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NewPages Big List
of Writing & Book Contests

 

The Big List of Writing Contests features a comprehensive list of magazine, book, chapbook, audio, and video contests and competitions from independent publishers, literary magazines, alternative magazines, and writing conferences and festivals. Organized by upcoming deadlines.

 

January - February - March - April - May - June - July
August - September - October - November - December
Special Deadlines

 



August
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  • Sheila-Na-Gig online. Poetry Contest. Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 8/1

  • Gigantic Sequins. Flash Fiction & Poetry Contests. Fiction, Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 8/1

  • Gulf Stream. Gulf Stream Magazine Summer Contest. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 8/1

  • University of Iowa Press. Iowa Prize in Literary Nonfiction. Nonfiction. Entry Fee. [book] 08/01

  • Better Than Starbucks. Haiku Contest. Poetry. No Fee. [mag] 8/1

  • Gold Line Press. Chapbook Competitions. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry. Entry Fee. [chap] 8/1

  • Orison Books. The Orison Anthology. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry. Entry Fee. [anthology] 8/1

  • The Malahat Review. Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize. Nonfiction. Entry Fee. [mag] 8/1

  • Texas Observer. Short Story Contest. Fiction. Entry Fee. [mag] 8/6

  • Gival Press. Short Story Award. Fiction. Entry Fee. [anthology] 8/8

  • Gertrude Press. Chapbook Competition. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry. Entry Fee. [chap] 8/15

  • Newfound. Anzaldúa Poetry Prize. Poetry. Entry Fee. [chap] 8/15

  • The Aurorean. Creative Writing Student Outstandin Haiku Contest. Poetry. No Fee. [mag] 8/15
    [*for undergrad/grad creative writing students only*]

  • Palette Poetry. Palette Poetry Prize. Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 8/15

  • Indiana Review. 1/2K Prize. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 8/15

  • Subito Press. Poetry & Prose Book Prizes. Fiction, Nonfiction, Hybrid, Poetry. Entry Fee. [book] 8/15

  • Seneca Review. Deborah Tall Lyric Essay Book Prize. Nonfiction, Hybrid, Cross-Genre. Entry Fee. [book] [*biennial — odd numbered years*] 8/15 

  • Gulf Coast. Barthelme Prize for Short Prose. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. Entry Fee. [mag] 8/15

  • Grayson Books. Poetry Prize. Entry Fee. [book] 8/15

  • Baton Rouge Area Foundation. Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. Fiction. No Fee. [published book] 8/15

  • PEN America. PEN Literary Awards. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama, Translations. Entry Fee. [published book] 8/15

  • Third Wednesday. George Dila Memorial Flash Fiction Contest. Fiction. Entry Fee. [mag] 8/15

  • Louisville Literary Arts. Writer's Block Prize. Nonfiction. [mag] 8/15

  • University of New Orleans Press. Publishing Lab Prize. Fiction, Nonfiction. Entry Fee. [book] [*genres alternate*] 8/15

  • Blue Earth Review. Summer Writing Contest. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 8/15

  • Salt Hill Journal. Dead Lake Chapbook Contest. Poetry. Entry Fee. [chap] 8/15

  • Diode Editions. Book Contest/Chapbook Contest. Poetry. Entry Fee. [book][chap] 8/15

  • Red Wheelbarrow. National Edition Poetry Prize. Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 8/15

  • South 85 Journal. Julia Peterkin Award for Flash FIction. Fiction. Entry Fee. [mag] 8/15

  • Brighthorse Books. Brighthorse Book Prize. Fiction, Poetry. Entry Fee. [book] 8/16

  • Omnidawn Publishing. Single Poem Broadside Poetry Prize. Poetry. Entry Fee. [broadside][mag] 8/20

  • Tryon Arts & Crafts School. The Apparitionist: National Ghost Story Competition. Fiction. Entry Fee. [literary site] 8/27

  • Desi Writers' Lounge. Short Story Competition/Dastaan Award. Fiction. No Fee. [literary site] 8/30

  • Miami University Press. Novella Prize. Fiction. Entry Fee. [book] 8/31

  • Platypus Press. Broken River Prize. Poetry. No Fee. [chap] 8/31

  • Aesthetica Magazine (UK). Creative Writing Award. Fiction, Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 8/31

  • Sustainable Arts Foundation. Individual Awards. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama, Writing for Young People, Journalism, Graphic Novels, Art, Photography. Entry Fee. 8/31

  • The London Magazine. Essay Competition. Nonfiction. Entry Fee. [mag] 8/31

  • Black Lawrence Press. St. Lawrence Book Award. Fiction, Poetry. Entry Fee. [book] 8/31

  • Blue Mesa Review. Summer Writing Contests. Fiction, Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 8/31

  • Gemini Magazine. Flash Fiction Contest. Fiction. Entry Fee. [mag] 8/31

  • Grid Books. Off the Grid Prize. Poetry. Entry Fee. [book] [*poets over 60*] 8/31

  • WOW! Women on Writing. Flash Fiction Contest. Fiction. Entry Fee. [literary site] 8/31

  • Lee & Low Books. New Voices Award Writing Competition for Authors of Color. Writing for Young People. [book] 8/31

  • Lunch Ticket. Diana Woods Memorial Award. Nonfiction. No Fee. [mag] 8/31

  • Glimmer Train. Fiction Open. Fiction. Entry Fee. [mag] 8/31

  • Red Hen Press. Fiction Award. Fiction. Entry Fee. [book] 8/31

  • Lunch Ticket. Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation & Multi-lingual Texts. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translations. No Fee. [mag] 8/31

  • Quill. Queer Prose Award. Entry Fee. [book] 8/31

  • Snake Nation Press. Violed Reed Haas Prize/Serena McDonald Kennedy Award. Fiction, Poetry. Entry Fee. [book] 8/31

  • The New Guard. Knightville Poetry Contest/Machigonne Fiction Contest. Fiction, Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 8/31

  • Cultural Weekly. Jack Grapes Poetry Prize. Poetry. No Fee. [mag] 8/31

  • Glimmer Train. Very Short Fiction Award. Fiction. Entry Fee. [mag] 8/31


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November
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