University of Kansas

MFA Program
Poetry, Fiction
Lawrence, KS
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 12/31/2020
Application Fee: 
$65: Domestic. $85: International
Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Cottonwood, Coal City Review, Kiosk, LandLocked

University of Texas at El Paso

MFA Program
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
El Paso, TX
Application Deadline: 
Tue, 02/02/2021
Application Fee: 
$45 ($80 for international applicants)
Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

A.I.R. Studio Paducah

A.I.R. Studio Paducah offers residencies of two weeks to three months to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Lower Town Arts District of Paducah, Kentucky. Residents are provided with a private apartment and studio space. The cost of the residency is $550 for two weeks and $875 for a month. For residencies in 2021, writers submitted up to five poems of any length or up to 10 pages of prose, a résumé, a writer’s statement, and contact information for three references with a $25 application fee by February 15, 2020. Visit the website for more information.

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Event Date: 
August 8, 2020
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Financial Aid?: 
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
August 8, 2020
Free Admission: 
Contact Information: 

A.I.R. Studio Paducah, 4410 Oglethorpe Street #609, Hyattsville, MD 20781. 
(301) 454-0433. Kay Lindsey, Communications Coordinator.

Kay Lindsey
Communications Coordinator
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Upcoming Contest Deadlines

The end of the month and its last contest deadlines are arriving sooner than you might expect. With a deadline of July 30 or July 31, these awards include opportunities to publish single poems and flash fiction, as well as longer projects. All offer a cash prize of $1,000 or more.

Bard College Fiction Prize: 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. Deadline: July 30. Entry fee: none.

Howling Bird Press Book Contest: A prize of $1,000 and publication by Howling Bird Press is given in alternating years for a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. The 2021 prize will be awarded in poetry. Deadline: July 31. Entry fee: $25.

Munster Literature Centre Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition: A prize of €2,000 (approximately $2,180) and publication in Southword is given annually for a short story. The winner also receives a weeklong residency at the Anam Cara Writer’s Retreat on the Beara Peninsula in West Cork and accommodation at the Cork International Short Story Festival. Billy O’Callaghan will judge. Deadline: July 31. Entry fee: €18 (approximately $20).

Narrative Spring Story Contest: A prize of $2,500 and publication in Narrative is given annually for a short story, a short short story, an essay, a short work of graphic fiction or creative nonfiction, or an excerpt from a work of fiction or creative nonfiction. A second-place prize of $1,000 is also awarded. The editors will judge. Deadline: July 31. Entry fee: $27.

New Millennium Writings New Millennium Awards: Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication in New Millennium Writings and on the journal’s website are given twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a short short story, and an essay that have not appeared in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. All entries are considered for publication. Deadline: July 31. Entry fee: $20.

Prairie Heritage, Inc. Jan Garton Prairie Heritage Book Award: A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction published in the previous year that “illuminates the heritage of North America’s mid-continental prairies.” Deadline: July 31. Entry fee: none.

Press 53 Award for Poetry: A prize of $1,000, publication by Press 53, and 50 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Tom Lombardo will judge. Deadline: July 31. Entry fee: none.

Red Hen Press Novella Award: A prize of $1,000 and publication by Red Hen Press is given annually for a novella. Donna Hemans will judge. Deadline: July 31. Entry fee: $25.

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.

Kenneth Patchen Award

Journal of Experimental Fiction
Entry Fee: 
August 31, 2020
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Journal of Experimental Fiction and JEF Books is given annually for an innovative novel. Submit a manuscript of any length with a $25 entry fee by August 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.


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