Morton and McCarthy Prizes

Deadline: 
February 15, 2017
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 February 15. Rowan Ricardo Phillips 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 February 15. Paul Yoon will judge. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

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

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Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards

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

Three prizes of $1,000 each and an all-expenses-paid trip to give a reading at the Devil's Kitchen Fall Literary Festival at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in October are given annually for a poetry collection, a novel or collection of short fiction, and a book of creative nonfiction published in the previous year. Authors and publishers may submit one copy of a book published in 2016 and a brief biography, including publication history, with a $20 entry fee by February 2. Send an SASE or 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, Award Coordinator.

Aura Estrada Short Story Contest

Deadline: 
October 17, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$20
Cash Prize: 
$1,500

A prize of $1,500 and publication in Boston Review is given annually for a short story. Min Jin Lee will judge. Submit a story of up to 5,000 words with a $20 entry fee, which includes a six-month subscription to Boston Review, by October 17. E-mail or 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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Ciardi/Chandra Prizes

Deadline: 
January 15, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$25
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by BkMk Press are given annually for a poetry collection and a short story collection. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 110 pages of poetry or 125 to 300 pages of short fiction with a $25 entry fee ($30 for electronic submissions) by January 15, 2017. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

BkMk Press, Ciardi/Chandra Prizes, University of Missouri, 5101 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110. (816) 235-2558.

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Fall Story Contest

Deadline: 
November 30, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$24
Cash Prize: 
$2,500

A prize of $2,500 and publication in Narrative is given annually for a short story, a short short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a longer work of prose. A second-place prize of $1,000 and publication in Narrative is also awarded. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit up to 15,000 words of prose with a $24 entry fee by November 30. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Narrative, Fall Story Contest, 2443 Fillmore Street, #214, San Francisco, CA 94115. Tom Jenks, Editor.

Pushcart Prizes

Deadline: 
December 1, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$0

Publication in The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses is awarded annually for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction published by literary magazines or small presses during the previous year. Editors may nominate up to six poems, short stories, novel chapters, or essays published in 2016; submit one copy of each work by December 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Pushcart Press, Pushcart Prizes, P.O. Box 380, Wainscott, NY 11975. (631) 324-9300. Bill Henderson, President.

Danahy Fiction Prize

Deadline: 
December 31, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$20
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Tampa Review is given annually for a short story. The editors will judge. Submit a story of 500 to 5,000 words with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Tampa Review, by December 31. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Tampa Review, Danahy Fiction Prize, University of Tampa, 401 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606. Richard Mathews, Editor.

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Montana Award for Fiction

Deadline: 
October 3, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$20
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Whitefish Review is given annually for a short story. Rick Bass will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a story of up to 5,000 words with a $20 entry fee by October 3. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Whitefish Review, Montana Award for Fiction, 708 Lupfer Avenue, Whitefish, MT 59937. (406) 261-6190. Brian Schott, Founding Editor.

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Juniper Prizes

Deadline: 
September 30, 2016
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 novel or novella. 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, 671 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003. (413) 545-2217. Karen Fisk, Competition Coordinator.

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Short Fiction Awards

Deadline: 
September 30, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$0

Two awards of publication by University of Iowa Press are given annually for first collections of short fiction. Writers who have not published a book of fiction are eligible. Submit a manuscript of at least 150 pages by September 30. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

University of Iowa Press, Short Fiction Awards, Iowa Writers' Workshop, 507 North Clinton Street, 102 Dey House, Iowa City, IA 52242. (319) 335-2000.

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