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  • Posted May 23, 2019
  • Genres Poetry
  • Type Book
  • Contest Deadline 6/15/19
  • Big Title Submit to the Wren Poetry Prize! Judge: Ada Limón
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    Deadline: June 15, 2019
    The Wren Poetry Prize is open for submissions until June 15. Judge: Ada Limón. Prize is publication and $1000. This contest is open to poets who have no more than one full-length poetry collection published. Manuscript being submitted may not have been published or self-published in print or online as a whole. Contest fee is $20. Simultaneous submissions are okay, but please withdraw your manuscript if it is accepted elsewhere. Blair is a nonprofit press focusing on writers historically neglected by mainstream publishers, including women, people of color, authors with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ authors. www.blairpub.com

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  • Posted May 21, 2019
  • Genres Poetry
  • Type Chapbook
  • Big Title Swan Scythe Press 2019 Poetry Chapbook Contest
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    Deadline: June 15, 2019
    Swan Scythe Press is now considering manuscripts for its 2019 Poetry Chapbook Contest. Submit a manuscript of 20-32 pages of poems that includes a title page with author’s name, address, phone number, and email address and a second title page without personal identifiers, book title only. Submit to 1468 Mallard Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 or to swanscythepress.submittable.com/submit. Entry fee is $18.00 payable to Swan Scythe Press. Deadline is June 15th. Winner receives $200 and 25 perfect-bound chapbooks. For full guidelines and details, please visit www.swanscythepress.com.

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  • Posted May 20, 2019
  • Genres Poetry
  • Type Literary Site
  • Contest Deadline 6/27
  • Big Title Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award
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    Deadline: June 27, 2019
    Call for the Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award for the best LGBTQ poem, previously unpublished. Prize: $100.00 and online publication. Reading fee $5.00 per poem submitted. Deadline: June 27, 2019. Submit: www.givalpress.submittable.com.

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  • Posted May 15, 2019
  • Genres Poetry
  • Type Literary Site
  • Big Title 2019 Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize
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    Deadline: June 15, 2019
    The Lucille Clifton annual poetry contest, held each spring, honors the prolific work of poet great Lucille Clifton. Widely celebrated for her unpretentious and unapologetic poems, Clifton’s unique free verse was free of punctuation, taut, and always recognizably her. Submit up to three (3) unpublished poems April 15th through June 15th. A $500 prize along with publication via our website will be awarded. Final Judge: Rickey Laurentiis. Visit website for full guidelines: backbonepress.org/lucille-clifton-prize/.

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  • Posted May 15, 2019
  • Genres Fiction
  • Type Magazine
  • Big Title The Hummingbird Flash Fiction Prize
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    Deadline: June 15, 2019
    Got something short, sharp, and snappy to tell? Wow us with your most economical and brilliant storytelling. This contest is for short fiction under 1000 words. Want feedback on your story? Get a professional critique from one of the Pulp Literature editors for only $15 more. Winner published in Pulp Literature Issue 25, Winter 2020. Entry fee: $15. Entry fees include a 1-year digital subscription to Pulp Literature. Prize: $300. pulpliterature.com

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  • Posted May 15, 2019
  • Genres Poetry
  • Type Literary Site
  • Big Title Slate Roof Press Glass Prize & Poetry Broadside Contest
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    Deadline: June 15, 2019
    The Slate Roof Press Glass Prize & Broadside Contest will select two poems, one by a writer from Franklin or Hampshire county, Massachusetts; the second a contestant from across the United States. Each winner receives the Glass Prize of $250. Each poem will be printed in a beautiful limited letterpress edition, 100 numbered and signed copies, designed and printed by master printer Ed Rayher. Maximum 3 poems per entry, unpublished (including self-published), no more than 30 lines each, no identifying information; include separate cover letter with bio, city, state of residence. $10 reading fee. www.SlateRoofPress.com; slateroofpresscontest.submittable.com/submit/134463/slate-roof-press-broadside-contest-glass-prize

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  • Posted May 13, 2019
  • Genres Poetry
  • Type Magazine
  • Big Title Southern Humanities Review Auburn Witness Poetry Prize
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    Deadline: June 1, 2019
    Southern Humanities Review, located at Auburn University, seeks submissions from writers in all stages of their careers, and especially in work from historically underrepresented voices, for its annual Auburn Witness Poetry Prize. Poets may submit up to three poems. A prize of $1,000 and publication in the magazine will be given for the winning poem of witness in honor of the late poet Jake Adam York. The winner will also receive travel expenses to give a reading at Auburn University alongside the contest judge, Vievee Francis. Runners-up and finalists for the prize will also be considered for publication. www.southernhumanitiesreview.com/auburn-witness-poetry-prize.html

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  • Posted May 09, 2019
  • Subtitle 2019 Full-length Contests
  • Genres Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Book
  • Contest Deadline 6/30/19
  • Big Title 2019 Autumn House Full-Length Contests Now Open
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    Deadline: June 30, 2019
    The annual Autumn House Press Contests award publication of full-length manuscripts in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction. Each winner also receives $2,500 ($1,000 advance against royalties and a $1,500 travel/publicity grant to promote the book). The submission period opens January 1 and closes June 30 (Eastern Time). To submit online, please visit our online submission manager. There is a $30 reading fee to submit. The judges for the 2019 full-length contests are Cornelius Eady (poetry), Aimee Bender (fiction), and Paul Lisicky (nonfiction). www.autumnhouse.org

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  • Posted May 02, 2019
  • Genres Poetry
  • Type Magazine
  • Big Title Poet Hunt 24 Ends June 15!
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    Deadline: June 15, 2019
    The MacGuffin’s 24th Poet Hunt Contest runs from April 1 through June 15! One first place winner will receive $500 and publication in a future issue. This year, we’re excited to bring in Richard Tillinghast to serve as guest judge. There are two ways to enter: submit up to 5 poems, an index card with your name, poem titles, and contact info, and a $15 check/cash entry fee (make checks payable to Schoolcraft College) via post; or submit online by visiting www.schoolcraftbooks.com and selecting “MacGuffin” from the SHOP tab. For full info, visit www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/contest-rules.

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  • Posted May 01, 2019
  • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine
  • Big Title HeartWood Broadside Series Contest
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    Deadline: June 1, 2019
    HeartWood Literary Magazine is accepting submissions for its fourth annual broadside series contest. Submit poetry or flash prose (200 word max); HeartWood & WV Wesleyan Low-Residency MFA collaborate with WV’s Base Camp Printing to print the winning entry on a limited-edition letterpress broadside. Prize: $500 + 25 copies of broadside. Judge: Savannah Sipple, author of WWJD & Other Poems. Fee: $15 (includes copy of winning broadside). Full guidelines can be found at: www.heartwoodlitmag.com/contest/.

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  • Posted May 01, 2019
  • Genres Poetry
  • Type Magazine
  • Big Title Laux/Millar RR Prize, Judged by Dorianne Laux & Joseph Millar
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    Initial screening done by the fabulous Raleigh Review poetry team, Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar will judge the finalists. The top prize is $500, and each finalist receives our standard payment of $15 plus a 2-year subscription. All those who enter the contest receive the prize issue, a $15 value. Open to all poets who reside in the US. raleighreview.submittable.com/submit

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  • Posted May 01, 2019
  • Genres Fiction
  • Type Magazine
  • Big Title Salamander Magazine 2019 Fiction Contest: Final Judge Wayétu Moore
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    Deadline: June 3, 2019
    Salamander magazine will award cash prizes of $1,000 and $500 plus publication for the two best fiction stories. Final judge is Wayétu Moore. All entries will be considered for publication. All entries will be considered anonymously. Send no more than one story per entry. Each story must not exceed 30 double-spaced pages in 12 point font. Multiple entries are acceptable, provided that a separate reading fee is included with each entry. Contest reading fee ($15) includes a one-year subscription. All contest results will be posted on salamandermag.org by August 1.

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  • Posted May 01, 2019
  • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Comics
  • Type Book
  • Big Title North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books
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    Deadline: June 30, 2019
    5th year. Grand prize of $3,000. Top winner in each category will win $1,000. Categories: Mainstream/Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Creative Nonfiction & Memoir, Poetry, Children's Picture Book, and Graphic Narrative (new). $10,500 in total cash prizes. Fee: $60 per book. Final judges: Jendi Reiter and Ellen LaFleche. Submit online or by mail. Sponsored by Winning Writers, one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" (Writer's Digest). Guidelines: winningwriters.com/north.

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  • Posted May 01, 2019
  • Genres Poetry
  • Type Book
  • Big Title The Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry
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    Deadline: June 1, 2019
    Lynx House Press seeks submissions of full-length poetry manuscripts for the 22nd annual Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry. Winner receives $2,000 and publication. All U.S. poets residing in the U.S. (or U.S. citizens living abroad) are eligible to enter, regardless of publishing background. We prefer to receive submissions through Submittable, but poets who are unable to use Submittable due to special circumstances may send their manuscript, a $28 entry fee, and SASE (for notification only) to: Lynx House Press, P.O. Box 940, Spokane, WA 99210. To submit online, click here: lynxhousepress.submittable.com/submit. To learn more about Lynx House Press, visit lynxhousepress.org.

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  • Posted March 15, 2019
  • Genres Fiction
  • Type Book
  • Contest Deadline 6/15/19
  • Big Title Spokane Prize for Short Fiction - $2000 Prize + Publication
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    Deadline: June 15, 2019
    Willow Springs Books is now accepting submissions for the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction. We offer a $2,000 prize for a previously unpublished book-length manuscript (minimum 98 pages, 3 short stories). Previous winners include: Dariel Suarez, Jaclyn Watterson, Glori Simmons, and Molly Giles. Willow Springs Books in a self-funded, non-profit press housed in Eastern Washington University’s MFA program directed by poet Christopher Howell. Please direct any questions to the managing editor Taylor Waring, at . Reading fee $27.50. Deadline June 15th. Submit at wse.submittable.com or visit willowspringsbooks.org for more information.

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