Volume 21 Number 4

"Writing means sharing. It's part of the human condition to want to share things - thoughts, ideas, opinions.”

Paulo Coelho
July - September 2018

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Contests and Markets

  Seeking Your Submissions

What do you look for in Contests and Markets?

What else would you like included?

Is your blog, your publisher, or your school offering a contest? Please share.


Tip: Google Writing Contests + (your genre—whatever it is)
to find much more.

Do you have contests you’d like us to include? Click on the contact button on the home page.


IWWG Literary Contest

The Susan Tiberghien Prize for Narrative Nonfiction runs from July 15 through August 30, 2018 -- Details at https://www.iwwg.org/literary-contests/

This random selection is from Poets and Writers, https://www.pw.org/grants?page=1. Go back to this URL for more. They’ll be there. Note that these organizations give significant cash prizes for minimal fees.

PRISM

Creative Nonfiction Contest
Cash Prize: $1,500
Entry Fee: $40
Application Deadline: 7/15/18
Genre: Creative Nonfiction
A prize of $1,500 CAD (approximately $1,170) and publication in PRISM is given annually for an essay. Using the online submission system, submit an essay of up to 6,...
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Emrys Press

Poetry Chapbook Contest
Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 7/15/18
Genre: Poetry
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Emrys Press is given annually for a poetry chapbook. The winner will also receive a weeklong residency at the Rensing Center near.
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The Story Prize

The Story Prize
Cash Prize: $20,000
Entry Fee: $75
Application Deadline: 7/15/18
Genre: Fiction
A prize of $20,000 is given annually to honor a short story collection written in English and published in the United States in the previous year. Two runners-up receive $5,000...
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The Word Works

Tenth Gate Prize
Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 7/15/18
Genre: Poetry
A prize of $1,000 and publication by the Word Works is given annually for a poetry collection by a poet who has published at least two full-length books of poetry. Leslie...
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Sixfold

Short Story and Poetry Awards
Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $5
Application Deadline: 7/24/18
Genre: Poetry, Fiction
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Sixfold are given quarterly for a group of poems and a short story. Using the online submission system, submit up to five...
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Hidden River Arts

Hawk Mountain Short Story
Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $22
Application Deadline: 7/30/18
Genre: Fiction
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Hidden River Press will be given annually for a story collection. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of any length...
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Red Hen Press

Novella Award
Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 7/31/18
Genre: Fiction
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Red Hen Press will be given annually for a novella. Kate Gale will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 15,000...
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New Millennium Writings

New Millennium Awards
Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 7/31/18
Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication in New Millennium Writings and on the journal’s website are given twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a short short...
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Grayson Books

Poetry Prize
Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 8/15/18
Genre: Poetry
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Grayson Books is given annually for a poetry collection. Patrick Donnelly will judge. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 80 pages with a $25...
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University of New Orleans Press

Publishing Lab Prize
Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $18
Application Deadline: 8/15/18
Genre: Fiction
A prize of $1,000 and publication by University of New Orleans Press is given annually for a short story collection or a novel. Using the online submission system, submit a...
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PRISM

Creative Nonfiction Contest
Cash Prize: $1,500
Entry Fee: $40
Application Deadline: 7/15/18
Genre: Creative Nonfiction
A prize of $1,500 CAD (approximately $1,170) and publication in PRISM is given annually for an essay. Using the online submission system, submit an essay of up to 6,...
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Baton Rogue Area Foundation

Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence
Cash Prize: $10,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 87/15/18
Genre: Fiction
A prize of $10,000 is given annually to an emerging African American writer for a short story collection or novel published in the current year. The winner also receives travel...
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Indiana Review

"1/2 K" Prize
Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 8/15/18
Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Indiana Review is given annually for a poem or a work of flash fiction or creative nonfiction. Bryan Borland and Seth Pennington...
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Omnidawn Publishing

Single Poem Broadside Poetry Prize
Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $10
Application Deadline: 8/20/18
Genre: Poetry
A prize of $1,000 and publication in OmniVerse, Omnidawn Publishing’s online journal, is given annually for a poem. The winner also receives 50 copies of a letterpress...

Glimmer Train Press

Very Short Fiction Award
Cash Prize: $2,000
Entry Fee: $16
Application Deadline: 8/31/18
Genre: Fiction
A prize of $2,000 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories is given twice yearly for a short short story. Using the online submission system, submit a story of 300 to...
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Aesthetica

Creative Writing Award
Cash Prize: $1,290
Entry Fee: $15
Application Deadline: 8/31/18
Genre: Poetry, Fiction
Two prizes of £1,000 (approximately $1,290) each and publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual are given annually for a poem and a short story. The...
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