New Millennium Awards

Deadline: 
July 31, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$20
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication in New Millennium Writings and on the journal's website are given twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a short short story, and an essay that have not appeared in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. Submit up to three poems totaling no more than five pages, a short short story of up to 1,000 words, or a story or essay of up to 6,000 words with a $20 entry fee by July 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

New Millennium Writings, New Millennium Awards, 4021 Garden Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918. Alexis Williams Carr, Editor.

Spring Story Contest

Deadline: 
July 31, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$25
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 work of fiction or creative nonfiction. A second-place prize of $1,000 is also awarded. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a work of fiction or creative nonfiction of up to 15,000 words with a $25 entry fee by July 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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

Flash Fiction Contest

Deadline: 
August 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 short story. The editors will judge. Submit a story of up to 1,000 words with a $5 entry fee ($4 for each additional entry) by August 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Gemini Magazine, Flash Fiction Contest, P.O. Box 1485, Onset, MA 02558. (339) 309-9757. David Bright, Editor.

Barthelme Prize for Short Prose

Deadline: 
August 31, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$18
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Gulf Coast is given annually for a piece of short prose. Roxane Gay will judge. Submit a prose poem, a piece of flash fiction, or a micro-essay of up to 500 words with an $18 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Gulf Coast, by August 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Gulf Coast, Barthelme Prize for Short Prose, University of Houston, English Department, Houston, TX 77204. (713) 743-3223. Luisa Muradyan Tannahill, Editor.

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Bridport Prize

Deadline: 
May 31, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$13
Cash Prize: 
$6,250

Two prizes of £5,000 (approximately $6,250) 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 $1,250) each and publication are given in each category. A prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,250) and publication is also given for a work of flash fiction. Lemn Sissay will judge in poetry, Peter Hobbs will judge in fiction, and Kit de Waal 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 $11) for poetry, £10 (approximately $13) for fiction, and £8 (approximately $10) for flash fiction. 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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Flash Fiction Prize

Deadline: 
February 28, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$15
Cash Prize: 
$1,090

A prize of €1,000 (approximately $1,090) and publication in the Fish Publishing anthology is given annually for a short short story. Chris Stewart will judge. Submit a story of up to 300 words with a 14 (approximately $15) entry fee by February 28. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Fish Publishing, Flash Fiction Prize, Durrus, Bantry, County Cork, Ireland. Clem Cairns, Editor.

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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.

Schlafly Micro-Brew Micro-Fiction Contest

Deadline: 
December 31, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$10
Cash Prize: 
$1,500

A prize of $1,500 and publication in River Styx is given annually for a short short story. Submit up to three stories of no more than 500 words each with a $10 entry fee, which includes a copy of the prize issue (for an additional $10, entrants will receive a subscription to River Styx) by December 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

River Styx, Schlafly Micro-Brew Micro-Fiction Contest, 3139A South Grand Boulevard, Suite 203, St. Louis, MO 63118. Theresa Brickman, Managing Editor.