Fiction Prize

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

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Salamander is given annually for a short story. Submit a story of up to 30 pages with a $15 entry fee by June 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Salamander, Fiction Prize, Suffolk University, English Department, 8 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108.

Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction

Deadline: 
June 15, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$15
Cash Prize: 
$2,000

A prize of $2,000 and publication in Philadelphia Stories is given annually for a short story. The winner will also receive travel and lodging expenses to read at Rosemont College in October. Writers currently living in the United States are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit a story of up to 8,000 words with a $15 entry fee, which includes a copy of the winning issue of Philadelphia Stories, by June 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Philadelphia Stories, Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction, 93 Old York Road, Suite 1, #1-753, Jenkintown, PA 19046.

Drue Heinz Literature Prize

Deadline: 
June 30, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$0
Cash Prize: 
$15,000

A prize of $15,000 and publication by University of Pittsburgh Press is given annually for a collection of short fiction. Writers who have published at least one previous book of fiction or a minimum of three short stories or novellas in nationally distributed magazines or literary journals are eligible. Submit a manuscript of 150 to 300 pages between May 1 and June 30. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

University of Pittsburgh Press, Drue Heinz Literature Prize, 7500 Thomas Boulevard, 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.

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Fiction Award

Deadline: 
May 31, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$40
Cash Prize: 
$2,000

A prize of $2,000, publication by Elixir Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a short story collection or a novel. The editors will judge. Submit a manuscript of 120 to 500 pages with a $40 entry fee by May 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Elixir Press, Fiction Award, P.O. Box 27029, Denver, CO 80227.

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Short Story Award for New Writers

Deadline: 
June 30, 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 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, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$13
Cash Prize: 
$6,250

Two prizes of £5,000 (approximately $6,250) 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 $1,250) each and publication are given in each category. A prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,250) and publication is also given for a work of flash fiction. Lemn Sissay will judge in poetry, Peter Hobbs will judge in fiction, and Kit de Waal will judge in 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 $11) for poetry, £10 (approximately $13) for fiction, and £8 (approximately $10) 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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Katherine Anne Porter Prize

Deadline: 
June 30, 2017
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.

Hudson Prize

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

A prize of $1,000, publication by Black Lawrence Press, and 10 author copies is given annually for a collection of poems or short stories. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a poetry manuscript of 45 to 95 pages or a fiction manuscript of 120 to 280 pages with a $25 entry fee by March 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Black Lawrence Press, Hudson Prize, 326 Bigham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211.

Fiction Award

Deadline: 
May 1, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$33
Cash Prize: 
$1,150

A prize of $1,150 and publication by Leapfrog Press is given annually for a short story collection, a novel, or a novella. Jeffery Renard Allen and the editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at least 22,000 words with a $33 entry fee by May 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Leapfrog Press, Fiction Award, P.O. Box 505, Fredonia, NY 14063. Lisa Graziano, Managing Editor.

Raymond Carver Short Story Contest

Deadline: 
May 15, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$15
Cash Prize: 
$1,500

A prize of $1,500 and publication in Carve Magazine is given annually for a short story. Submit a story of up to 10,000 words with a $15 entry fee ($17 for electronic submissions) by May 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Carve Magazine, Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, P.O. Box 701510, Dallas, TX 75370. Anna Zumbahlen, Managing Editor.

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