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Writing Contests

9

contests due within 30 days

The Boiler Prize

This contest seeks flash fiction or hybrid pieces under 800 words. Fragments, experiments, prose poems, flash essays or fiction will all be accepted. Simultaneous submissions are allowed. One winner will receive publication in the Winter issue and $500, while a runner up will receive $250 and publication. Additional finalists for the contest will be considered for publication as well.

Medium: online   |   Fee: $7   |   Categories: Fiction Prose, Nonfiction Prose, Poetry

prize

$500

length

maximum 800

words

deadline

0 days

November 30

The Wishing Jewel Prize

This contest seeks poetry manuscripts no less than 45 pages in length that challenge genre, form, or mode. Simultaneous submissions, multiple submissions, co-authored submissions, and mauscripts in translation will all be accepted. Contest results will be announced in March.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $25   |   Categories: Poetry, Books

prize

$1,000

length

minimum 45

pages

deadline

0 days

November 30

ServiceScape Short Story Award

For writers 18 years of age or older, this contest seeks unpublished works of fiction or nonfiction. Winning story will be published on the blog. Submissions must be in English. Winner will be notified via email in December.

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

prize

$1,000

length

maximum 5,000

words

deadline

0 days

November 30

Weird Christmas Flash Fiction Contest

This contest seeks flash fiction of 350 words or less about Christmas or any other winter holiday. First place winner will receive $50, second place will receive $25, and every honorable mention will receive $5.

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

prize

$50

length

maximum 350

words

deadline

0 days

November 30

Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize

This contest seeks poetry. Entries should contain no more than 3 poems. Writers may enter as many times as they want. No simultaneous submissions. All winners and finalists will be published in the Spring/Summer Awards issue.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $20   |   Categories: Poetry

prize

$1,500

length

maximum 3 poems

deadline

1 day

December 01

The Phoenix's Emerging Writers Contest

This contest seeks work from high school students or students currently enrolled in community college. This contest is looking for prose or poetry. All work entered will be considered for publication. Submissions will be read blind. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded, with prize money, scholarship money, and invitations to read at the spring launch party.

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

prize

$1,000

length

maximum 5,000

words

deadline

1 day

December 01

Jane Underwood Poetry Prize

This contest is open to all poets. Writers may submit one entry of up to three poems, and each of the three poems may not exceed 80 lines. Previously unpublished work only. Poems will be read blind. Simultaneous submissions allowed. All rights revert to the author upon publication. Winner and finalists will be announced on the website.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $15   |   Categories: Poetry

prize

$250

length

maximum 80

lines

deadline

1 day

December 01

Hamlin Garland Award for the Short Story

This contest seeks short stories of 7,000 words or less. No theme, and stories must be unpublished. One story per entry. Multiple entries are acceptable. All entrants will be considered for publication.

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

prize

$2,000

length

maximum 7,000

words

deadline

10 days

December 10

2020 Monadnock Essay Collection Prize

This contest seeks collections of nonfiction essays. Collections should be book-length, either between 120 – 160 pages, or 50,000 – 60,000 words. Essays can take any form: personal, memoir in essay form, narrative nonfiction, commentary, travel, historical account, etc. Must be previously unpublished as a collection. Winner will be notified several months after the deadline.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $30   |   Categories: Memoirs, Nonfiction Prose

prize

$1,000

length

120 – 160

pages

deadline

15 days

December 15