Hudson Prize

Deadline: 
March 31, 2018
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, 279 Claremont Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10552.

Literary Awards

Deadline: 
March 23, 2018
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. Jesse Nathan will judge in poetry, and Rachel Khong 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 23. 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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Literary Awards

Deadline: 
March 15, 2018
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. Maggie Smith will judge in poetry, Carmen Maria Machado will judge in fiction, and Kiese Laymon 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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Literary Awards

Deadline: 
March 15, 2018
Entry Fee: 
$20
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Bellingham Review are given annually for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The 49th Parallel Award for Poetry is given for a poem or group of poems; Oliver de la Paz will judge. The Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction is given for a short story; Debra Dean will judge. The Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction is given for an essay; Jenny Boully will judge. Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems of any length, three pieces of flash fiction or nonfiction of up to 1,500 words each, or a story or essay of up to 6,000 words with a $20 entry fee ($10 for each additional entry), which includes a copy of the prize issue, by March 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Bellingham Review, Literary Awards, Western Washington University, Mail Stop 9053, Old Main 245, Bellingham, WA 98225. Mike Oliphant, Managing Editor. 

New Millennium Awards

Deadline: 
January 31, 2018
Entry Fee: 
$20
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication in New Millennium Writings are given twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a work of flash fiction, and a work of creative nonfiction. Previously unpublished works or works that have appeared in a journal with a circulation of under 5,000 are eligible. Alexis Williams Carr and Don Williams will judge. Submit up to three poems totaling no more than five pages, a work of fiction or creative nonfiction of up to 6,000 words, or a work of flash fiction of up to 1,000 words with a $20 entry fee by January 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

New Millennium Writings, New Millennium Awards, 4021 Garden Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918. Alexis Williams Carr, Editor.

Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards

Deadline: 
February 2, 2018
Entry Fee: 
$20
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

Five prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for a poetry collection by an emerging writer, a poetry collection by an established writer, a book of literary fiction, a book of genre fiction, and a book of creative nonfiction published in the previous year. The winners will also receive an all-expenses-paid trip to give a reading at the Devil's Kitchen Fall Literary Festival at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Authors and publishers may submit a book published in 2017 and a brief biography, including publication history, with a $20 entry fee by February 2. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Southern Illinois University, Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards, English Department, Mail Code 4503, 1000 Faner Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901. Jon Tribble, Awards Coordinator. 

First Novel Fellowship

Deadline: 
March 15, 2018
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. 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.

Lamar York Prizes

Deadline: 
January 31, 2018
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. Using the online submission system, submit a story or essay of up to 6,000 words with an $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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Morton and McCarthy Prizes

Deadline: 
March 15, 2018
Entry Fee: 
$29
Cash Prize: 
$2,000

Two prizes of $2,000 each and publication by Sarabande Books are given annually for collections of poetry and fiction. For the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry, submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $29 entry fee by March 15. Ocean Vuong will judge. For the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, submit a manuscript of 150 to 250 pages of stories, novellas, or a short novel with a $29 entry fee by March 15. Aimee Bender will judge. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Sarabande Books, Morton and McCarthy Prizes, 822 East Market Street, Louisville, KY 40206.

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Nelligan Prize

Deadline: 
March 14, 2018
Entry Fee: 
$15
Cash Prize: 
$2,000

A prize of $2,000 and publication in Colorado Review is given annually for a short story. Margot Livesey will judge. Submit a story of any length with a $15 entry fee ($17 for online submissions) by March 14. All entries are considered for publication. 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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