short stories

Mighty River Short Story Prize

Southeast Missouri State University Press
Entry Fee: 
$20
Deadline: 
October 1, 2018

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Big Muddy, a literary journal published by Southeast Missouri State University Press, is given annually for a short story. Submit a story of up to 30 pages with a $20 entry fee by October 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Juniper Prizes

University of Massachusetts Press
Entry Fee: 
$30
Deadline: 
September 30, 2018
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 an essay collection. The creative writing faculty at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst will judge. Submit a poetry manuscript of 50 to 70 pages, a story collection, novel, or novella of 150 to 350 pages, or an essay collection of 150 to 300 pages with a $30 entry fee by September 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize

Fiction Collective Two
Entry Fee: 
$25
Deadline: 
November 1, 2018

A prize of $15,000 and publication by Fiction Collective Two, an imprint of University of Alabama Press, is given annually for a novel, a short story collection, a novella, or a novella collection. U.S. writers who have published at least three books of fiction are eligible. Shelley Jackson will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of any length, a brief bio, and a list of three previously published books of fiction with a $25 entry fee by November 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Calvino Prize

University of Louisville
Entry Fee: 
$25
Deadline: 
October 15, 2018

A prize of $2,000 and publication in Salt Hill Journal is given annually for a work of fiction written in the fabulist experimental style of Italo Calvino. The winner will also receive airfare and lodging to read at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900 in February 2019. Kelly Link will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a short story or an excerpt from a story collection, novel, or novella of up to 25 pages with a $25 entry fee by October 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Aura Estrada Short Story Contest

Boston Review
Entry Fee: 
$20
Deadline: 
October 1, 2018

A prize of $1,500 and publication on the Boston Review website is given annually for a short story. Alexander Chee will judge. Submit a story of up to 5,000 words with a $20 entry fee, which includes a copy of Boston Review's 2018 special literary supplement, Evil Empire, by October 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Writing Contests

Briar Cliff Review
Entry Fee: 
$20
Deadline: 
November 1, 2018
Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Briar Cliff Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. The editors will judge. Submit three poems totaling no more than six pages or up to 5,000 words of prose with a $20 entry fee, which includes a copy of the prize issue, by November 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Short Story Award for New Writers

Glimmer Train Press
Entry Fee: 
$18
Deadline: 
October 31, 2018
A prize of $2,500 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories is given three times yearly for a short story by a writer whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation of more than 5,000. Using the online submission system, submit a story of 800 to 12,000 words with an $18 entry fee between September 1 and October 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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