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Writing Contests

10

contests due within 30 days

Into the Void Poetry Competition

This contest seeks poetry of a maximum of 60 lines per poem. Poems of all forms and styles are accepted. No limit to the number of poems you may submit.

Medium: online   |   Fee: $5   |   Categories: Poetry

prize

$500

length

maximum 60

lines

deadline

9 days

January 31

The Masters Review Short Story Award for New Writers

This contest seeks emerging writers online. Writers should submit a short story no more than 7,000 words in length. Previously unpublished stories only. International submissions welcome. Simultaneous and multiple submissions allowed. Winners will receive online publication along with prize money.

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

prize

$3,000

length

maximum 7,000

words

deadline

9 days

January 31

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 Must be previously unpublished as a collection.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: $25   |   Categories: Memoirs, Nonfiction Prose

prize

$1,000

length

120 – 160

pages

deadline

9 days

January 31

Roadrunner Review Prizes in Prose and Poetry

This contest seeks poetry, flash fiction, and flash nonfiction from student writers. The winner in each genre will receive $100. All submissions will be considered for publication. Submissions are free via submittable.

Medium: online   |   Fee: FREE   |   Categories: Fiction Prose, Nonfiction Prose, Poetry

prize

$100

length

maximum 1,000

words

deadline

11 days

February 02

New American Poetry Prize

Open to all writers, this contest seeks poetry manuscripts of at least 48 pages. Final judge is Corey Van Landingham. Winner receives $1,200, a publication contract, and 25 copies.

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

prize

$1,200

length

minimum 48

pages

deadline

11 days

February 02

Accenti Magazine Writing Contest

The Accenti Writing Contest was launched in 2005, inviting submissions for original and unpublished prose texts. Since their inception, the Accenti contests have awarded over $25,000 in prizes to worthy writers and photographers. The topic this year is open and anyone may enter. Multiple entries welcome.

Medium: online   |   Fee: $30 CAD   |   Categories: Short Stories, Memoirs, Fiction Prose, Nonfiction Prose

prize

$1,000 CAD

length

maximum 2,000

words

deadline

12 days

February 03

Writers' & Artists' Short Story Competition

For published and aspiring writers alike. Enter this free annual short story competition and be in with a chance of winning a place on one of Arvon's four- or six-day Clockhouse Writing Retreats, as well as seeing your story published on www.writersandartists.co.uk. Unlike previous years, there's no theme for you to base your story on; all you have to do is make sure you're registered with the website, the subject line of your email reads "W&A Short Story Competition 2018" and you send it to competition@bloomsbury.com.

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

prize

Publication & Writing Retreat

length

maximum 2,000

words

deadline

22 days

February 13

Ruminate Contests: William Van Dyke's Short Story Prize

Open to all writers, this contest seeks short stories, 5,500 words or less in length. Entry fee includes copy of Ruminate. One story per entry, but multiple entries are allowed. A runner up will be awarded $200 and publication. Simultaneous submissions are allowed.

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

prize

$1,500

length

maximum 5,500

words

deadline

24 days

February 15

Frost Foundation Poetry Prize

This contest seeks poetry from writers 18 years and older (writers under 18 must have a note from a parent or guardian). Previously published work not accepted. The contest theme is "Unforgettable."

Medium: online   |   Fee: $8   |   Categories: Poetry

prize

$1,000

length

maximum 50

lines

deadline

24 days

February 15

Daisy Pettles Women’s Writing Residency & Grant Application

WOMEN WRITERS OVER 40: Have you ever wished you could escape your daily distractions and pesky responsibilities—like rent, utilities, and your day job—and JUST WRITE ALL DAY LONG? Here’s your chance to use your goddess-given writing talent to “win” a month of free rent and utilities, and a $1,000 cash grant, while living in a beautiful, peaceful, vintage 1920s arts and crafts bungalow and writer’s retreat house.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $45   |   Categories: Residencies/Fellowships, Grants/Scholarships

prize

$250 & Residency

length

maximum 20

pages

deadline

24 days

February 15