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Writing Contests

5

contests due within 30 days

Force Majeure Flash Contest

Open to all writers, this contest seeks flash fiction of less than 1,000 words. All genres and styles accepted. Under-represented writers encouraged. One grand prize winner of $300 and two runners up of $100 will be awarded. All entries considered for publication, all entrants receive the prize issue. Entry fee is $5 for one flash and entrant will receive an ebook of the prize issue, or $12 for 1-3 flashes in a single file and entrant will receive a print copy.

Medium: online   |   Fee: $5, 12   |   Categories: Short Stories, Fiction Prose

prize

$300

length

maximum 1,000

words

deadline

7 days

April 30

The Irene Adler Prize

Open to women pursuing degrees in journalism, creative writing, or literature in the US and Canada, this contest seeks a 500 word essay. Winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to a recognized post-secondary institution. Full details on the website.

Medium: print and online   |   Fee: $0   |   Categories: Memoirs, Nonfiction Prose

prize

$1,000

length

500

words

deadline

7 days

April 30

Nimrod Literary Awards Open

Open to all writers, this contest seeks poetry (3-10 pages, either one long poem or several short ones) and fiction (one short story, 7500 words maximum). First prize in each genre receives $2000 and publication, while second prize receives $1000 and publication, as well as readings at the Awards Ceremony. All finalists will be considered for publication.

Medium: print and online   |   Fee: $20   |   Categories: Short Stories, Fiction Prose, Poetry

prize

$2,000

length

maximum 7,500

words

deadline

7 days

April 30

2017 Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry

Open to U.S. residents/citizens, this contest seeks poetry manuscripts. Entrants should submit an unpublished, full-length manuscript of at least 48 pages. Winner receives $2000 plus publication.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $28   |   Categories: Poetry, Books, Book Awards

prize

$2,000

length

minimum 48

pages

deadline

22 days

May 15

The Georgia Review Loraine Williams Poetry Prize

The Georgia Review is excited to announce the fifth annual Loraine Williams Poetry Prize—$1,000 and publication in The Georgia Review for a single poem, never before published either in print or online. The submission period is April 1–May 15, 2017, with the winning poem to be announced on August 15 and published in the Spring 2018 issue.

Medium: print and online   |   Estimated Callback: August 15   |   Categories: Poetry

prize

$1,000

deadline

22 days

May 15