Iowa Short Fiction Award

University of Iowa Press
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
September 30, 2020

Two awards of publication by University of Iowa Press are given annually for first collections of short fiction. Writers who have not published a book of fiction are eligible.

Literary Awards

Tucson Festival of Books
Entry Fee: 
$20
Deadline: 
October 31, 2020
Three prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The winners will also receive scholarships to attend a workshop on the University of Arizona campus in March 2021. Using only the online submission system, submit five poems of any length or a short story, essay, or excerpt from a novel or memoir of up to 5,000 words with a $20 entry fee by October 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Nilsen Literary Prize

Southeast Missouri State University Press
Entry Fee: 
$25
Deadline: 
November 1, 2020
A prize of $2,000 and publication by Southeast Missouri State University Press is given annually for a novel, novella, or collection of linked stories by a U.S. writer who has not published a novel. Submit a manuscript of any length with a $25 entry fee by November 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Novel Contest

Hackney Literary Awards
Entry Fee: 
$30
Deadline: 
September 30, 2020
A prize of $5,000 is given annually for an unpublished novel.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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Open Season Awards

Malahat Review
Entry Fee: 
$40
Deadline: 
November 1, 2020
Three prizes of CAD $2,000 (approximately $1,490) each and publication in Malahat Review are given annually for a poem or group of poems, a short story, and an essay. Using only the online submission system, submit up to three poems of no more than 100 lines each or a short story or essay of up to 2,500 words with a $40 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Malahat Review, by November 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Poetry and Fiction Prizes

Manchester Metropolitan University
Entry Fee: 
$23
Deadline: 
September 18, 2020
Two prizes of £10,000 (approximately $12,740) each are given annually for a group of poems and a short story. Submit three to five poems totaling no more than 120 lines or a story of up to 2,500 words with a £18 (approximately $23) entry fee by September 18. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Poetry and Short Story Awards

Sixfold
Entry Fee: 
$5
Deadline: 
October 24, 2020
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Sixfold are given quarterly for a group of poems and a short story. Using only the online submission system, submit up to five poems totaling no more than 10 pages or up to 20 pages of prose with a $5 entry fee by October 24. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

John Steinbeck Award for Fiction

Reed Magazine
Entry Fee: 
$20
Deadline: 
November 1, 2020
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Reed Magazine is given annually for a short story. Using only the online submission system, submit a story of up to 5,000 words with a $20 entry fee, which includes a copy of the prize issue, by November 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Juniper Prizes

University of Massachusetts Press
Entry Fee: 
$30
Deadline: 
September 30, 2020
Five 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, a novella or novel, and a book of creative nonfiction. 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, novella, memoir, book of narrative nonfiction, biography, or essay collection of 150 to 300 pages with a $30 entry fee by September 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Literary Awards

American Literary Review
Entry Fee: 
$15
Deadline: 
October 1, 2020
Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in American Literary Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Using only the online submission system, submit up to three poems, a story of up to 8,000 words, or an essay of up to 4,000 words with a $15 entry fee by October 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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