PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants

PEN America
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
June 1, 2021

Ten grants of $3,000 each are given annually to support the translation of book-length works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction that have not previously appeared in English or have appeared only in an “outdated or otherwise flawed translation.” An additional $5,000 grant, the PEN Grant for the English Translation of Italian Literature, will be given to support the translation of a book of fiction or nonfiction from Italian into English. Manuscripts with up to two translators are eligible. Using only the online submission system, submit a translation sample of 8 to 10 pages, a copy of the same passage in the original language, a biography and bibliography of the translated author, a project statement, and the curriculum vitae of the translator by June 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Petrichor Prize for Finely Crafted Fiction

Regal House Publishing
Entry Fee: 
$25
Deadline: 
July 15, 2021
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Regal House Publishing is given annually for a novel. The editors will judge. Submit a manuscript of 100 to 350 pages with a $25 entry fee by July 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction

University of Georgia Press
Entry Fee: 
$30
Deadline: 
May 31, 2021
A prize of $1,000 and publication by University of Georgia Press is given annually for a collection of short fiction. Roxane Gay will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 40,000 to 75,000 words with a $30 entry fee by May 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Halifax Ranch Fiction Prize

American Short Fiction
Entry Fee: 
$20
Deadline: 
June 1, 2021
A prize of $2,500 and publication in American Short Fiction is given annually for a short story. Using only the online submission system, submit a story of 2,000 to 6,500 words with a $20 entry fee by June 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Housatonic Book Awards

Western Connecticut State University
Entry Fee: 
$25
Deadline: 
June 15, 2021
Three prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction published in the previous year. The winners also receive $500 in travel expenses to give a reading and teach a master class at Western Connecticut State University’s low-residency MFA program. Submit a book published in 2020 with a $25 entry fee by June 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

International Short Story Prize

The Moth
Entry Fee: 
$18
Deadline: 
June 30, 2021
A prize of €3,000 (approximately $3,623) is given annually for a short story. A prize of a weeklong retreat at Circle of Missé in Missé, France, with a €250 (approximately $301) travel stipend, and a prize of €1,000 (approximately $1,208) are also given. The winners will all be published in the Moth. Ali Smith will judge. Submit a story of up to 5,000 words with a €15 (approximately $18) entry fee by June 30. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Annual Writing Competition

Writer’s Digest
Entry Fee: 
$35
Deadline: 
June 7, 2021
A prize of $5,000, an interview in Writer’s Digest, and an all-expenses paid trip to the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference held in New York City in July is given annually for a poem, short story, essay, article, or script. Five prizes of $1,000 each and publication on the Writer’s Digest website are also given for a rhyming poem, a non-rhyming poem, a short story, a genre short story, and a personal essay. Using only the online submission system, submit a poem of up to 40 lines, a story of no more than 4,000 words, or an essay of up to 2,000 words by June 7. The entry fee for poetry is $20 ($15 for each additional poem) before May 7 and $25 thereafter ($20 for each additional poem); the entry fee for prose is $30 ($25 for each additional entry) before May 7 and $35 thereafter ($30 for each addition entry). Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Bard Fiction Prize

Bard College
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
June 30, 2021
A prize of $30,000 and a one-semester appointment as writer-in-residence at Bard College is given annually to a U.S. fiction writer under the age of 40. The recipient must give at least one public lecture and meet informally with students but is not expected to teach traditional courses. Submit three copies of a published book of fiction and a curriculum vitae by June 30. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Bridport Prizes

Bridport Arts Centre
Entry Fee: 
$17
Deadline: 
May 31, 2021
Two prizes of £5,000 (approximately $6,871) each and publication in the Bridport Prize anthology are given annually for a poem and a short story. Two second-place prizes of £1,000 (approximately $1,375) each and publication are given in each category. A prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,375) and publication is also given for a work of flash fiction. Raymond Antrobus will judge in poetry and Robert McCrum will judge in fiction and flash fiction. Submit a poem of up to 42 lines, a story of up to 5,000 words, or a piece of flash fiction of up to 250 words by May 31. The entry fee is £10 (approximately $14) for poetry, £12 (approximately $17) for fiction, and £9 (approximately $12) for flash fiction. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Drue Heinz Literature Prize

University of Pittsburgh Press
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
June 30, 2021
A prize of $15,000 and publication by University of Pittsburgh Press is given annually for a collection of short fiction. Writers who have published at least one previous book of fiction or a minimum of three short stories or novellas in nationally distributed magazines or literary journals are eligible. Submit a manuscript of 150 to 300 pages between May 1 and June 30. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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