This year’s debut fiction roundup features emerging writers Zinzi Clemmons, Hala Alyan, Jess Arndt, Lisa Ko, and Diksha Basu.
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A prize of $2,500 and publication in Philadelphia Stories is given annually for a short story. The winner will also receive travel and lodging expenses to read at Rosemont College in October. Writers currently living in the United States are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit a story of up to 8,000 words with a $15 entry fee, which includes a copy of the winning issue of Philadelphia Stories, by June 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Salamander is given annually for a short story. Molly Antopol will judge. Submit a story of up to 30 pages with a $15 entry fee between May 1 and June 4. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
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.
Two prizes of £5,000 (approximately $7,000) 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 $1,400) each and publication are given in each category. A prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,400) and publication is also given for a work of flash fiction. Daljit Nagra will judge in poetry and Monica Ali 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 £9 (approximately $13) for poetry, £10 (approximately $14) for fiction, and £8 (approximately $11) for flash fiction. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
A prize of $1,500 and publication in Carve Magazine is given annually for a short story. Submit a story of up to 10,000 words with a $15 entry fee ($17 for electronic submissions) by May 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Sixfold are given quarterly for a group of poems and a short story. Using 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 April 23. Visit the website for complete guidelines.