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  • Posted July 16, 2019
  • Genres Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine
  • Big Title The Ocotillo Review Summer Writing Contests $1,000 Prizes!
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    Deadline: August 20, 2019
    The Julia Darling Memorial Poetry Prize seeks poems of up to 65 lines. Natalia Trevino will Judge. $1,000 Prize/$20 entry. Revenue donated to MD Anderson Foundation (cancer research). The Chester B. Himes Memorial Short Fiction Prize Seeks Stories up to 4,200 words. Michael Noll will Judge. $1,000 prize/$20 entry. Revenue donated to Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation. All entrants are considered for publication and receive a copy of The Ocotillo Review V.4.1. Kallisto Gaia Press is a 501(c)3 literary nonprofit and a proud member of CLMP. More info at: www.kallistogaiapress.org. Send us your best!

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  • Posted July 15, 2019
  • Genres Poetry
  • Type Magazine
  • Big Title $3,000 Emerging Poet Prize
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    Deadline: August 15, 2019
    For emerging poets, this contest only accepts submissions from authors with fewer than two full-length collections out at the time of submission. The winning poet will be awarded $3,000 and publication on Palette Poetry. Second and third place will win $300 & $200 respectively, as well as publication. The top fifteen finalists will also be recognized, and the winning poem will be selected by our guest judge, Kim Addonizio. www.palettepoetry.com/current-contest/

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  • Posted July 11, 2019
  • Genres Poetry
  • Type Magazine
  • Big Title Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize 2019
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    Deadline: August 15, 2019
    Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize 2019: Judge is Marilyn Chin. $1,000 for first place and a letterpress broadside, $500 for second, $250 for third, and top five published in Red Wheelbarrow. Submit up to 3 original unpublished poems. $15 entry fee. Deadline: August 15. For complete guidelines, see www.redwheelbarrow.submittable.com.

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  • Posted July 11, 2019
  • Genres Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Book, Chapbook
  • Big Title Diode Editions Book & Chapbook Contests
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    Deadline: August 15, 2019
    The Diode Editions Book & Chapbook Contests are open through August 15, 2019. Winners will be announced by September 15, 2019. Open to all poets over the age of 18 who write in English. We consider translations, welcome collaborations and hybrid work. Visit www.diodeeditions.com/contests for submission information.

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  • Posted July 08, 2019
  • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
  • Type Anthology
  • Big Title We're looking for one-page stories on the theme of wishes!
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    Deadline: August 30, 2019
    We are looking for one-page story submissions to the inaugural edition of Tidbits: A One-Page Story Anthology. For this collection of micro-fiction, we would like authors to consider the theme of wishes. Each submission should be about one page (not to exceed 500 words). The top three submissions will win monetary prizes ($300 for the 1st place winner, $100 for the 2nd place winner, and $50 for the 3rd place winner). Please send your submissions to or through the submission system at www.tidbitswriting.com by August 30, 2019.

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  • Posted July 01, 2019
  • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Chapbook
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    Deadline: August 1, 2019
    Gold Line Press is open for chapbook submissions. Send us 7,500-15,000 words of prose or 20-30 pages of poetry by August 1. Our judges are Diana Khoi Nguyen (poetry), Myriam Gurba (fiction), and Bhanu Kapil (nonfiction). Winners receive $500 prize plus publication of a perfect-bound chapbook with ISBN. See full contest guidelines and submit via Submittable here: goldlinepress.submittable.com/submit.

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  • Posted June 24, 2019
  • Genres Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine
  • Contest Deadline 8/1/19
  • Big Title Cream City Review Summer Prizes in Fiction & Poetry
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    Deadline: August 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST
    Cream City Review is thrilled to announce the inaugural Summer Prizes in Fiction & Poetry! The winner of each genre will win $1000, print publication, and an online feature. Runner-ups will be chosen with an award of $300, print publication, and an online feature. The final judges will be Ramona Ausubel for Fiction and Aimee Nezhukumatathil for Poetry! Send us your best 6/1-8/1! Each entry is $15 which includes a one-year subscription to the journal. For full guidelines, please visit our website uwm.edu/creamcityreview/contests/.

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  • Posted June 01, 2019
  • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Anthology
  • Big Title The Orison Anthology Awards
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    Deadline: August 1, 2019
    Orison Books invites submissions of single works in poetry, fiction, & nonfiction for The Orison Anthology Awards. The winner in each genre receives $500 & publication in The Orison Anthology. 2019 judges: Kaveh Akbar (poetry), Nina McConigley (fiction), & Stephanie Elizondo Griest (nonfiction). Entry fee: $15. Deadline: August 1. www.orisonbooks.submittable.com

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