Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize

Deadline: 
November 1, 2017
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 novel, short story collection, novella, or novella collection. U.S. writers who have published at least three books of fiction are eligible. Laird Hunt 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. 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.

Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest

Deadline: 
November 1, 2017
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. Noy Holland 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. 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.

Juniper Prizes

Deadline: 
September 30, 2017
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 short story collection, novella, or novel. 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, East Experiment Station, 671 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003. (413) 545-2217. Mary Dougherty, University of Massachusetts Press Director.

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Novel Contest

Deadline: 
September 30, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$30
Cash Prize: 
$5,000

A prize of $5,000 is given annually for an unpublished novel. Submit a manuscript of any length with a $30 entry fee by September 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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Hackney Literary Awards, Novel Contest, 4650 Old Looney Mill Road, Birmingham, AL 35243.

Calvino Prize

Deadline: 
October 13, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$25
Cash Prize: 
$2,000

A prize of $2,000 and publication in Salt Hill Journal is given annually for a work of fiction written in the fabulist experimental style of Italo Calvino. The winner will also receive airfare and lodging to read at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900 in February 2018. Brian Evenson will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a short story or an excerpt from a story collection, novel, or novella of up to 25 pages with a $25 entry fee by October 13. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

University of Louisville, Calvino Prize, English Department, Room 315, Bingham Humanities Building, Louisville, KY 40292.

Kenneth Patchen Award

Deadline: 
July 31, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$25
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Journal of Experimental Fiction/Depth Charge Publishing is given annually for an innovative novel. Jønathan Lyons will judge. Submit a manuscript of any length with a $25 entry fee by July 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Journal of Experimental Fiction, Kenneth Patchen Award, P.O. Box 6281, Aurora, IL 60598. Eckhard Gerdes, Contact. 

Novel Award

Deadline: 
May 30, 2016
Entry Fee: 
$50
Cash Prize: 
$3,000

A prize of $3,000, publication by Gival Press, and 20 author copies is given biennially for a novel. Submit a manuscript of 30,000 to 100,000 words with a $50 entry fee by May 30. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

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Gival Press, Novel Award, P.O. Box 3812, Arlington, VA 22203. (703) 351-0079. Robert Giron, Editor in Chief.

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Fiction Award

Deadline: 
May 31, 2017
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. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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

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Fiction Award

Deadline: 
May 1, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$33
Cash Prize: 
$1,150

A prize of $1,150 and publication by Leapfrog Press is given annually for a short story collection, a novel, or a novella. Jeffery Renard Allen and the editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at least 22,000 words with a $33 entry fee by May 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Leapfrog Press, Fiction Award, P.O. Box 505, Fredonia, NY 14063. Lisa Graziano, Managing Editor.

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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