Fiction Award

Deadline: 
May 31, 2016
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. The editors will judge. Submit a manuscript of 120 to 500 pages with a $40 entry fee by May 31. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Elixir Press, Fiction Award, P.O. Box 27029, Denver, CO 80227.

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Bridport Prize

Deadline: 
May 31, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$13
Cash Prize: 
$7,150

Two prizes of £5,000 (approximately $7,150) each and publication in the Bridport Prize anthology are given annually for a poem and a short story. Two second-place prizes of £1,000 (approximately $1,430) each and publication are given in each category. A prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,430) and publication is also given for a work of flash fiction. Patience Agbabi will judge in poetry, Tessa Hadley will judge in fiction, and Tim Stevenson will judge in flash fiction. Submit a poem of up to 42 lines, a story of up to 5,000 words, or a piece of flash fiction of up to 250 words by May 31. The entry fee is £9 (approximately $13) for poetry, £10 (approximately $14) for fiction, and £8 (approximately $11) for flash fiction. Send an SASE or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport Prize, P.O. Box 6910, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 9BQ, England. Kate Wilson, Prize Administrator.

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Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction

Deadline: 
June 15, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$12
Cash Prize: 
$2,000

A prize of $2,000 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 $12 entry fee, which includes a subscription to 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.

Fiction Prize

Deadline: 
June 1, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$15
Cash Prize: 
$1,500

A prize of $1,500 and publication in Salamander is given annually for a short story. Submit a story of up to 30 pages with a $15 entry fee by June 1. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Salamander, Fiction Prize, Suffolk University, English Department, 8 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108.

Literary Prizes

Deadline: 
April 21, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$15
Cash Prize: 
$2,000

Three prizes of $2,000 each and publication in Crab Orchard Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Using the online submission system, submit a poem of up to five pages, a short story of up to 6,000 words, or an essay of up to 6,500 words with a $15 entry fee, which includes a copy of the prize issue, by April 21. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Crab Orchard Review, Literary Prizes, Southern Illinois University, English Department, Mail Code 4503, Carbondale, IL 62901. Jon Tribble, Managing Editor.

Paterson Fiction Prize

Deadline: 
April 1, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$0
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a novel or short story collection published in the previous year. Publishers may submit two copies of a book published in 2015 by April 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Passaic County Community College, Paterson Fiction Prize, Poetry Center, 1 College Boulevard, Paterson, NJ 07505. (973) 684-6555. Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Executive Director.

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