New Millennium Awards

New Millennium Writings
Entry Fee: 
$20
Deadline: 
January 31, 2020
Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication in New Millennium Writings are given twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a work of flash fiction, and a work of creative nonfiction. Previously unpublished works or works that have appeared in a journal with a circulation of under 5,000 are eligible. Alexis Williams Carr and Don Williams will judge. Submit up to three poems totaling no more than five pages, a work of fiction or creative nonfiction of up to 6,000 words, or a work of flash fiction of up to 1,000 words with a $20 entry fee by January 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Monadnock Essay Collection Prize

Bauhan Publishing
Entry Fee: 
$25
Deadline: 
January 31, 2020

A prize of $1,000, publication by Bauhan Publishing, and 50 author copies is given annually for an essay collection. Áine Greaney will judge. Submit a manuscript of 50,000 to 60,000 words with a $25 entry fee by January 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Literary Artist Fellowships

Mississippi Arts Commission
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
March 1, 2020

Grants of up to $5,000 each are given in alternating years to Mississippi poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. This year the fellowships will be offered in poetry and fiction. Applicants must be permanent residents of Mississippi at the time of application and through the duration of the grant. Students enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program are ineligible. Using only the online submission system, submit 15 to 20 pages of poetry and fiction written in the past three years, a résumé, a brief biography, and a writer’s statement between February 1 and March 1. There is no application fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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Journal Non/Fiction Collection Prize

Mad Creek Books
Entry Fee: 
$25
Deadline: 
March 1, 2020

A prize of $1,500 and publication by Mad Creek Books, the trade imprint of Ohio State University Press, is given annually for a collection of short prose. Michelle Herman will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit a collection of short stories, essays, or novellas (or a combination thereof ) of 150 to 350 pages with a $25 entry fee, which includes a subscription to the Journal, from February 1 to March 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Short Memoir Prize

Fish Publishing
Entry Fee: 
$19
Deadline: 
January 31, 2020

A prize of €1,000 (approximately $1,100) and publication in the Fish Publishing anthology is given annually for a short memoir. David Shields will judge. Submit a memoir of up to 4,000 words with a €17 (approximately $19) entry fee for online entries or €19 (approximately $21) for postal entries by January 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

William Saroyan International Prize for Writing

Stanford Libraries
Entry Fee: 
$50
Deadline: 
January 31, 2020

Two prizes of $5,000 each are given biennially for books of fiction and nonfiction. The awards, cosponsored by the Stanford Libraries and the William Saroyan Foundation, are “intended to encourage new or emerging writers and honor the Saroyan legacy of originality, vitality, and stylistic innovation.” Writers who have published four books or more are ineligible. Submit five copies of a fiction or nonfiction book published between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2019, with a $50 entry fee by January 31. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Women’s Prose Prize

Red Hen Press
Entry Fee: 
$25
Deadline: 
February 28, 2020

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Red Hen Press is given annually for a book of fiction or nonfiction by a woman. Martha Cooley will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit a story or essay collection, a novel, or a memoir of 45,000 to 80,000 words with a $25 entry fee by February 28. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Writing Awards

Sustainable Arts Foundation
Entry Fee: 
$20
Deadline: 
February 28, 2020

Up to twenty awards of $5,000 each are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers with children. Writers with at least one child under the age of 18 are eligible. Using only the online submission system, submit up to 10 poems totaling no more than 15 pages or up to 15 pages of prose with a biography, an artist statement, and a $20 entry fee by February 28. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Writing Contest

Winter Anthology
Entry Fee: 
$10
Deadline: 
January 31, 2020

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Winter Anthology is given annually for a group of poems, a story, or an essay. Using only the online submission system, submit up to 10 pages of poetry or up to 25 pages of prose with a $10 entry fee by January 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Agents & Editors: The Complete Series

by
Jofie Ferrari-Adler, Michael Szczerban, and M. Allen Cunningham
8.14.19

This series of interviews with nearly forty book editors, publishers, and agents offers a unique look at the past, present, and future of the book industry and what writers can do to thrive in today’s publishing world.  

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