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Writing Contests

6

contests due within 30 days

Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry & Serena McDonald Kennedy Fiction Award

Open to all writers, these contests seek poetry and fiction manuscripts, respectively. Poetry manuscripts should be between 75-100 pages. Fiction manuscripts may be a novella of up to 50,000 words or a manuscript of short stories of up to 200 pages. Any topic will be considered. Previously published works for each will be accepted. Prize for each is $1,000 and publication.

Medium: print and online   |   Fee: $25   |   Categories: Short Stories, Fiction Prose, Poetry, Books

prize

$1,00

length

maximum 200

pages

deadline

16 days

August 31

9th Annual Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Contest

Open to all writers, this contest seeks flash fiction of 1,000 words or less. Any subject, style, or genre accepted. A grand prize of $1,000 will be awarded, as well as a second prize ($100) and four honorable mentions ($25 each). All six finalists will be published online and in the October 2017 issue of Gemini.

Medium: online   |   Fee: $5   |   Estimated Callback: October 31   |   Categories: Short Stories, Fiction Prose

prize

$1,000

length

1,000 maximum

words

deadline

16 days

August 31

The Writing District Competition

Open to all writers, this contest runs every month. The contest seeks short stories of no more than 3,000 words. Entries must be in English. One entry per person, per month. Open theme.

Medium: online   |   Fee: FREE   |   Categories: Short Stories, Fiction Prose

prize

$50

length

maximum 3,000

words

deadline

16 days

August 31

Black Warrior Review 2017 Contest

Open to all writers, this contest seeks poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Fiction and nonfiction should be up to 7,000 words, while poetry can be a packet of up to three poems. Multiple and simultaneous submissions are allowed. Winner will be announced in October. Grand prize of $1,000 in each category will be awarded, as well as a runner-up in each category (who will earn $100 and publication online).

Medium: print   |   Fee: $20 ($30 for international)   |   Estimated Callback: October 31   |   Categories: Short Stories, Fiction Prose, Nonfiction Prose, Poetry

prize

$1,000

length

maximum 7,000

words

deadline

17 days

September 01

2017 concīs Pith of Prose and Poem Contest

Open to all writers, this contest seeks poetry or prose, up to 250 words or 25 lines. One entry per author, but each entry may contain up to two unpublished poems, prose poems, visual poems, flash fictions, micro-essays, or other prose. A first ($250), second ($150), and third place prize ($100) will be awarded, as well as a $50 honorable mention.

Fee: FREE   |   Categories: Short Stories, Fiction Prose, Nonfiction Prose, Poetry

prize

$250

length

maximum 250

words

deadline

19 days

September 03

Barthelme Prize for Short Prose

Open to all writers, this contest seeks prose poetry, flash fiction, and micro-essays of 500 words or fewer. Winner receives $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions will receive $250, and all entries will be considered for paid publication on the website as Online Exclusives. This year’s judge is Roxane Gay.

Medium: print and online   |   Fee: $18   |   Categories: Short Stories, Fiction Prose, Nonfiction Prose, Poetry

prize

$1,000

length

maximum 500

words

deadline

26 days

September 10