The 16th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards (NIEA) are open to all English language printed books available for sale, including small presses, mid-size independent publishers, university presses, and self-published authors. NIEA is proud to be a champion of self-publishing and small independent presses going the extra mile to produce books of excellence in every aspect. Visit website.
Extended Deadline: March 31, 2022
The 2022 Perkoff Prize is a tri-genre contest from the Missouri Review that awards $1,000 and publication each to writers of the best story, set of poems, or essay that engages in evocative ways with health and medicine as judged by the editors. Extended deadline: March 31. Regular entries ($15) will receive a free year-long digital subscription to TMR, while All Access entries ($30) will receive a year-long digital subscription plus access to the last 10 years of digital issues, complete with audio recordings of all features. All entries considered for publication. Learn more at our website.
Deadlines: March 15, 2022; March 31, 2022
2022 Able Muse Contests :: Submit now! Write Prize (poetry & fiction): $500 each + publication. Final Judges: Aaron Poochigian (poetry), Dennis Must (fiction); $15 entry; deadline: March 15, 2022. Book Award (poetry): $1,000 + book publication. Final Judge: Rachel Hadas; $25 entry; deadline: March 31, 2022. Enter now—go to www.ablemusepress.com for full details.
It’s a new month and if you are interested in submitting your work to writing contests in March, NewPages has you covered.
Besides the contests featured in our Classifieds, you can find even more opportunities by checking out our Big List of Writing Contests where we feature more than 60 contests with deadlines this month alone. All contests are arranged by deadline date. You’ll also be able to see what genres they are accepting and if they charge a fee.
Enjoy magazine contests, contests for published works, and book manuscript contests.
So what are you waiting for? Time to jump in.
Deadline: March 14, 2022
$2,500 honorarium and publication in the Fall/Winter issue of Colorado Review: Submit an unpublished story between 2,500 and 12,500 words by March 14, 2022 (we will observe a 5-day grace period). $15 reading fee (add $2 to submit online). Final judge is Ramona Ausubel; friends and students (current or former) of the judge are not eligible to compete, nor are Colorado State University employees, students, or alumni. Complete guidelines at nelliganprize.colostate.edu or Nelligan Prize, Colorado Review, 9105 Campus Delivery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-9105.
Deadline: March 31, 2022
$5,000 New American Voices Award: a post-publication book prize for immigrant writers, from Fall for the Book and the Institute for Immigration Research. Submissions open for fiction and creative nonfiction. Two finalists receive $1,000 each. Previous winners include Patricia Engel, Lysley Tenorio, Melissa Rivero, and Hernán Díaz. Submission Deadline: March 31. View the full guidelines: fallforthebook.org/newamericanvoices/.
Deadline: March 31, 2022
The 16th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards (NIEA) are open to all English language printed books available for sale, including small presses, mid-size independent publishers, university presses, and self-published authors. NIEA is proud to be a champion of self-publishing and small independent presses going the extra mile to produce books of excellence in every aspect. Visit website
Deadline: March 10, 2022
Each issue of About Place Journal, the arts publication of the Black Earth Institute, focuses on a specific theme. Until March 10, we’ll be accepting submissions for our Spring 2022 issue Navigations: A Place for Peace. Our mission: to have art address the causes of spirit, earth, and society; to protect the earth; and to build a more just and interconnected world. We publish prose, poetry, visual art, photography, video, and music which fit the current theme. Visit website.