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As always, these contests cover every genre, form and style, from full-length manuscripts, to speculative fiction short stories and poems, to essays. Make sure to read the guidelines carefully. Many of these contests are held every year, so if you missed one you'd like to enter, you may be able to catch it next year.
Open to writers enrolled in a Native American tribe from the Dakotas, Minnesota, and Nebraska who have not published a book of creative writing.
Remastered Words Short Story Competition. Short story up to 5, words.
The winning stories will be produced as audio shorts by voiceover artists. John Kaniecki's Great Poetry Prize. Winner will be given a publishing contract with erbacce press who will publish a perfect-bound collection of the winner's book.
Frontier New Voices Fellowship. Open to poets who are 50 or older and who do not have a full-length collection published or forthcoming at the time of submission. Fiction limited to 8, words or less and poetry limited to five poems.
All work must be original and unpublished. Short stories of any genre or nonfiction between and words.
The work will also be published in a book. Polari First Book Prize. The prize is for a first book which explores the LGBT experience and is open to any work of poetry, prose, fiction or non-fiction published in English. Self-published works in both print and digital formats are eligible for submission.
Writer must be born in UK or resident in the UK. West Virginia Fiction Competition. Short fiction, 5, words max.
Whiting Foundation Creative Nonfiction Grant. Open to US citizens and residents only. Whiting welcomes submissions for works of history, cultural or political reportage, biography, memoir, the sciences, philosophy, criticism, food or travel writing, and personal essays, among other categories.
Writers must be completing a book of creative nonfiction that is currently under contract with a publisher. Debuting authors and writers with fewer than three previously published books who have yet to receive a major literary award are eligible for consideration.
Exceptions are sometimes made for authors who have published more titles, but have yet to break out to a larger audience. Submissions must be original publications, penned by one author.
Self-published works not allowed. Published or scheduled to be published fiction and literary nonfiction. Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry.
After publication, Bacopa will be promoted online. Open to high school students teams up to four people. Cite examples from both your chosen piece of literature and real world examples. The essay should be between and words and should concisely explain the link between the video and the work of literature.
Letters Never Meant to be Read. Letters should tell a story, but can range from heartfelt to funny to sarcastic to vengeful — whatever works.
A Very Short Story Contest. Flash fiction 10 words max. Free Gotham week workshop. A second book of poetry forthcoming in the next calendar year. Must be under contract with US publisher.*Entry fee includes a one-year subscription to The New Quarterly: Canadian Writers & Writing.
There is no word limit; all submissions are judged blind. Though there is only one prize, all submissions will be considered for publication. The Disquiet Literary Prize for writing in any genre: fiction (short story or novel excerpt, maximum 25 double-spaced pages per entry), nonfiction (maximum 25 double-spaced pages per entry), poetry (no more than six poems per entry, up to 10 pages total).
25 Writing Contests in July — No entry fees Annual submission window is September 1 through December Annually writing the last quarter of the year; the money has writing yet been announced.
Submissions creative be adult or Contests novels. $15 entry fee. Deadline January 10, Contest winners in the categories of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction will have their winning work published in North America’s leading publications.
40 Writing Contests in January - No entry fees There are more than three dozen free writing contests in January As always, every form and genre is represented.
Christian Writers Submission Information This site features current writing opportunities for authors of all genres, with a preference for Christian publications.
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