. 1/1/15

 

ELJ Publications. The Pioneer Prize. Poetry. No Fee. 12/24 - 1/7 (annual) [chap]

 

Colorado Review. Colorado Prize for Poetry. Poetry. 1/14 (annual) [book]

 

Asheville Poetry Review. William Matthews Poetry Prize. Poetry. 1/15 (annual postmark)

 

BkMK Press. John Ciardi Prize for Poetry/G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction. Poetry, Fiction. 1/15 (annual) [book]

 

C&R Press. Maxine Kumin Prize in Poetry. poetry. 1/15 (annual) [book]

 

Literal Latte. K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Awards. Fiction. 1/15 (annual)

 

Third Coast. Poetry, Fiction. 1/15 (annual postmark)

 

The Connecticut Poetry Society. Al Savard Poetry Contest. Poetry. 12/1 - 1/30 (annual postmark) [*Connecticut poets only*]

 

Black Lawrence Press. The Big Moose Prize. Fiction. 12/1 - 1/31 (annual) [book]

 

The Chattahoochee Review. Lamar York Prizes for Fiction & Nonfiction. Fiction, Nonfiction. 10/1 - 1/31 (annual postmark)

 

Crazyhorse. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 1/1 - 1/31 (annual)

 

Dzanc Books. Short Story Collection Competition. Fiction. 1/31 (annual) [book]

 

Glimmer Train. Very Short Fiction. Fiction. 1/1 - 1/31 (annual)

 

The Iowa Review. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 1/1 - 1/31 (annual postmark)

 

Main Street Rag. Annual Poetry Book Award. Poetry. 1/31 (annual postmark) [book]

 

Phantom Limb Press. Open Chapbook Contest. Poetry. 12/15/13 - 1/31/14 [chap]

 

A Room of Her Own. Orlando Prizes. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 1/31 (annual)

 

February Deadline
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The Malahat Review. Long Poem Prize. Poetry. 2/1/15 (postmark)

 

The Malahat Review. Novella Prize. Fiction. 2/1/16 (postmark)

 

Southern Indiana Review. Michael Waters Poetry Prize. Poetry. 2/1 (annual)

 

Sarabande Books. Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry/Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction. Poetry, Fiction. 1/1 - 2/15 (annual) [book]

 

Able Muse. Write Prize. Poetry, Fiction. 2/15 (annual)

 

The Aurorean. Creative Writing Student Outstanding Haiku Contest. Poetry. No Fee. 2/15 (annual) [*for undergraduate/graduate students only*]

 

Converse College Creative Writing Program. Julia Peterkin Award. Poetry. 2/15 (annual)

 

AWP. Award Series. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 1/1 - 2/28 (annual) [book]

 

Glimmer Train. Short Story Award for New Writers. Fiction. 2/1 - 2/28 (annual)

 

The Ledge. Fiction Awards Competition. Fiction. 2/28 (annual postmark)

 

Tupelo Press. Snowbound Chapbook Award. Poetry. 2/28 (annual) [chap]

 

Wag's Revue. Winter Writers Contest. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 12/1 - 2/28 (annual)

 

WOW! Women On Writing. Flash Fiction Contest. Fiction. 2/28 (annual)

 

 

March Deadline
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42 Miles Press. Poetry Award. Poetry. 3/1 (annual) [book]

 

Atlanta Review. International Poetry Competition. Poetry. 3/1 (annual)

 

Common Ground Review. Poetry. 3/1 (annual)

 

Lotus Press. Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award. Poetry. 3/1 (annual) [book]
[*African American poets only*]

 

Persea Books. Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor's Choice Award. Poetry. 1/1 - 3/1 (annual) [book]

 

St. Petersburg Review. Poetry. 3/1 (annual postmark)

 

Stonybrook Southampton. $1,000 Short Fiction Prize. Fiction. No Fee. 3/1 (annual postmark) [*undergraduates only*]

 

Wilkes University. James Jones First Novel Fellowship. Fiction. 3/1 [book]

 

Dundee International Book Prize. Fiction. 3/4 (annual) [book]

 

Modern Haiku. Robert Spiess Memorial Award Haiku Competition. Poetry. No Fee. 3/13 (annual)

 

Center for Fiction. Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. Fiction. 3/14 (annual)

 

Colorado Review. Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction. Fiction. 1/1 - 3/14 (annual)

 

The Claremont Review. Poetry, Fiction. 3/15 (annual) [*young adults only*]

 

The Conium Review. Innovative Short Fiction Contest. Fiction. 3/15 (annual)

 

CutBank. Montana Prizes/Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 3/15 (annual)

 

Finishing Line Press. New Women's Voices Series Chapbook Competition. Poetry. 3/15 (annual postmark) [chap]

 

Fourth Genre. Steinberg Essay Prize. Nonfiction. 1/1 - 3/15 (annual postmark)

 

Gulf Coast. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 3/15 (annual)

 

Jabberwock Review. Nancy D. Hargrove Editors' Prize. Poetry, Fiction. 1/15 - 3/15 (annual)

 

Kundiman/Alice James Books. Kundiman Poetry Prize. Poetry. 3/15 (annual) [book]
[*for Asian Americans only*]

 

Lillith. Charlotte Newberger Poetry Competition/Annual Fiction Competition. Poetry, Fiction. 3/15 (annual)

 

New South. New South Writing Contest. Poetry, Prose. 3/15 (annual)

 

The Normal School. The Normal Prize. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry. 3/15 (annual)

 

Prairie Schooner. Book Prize. Poetry, Fiction. 1/15 - 3/15 (annual) [book]

 

Puerto del Sol. Poetry, Fiction. 3/15 (annual)

 

Sarah Lawrence Language Exchange. Campbell Corner Poetry Contest. Poetry. 3/15 (annual postmark)

 

So To Speak. Fall Fiction Contest. Fiction. 1/1 - 3/15 (annual)

 

Symphony Space Selected Shorts. Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize. Fiction. 3/15 (annual)

 

Tusculum Review. Prize in Poetry/Prize in Fiction. Poetry, Fiction. 3/15 (annual postmark)

 

Word Works. Washington Prize. Poetry. 3/15 (annual) [book]

 

The Writer's Center. First Novel Prize. Fiction. 3/15 (annual)

 

The Florida Review. Editors' Awards. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 3/17 (annual)

 

Toasted Cheese. Three Cheers and a Tiger. Mystery Fiction. No Fee. 3/21 +/- (annual)

 

The Missouri Review. Audio Contest. Poetry, Prose, Documentary. 3/22 (annual) (extended) [audio]

 

Arts & Letters. Arts & Letters Prizes. Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Nonfiction. 2/1 - 3/18 (annual) (extended)

 

The Southeast Review. Best Short-Short Story Contest/Gearhart Poetry Contest/Narrative Nonfiction Contest. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 3/24 (annual postmark) (extended)

 

New Ohio Review. Poetry, Fiction. 3/25 (annual)

 

The New Quarterly. Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest. Nonfiction. 3/28 (annual postmark)

 

Beecher's Magazine. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 3/31 (annual)

 

Black Lawrence Press. The Hudson Prize. Poetry, Fiction. 2/1 - 3/31 (annual) [book]

 

CutBank. Chapbook Contest. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 3/31 (annual) [chap]

 

Elixir Press. Antivenmon Poetry Award. Poetry. 3/31 (annual)

 

Four Way Books. Intro Prize in Poetry. Poetry. 1/1 - 3/31 (annual postmark) [book]

 

Gemini Magazine. Short Story Contest. Fiction. 3/31 (annual postmark)

 

Glimmer Train. Family Matters. Fiction. 3/1 - 3/31 (annual)

 

Narrative Magazine. Winter Story Contest. Fiction. 3/31 (annual)

 

Press 53. Open Awards. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. 3/31 (annual)

 

university of Utah Press. Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize. Poetry. 2/1 - 3/31 (annual) [book]

 

White Pine Press. Cliff Becker Book Prize in Translation. Poetry. 3/31 (annual)  [book]

 

Word Works. Jacklyn Potter Young Poets Competition. Poetry. No Fee. 1/1 - 3/31 (annual) [*DC-area high school students only*]

 

 

Contests for Previously Published Works
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PCCC Poetry Center. Paterson Poetry Prize. Poetry. 2/1 (annual postmark) [book]

 

PCCC Poetry Center. Paterson Prize for Books for Young People. 3/15 (annual postmark) [book]

 

PCCC Poetry Center. Paterson Fiction Prize. Fiction. 4/1 (annual postmark) [book]

 

 

 

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