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Writing Contests

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contests due within 30 days

Annual Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award

For poets 18 and older, this contest seeks unpublished poems written in English that best relate LGBTQ life. Poems can be any form, style, or length. Winner usually announced on or before September 1.

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

prize

$500

length

No limit

deadline

3 days

June 27

Spokane Prize for Short Fiction

This contest seeks short fiction manuscripts, containing at least three stories of fiction totaling at least 98 pages. All authors in the United States are eligible, regardless of publication history. There is no maximum page count, and stories may have been previously published individually. One manuscript per submission.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $28   |   Categories: Short Stories, Fiction Prose, Books, Book Awards

prize

$2,000

length

minimum 98

pages

deadline

6 days

June 30

Barrow Street Book Prize

This contest seeks poetry manuscripts between 50 – 80 pages. Judge is Dorianne Laux. Prize is $1,500 and publication. Entry fee is $25, but $28 for electronic submissions.

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

prize

$1,000

length

50 – 80

pages

deadline

6 days

June 30

Aura Estrada Short Story Contest & Annual Poetry Contest

These contests seek both short stories and poetry following the contest's theme of "repair". Short stories should not exceed 5,000 words and poetry entries may contain up to five poems or ten pages, whichever comes first. Winning author for each genre will receive $1,000 and will be published in the March 2022 issue of the Boston Review.

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

prize

$1,000

length

maximum 5,000

words

deadline

6 days

June 30