Iowa Short Fiction Award

Deadline: 
September 30, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$0

Two awards of publication by University of Iowa Press are given annually for first collections of short fiction. Writers who have not published a book of fiction are eligible. Submit a manuscript of at least 150 pages by September 30. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

University of Iowa Press, Iowa Short Fiction Award, Iowa Writers' Workshop, 507 North Clinton Street, 102 Dey House, Iowa City, IA 52242. (319) 335-2000.

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Montana Award for Fiction

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

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Whitefish Review is given annually for a short story. Rick Bass will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a story of up to 5,000 words with a $20 entry fee by November 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Whitefish Review, Montana Award for Fiction, 708 Lupfer Avenue, Whitefish, MT 59937. (406) 261-6190. Brian Schott, Founding Editor. 

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Short Story and Poetry Awards

Deadline: 
October 24, 2017
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 up to 20 pages of prose with a $5 entry fee by October 24. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Sixfold, Short Story and Poetry Awards, 10 Concord Ridge Road, Sandy Hook, CT 06482. Garrett Doherty, Publisher.

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Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize

Deadline: 
November 1, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$25
Cash Prize: 
$15,000

A prize of $15,000 and publication by Fiction Collective Two, an imprint of University of Alabama Press, is given annually for a novel, short story collection, novella, or novella collection. U.S. writers who have published at least three books of fiction are eligible. Laird Hunt will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of any length, a brief bio, and a list of three previously published books of fiction with a $25 entry fee by November 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Fiction Collective Two, Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize, University of Alabama Press, P.O. Box 870380, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. (773) 702-7000.

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.

Mighty River Short Story Prize

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

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Big Muddy, a literary journal published by Southeast Missouri State University Press, is given annually for a short story. Submit a story of up to 30 pages with a $20 entry fee by October 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Southeast Missouri State University Press, Mighty River Short Story Prize, 1 University Plaza, Mail Stop 2650, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. James Brubaker, Publisher.

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Short Story Award for New Writers

Deadline: 
October 31, 2017
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 of more than 5,000. Using the online submission system, submit a story of 1,000 to 12,000 words with an $18 entry fee between September 1 and October 31. 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.

Fiction Prize

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

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Indiana Review is given annually for a short story. Submit a story of up to 8,000 words with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Indiana Review, between September 1 and October 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Indiana Review, Fiction Prize, Ballantine Hall 529, 1020 East Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405.

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Calvino Prize

Deadline: 
October 13, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$25
Cash Prize: 
$2,000

A prize of $2,000 and publication in Salt Hill Journal is given annually for a work of fiction written in the fabulist experimental style of Italo Calvino. The winner will also receive airfare and lodging to read at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900 in February 2018. Brian Evenson will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a short story or an excerpt from a story collection, novel, or novella of up to 25 pages with a $25 entry fee by October 13. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

University of Louisville, Calvino Prize, English Department, Room 315, Bingham Humanities Building, Louisville, KY 40292.

Aura Estrada Short Story Contest

Deadline: 
October 1, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$20
Cash Prize: 
$1,500

A prize of $1,500 and publication in Boston Review is given annually for a short story. Viet Thanh Nguyen will judge. Submit a story of up to 5,000 words with a $20 entry fee, which includes a copy of Boston Review's 2017 special literary supplement, Global Dystopias, by October 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Boston Review, Aura Estrada Short Story Contest, P.O. Box 425786, Cambridge, MA 02142. (617) 324-1360.

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