Writing Contest

Deadline: 
March 15, 2017
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. Mark Doty will judge in poetry and Porochista Khakpour 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 15. 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. Stephanie Devine, Editor in Chief.

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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 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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Nimrod Literary Awards

Deadline: 
April 30, 2017
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. The winners also receive transportation and lodging to attend an awards ceremony and writing conference in Tulsa in October. A runner-up in each category receives $1,000 and publication in Nimrod International Journal. 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 Prize

Deadline: 
May 15, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$0
Cash Prize: 
$50,000

A prize of $50,000 is given biennially for a third, fourth, or fifth published book of fiction. Self-published books and English translations are eligible. Jeffery Renard Allen, Ellen Litman, and Rene Steinke will judge. Submit five copies of a short story collection or novel published between June 2015 and May 2017 by May 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

St. Francis College, Literary Prize, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Ian Maloney, Contact.

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Writing Contests

Deadline: 
April 9, 2017
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 9. 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. Adrienne Perry, Editor.

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Literary Awards

Deadline: 
March 15, 2017
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; Robert Cording will judge. The Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction is given for a short story; John Dufresne will judge. The Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction is given for an essay; Julie Marie Wade will judge. Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems of any length 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. Dayna Patterson, Managing Editor.

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.

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