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  • Posted March 26, 2020
  • Genres Poetry
  • Type Book, Chapbook
  • Big Title Submissions Open - Jacar Press A Community Active Press
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    Jacar Press, A Community Active Press, publishes poetry chapbooks, full-length collections, anthologies, and an award-winning online magazine, One which features Pulitzer Prize winners and new poets from 6 continents. Book sales support progressive organizations, including groups that address racism, gender discrimination, immigration issues, women's initiatives, violence and abuse, prisoner reintegration programs, and others. Jacar Press offers low-cost workshops featuring writers like Lynn Emanuel, Patricia Spears Jones, Dorianne Laux, Li-Young Lee, Marilyn Nelson, Ilya Kaminsky, etc. Chapbook and full-length contests open through April 30. Past judges have included Chana Bloch, Toi Derricotte, Hélène Cardona, Lola Haskins, Rickey Laurentiis, Dorianne Laux, Jamaal May, and others. jacarpress.com/submissions/#contests

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  • Posted March 16, 2020
  • Genres Poetry
  • Type Book
  • Big Title Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry $1000
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    Deadline: April 15, 2020
    Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry: A poetry manuscript contest sponsored by The University of Utah Press and the University of Utah Department of English. $1000 cash prize plus publication for your poetry manuscript. Prize includes an additional $500 payment for travel and a reading in the University of Utah’s Guest Writers Series. See www.UofUpress.com/ali-poetry-prize for more details.

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  • Posted March 09, 2020
  • Genres Poetry
  • Type Book
  • Big Title Sandeen Prize in Poetry, University of Notre Dame
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    Deadline: April 30, 2020
    The Sandeen Prize in Poetry is open to any author, with the exception of ND graduates, who has published at least one collection of poetry. We pay special attention to second volumes. A $15 administrative fee should accompany submissions. Make checks payable to University of Notre Dame. The volumes of the Sandeen Prize will be published in trade paperback format. The author will be offered a standard contract with the University of Notre Dame Press. There will be a $1,000 prize, a $500 award, and a $500 advance against royalties from the Notre Dame Press. Submission information on program website: english.nd.edu/creative-writing/.

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  • Posted March 05, 2020
  • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine
  • Big Title Puerto del Sol Prose and Poetry Contests
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    Puerto Del Sol will be accepting entries to our annual poetry and prose contests from January 1 to April 1, 2020. Poetry Contest Judge: Rodney Gomez. Prose Contest Judge: Vi Khi Nao. Winners receive $500 and publication. $9 entry fee includes a one-year subscription. All entries considered for publication. Go to puertodelsol.org for complete guidelines.

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  • Posted March 05, 2020
  • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Type Book, Event
  • Big Title Killer Nashville Writing Competitions for Published & Unpublished Works
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    Deadline: April 1, 2020
    Killer Nashville is the premier forum for all literature incorporating mystery, thriller, suspense, or true crime. We host two annual writing competitions: The Killer Nashville Claymore Award and the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award.  The Claymore competition is for unpublished works. Prizes include the Claymore Award, possible publication, publicity, and more. Written critiques are also available. The Silver Falchion competition is for works published in 2019. Prizes for this award include a $250 cash prize, a medal, publicity, and more. Winners will be announced at the Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference August 22, 2020. killernashville.com/awards

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  • Posted March 05, 2020
  • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
  • Type Magazine
  • Big Title FORCE MAJEURE Flash Contest
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    Deadline: April 30, 2020
    Force Majeure: a great and unexpected power. We want the best small things: any form, any content, any fine & wonderful creation! $500 in prizes (300/100/100). All entries considered for publication, all entrants receive prize issue. Flash is: fewer than 1000 words, shorter than 5 pages, and may contain nonfiction, fiction, marks, or images in any combination. Send shorts, vignettes, hybrids, experiments, wild things! Enter any number of times, one for $5 or three for $12; no-fee option available. We encourage BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, border-straddling, fat, neurodivergent, disabled, poor, women & gender nonbinary, and other under-represented authors to enter. Guidelines: stormcellar.submittable.com/submit/72759.

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  • Posted March 03, 2020
  • Genres Fiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine
  • Big Title Nimrod Literary Awards Open: $6,000 in Prizes
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    Deadline: April 1, 2020
    Submissions are open for The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction, with prizes of $2,000 and $1,000 and publication. Finalists and selected semi-finalists will be published and paid at a rate of $10/page. For poetry, submit 3-10 pages (one long poem or several short poems); for fiction, one story, 7,500 words maximum. Manuscripts may be mailed or submitted online: nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit. Each entry must be accompanied by a $20 entry fee, which includes a one-year subscription. Please note our NEW DEADLINE of April 1st. For more information and the complete rules, email or visit nimrod.utulsa.edu.

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  • Posted March 03, 2020
  • Genres Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Book
  • Big Title The 2020 Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction
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    Deadline: April 1, 2020
    The 2020 Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction offer $1,500 and publication of a book-length manuscript in each genre. Katie Ford will judge in poetry and Samrat Upadhyay will judge in fiction. Deadline: April 1, 2020. Entry fee: $30. Visit www.orisonbooks.submittable.com for complete guidelines.

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  • Posted March 02, 2020
  • Genres Poetry
  • Type Literary Site
  • Big Title Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest (no fee)
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    Deadline: April 1, 2020
    19th year. Free contest sponsored by Winning Writers and Duotrope. $2,250 in cash prizes, including a top prize of $1,000. Both published and unpublished work welcome. All entries that win cash prizes will be published on WinningWriters.com. Final judge: Jendi Reiter, assisted by Lauren Singer Ledoux. Winning Writers is one of "101 Best Websites for Writers" (Writer's Digest). See guidelines, past winners, and submit one humor poem online at winningwriters.com/wergle.

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  • Posted March 02, 2020
  • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Type Literary Site
  • Big Title Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest
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    Deadline: April 30, 2020
    28th year, sponsored by Winning Writers and Duotrope. $8,000 in cash prizes, including two top awards of $3,000 each. Seeks short stories and essays up to 6,000 words each. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Fee per entry is $20. Final judge: Dennis Norris II, assisted by Lauren Singer Ledoux. Winning Writers is one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" (Writer's Digest). See guidelines, past winners, and enter online at winningwriters.com/tomstory.

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