Nilsen Literary Prize

Deadline: 
November 1, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$30
Cash Prize: 
$2,000

A prize of $2,000 and publication by Southeast Missouri State University Press is given annually for a novel, a novella, or a collection of linked stories by a U.S. writer who has not published a novel. Submit a manuscript of any length with a $30 entry fee by November 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Southeast Missouri State University Press, Nilsen Literary Prize, 1 University Plaza, Mail Stop 2650, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. James Brubaker, Publisher.

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Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest

Deadline: 
November 1, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$25
Cash Prize: 
$1,500

A prize of $1,500 and publication by Fiction Collective Two is given annually for a short story collection, novella, novella collection, or novel. U.S. writers who have not previously published a book with Fiction Collective Two are eligible. Noy Holland will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of any length with a brief bio and a $25 entry fee by November 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Fiction Collective Two, Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest, University of Alabama Press, P.O. Box 870380, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. (773) 702-7000.

Brittingham and Felix Pollak Prizes

Deadline: 
September 15, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$28
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

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 by September 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

University of Wisconsin Press, Brittingham and Felix Pollak Prizes, English Department, 600 North Park Street, Madison, WI 53706. Ronald Wallace, Poetry Series Editor.

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T. S. Eliot Prize

Deadline: 
October 31, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$25
Cash Prize: 
$2,000

A prize of $2,000 and publication by Truman State University Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 60 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by October 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Truman State University Press, T. S. Eliot Prize, 100 East Normal Avenue, Kirksville, MO 63501. (660) 785-7336.

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Book Contest

Deadline: 
November 1, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$25
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000, publication by Brick Road Poetry Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Keith Badowski and Ron Self will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 50 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by November 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Brick Road Poetry Press, Book Contest, 513 Broadway, Columbus, GA 31901. Keith Badowski and Ron Self, Coeditors. 

Juniper Prizes

Deadline: 
September 30, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$30
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

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, and a short story collection, novella, or novel. The creative writing faculty at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst will judge. Submit a poetry manuscript of 50 to 70 pages or a story collection, novel, or novella of 150 to 350 pages with a $30 entry fee by September 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

University of Massachusetts Press, Juniper Prizes, East Experiment Station, 671 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003. (413) 545-2217. Mary Dougherty, University of Massachusetts Press Director.

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Poetry Prize

Deadline: 
September 30, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$25
Cash Prize: 
$3,000

A prize of $3,000 and publication by St. Augustine's Press is given annually for a poetry collection that pays close attention to form. Roger Kimball, Charles Martin, and David Yezzi will judge. Submit a manuscript of up to 60 pages with a $25 entry fee by September 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

New Criterion, Poetry Prize, 900 Broadway, Suite 602, New York, NY 10003.

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Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize

Deadline: 
August 31, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$0
Cash Prize: 
$2,000

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.

Kenneth Patchen Award

Deadline: 
July 31, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$25
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Journal of Experimental Fiction/Depth Charge Publishing is given annually for an innovative novel. Jønathan Lyons will judge. Submit a manuscript of any length with a $25 entry fee by July 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Journal of Experimental Fiction, Kenneth Patchen Award, P.O. Box 6281, Aurora, IL 60598. Eckhard Gerdes, Contact. 

Prize for Literature

Deadline: 
June 15, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$0
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction by a current resident of Maryland who has lived in the state for at least three years. Books published within the past three years or scheduled for publication in 2017 are eligible. Publishers, institutions, or individuals may submit three copies of a book or manuscript by June 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Towson University, Prize for Literature, English Department, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252. Chris Cain, Department Chair.

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