Bennington College

MFA Program
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
Bennington, VT
Application Deadline: 
Tue, 09/01/2020
Application Fee: 
$70

Albertus Magnus College

MFA Program
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New Haven, CT
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
$50
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Breakwater Literary Magazine

Chatham University

MFA Program
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Pittsburgh, PA
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 02/15/2021
Application Fee: 
$0
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Chatham University

MFA Program
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Pittsburgh, PA
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
$0 ($45 for paper applications)
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Otis College of Art and Design

MFA Program
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Los Angeles, CA
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
$60 (including $10 SlideRoom portfolio fee)
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Prize for Literature

Towson University
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
June 19, 2020

A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction by a current resident of Maryland who has lived in the state for at least three years. Books published within the past three years or scheduled for publication in 2020 are eligible. Publishers, institutions, or individuals may submit three copies of a book or manuscript by June 19. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Translation Awards

American-Scandinavian Foundation
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
September 1, 2020

A prize of $2,500 and publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review is given annually for an English translation of a work of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction written in a Nordic language. A prize of $2,000 and publication is also awarded to a translator whose literary translations from a Nordic language have not previously been published. Translations of works by Scandinavian authors born after 1900 that have not been published in English are eligible. Submit up to 25 pages of poetry or 50 pages of prose, a copy of the original work, and a curriculum vitae by September 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Upcoming Contest Deadlines

Pass the early days of summer by submitting to contests with a deadline of June 15. These poetry, fiction, and nonfiction awards include a special opportunity for writers in Maryland and several small press awards. All offer a cash prize of $1,000 or more.

Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Book Award: A prize of $1,000 and publication by Bitter Oleander Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Entry fee: $28.

New American Press Fiction Prize: A prize of $1,500, publication by New American Press, and promotional support is given annually for a book of fiction. Nick White will judge. Entry fee: $25.

Towson University Prize for Literature: A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction by a current resident of Maryland who has lived in the state for at least three years. Books published within the past three years or scheduled for publication in 2020 are eligible. Entry fee: none.

University of Akron Press Akron Poetry Prize: A prize of $1,500 and publication by University of Akron Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Additional manuscripts may also be considered for publication in the series. Philip Metres will judge. Entry fee: $25.

Willow Springs Books Spokane Prize for Short Fiction: A prize of $2,000 and publication by Willow Springs Books is given annually for a short story collection. Entry fee: $27.50.

Visit the contest websites for complete guidelines, and check out the Grants & Awards database and Submission Calendar for more contests in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

Ohio State University

MFA Program
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Columbus, OH
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
$60
Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

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