First Novel Fellowship

Deadline: 
March 15, 2018
Entry Fee: 
$30
Cash Prize: 
$10,000

A prize of $10,000 is given annually for a novel-in-progress by a U.S. writer who has not published a novel. A selection from the winning work will be published in Provincetown Arts. Runners-up will each receive $1,000. Submit the first 50 pages of a novel-in-progress and a two-page outline with a $30 entry fee ($33 for electronic submissions) by March 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

James Jones Literary Society, First Novel Fellowship, Wilkes University, Creative Writing Program, 84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766. Bonnie Culver, Program Director.

Morton and McCarthy Prizes

Deadline: 
March 15, 2018
Entry Fee: 
$29
Cash Prize: 
$2,000

Two prizes of $2,000 each and publication by Sarabande Books are given annually for collections of poetry and fiction. For the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry, submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $29 entry fee by March 15. Ocean Vuong will judge. For the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, submit a manuscript of 150 to 250 pages of stories, novellas, or a short novel with a $29 entry fee by March 15. Aimee Bender will judge. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Sarabande Books, Morton and McCarthy Prizes, 822 East Market Street, Louisville, KY 40206.

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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.

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.

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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Serena McDonald Kennedy Award

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

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Snake Nation Press is given annually for a short story collection or a novella. Submit a story collection of up to 200 pages or a novella of up to 50,000 words with a $25 entry fee by August 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Snake Nation Press, Serena McDonald Kennedy Award, 110 West Force Street, Valdosta, GA 31601. Roberta George, Founding Editor.

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.