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Published November 23, 2016
yusuf saadi malahatYusuf Saadi is the winner of The Malahat Review 2016 Far Horizons Award for Poetry. Judge Steven Heighton selected "The Place Where Words Go to Die" from 519 poems entered in this year's annual contest. Read Heighton's comments about Saadi's work here. Malahat poetry board member Samantha Ainsworth interviewed Saadi and explores questions like "Which comes first, the poet or the poem?" and "Do you have readers in mind when you write poetry?"
Published November 07, 2016
Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their July/August Fiction Open competition. This competition is held twice a year and is open to all writers. Stories generally range from 3000-6000 words, though up to 20,000 is fine. The next Fiction Open will take place in March. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.

Mark FishmanFirst place: Mark Fishman [pictured], of Paris, France, wins $3000 for “Songwad Road." His story will be published in Issue 100 of Glimmer Train Stories.

Second place: Jessica Johannesson Gaitán, of Bath, England, wins $1000 for “Bad Language.”

Third place: Jill Rosenberg, of Montclair, NJ, wins $600 for “16 Days of Glory.”

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

Deadline soon approaching for the Short Story Award for New Writers: November 10
This competition is held quarterly and is open to all writers whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation over 5000. No theme restrictions. Most submissions to this category run 1000-5000 words, but can go up to 12,000. First place prize wins $2500 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories. Second/third: $500/$300 and consideration for publication. Click here for complete guidelines.
Published November 01, 2016
Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their July/August Very Short Fiction Award. This competition is held twice a year and is open to all writers for stories with a word count under 3000. The next Very Short Fiction competition will take place in March. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.

Zehra Nabi1st place goes to Zehra Nabi of Baltimore, MD [Photo credit: Summer Greer], who wins $2000 for “Cow Killer.” Her story will be published in Issue 101 of Glimmer Train Stories. This will be the first print publication of her fiction.

2nd place goes to Mark Watkins of Lawrenceville, GA, who wins $500 for “What I Know About Where I’m From.”

3rd place goes to Hank Snelgrove of Nordland, WA, who wins $300 for “Fire in the Foam Bin.”

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

Deadline soon approaching for the Short Story Award for New Writers: November 10
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 over 5000. No theme restrictions. Most submissions to this category run 1000-5000 words, but can go up to 12,000. First place prize wins $2500 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories. Second/third: $500/$300 and consideration for publication. Click here for complete guidelines.
Published October 25, 2016
CutBank Literary Journal #85 features the winners of the 2016 genre contests:

cutbankMontana Prize in Fiction
Selected by Claire Vaye Watkins
"Crick" by Terrance Manning, Jr.

Montana Prize in Creative Nonfiction
Selected by Amanda Fortini
"Meme" by Tracy Fuad

Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry
Selected by Oliver De La Paz
Three Poems by J.R. Toriseva
Published October 19, 2016
paul beckmanPublished online quarterly the last day of January, March, June, and September, Brilliant Flash Fiction holds several writing contests per year, often with a prompt, none with a fee, and each with a cash prize. The most recent was "Special Delivery" judged Paul Beckman [pictured]. Of the 287 international writers who entered, the top three prize winners and shortlist can all be read online here.

Winners
First: "It Came in the Mail" by Damhnait Monaghan
Second: "Princess Party" by Jennifer Stuart
Third: "The Secret of the Snoring Time" by Elizabeth Fisher
Published October 13, 2016
Hotel Amerika promotes itself as a publication for "writing in all its forms. . . traditional work alongside the experimental. We strive to house in our pages the most unique and provocative poetry, fiction and nonfiction available. Work with a quirky, unconventional edge—either in form or content—is often favored by our editors. Hotel Amerika is an eclectic journal that attracts an equally eclectic audience." To that end, last year they held a Transgenre Writing Contest, the winners featured in their Spring 2016 issue.
hotel amerika
1st Place
Sarah Minor, “Nest”

2nd Place
Dana Curtis​,​ ” Two Films”

Honorable Mention
​adrian nichols​,​ “lexicon of anarchy, no. xxii”​
Sophie Monatte​,​ “Fragments”

Other writers who works are included in the Transgenre section: Jessica Hollander, Julia Brennan, Katherine Riegel, Elizabeth Bryer, Lisa Samuels, Amy Newman, and Sara Biggs Chaney.
Published October 10, 2016
The Fall/Winter 2016 issue of Nimrod Magazine includes the winners, runners-up, and numerous finalists from thier annual literary awards.

Nimrod Literary Awards: The Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry
FIRST PRIZE: Markham Johnson, OK, “Greenwood Burning, 1921”
SECOND PRIZE: Bryce Emley, NC, “Thesis/Antithesis” and other poems

Nimrod Literary Awards: The Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction
FIRST PRIZE: Chad B. Anderson, D.C., “Maidencane”
SECOND PRIZE: Ruth Knafo Setton, PA, “Swamp Girl”
HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Susan Finch, TN, “My Friends, My Sisters, My Doppelgangers”
Daniel Hamilton, KY, “Dragonslayers”
Published October 05, 2016
Southern Humanities Review 49.4 includes a special poetry section of the winners, runners-up, and finalists of their 2015 Auburn Witness Poetry Prize honoring Jake Adam York. In addition to publication, the winner, Mark Wagenaar [pictured] received $1,000 and travel to Auburn, Alabama in October 2015 to read his award-winning poems at the Julie Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art alongside Richard Tillinghast, the final judge of the 2015 prize. This event kicked off the 2015 Auburn Writers Conference. The contest is held annually in honor of Jake Adam York, poet, fifth-generation Alabamian, and an undergraduate alum of Auburn University, whose works "examined race relations in the South, celebrating the triumphs of the Civil Rights movement and questioning, as a native son of the South, his own complicity in its tragedies."

wagenaar mWinner
Mark Wagenaar

First Runner-up
Susan O'Dell Underwood

Second Runner-up
Doug Rutledge

Finalists
Mehul Bhagat
Ryan Black
Cortney Lamar Charleston
Meghan Dunn
Jennifer Givhan
Pamela Hart
Susanna Lang
Ansley Moon
Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib
Published September 13, 2016
boulevardBoulevard #94 features the winner for their 2015 Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers who has not yet published a book of fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction with a nationally distributed press. Joshua Idaszak's "The Last Laz of Krypton" was awarded $1,500 and publication. Honorable Mention "Mrs. Lana Greer" by Chloe Packer is also included in this issue.
Published September 06, 2016
The Spring-Summer 2016 issue of The MacGuffin features the winners of the Detroit Working Writers MacGuffin Poetry Prize. This annual competition is open to DWW members as well as Michigan writers, from new to established. This year's first place winner is "The Mathematician's Daughter" by Alexander Payne Morgan,  and Diana Dinverno won both 2nd prize with "The World Spins" and 3rd prize with "Letting Go." Copies of this issue of The MacGuffin can be purchased on the NewPages Webstore.
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