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A Wealth of Opportunities
I’m the first to admit that I borrowed this information from lists that are sent to me. Check the links to learn more. Find the contests that you already have pieces for or the contests that challenge you and enter those. There’s enough to keep you busy for a while, but please don’t feel compelled to enter everything.
If a link doesn’t work, please let me know. Thanks!
2019 Crazyshorts Contest
A contest for Crazyhorse for short-short fiction up to 500 words in length.. Writers can enter up to 3 shorts. Crazyhorse will begin accepting entries to the contest on July 1st.
Deadline: July 31, 2019
Prizes: $1000 first prize
Entry Fee: $15 entry fee (includes 1-year subscription)
Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Content
This is the 11th annual contest. Fiction entered must have a maximum length of 1,000 words. Open to any subject, style or genre.
Deadline: August 31, 2019
Prizes: $1,000 cash first prize
Entry Fee: $5 entry fee
2019 Earl Weaver Baseball Prize
This contest named after Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver seeks fiction, poetry or creative nonfiction with baseball as a central theme or key component. The contest is run by the Cobalt Review.
Deadline: September 17, 2019
Prizes: $100 prize
Entry Fee: $7 entry free
Red Hen Press Fiction Award
The Red Hen Fiction Award was established in 2015 for original fiction with a minimum of 150 pages. The final judge is Ann Hood.
Deadline: September 30, 2019
Prizes: $1,000 first prize plus publication by Red Hen Press
Entry Fee: $25 entry free
Juniper Literary Prizes
The annual literary prize offers awards in creative nonfiction, fiction and poetry. The winners are chosed by faculty judges from the University of Massachussetts MFA program.
Deadline: September 30, 2019
Prizes: $1,000 and a publication contract with the University of Massachusetts Press
Entry Fee: $30 entry fee
Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards
This is the 13th annual Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards. Enter any poem 32 lines or less. There are cash prizes for first, second and third place.
Deadline: October 1, 2019
Prizes: $1,000 first prize plus publication
Entry Fee: $20 entry fee
Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards
This contest is for short stories in different genre categories of up to 4,000 words. Categories include romance, thriller, crime, horror, sf/fantasy and young adult.
Deadline: October 14, 2019
Prizes: $2,500 grand prize plus featured interview and more
Entry Fee: $30 entry fee ($25 if by 9-16)
October 31, 2019
Enter Here https://www.chantireviews.com/services/#!/Paranormal-Writing-Competition/p/25917402/category=5193080
If you have an idea or finished essay about the intersection of the writing life, craft, and nonfiction, pitch nonfiction editor, Lisa Romeo. (find contact info at www.CleaverMagazine.com, under Other Features / Writer-to-Writer). Meanwhile, good stuff to learn in Jeannine’s essay! (ETA – this is a nonpaying, literary market). Tell the editor, Lisa Romeo, that you found this on Writer Advice.
Writing contests for almost every genre are also listed at https://www.chantireviews.com/contests/.