Choosing the contest that would be a good fit for your book manuscript is a soft science. The partialities of the first readers, the potential of competing manuscripts, and the opinion of a judge are hardly predictable, but perhaps taking a look at the titles published by a sponsoring press could offer some insight into whether your writing would mesh with a publisher's catalogue. Below, we've taken a quick look at writers published by a few of the presses that have contests taking place in the coming months.
Sarabande Books 
Morton and McCarthy Prizes, judged by Amy Gerstler  in poetry and Francine Prose in fiction
Representative Poets: Monica Ferrell, Kiki Petrosino , Jean Valentine 
Representative Fiction Writers: David Crouse, Alyce Miller , Paul Yoon
Starcherone Books 
Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction, judged by Stacey Levine
Representative Fiction Writers: Peter Conners, Raymond Federman , Joshua Harmon, Janet Mitchell, Leslie Scalapino 
In the video below (accompanied by eight others on YouTube ), Omnidawn Publishing's Ken Keegan opens a reading of four more of the press's poets: Gillian Conoley , Richard Greenfield , Donald Revell , and Michelle Taransky .