Nilsen Literary Prize

Deadline: 
November 1, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$25
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 $25 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. Susan Swartwout, Publisher.

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Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize

Deadline: 
August 31, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$0
Cash Prize: 
$2,000

A prize of $2,000 is given annually for a poetry collection by a resident of upstate New York. The winner will also give a reading and teach a master class at Utica College in April 2017. Submit two copies of a book of at least 48 pages published between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016, 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, 2016
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. Dominic Ward will judge. Submit a manuscript of any length with a $25 entry fee by July 31. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Journal of Experimental Fiction, Kenneth Patchen Award, 1110 Varsity Boulevard, Unit 221, DeKalb, IL 60115. Eckhard Gerdes, Contact.

Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award

Deadline: 
September 1, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$25
Cash Prize: 
$3,000

A prize of $3,000, publication by Red Hen Press, and a four-week residency at PLAYA in Summer Lake, Oregon, is given annually for a poetry collection. Afaa Michael Weaver will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 96 pages with a $25 entry fee by September 1. Call or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Red Hen Press, Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award, P.O. Box 40820, Pasadena, CA 91114. (626) 356-4760. Keaton Maddox, Associate Editor.

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