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Writing Contests

12

contests due within 30 days

2017 New American Fiction Prize

Open to all writers, this contest seeks a book of fiction. This may be a collection of short stories or flash fiction, a novella, or a novel of at least 100 pages. Grand prize is $1,000 and publication. Lori Ostend will judge.

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

prize

$1,000

length

minimum 100

pages

deadline

7 days

June 30

2017 Burnside Review Chapbook Contest

Open to all writers, this contest seeks poetry chapbooks between 18 and 24 pages of poetry. Winner will receive $200 and 10 copies of their book. Judge is Diane Seuss. Chapbooks are elegantly designed with letterpresses covers.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $15   |   Categories: Poetry, Books, Book Awards

prize

$200

length

18–24

pages

deadline

7 days

June 30

North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books

Open to all writers, this contest seeks self-published books of up to 150,000 words. Works should be general fiction (literary and genre fiction), young adult fiction or creative nonfiction/memoirs. A winner in each category will be awarded the cash prize of $1,500, among other things. Any year of publication is acceptable.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $60   |   Categories: Memoirs, Fiction Prose, Books, Book Awards

prize

$1,500

length

150,000

words

deadline

7 days

June 30

Bauhan Publishing’s May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize

Open to all poets, new and experienced, this annual prize is awarded for a book-length (50-80 pages) collection of poetry. The collection as a whole must be previously unpublished. We accept multiple submissions. All submissions go directly to this year's judge, poet Jennifer Militello, we do not pre-screen manuscripts. The winner receives $1,000, publication of their collection, 100 copies, and distribution with our other titles through University Press of New England. Cost per submission is $25, we accept submissions online via Submittable and print manuscripts. Deadline for submissions is June 30, 2017.

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

prize

$1,000

length

50–80

pages

deadline

7 days

June 30

2017 Autumn House Press Full-Length Contests

Open to all writers, this contest seeks full length manuscripts for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Poetry should be 50-80 pages in length, fiction should be 200-300 pages (and all fiction sub-genres or any combination of sub-genres are eligible), and nonfiction should be 200-300 pages. A winner in each category will receive publication. All finalists will be considered for publication.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $30   |   Categories: Fiction Prose, Nonfiction Prose, Poetry, Books

prize

$2,500

length

200-300

pages

deadline

7 days

June 30

Island Verse Poetry Chapbook Prize

Open to all writers 18 years old and up who have not published a full-length collection of poetry, this contest seeks poetry chapbooks between 22 and 28 pages. Winner will receive $250 honorarium, publication, and 10 author copies of their chapbook. Individual poems may be previously published.

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

prize

$250

length

22-28

pages

deadline

7 days

June 30

Rabbit Catastrophe Press’ Real Good Poem Prize

Open to all writers, this contest seeks poetry. Each entry may include up to three poems. Multiple submissions are allowed. Entry fee includes subscription. Poems must be written in English. No previously published work accepted. Grand prize is $2,000 plus 25 original limited edition broadsides and publication in Rabbit Catastrophe Review.

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

prize

$2,000

deadline

7 days

June 30

Drue Heinz Literature Prize

Open to writers who have published a book-length collection of fiction or at least three short stories or novellas in nationally distributed magazines or journals, this contest seeks an unpublished book length collection of short fiction (150-300 pages). Winner receives $15,000 and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press.

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

prize

$15,000

length

150-300

pages

deadline

7 days

June 30

First Annual Tupelo Broadside Prize

Open to all writers writing in the English language, this contest seeks poetry. Each entry should consist of up to 3-5 poems, max. 21 lines each, in one file. The editors of Tupelo Press will choose three winners who will each receive $350 in addition to broadside publication, 20 copies of the winning broadside, and publication in Tupelo Quarterly. Simultaneous submissions allowed. Results will be announced in early fall.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $22   |   Categories: Poetry

prize

$350

length

maximum 21

lines

deadline

8 days

July 01

$10,000 Rattle Poetry Prize

Open to all writers, this contest seeks poetry. Each entry may contain up to four poems, and there is no line limit. Poems may be any length, style, or subject. Multiple entries accepted, as well as simultaneous submissions.

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

prize

$10,000

deadline

22 days

July 15

2017 Tomaž Šalamun Prize

Open to all writers, this contest seeks a poetry chapbook between 18-28 pages in length. Prize is open to poets at any stage of their career. Winner will receive $500, chapbook publication, and a one-month residency at the Tomaž Šalamun Center for Poetry in downtown Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $12   |   Categories: Poetry, Books, Book Awards

prize

$500

length

18-28

pages

deadline

22 days

July 15

The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers

Open to writers with no more than two previous publication credits, this contest seeks fiction and poetry. For fiction, no more than 5,000 words (one short story or a self-contained excerpt from a novel). For poetry, submit up to five pages (either one poem or several short poems). Open internationally. All finalists will be considered for publication. Entry fee includes a copy of the spring issue. A winner in each category will be awarded.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $12   |   Categories: Short Stories, Fiction Prose, Poetry

prize

$500

length

maximum 5,000

deadline

22 days

July 15