Literary Awards

Deadline: 
March 24, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$20
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Enizagam are given annually for a group of poems and a short story. Matthew Zapruder will judge in poetry and Esmé Weijun Wang will judge in fiction. Using the online submission system, submit up to 10 pages of poetry or a short story of up to 4,000 words with a $20 entry fee by March 24. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Enizagam, Literary Awards, Oakland School for the Arts, 530 18th Street, Oakland, CA 94612.

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David Nathan Meyerson Fiction Prize

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

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Southwest Review is given annually for a short story by a writer who has not published a full-length book of fiction. Submit a story of up to 8,000 words with a $25 entry fee by May 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Southwest Review, David Nathan Meyerson Fiction Prize, P.O. Box 750374, Dallas, TX 75275. (214) 768-1037.

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Short Story and Poetry Awards

Deadline: 
April 23, 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 April 23. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Sixfold, Short Story and Poetry Awards, 28 Farm Field Ridge Road, Sandy Hook, CT 06482. (203) 491-0242. Garrett Doherty, Publisher.

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Short Story Contest

Deadline: 
March 31, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$5
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Gemini Magazine is given annually for a short story. The editors will judge. Submit a story of any length with a $5 entry fee by March 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Gemini Magazine, Short Story Contest, P.O. Box 1485, Onset, MA 02558. (339) 309-9757. David Bright, Editor.

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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William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

Deadline: 
March 15, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$20
Cash Prize: 
$1,500

A prize of $1,500 and publication in Ruminate is given annually for a short story. Using the online submission system, submit a story of up to 5,500 words with a $20 entry fee, which includes a copy of the prize issue, by March 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Ruminate, William Van Dyke Short Story Prize, 1041 North Taft Hill Road, Ft. Collins, CO 80521. Brianna Van Dyke, Editor in Chief.

Award Series

Deadline: 
February 28, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$30
Cash Prize: 
$5,500

Two prizes of $5,500 each and publication by a participating press are given annually for a poetry collection and a short story collection. In addition, two prizes of $2,500 each and publication by a participating press are given annually for a novel and a book of creative nonfiction. For the Donald Hall Prize in Poetry, submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages; Kim Addonizio will judge, and University of Pittsburgh Press will publish the winning collection. For the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction, submit a manuscript of 150 to 300 pages; Sue Miller will judge, and University of Massachusetts Press will publish the winning collection. For the AWP Prize for the Novel, submit a manuscript of at least 60,000 words; Zachary Lazar will judge, and New Issues Press will publish the winning novel. For the AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction, submit an essay collection or memoir of 150 to 300 pages; Gretel Ehrlich will judge, and University of Georgia Press will publish the winning book. The entry fee for each award is $30 ($20 for AWP members). Using the online submission system, submit manuscripts between January 1 and February 28. Send an SASE, call, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Association of Writers & Writing Programs, Award Series, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, MSN 1E3, Fairfax, VA 22030. (703) 993-4301.

Nelligan Prize

Deadline: 
March 14, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$17
Cash Prize: 
$2,000

A prize of $2,000 and publication in Colorado Review is given annually for a short story. Richard Bausch will judge. Submit a story of 10 to 50 pages with a $15 entry fee ($17 for online submissions) by March 14. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Colorado Review, Nelligan Prize, Colorado State University, English Department, 9105 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523. (970) 491-5449. Stephanie G'Schwind, Editor.

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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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First Novel Fellowship

Deadline: 
March 15, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$30
Cash Prize: 
$10,000

A prize of $10,000 is given annually for a novel-in-progress by a U.S. writer who has not published a novel. A selection from the winning work will be published in Provincetown Arts. Runners-up will each receive $1,000. Submit the first 50 pages of a novel-in-progress and a two-page outline with a $30 entry fee ($33 for electronic submissions) by March 15. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

James Jones Literary Society, First Novel Fellowship, Wilkes University, Creative Writing Program, 84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766. Bonnie Culver, Program Director.

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