Short Story and Poetry Awards

Deadline: 
July 24, 2018
Entry Fee: 
$5
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Sixfold are given quarterly for a group of poems and a short story. Using the online submission system, submit up to five poems totaling no more than 10 pages or a story of up to 20 pages with a $5 entry fee by July 24. Visit the website for complete guidelines. 

Sixfold, Short Story and Poetry Awards, 10 Concord Ridge Road, Newtown, CT 06470. (203) 491-0242. Garrett Doherty, Publisher.

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Short Story Award

Deadline: 
August 8, 2018
Entry Fee: 
$25
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000 and publication on the Gival Press website is given annually for a short story. Submit a story of 5,000 to 15,000 words with a $25 entry fee by August 8. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Gival Press, Short Story Award, P.O. Box 3812, Arlington, VA 22203. (703) 351-0079. Robert Giron, Editor.

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New Millennium Awards

Deadline: 
July 31, 2018
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.

Writing Contests

Deadline: 
September 1, 2018
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. Vanessa Angélica Villarreal will judge in poetry, Laura van den Berg will judge in fiction, and Kate Zambreno 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. All entries are considered for publication. 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.

Very Short Fiction Award

Deadline: 
August 31, 2018
Entry Fee: 
$16
Cash Prize: 
$2,000

A prize of $2,000 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories is given twice yearly for a short short story. Using the online submission system, submit a story of 300 to 3,000 words with a $16 entry fee by August 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Glimmer Train Press, Very Short Fiction Award, 4763 SW Maplewood Road, P.O. Box 80430, Portland, OR 97280. (503) 221-0836. Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda Swanson-Davies, Coeditors.

Spring Story Contest

Deadline: 
July 31, 2018
Entry Fee: 
$26
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 $26 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.

Fiction Open

Deadline: 
August 31, 2018
Entry Fee: 
$21
Cash Prize: 
$3,000

A prize of $3,000 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories is given twice yearly for a short story. A second-place prize of $1,000 is also given. Using the online submission system, submit a story of 3,000 to 20,000 words with a $21 entry fee by August 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Glimmer Train Press, Fiction Open, 4763 SW Maplewood Road, P.O. Box 80430, Portland, OR 97280. (503) 221-0836. Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda Swanson-Davies, Coeditors.

Katherine Anne Porter Prize

Deadline: 
June 30, 2018
Entry Fee: 
$25
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000 and publication by University of North Texas Press is given annually for a collection of short fiction. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 100 to 200 pages with a $25 entry fee between May 1 and June 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

University of North Texas Press, Katherine Anne Porter Prize, 1155 Union Circle #311336, Denton, TX 76203. J. Andrew Briseño, General Editor.

Short Story Award for New Writers

Deadline: 
June 30, 2018
Entry Fee: 
$18
Cash Prize: 
$2,500

A prize of $2,500 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories is given three times yearly for a short story by a writer whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. Using the online submission system, submit a story of 1,000 to 12,000 words with a $18 entry fee between May 1 and June 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Glimmer Train Press, Short Story Award for New Writers, P.O. Box 80430, Portland, OR 97280. (503) 221-0836. Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda Swanson-Davies, Coeditors. 


Bridport Prize

Deadline: 
May 31, 2018
Entry Fee: 
$14
Cash Prize: 
$7,000

Two prizes of £5,000 (approximately $7,000) each and publication in the Bridport Prize anthology are given annually for a poem and a short story. Two second-place prizes of £1,000 (approximately $1,400) each and publication are given in each category. A prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,400) and publication is also given for a work of flash fiction. Daljit Nagra will judge in poetry and Monica Ali will judge in fiction and flash fiction. Submit a poem of up to 42 lines, a story of up to 5,000 words, or a piece of flash fiction of up to 250 words by May 31. The entry fee is £9 (approximately $13) for poetry, £10 (approximately $14) for fiction, and £8 (approximately $11) for flash fiction. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport Prize, P.O. Box 6910, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 9BQ, England. Kate Wilson, Prize Administrator.

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