New Millennium Awards

Deadline: 
July 31, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$20
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication in New Millennium Writings and on the journal's website are given twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a short short story, and an essay that have not appeared in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. Submit up to three poems totaling no more than five pages, a short short story of up to 1,000 words, or a story or essay of up to 6,000 words with a $20 entry fee by July 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

New Millennium Writings, New Millennium Awards, 4021 Garden Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918. Alexis Williams Carr, Editor.

Spring Story Contest

Deadline: 
July 31, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$25
Cash Prize: 
$2,500

A prize of $2,500 and publication in Narrative is given annually for a short story, a short short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a work of fiction or creative nonfiction. A second-place prize of $1,000 is also awarded. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a work of fiction or creative nonfiction of up to 15,000 words with a $25 entry fee by July 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Narrative, Spring Story Contest, 2443 Fillmore Street, #214, San Francisco, CA 94115. Tom Jenks, Editor.

Robert and Adele Schiff Awards in Poetry and Prose

Deadline: 
July 15, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$20
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Cincinnati Review are given annually for a poem and a work of fiction or creative nonfiction. Don Bogen will judge in poetry; Michael Griffith will judge in prose. Using the online submission system, submit up to eight pages of poetry or a short story, essay, or excerpt of a longer work of fiction or nonfiction of up to 40 pages with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Cincinnati Review, by July 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Cincinnati Review, Robert and Adele Schiff Awards in Poetry and Prose, P.O. Box 210069, Cincinnati, OH 45221. (513) 556-3954. Lisa Ampleman, Managing Editor.

Writing Contests

Deadline: 
September 1, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$20
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Black Warrior Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Rachel McKibbens will judge in poetry, Nicola Griffith will judge in fiction, and Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib will judge in nonfiction. Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems of any length or a story or essay of up to 7,000 words with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Black Warrior Review, by September 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Black Warrior Review, Writing Contests, University of Alabama, Office of Student Media, P.O. Box 870170, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. Gail Aronson, Editor.

Essay Contest

Deadline: 
March 20, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$20
Cash Prize: 
$10,000

A prize of $10,000 is given occasionally for an essay. Two $2,500 runner-up prizes will also be awarded. The winning essays will be published in Creative Nonfiction. The theme for the Winter 2018 issue is "Dangerous Creations: Real-life Frankenstein Stories." Submit an essay of up to 4,000 words with a $20 entry fee (waived for current subscribers), or $25 for a subscription to Creative Nonfiction, by March 20. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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Creative Nonfiction, Essay Contest, 5119 Coral Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15224.

Writing Contest

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

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in New South are given annually for a poem and a story or essay. Mark Doty will judge in poetry and Porochista Khakpour will judge in prose. Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems or up to 9,000 words of prose with a $15 entry fee, which includes a subscription to New South, by March 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

New South, Writing Contest, Georgia State University, English Department, P.O. Box 3970, Atlanta, GA 30302. Stephanie Devine, Editor in Chief.

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Literary Awards

Deadline: 
March 15, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$20
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in the Pinch are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Amorak Huey will judge in poetry, Caitlin Horrocks will judge in fiction, and Jill Talbot will judge in nonfiction. Submit up to three poems of any length or a short story or essay of up to 5,000 words with a $20 entry fee ($10 for each additional entry) by March 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

The Pinch, Literary Awards, University of Memphis, English Department, Memphis, TN 38152. Courtney Miller Santo, Editor in Chief.

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Writing Contests

Deadline: 
April 9, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$23
Cash Prize: 
$1,500

Three prizes of $1,500 each and publication in Gulf Coast are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Submit up to five poems totaling no more than 10 pages or a story or essay of up to 25 pages with a $23 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Gulf Coast, by April 9. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Gulf Coast, Writing Contests, University of Houston, English Department, 4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, TX 77204. (713) 743-3223. Adrienne Perry, Editor.

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Literary Awards

Deadline: 
March 15, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$20
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Bellingham Review are given annually for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The 49th Parallel Award for Poetry is given for a poem or group of poems; Robert Cording will judge. The Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction is given for a short story; John Dufresne will judge. The Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction is given for an essay; Julie Marie Wade will judge. Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems of any length or a story or essay of up to 6,000 words with a $20 entry fee ($10 for each additional entry), which includes a copy of the prize issue, by March 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Bellingham Review, Literary Awards, Western Washington University, Mail Stop 9053, Old Main 245, Bellingham, WA 98225. Dayna Patterson, Managing Editor.

Lamar York Prizes

Deadline: 
January 31, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$18
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Chattahoochee Review are given annually for a short story and an essay. Patrick Ryan will judge in fiction and Jill Talbot will judge in nonfiction. Using the online submission system, submit a story or essay of up to 6,000 words with a $18 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Chattahoochee Review, by January 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Chattahoochee Review, Lamar York Prizes, Georgia State University Perimeter College, 555 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021. Anna Schachner, Editor.

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