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contests due within 30 days

L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest

L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest is an opportunity for new writers of science fiction, fantasy, and speculative horror to have their work judged by some of the masters in the field and discovered by a wide audience. No entry fee is required and entrants retain all publication rights. Entries in the Writers of the Future Contest are adjudicated only by professional writers. Prizes of $1,000, $750 and $500 are awarded every three months. From the four quarterly 1st Place winners each year, a panel of judges select one story as the grand prize winner. The writer of the grand-prize-winning story receives the L. Ron Hubbard Golden Pen Award and an additional $5,000 cash prize.

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

prize

$1,000

length

maximum 17,000

words

deadline

1 day

September 30

Philip Levine Prize for Poetry

This contest seeks poetry manuscripts between 48 and 80 pages in length. Entry fee is $25 by mail or $28 via Submittable. Winner will receive a $2,000 award along with publication of their manuscript, 25 author copies, and a public reading. Judge is C.G. Hanzlicek.

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

prize

$2,000

length

48 – 80

pages

deadline

1 day

September 30

The Brighthorse Book Prize

This contest seeks unpublished novels, collections of short fiction, and poetry collections. Three prizes are given each year. Authors writing in English may submit to the competition. The winning manuscript will be published by Brighthorse Books. Winner will receive $1,000 prize, publication of their book, and ten author copies. Winner will also split the net profits on book sales 50/50.

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

prize

$1,000

length

No set length

deadline

2 days

October 01

EVENT Magazine's Annual Nonfiction Contest

This contest seeks creative nonfiction entries of 5,000 words or less. Entries must not have been previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere. No simultaneous submissions. Multiple entries allowed. Winning entries and judge's essay will be published in the Spring/Summer issue of EVENT.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $35   |   Categories: Memoirs, Nonfiction Prose

prize

$1,500

length

maximum 5,000

words

deadline

16 days

October 15