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  • Harvard University

    Radcliffe Institute Fellowships

    Cash Prize: $77,500

    Entry Fee: $0

    Application Deadline: 9/14/17

    Genre: PoetryFictionCreative Nonfiction

    Fellowships of $77,500 each, office space at the Radcliffe Institute, and access to the libraries at Harvard University are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and...

    University of Wisconsin Press

    Brittingham and Felix Pollak Prizes

    Cash Prize: $1,000

    Entry Fee: $28

    Application Deadline: 9/15/17

    Genre: Poetry

    Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by University of Wisconsin Press are given annually for poetry collections. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 90 pages with a $28 entry fee...

    Red Mountain Press

    Poetry Prize

    Cash Prize: $1,000

    Entry Fee: $28

    Application Deadline: 9/15/17

    Genre: Poetry

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Red Mountain Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Irena Praitis will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 72 pages with a $28...

     

    TulipTree Publishing

    Stories That Need to Be Told Contest

    Cash Prize: $1,000

    Entry Fee: $20

    Application Deadline: 9/16/17

    Genre: PoetryFictionCreative Nonfiction

    A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a poem, a short story, or an essay "that tells a story." The winning work will also be published in the contest anthology,Stories...

     

    John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

    Writing Fellowships

    Cash Prize: $50,000

    Entry Fee: $0

    Application Deadline: 9/19/17

    Genre: PoetryFictionCreative Nonfiction

    Fellowships of approximately $50,000 each are awarded annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on the basis of achievement and exceptional promise....

    New York Public Library

    Cullman Center Fellowships

    Cash Prize: $70,000

    Entry Fee: $0

    Application Deadline: 9/29/17

    Genre: PoetryFictionCreative Nonfiction

    Up to 15 fellowships are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers whose work will benefit directly from access to the research collections at...

    Manchester Metropolitan University

    Poetry and Fiction Prizes

    Cash Prize: $13,000

    Entry Fee: $23

    Application Deadline: 9/29/17

    Genre: PoetryFiction

    Two prizes of £10,000 (approximately $13,000) each are given annually for a group of poems and a short story. The winners will be invited to attend an award ceremony in...

    American Academy in Berlin

    Berlin Prize Fellowships

    Cash Prize: $5,000

    Entry Fee: $0

    Application Deadline: 9/29/17

    Genre: PoetryFictionCreative Nonfiction

    Residential fellowships are given annually to fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers to spend an academic semester in residence at the Hans Arnhold Center at the...

    Winning Writers

    Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

    Cash Prize: $1,500

    Entry Fee: $12

    Application Deadline: 9/30/17

    Genre: Poetry

    Two prizes of $1,500 each and publication on the Winning Writers website are given annually for a poem in any style and a poem that either rhymes or is written in a traditional...

    New Issues Poetry & Prose

    Green Rose Prize

    Cash Prize: $1,000

    Entry Fee: $30

    Application Deadline: 9/30/17

    Genre: Poetry

    A prize of $1,000, publication by New Issues Poetry & Prose, and a reading at Western Michigan University is given annually for a poetry collection. Poets who have...

     

    Cave Canem Foundation

    Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize

    Cash Prize: $2,500

    Entry Fee: $12

    Application Deadline: 9/30/17

    Genre: Poetry

    A prize valued at approximately $2,500 is given annually for a poetry chapbook by a black poet. The winner will receive $500, publication by Jai-Alai Books, and a weeklong...

    Mad Creek Books

    Journal/Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize

    Cash Prize: $2,500

    Entry Fee: $28

    Application Deadline: 9/30/17

    Genre: Poetry

    A prize of $2,500 and publication by Mad Creek Books, the literary trade imprint of Ohio State University Press, is given annually for a poetry collection. Kathy Fagan will...

    University of Massachusetts Press

    Juniper Prizes

    Cash Prize: $1,000

    Entry Fee: $30

    Application Deadline: 9/30/17

    Genre: PoetryFiction

    Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication by University of Massachusetts Press are given annually for a first poetry collection, a poetry collection, a short story collection...

    University of Arkansas Press

    Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize

    Cash Prize: $5,000

    Entry Fee: $28

    Application Deadline: 9/30/17

    Genre: Poetry

    A prize of $5,000 and publication by University of Arkansas Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Billy Collins will judge. Using the online submission system,...

    Lascaux Review

    Prize in Poetry

    Cash Prize: $1,000

    Entry Fee: $10

    Application Deadline: 9/30/17

    Genre: Poetry

    A prize of $1,000 and publication in Lascaux Review is given annually for a poem. The winner and finalists will also be published in the 2018 Lascaux Prize...

     

     

     

    2 Elizabeths

    We aim to publish a rich variety of short fiction and poetry, penned by both emerging and established writers. We tend to select work that reflects positivity and kindness, and while we publish several genres, we have a soft spot for both romance...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • We’re looking for work that’s bizarre, authentic, subtle, outrageous, indefinable, raw, paradoxical. We’ve got our eyes on the horizon. Send us writing that lives just between the land and the sky.

    Reading Period: Jun 1 to Apr 1
  • The American Aesthetic is a quarterly journal searching for poetry that conveys in its composition—as well as in the sound, cadence, and possibly even musicality of its words—an expression of honesty and purpose that somehow rings true.

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • We have no restrictions on the content we publish, except that we’re passionate about publishing new perspectives — new ideas, new voices, new worlds, new challenges, new ways of seeing, etc.— a theme that can take an infinite...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • We love work that is linguistically, intellectually, and emotionally demanding of the reader. We want literary fiction that grows in complexity upon each visitation; we enjoy ornate, cerebral, and voluptuous prose executed with thematic intent....

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • Poetry (1-2 pages) primarily and some short prose (500 words max) that is beautiful and/or strange. Open to all styles and forms.

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • We consider poetry and fiction in any style. Please limit poetry submissions to no more than five poems at a time and place all poems in a single document. We are interested in creative nonfiction (memoir and personal essay) with contemporary...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • Bridge Ink focuses on young adult creative writers, ages 13 to 18. All genres are accepted with a focus on poetry. 

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • We are a volunteer, quarterly print publication based in Portland, Maine that has been publishing art, poetry and book reviews for over 25 years. We forever search for new, strong voices in poetry and art, both in Maine and beyond Maine's borders...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • tight work which will leave a scar on a reader

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • Collateral is an online literary journal affiliated with the University of Washington Tacoma. We showcase high quality creative writing and art that explores the impact of the military and military service in spaces beyond the combat zone. 

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • concīs (aka concis) is an online and e-pub journal devoted to brevity: the concise (naturally), succinct, pithy, condensed, laconic, crisp, compressed and compendious. It’s simple in approach and simple in design…but not simple-minded. Genre—if...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • Cordella seeks to record and share the creative voices of women from all walks of life, exploring the ways that our spirit and sense of self is engaged with our physical place and daily experiences. We honor the diversity of women's spirituality...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • We publish new fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, with an emphasis on writing that is rich and revealing. We especially look for smart pieces that uncover new truths and emotions.

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • Radioactive Moat Press began in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is a nonprofit literary arts organization featuring a bi-annually published electronic journal and a press that specializes in print and electronic chapbooks. Its inaugural publication...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • Easy Street provides writers a venue to showcase their work, to discuss the publishing industry, and to share viewpoints on diverse aspects of contemporary life and culture.

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • Fiction: We’re looking for compelling characters, plots that surprise us, narratives that move us, stories that have something new to say.

    Poetry: We love poems that are lyrical without being overwrought,...

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    Reading Period: Sep 1 to Jun 30
  • fēlan is old English for feel and this poetry and visual arts zine all about emotion.

    We believe emotions are what make us human. They connect us all on the deepest level possible. It is important to feel through every experience, good or...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • Figroot Press publishes two issues a year consisting of poetry, short prose, art, and photography. We seek to understand the grease of the human condition, and we believe seeking art is its own reward. 

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • The Flexible Persona is an international magazine of writing that produces biannual print issues. We read for engaging, character-driven fiction & nonfiction in which something happens. Show us the story. We are open to all genres.

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • Gathering Storm Magazine (GSM) publishes fictional short stories of 2,000 words or less based on the themes for that issue, always an old saying, proverb, or maxim. All genres accepted, but preference to horror, sic-fi, and fantasy.

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • Whether it's a journey through our priceless existence, a struggle to achieve personal contentment, a heart-wrenching brush with defeat, an intelligent observation on humanity, a deep desire for your voice to be heard, stirring inspiration, or...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
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  • The Gravity of the Thing is an independent literary magazine dedicated to the publication of new and innovative writing. We publish work that is aware of its literary form, writing that defamiliarizes in craft or content for an enhanced rendering...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • We publish poetry with mystical undertones, making religious imagery your own. We publish protest poems from the frontlines. We don't want timid or ranting verse. We want your heart, your love, your tenderness. We want you to learn to be honest...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • The Harpoon Review is dedicated to publishing fine works of poetry, prose, and short fiction. We take submissions on a rolling basis and publish monthly.

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • Our current theme: BRUTALITY/BRUTALISM. Deadline: 30 June 2017. Here Comes Everyone (HCE) is a quarterly literary magazine of poetry, fiction, articles and artwork based around topical and interesting themes. We provide an open and accessible...

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    Reading Period: May 10 to Jun 30
  • The Ibis Head Review is a quarterly literary webzine dedicated to the idea that poetry is a necessary aspect of the human experience that should be appreciated by people of all backgrounds & interests. One of its primary goals is to...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • Immersion Journals is looking for creative travel poets to share stories with readers rather than sell guides to enthusiastic tourists. Tourist reviews of any kind will NOT be considered. We hope to cultivate a globally-driven, non-discriminating...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • A magazine of poised prose, precarious poetry, and photography to pilot our own realms again.

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • Into the Void is a nonprofit print and digital literary magazine dedicated to providing a platform for fantastic fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual art from all over the world. We accept work of all styles and strive to publish that which we...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • From the first issue onward, jubilat has aimed to publish not only the best in contemporary American poetry, but to place it alongside a varied selection of reprints, found pieces, lyric prose, art, and interviews with poets and other artists....

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    Reading Period: Sep 1 to Apr 1
  • The Lark firmly believes that the ubiquity of the internet is not a reason to accept diminished quality in publications, or to skip supporting contributors. We seek to publish what's risky, critical, musical, philosophical, playful,...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • Lit.cat is a literary journal published twice a month and the literature box of the internet. We publish fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, reddit comments, reader bookmarks, and any other form that online writing...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • Founded in 2009, Lowestoft Chronicle is an online literary magazine, published quarterly, accepting flash fiction, short stories, poetry, interviews, and creative non-fiction. Preference is given to humorous submissions with an emphasis on travel...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • The Lune publishes contemporary poetry. Each print edition is wholly devoted to the experience of language as such. Online we share epiphanic writings that range across forms, themes, and...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • Muse /A Journal (myoo-zay) seeks to curate a museum-esque experience by pairing the best in lyric essays, poetry, and experimental cross-genre verse. We seek to publish meaningful poetry that affects the reader in a way which expands our...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • Obsidian supports—through publication and critical inquiry—the contemporary poetry, fiction, drama/performance, visual and media art of Africans globally. 

    Reading Period: Sep 15 to Jan 15
  • Orion is a bimonthly, ad-free literary magazine focusing on nature, culture, and place. We publish essays, narrative nonfiction, poetry, and short fiction that address environmental and societal issues.

    Reading Period: Apr 1 to Apr 15







  • We’re seeking work that’s energetic, imaginative, and original.  Send us fiction with strong, idiosyncratic voices, creative nonfiction that honestly and eloquently strips all pretenses away, and poetry that uses language with power and precision...

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • We enjoy poetry from accomplished as well as emerging poets.  Each issue has a unique theme and we encourage unique perspectives and interpretations of each theme.  We like all forms of poetry, but tend to shy away from sing-songy forced rhyme.  ...

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    Reading Period: May 1 to Dec 31


  • POST(blank) is a bilingual word-art publication, in which we curate a dialogue between the visual and literary arts. We look for any works that either attempt to, and can be used to, create a dialogue between these two media.

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • The Rappahannock Review, a new online literary journal published twice a year (with an occasional bonus issue) by the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, is currently accepting submissions for its next general issue. We are...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • You’re a writer. We like writers. Writers like being read, and we like to read. Ergo (ergo!), if you send us writing, we’re going to see eye-to-eye pretty easily. Send us your coolest, deepest, most fun, most emotionally power-packed prose,...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • Scrib seeks work that explore the human experience with honesty & authenticity. Spirituality permeates our experiences and is therefore an inherent element in our art. We look for unique work that will connect on a personal level, provoke...

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    Reading Period: Sep 1 to Apr 30
  • Sequestrum publishes new, emerging, and internationally-acclaimed writers of short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and cross-genre. All publications are paired with a unique visual component with the goal of fostering and exposing our writers to a...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • We seek pieces with a point of view that might not be easily published elsewhere (hence Sisyphus with his rock and his hill). While we aren’t trying to convert opposing points of view, we do hope to offer important contributions that will further...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • Seeking micro stories and poetry from the speculative realm. Send prose or poetry at 66 words. No more, no less. 
    Multiple and simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please let me know ASAP if you accept publication elsewhere.  

    ...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • steel bellow is a home for poets in & around Buffalo, NY. we seek to publish poetry that recalls the past while responding to the present. poetry that reminds us of who we are and directs where we’re going. poetry of place and of the...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • The Sun is an independent, ad-free magazine that for more than forty years has used words and photographs to evoke the splendor and heartache of being human. Each monthly issue celebrates life, but not in a way that ignores its...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31




  • We seek to publish the very best new fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and literary essays by established and emerging writers. All manuscripts are given full consideration. We suggest you first familiarize yourself with Temenos...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • Confront THAT, a whirlwind of poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, and visuals to entertain and amaze. THAT tickles the curiosity and baffles expectations. THAT looks into dark closets and gazes, slack-jawed, at the...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • TL;DR: unconventional, genre-expanding art/lit so that we might pour out the branded-content-over-saturated spaces of our lives and refill them with the avant garde. New voices, new literature. TRUE LIVING, DOCUMENTED RELENTLESSLY

    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • West Texas Literary Review seeks poems, essays, flash fiction, and photographs that bring value to the page. We want work that is thoughtful, deliberate, and authentic. We want work that is concrete and direct, and can justify its own...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
  • Word Fountain is the Literary Magazine of the Osterhout Free Library. Our goal is to feature 40 to 60 pages of the best writing we can find, with an emphasis on poetry and fiction. We feature a broad range of styles from emerging and established...

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    Reading Period: Jun 24 to Aug 15
  • World Literature Today is the University of Oklahoma’s bimonthly magazine of international literature and culture, founded in 1927. The editors welcome submissions on contemporary literary and cultural topics addressing any geographic region or...

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    Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31

 

 Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales

Poetry Prize

Cash Prize: $500

Entry Fee: $0

Application Deadline: 8/15/17

Genre: Poetry

Deadline: 

August 15, 2017

Cash Prize: 

$500

E-mail address: 

dogfishheadpoetryprize@earthlink.net

Website: 

http://www.thebroadkillriverpress.com/dogfish-head-poetry-prize

A prize of $500, publication by Broadkill River Press, ten author copies, and two cases of Dogfish Head craft beer are given annually for a poetry collection written by a poet living in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., or West Virginia. The winner is expected to attend a reading and award ceremony at the Dogfish Head Brewery in Lewes, Delaware, on December 9; lodging at the Dogfish Inn is provided, but travel expenses are not included. Destiny Birdsong, Christopher Salerno, and Michael Dwayne Smith will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 78 pages by August 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, Poetry Prize, c/o Broadkill River Press, P.O. Box 63, Milton, DE 19968. Linda Blaskey, Contest Coordinator. 

 

Ex Ophidia Press

Poetry Book Contest

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $25

Application Deadline: 8/15/17

Genre: Poetry

Deadline: 

August 15, 2017

Cash Prize: 

$500

E-mail address: 

dogfishheadpoetryprize@earthlink.net

Website: 

http://www.thebroadkillriverpress.com/dogfish-head-poetry-prize

A prize of $500, publication by Broadkill River Press, ten author copies, and two cases of Dogfish Head craft beer are given annually for a poetry collection written by a poet living in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., or West Virginia. The winner is expected to attend a reading and award ceremony at the Dogfish Head Brewery in Lewes, Delaware, on December 9; lodging at the Dogfish Inn is provided, but travel expenses are not included. Destiny Birdsong, Christopher Salerno, and Michael Dwayne Smith will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 78 pages by August 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, Poetry Prize, c/o Broadkill River Press, P.O. Box 63, Milton, DE 19968. Linda Blaskey, Contest Coordinator. 

Grayson Books

Poetry Prize

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $25

Application Deadline: 8/15/17

Genre: Poetry

Deadline: 

August 15, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$25

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

E-mail address: 

gconnors@graysonbooks.com

Website: 

http://www.graysonbooks.com

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Grayson Books is given annually for a poetry collection. Barbara Crooker will judge. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 80 pages with a $25 entry fee by August 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Grayson Books, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 270549, West Hartford, CT 06127. (860) 523-1196. Ginny Connors, Publisher.

Snake Nation Press

Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $25

Application Deadline: 8/31/17

Genre: Poetry

Deadline: 

August 31, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$25

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

E-mail address: 

snake.nation.press@gmail.com

Website: 

http://www.snakenationpress.org

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Snake Nation Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 75 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by August 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Snake Nation Press, Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry, 110 West Force Street, Valdosta, GA 31601. Roberta George, Founding Editor.

Deadline: 

August 31, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$25

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

E-mail address: 

snake.nation.press@gmail.com

Website: 

http://www.snakenationpress.org

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Snake Nation Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 75 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by August 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Snake Nation Press, Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry, 110 West Force Street, Valdosta, GA 31601. Roberta George, Founding Editor.

 

Black Lawrence Press

St. Lawrence Book Award

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $25

Application Deadline: 8/31/17

Genre: PoetryFiction

Deadline: 

August 31, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$25

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

E-mail address: 

editors@blacklawrencepress.com

Website: 

http://www.blacklawrence.com/submissions-and-contests/the-st-lawrence-book-award

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Black Lawrence Press is given annually for a debut collection of poems or short stories. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a poetry manuscript of 45 to 95 pages or a fiction manuscript of 120 to 280 pages with a $25 entry fee by August 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Black Lawrence Press, St. Lawrence Book Award, 326 Bigham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211.

Aesthetica

Creative Writing Award

August 31, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$15

Cash Prize: 

$1,290

E-mail address: 

writing@aestheticamagazine.com

Website: 

http://www.aestheticamagazine.com

Two prizes of £1,000 (approximately $1,290) each and publication in Aesthetica will be given annually for a poem and a short story. The winners will also receive a consultation with literary agency Redhammer Management, a subscription to Granta, and books courtesy of Bloodaxe Books and Vintage Books. The winner in poetry will also receive a full membership to the Poetry Society in London. The editors will judge. Submit a poem of up to 40 lines with a £12 (approximately $15) entry fee or a short story of up to 2,000 words with an £18 (approximately $24) entry fee by August 31. All entries will be considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Aesthetica, Creative Writing Award, P.O. Box 371, York, YO23 1WL, England.

Sustainable Arts Foundation

Writing Awards

Cash Prize: $6,000

Entry Fee: $15

Application Deadline: 8/31/17

Genre: PoetryFictionCreative Nonfiction

Deadline: 

August 31, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$15

Cash Prize: 

$6,000

Website: 

http://www.sustainableartsfoundation.org

Ten awards of $6,000 each and ten awards of $2,000 each are given twice yearly to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers with children. Writers with at least one child under the age of 18 are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit up to 10 poems totaling no more than 15 pages or up to 15 pages of prose with a biography, an artist statement, a project statement, a curriculum vitae, and a $15 entry fee by August 31. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Sustainable Arts Foundation, Writing Awards, 1032 Irving Street #609, San Francisco, CA 94122.

Utica College

Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize

Cash Prize: $2,000

Entry Fee: $0

Application Deadline: 8/31/17

Genre: Poetry

Deadline: 

August 31, 2017

Cash Prize: 

$2,000

Website: 

http://www.utica.edu/nassarprize

A prize of $2,000 is given annually for a poetry collection published in the previous year by a resident of upstate New York. The winner will also give a reading and teach a master class at Utica College in April 2018. Submit two copies of a book of at least 48 pages published between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017, and a curriculum vitae by August 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Utica College, Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize, School of Arts and Sciences, 1600 Burrstone Road, Utica, NY 13502. Gary Leising, Contact.

New Guard

Poetry and Fiction Contest

Cash Prize: $1,500

Entry Fee: $20

Application Deadline: 8/31/17

Genre: PoetryFiction

Deadline: 

August 31, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$20

Cash Prize: 

$1,500

Website: 

http://www.newguardreview.com/tng-contests

Two prizes of $1,500 each and publication in the New Guard are given annually for a poem and a short story. Mark Doty will judge the Knightville Poetry Contest; Chris Abani will judge the Machigonne Fiction Contest. Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems of no more than 150 lines each or a story of up to 5,000 words with a $20 entry fee by August 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

New Guard, Poetry and Fiction Contest, P.O. Box 5101, Hanover, NH 03755. Shanna McNair, Publisher.

 Gulf Coast

Barthelme Prize for Short Prose

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $18

Application Deadline: 8/31/17

Genre: PoetryFictionCreative Nonfiction

Deadline: 

August 31, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$18

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

E-mail address: 

editors@gulfcoastmag.org

Website: 

http://www.gulfcoastmag.org

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Gulf Coast is given annually for a piece of short prose. Roxane Gay will judge. Submit a prose poem, a piece of flash fiction, or a micro-essay of up to 500 words with an $18 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Gulf Coast, by August 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Gulf Coast, Barthelme Prize for Short Prose, University of Houston, English Department, Houston, TX 77204. (713) 743-3223. Luisa Muradyan Tannahill, Editor.

Red Hen Press

Quill Prose Award

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $5

Application Deadline: 8/31/17

Genre: FictionCreative Nonfiction

Deadline: 

August 31, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$5

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

E-mail address: 

editorial@redhen.org

Website: 

http://www.redhen.org

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Red Hen Press is given annually for a short story collection, a novel, or an essay collection by a queer writer. Ryka Aoki will judge. Submit a manuscript of at least 150 pages with a $5 entry fee by August 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Red Hen Press, Quill Prose Award, P.O. Box 40820, Pasadena, CA 91114. (626) 356-4760. Keaton Maddox, Associate Editor.

Gulf Coast

Prize in Translation

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $18

Application Deadline: 8/31/17

Genre: Poetry

Deadline: 

August 31, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$18

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

E-mail address: 

editors@gulfcoastmag.org

Website: 

http://www.gulfcoastmag.org

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Gulf Coast is given in alternating years for a group of poems or a prose excerpt translated from any language into English. The 2017 prize will be given for prose. John Keene will judge. Submit up to 20 pages of prose translated into English and a copy of the original text with an $18 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Gulf Coast, by August 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Gulf Coast, Prize in Translation, University of Houston, English Department, Houston, TX 77204. (713) 743-3223. Luisa Muradyan Tannahill, Editor.

 

Radar Poetry

Coniston Prize

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $15

Application Deadline: 9/1/17

Genre: Poetry

Deadline: 

September 1, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$15

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

E-mail address: 

radarpoetry@gmail.com

Website: 

http://radarpoetry.com

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Radar Poetry will be given annually for a group of poems by a woman. Dorothea Lasky will judge. Using the online submission system, submit three to six poems with a $15 entry fee by September 1. All entries will be considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Radar Poetry, Coniston Prize, 19 Coniston Court, Princeton, NJ 98549. Rachel Marie Patterson, Editor.

phren-Z

Morton Marcus Poetry Contest

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $15

Application Deadline: 9/1/17

Genre: Poetry

Deadline: 

September 1, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$15

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

E-mail address: 

jory@cruzio.com

Website: 

http://www.phren-z.org/poetry_contest.html

Sponsored in collaboration with Santa Cruz Writes, a prize of $1,000 and publication in phren-Z is given annually for a poem. The winner is also invited to give a reading at the seventh annual Morton Marcus Poetry Reading at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, in November. Ellen Bass will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a poem of no more than two pages with a $15 entry fee by September 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

phren-Z, Morton Marcus Poetry Contest, 184 Kenny Court, Santa Cruz, CA 95065. Jory Post, Cofounder. 

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center

Poetry Contest

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $20

Application Deadline: 9/1/17

Genre: Poetry

Deadline: 

September 1, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$20

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

E-mail address: 

quentin@beyondbaroque.org

Website: 

http://www.beyondbaroque.org

A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a poem. Winners and finalists will be invited to read at Beyond Baroque in Venice, California, in April 2018. Submit up to four poems of no more than 40 lines each with a $20 entry fee by September 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Poetry Contest, 681 North Venice Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291. (310) 822-3006. Quentin Ring, Assistant Director.

 

Slippery Elm

Prizes in Poetry and Prose

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $15

Application Deadline: 9/1/17

Genre: PoetryFictionCreative Nonfiction

Deadline: 

September 1, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$15

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

E-mail address: 

slipperyelm@findlay.edu

Website: 

http://slipperyelm.findlay.edu

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Slippery Elm are given annually for a poem and a short story or essay. Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems of any length or up to 5,000 words of prose with a $15 entry fee, which includes an issue ofSlippery Elm, by September 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Slippery Elm, Prizes in Poetry and Prose, University of Findlay, 1000 North Main Street, Mail Box 1615, Findlay, OH 45840. Dave Essinger, Contact.

Black Warrior Review

Writing Contests

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $20

Application Deadline: 9/1/17

Genre: PoetryFictionCreative Nonfiction

Deadline: 

September 1, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$20

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

E-mail address: 

blackwarriorreview@gmail.com

Website: 

http://www.bwr.ua.edu

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Black Warrior Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Rachel McKibbens will judge in poetry, Nicola Griffith will judge in fiction, and Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib will judge in nonfiction. Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems of any length or a story or essay of up to 7,000 words with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Black Warrior Review, by September 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Black Warrior Review, Writing Contests, University of Alabama, Office of Student Media, P.O. Box 870170, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. Gail Aronson, Editor.

New York Public Library

Dogwood

Literary Prizes

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $10

Application Deadline: 9/5/17

Genre: PoetryFictionCreative Nonfiction

Deadline: 

September 2, 2017

Cash Prize: 

$10,000

E-mail address: 

younglions@nypl.org

Website: 

http://www.nypl.org/ylfa

Five prizes of $10,000 are each given annually for a novel or short story collection published in the current year by a writer age 35 or younger. Publishers may submit 10 copies of a book (or bound galleys) published in 2017 by September 2. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

New York Public Library, Young Lions Fiction Award, 445 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor, New York, NY 10016. (212) 930-0885.

Red Mountain Press

Poetry Prize

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $28

Application Deadline: 9/15/17

Genre: Poetry

Deadline: 

September 15, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$28

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

E-mail address: 

redmtnpress@gmail.com

Website: 

http://www.redmountainpress.us

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Red Mountain Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Irena Praitis will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 72 pages with a $28 entry fee by September 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Red Mountain Press, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 32205, Santa Fe, NM 87594. Devon Ross, Publisher.

 

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