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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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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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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Writing Contests

Deadline: 
November 1, 2016
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. Call, e-mail, or 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.

Short Fiction Contest

Deadline: 
October 3, 2016
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. Anthony Marra will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a story of up to 5,000 words with a $20 entry fee by October 3. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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

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Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest

Deadline: 
November 1, 2016
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. Elisabeth Sheffield 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. Call or 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.

Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize

Deadline: 
November 1, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$25
Cash Prize: 
$15,000

A prize of $15,000 and publication by Fiction Collective Two, an imprint of University of Alabama Press, is given annually for a short story collection, novella, novella collection, or novel. U.S. writers who have published at least three books of fiction are eligible. Mary Caponegro will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of any length, a brief bio, and a list of three previously published books of fiction with a $25 entry fee by November 1. Call or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Fiction Collective Two, Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize, University of Alabama Press, P.O. Box 870380, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. (773) 702-7000.

Fiction Prize

Deadline: 
November 7, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$20
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Indiana Review is given annually for a short story. Submit a story of up to 8,000 words with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Indiana Review, between September 1 and November 7. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Indiana Review, Fiction Prize, Ballantine Hall 529, 1020 East Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405.

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Poetry and Fiction Prizes

Deadline: 
November 1, 2016
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 three 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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