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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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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Poetry and Fiction Prizes

Deadline: 
November 1, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$10
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Madison Review are given annually for a group of poems and a short story. The editors will judge. Submit three poems totaling no more than 15 pages for the Phyllis Smart Young Prize in Poetry or a story of up to 30 pages for the Chris O'Malley Prize in Fiction with a $10 entry fee by November 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Madison Review, Poetry and Fiction Prizes, University of Wisconsin, English Department, 6193 Helen C. White Hall, 600 North Park Street, Madison, WI 53706. Ron Kuka, Faculty Advisor.

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Short Fiction Contest

Deadline: 
October 2, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$20
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000 and publication on the Zoetrope: All-Story website is given annually for a short story. The winner and finalists are considered for representation by several literary agencies, including the Georges Borchardt Literary Agency, the Gernert Company, International Creative Management, Sterling Lord Literistic, and William Morris Endeavor. Maile Meloy will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a story of up to 5,000 words with a $20 entry fee by October 2. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Zoetrope: All-Story, Short Fiction Contest, 916 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94133.

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Juniper Prizes

Deadline: 
September 30, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$30
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication by University of Massachusetts Press are given annually for a first poetry collection, a poetry collection, a short story collection, and a short story collection, novella, or novel. The creative writing faculty at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst will judge. Submit a poetry manuscript of 50 to 70 pages or a story collection, novel, or novella of 150 to 350 pages with a $30 entry fee by September 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

University of Massachusetts Press, Juniper Prizes, East Experiment Station, 671 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003. (413) 545-2217. Mary Dougherty, University of Massachusetts Press Director.

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Writing Contests

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

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Briar Cliff Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. The editors will judge. Submit three poems totaling no more than six pages or up to 5,000 words of prose with a $20 entry fee, which includes a copy of the prize issue, by November 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Briar Cliff Review, Writing Contests, Briar Cliff University, 3303 Rebecca Street, Sioux City, IA 51104. (712) 279-1651. Tricia Currans-Sheehan, Editor. 

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.

Very Short Fiction Award

Deadline: 
August 31, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$16
Cash Prize: 
$2,000

A prize of $2,000, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of the prize issue 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.

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