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Poetry by the Sea. "Putting Chaos Into 14 Lines" Sonnet Contest. Poetry. Entry fee. [event] 12/15

Canthius. Priscila Uppal Memorial Award for Poetry. Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 12/1

Porter House Review. Editor's Prize. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art. Entry Fee. [mag] 12/1

Versal Editions. Amsterdam Open Book Prize. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-Genre, Translations, Art, Photography. Entry Fee. [book] 12/15

New Limestone Review. Ada Limón Autumn Poetry Contest. Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 12/31

The Headlight Review. Chapbook Prize in Prose Writing. Fiction. Entry Fee. [chap] 12/1

The Phoenix. Emerging Writers Competition. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry. No Fee. [mag] 12/1

Story. Story Foundation Prize. Fiction. Entry Fee. [mag] 12/15

Bala Kids. Khyentse Foundation Children’s Book Prize. Fiction, Nonfiction. No Fee. [book] 12/1

American Writers Review. Annual Contest. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography, Art. Entry Fee. [mag] 12/30

Agnes Scott College Writers' Festival. Creative Writing Competition. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama. No Fee. [mag] 12/1
[*grad & undergrad students in Georgia*]

JuxtaProse Literary Magazine. Chapbook Prize. Poetry. Entry Fee. [chap] 12/2

Hadassah Magazine. Harold U. Ribalow Book Prize. Fiction. Entry Fee. [published book] 12/31

Mochila Review. MoRe Prize. Poetry. No Fee. [mag] 12/1
[*undergraduate writers only*]

IthacaLit. Lauren K. Alleyne Difficult Fruit Poetry Prize. Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 12/1

Center for Kansas Studies. Hefner Heitz Kansas Book Award. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry. No Fee. [published book] 12/31
[*genres alternate*]

Northwestern University Poetry & Poetics Colloquium. Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize. Poetry. No Fee. [chap] 12/31

Washington Center for the Book. Washington State Book Awards. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Children's Literature, YA Literature. No Fee. [published book] 12/1

American Library Association. Schneider Family Book Awards. Children's/YA Fiction, Children's/YA Nonfiction. No fee. [published book] 12/1

The Kenyon Review. The Short Nonfiction Contest. Nonfiction. Entry Fee. [mag] 12/31

Two Sylvias Press. Wilder Series Poetry Book Prize. Poetry. Entry Fee. [book] 12/31
[*for female-identifying writers over 50*]

The Society of Classical Poets. Poetry Competition. Poetry. No Fee. [mag] 12/31

Poetry Society of America. Robert H. Winner Memorial Award/George Bogin Memorial Award. Poetry. Entry Fee. [literary site] 12/22

LitMag. Virginia Woolf Award for Short Fiction. Fiction. Entry Fee. [mag] 12/15

Langum Charitable Trust. David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction. Fiction. No Fee. [published book] 12/1

Poetry Society of America. Four Quartets Prize. Poetry. No Fee. [published writing] 12/22

Oakland Arts Review. American Muslim Experience Prize. Nonfiction, Poetry. No Fee. [mag] 12/1
[*undergraduate writers only*]

Better Than Starbucks. Sonnet Contest. Poetry. No Fee. [mag] 12/1

The Fourth River. Folio Contest. Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 12/31

MUSE Literary Journal. Holden Vaughn Spangler Memorial Award for Poetry. Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 12/15

Arte Publico. Salinas de Alba Award. Children's Literature. No Fee. [book] 12/31

Friends of American Writers Chicago. Literature Awards. Fiction, Nonfiction. No Fee. [published book] 12/10

Morehead State University. Thomas & Lille D. Chaffin Award. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry. No Fee. [published book] 12/1 [*Appalachian writers only*]

Briarpatch. Writing in the Margins. Nonfiction, Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 12/1

Clarion. Knott Poetry Prize. Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 12/31

Beloit Fiction Journal. Hamlin Garland Award for the Short Story. Fiction. Entry Fee. [mag] 12/10

Strokestown International Poetry Festival. Strokestown International Poetry Prize. Poetry. Entry Fee. [literary site][festival] 12/7

Meridian. Editors' Prize. Fiction, Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 12/15

Columbia Journal. Winter Writing Contest. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 12/15

Journal of New Jersey Poets. New Jersey Poets Prize. Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 12/1

Sonder Press. Sonder Press Chapbook Competition. Fiction, Nonfiction. Entry Fee. [chap] 12/31

The Writing Salon. Jane Underwood Poetry Prize. Poetry. Entry Fee. [literary site] 12/1

The Evansville Review. Willis Barnstone Translation Prize. Translations. Entry Fee. [writing] 12/1

American Library Association. W.Y Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction. Fiction. No Fee. [published book] 12/1

Chautauqua Institution. Chautauqua Prize. Fiction, Nonfiction. Entry Fee. [published book] 12/15

Cleveland Foundation. Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry. No Fee. [published book] 12/31

The London Magazine. Short Story Prize. Fiction. Entry Fee. [mag] 12/31

The Lascaux Review. Lascaux Prize in Short Fiction. Fiction. Entry Fee. [mag] 12/31

Quercus Review Press. Fall Poety Book Award. Poetry. Entry Fee. [book] 12/28

Pacifica Literary Review. Creative Nonfiction Contest. Nonfiction. Entry Fee. [mag] 12/10

december. Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize. Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 12/1

The Moth. Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize. Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 12/31

Crab Orchard Review. Open Competition Awards. Poetry. Entry Fee. [book] 12/3

Poetry Quarterly. Rebecca Lard Award. Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 12/31

Poetry Society of America. Chapbook Fellowship. Poetry. Entry Fee. [chap] 12/22

Minerva Rising. Dare to Speak Poetry Chapbook Contest. Poetry. Entry Fee. [chap] 12/10

Snake Nation Press. Violed Reed Haas Prize/Serena McDonald Kennedy Award. Fiction, Poetry. Entry Fee. [book] 12/31

University of Evansville. Richard Wilbur Award. Poetry. Entry Fee. [book] 12/1 [*biennial - even-numbered years*]

The Florida Review. Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award. Fiction, Nonfiction. Entry Fee. [chap] 12/31

Viriginia Commonwealth University English Department. Levis Reading Prize. Poetry. No Fee. [book] 12/15

Virginia Commonwealth University. Cabell First Novelist Award. Fiction. No Fee. [book] 12/31 [*for titles published July - December*]

Slab. Elizabeth R. Curry Prize in Poetry. Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 12/1

Bright Hill Press. Full-length Poetry Book Competition/Poetry Chapbook Competition. Poetry. Entry Fee. [book][chap] 12/31

Mid-American Review. Sherwood Anderson Fiction Prize/James Wright Poetry Prize. Fiction, Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 12/15

Ohio University Press/Swallow Press Hollis-Summers Poetry Prize. Poetry. Entry Fee. [book] 12/1

Press 53. Award for Short Fiction. Fiction. Entry Fee. [book] 12/31

Tupelo Press. Dorset Prize. Poetry. Entry Fee. [book] 12/31

River Styx. Microfiction Contest. Fiction. Entry Fee. [mag] 12/31

Livingston Press. Tartts Fiction Award. Fiction. Entry Fee. [book] 12/31

Freefall. Annual Prose & Poetry Contest. Fiction, Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 12/31

Boulevard. Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers. Fiction. Entry Fee. [mag] 12/31

Toasted Cheese. Dead of Winter. Fiction. No Fee. [mag] 12/21

University of Utah Press. Wallace Stegner Prize. Nonfiction. No Fee. [book] 12/30 [*biennial - odd-numbered years*]

Gival Press. Poetry Award. Poetry. Entry Fee. [book] 12/15
[*biennial - odd-numbered years*]

Codhill Press. Codhill Poetry Award. Poetry. Entry Fee. [book] 12/30

Smith College. Poetry Prize for High School Girls in New England. Poetry. No Fee. [writing] 12/1

Waywiser Press. Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize. Poetry. [book] 12/1

Slipstream. Poetry Chapbook Competition. Poetry. Entry Fee. [chap] 12/1

Sarabande Books. Flo Gault Student Poetry Prize. Poetry. No Fee. [broadside] 12/6

The Lyric. College Poetry Contest. Poetry. No Fee. [mag] 12/31

Five Points. James Dickey Prize for Poetry. Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 12/1

The Fiddlehead. Poetry Contest. Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 12/1

Center for Book Arts. Poetry Chapbook Program. Poetry. No Fee. [chap] 12/15

African Poetry Book Fund. Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets. Poetry. No Fee. [book] 12/1

New Issues Poetry & Prose. New Issues Poetry Prize. Poetry. Entry Fee. [book] 12/30

The Tampa Review. Danahy Fiction Prize/Prize for Poetry. Fiction, Poetry. Entry Fee. [Mag] 12/31

New Rivers Press. Many Voices Project. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry. Entry Fee. [book] 12/31

Smartish Pace. Beullah Rose Poetry Prize. Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 12/31

Texas Review Press. George Garrett Fiction Prize. Fiction. Entry Fee. [book] 12/31

Smartish Pace. Erskine J. Poetry Prize. Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag]  12/31

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