Drue Heinz Literature Prize

Deadline: 
June 30, 2018
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, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.

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Fiction Award

Deadline: 
May 31, 2018
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. Amina Gautier 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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Fiction Prize

Deadline: 
June 4, 2018
Entry Fee: 
$15
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Salamander is given annually for a short story. Molly Antopol will judge. Submit a story of up to 30 pages with a $15 entry fee between May 1 and June 4. 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, 2018
Entry Fee: 
$15
Cash Prize: 
$2,500

A prize of $2,500 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.

Writing Contests

Deadline: 
April 1, 2018
Entry Fee: 
$23
Cash Prize: 
$1,500

Three prizes of $1,500 each and publication in Gulf Coast are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Submit up to five poems totaling no more than 10 pages or a story or essay of up to 25 pages with a $23 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Gulf Coast, by April 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Gulf Coast, Writing Contests, University of Houston, English Department, 4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, TX 77204. (713) 743-3223. Luisa Muradyan Tannahill, Editor.

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Writing Contest

Deadline: 
March 21, 2018
Entry Fee: 
$15
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in New South are given annually for a poem and a story or essay. Safiya Sinclair will judge in poetry, and Alissa Nutting will judge in prose. Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems or up to 9,000 words of prose with a $15 entry fee, which includes a subscription to New South, by March 21. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

New South, Writing Contest, Georgia State University, English Department, P.O. Box 3970, Atlanta, GA 30302. Anna Sandy, Editor in Chief.

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Short Story Contest

Deadline: 
March 31, 2018
Entry Fee: 
$7
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 $7 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.

Raymond Carver Short Story Contest

Deadline: 
May 15, 2018
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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Nimrod Literary Awards

Deadline: 
April 30, 2018
Entry Fee: 
$20
Cash Prize: 
$2,000

Two prizes of $2,000 each and publication in Nimrod International Journal are given annually for works of poetry and short fiction. A runner-up in each category receives $1,000 and publication. The winners and runners-up also receive transportation and lodging to attend an awards ceremony and writing conference in Tulsa in October. U.S. writers may submit 3 to 10 pages of poetry or up to 7,500 words of fiction with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Nimrod International Journal, by April 30. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Nimrod International Journal, Nimrod Literary Awards, University of Tulsa, 800 South Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104. (918) 631-3080. Eilis O'Neal, 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 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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