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Writing Contests

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contests due within 30 days

The Loren Eiseley Creative Nonfiction Contest

Open to all writers 18 years and older, this contest seeks creative nonfiction of 1,500 words or less. Multiple submissions allowed and work must be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions accepted. All submissions will be considered for publication.

Medium: print and online   |   Fee: $13   |   Categories: Memoirs, Nonfiction Prose

prize

$100

length

1,500

words

deadline

0 days

March 25

New Deal Writer’s Competition

Open to all writers over the age of 18, The New Deal Writer’s Competition is a short story competition where the writer is asked to use a painting chosen by the staff of Livingston Arts as inspiration for their piece. The first place winner will receive $200, be published in our annual magazine, Artsphere and on our website. Their story will also be available to read at our New Deal Spring Art reception and mailed a copy of Artsphere. Second place winner will receive $100 and a copy of Artsphere and their work will be published on our website. Third place winner will receive $50 and a copy of Artsphere.

Medium: print and online   |   Fee: $5   |   Categories: Short Stories, Fiction Prose, Nonfiction Prose

prize

$200

length

maximum 10,000

words

deadline

2 days

March 27

CutBank Chapbook Contest in Prose and Poetry

Open to all writers, this contest seeks prose and poetry. Manuscripts should be 25-40 pages in length of poetry (a cohesive poetry manuscript), fiction (either a short fiction collection or novella), or creative nonfiction (one long essay or a short collection or essays). Winning author will receive $1000 honorarium plus 25 copies of the published book. Two runners up will be chosen for publication as well.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $20   |   Categories: Short Stories, Memoirs, Fiction Prose, Nonfiction Prose, Poetry, Books, Book Awards

prize

$1,000

length

25–40

pages

deadline

6 days

March 31

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

Happy New Year! Our 16th annual Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest welcomes your entry through April 1. There's no fee to enter. Jendi Reiter will judge, assisted by Lauren Singer. We'll award $2,250 in prizes, including a top prize of $1,000. Winners are published on our website. This contest welcomes published and unpublished work. Your poem may have up to 250 lines. One poem only, please. Submit online via Submittable.

Medium: online   |   Categories: Poetry

prize

$1,000

length

250 lines

deadline

7 days

April 01

2017 Minerva Rising Memoir Contest

Open to all writers, this contest seeks complete memoir manuscripts between 25,000 and 70,000 words. All genres accepted. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Previously published manuscripts are not allowed. Prize is $500 and 10 copies of your book.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $25   |   Categories: Memoirs, Nonfiction Prose

prize

$500

length

25,000–70,000

words

deadline

21 days

April 15