short stories

Literary Awards

The Pinch
Entry Fee: 
$20
Deadline: 
April 1, 2019
Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in the Pinch are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Emily Skaja will judge in poetry, Amy Bonnaffons will judge in fiction, and Elissa Washuta will judge in nonfiction. Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems of any length or a short story or essay of up to 5,000 words with a $20 entry fee ($10 for each additional entry) by April 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Literary Awards

Bellingham Review
Entry Fee: 
$20
Deadline: 
March 31, 2019
Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Bellingham Review are given annually for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The 49th Parallel Award for Poetry is given for a poem or group of poems; Nickole Brown will judge. The Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction is given for a short story; Robin Hemley will judge. The Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction is given for an essay; Ira Sukrungruang will judge. Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems of any length, three pieces of flash fiction or nonfiction of up to 1,500 words each, or a story or essay of up to 6,000 words with a $20 entry fee ($10 for each additional entry), which includes a copy of the prize issue, by March 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Fiction Award

Leapfrog Press
Entry Fee: 
$33
Deadline: 
May 1, 2019

A prize of $1,150 and publication by Leapfrog Press is given annually for a short story collection, a novel, or a novella. Ramona Ausubel and the Leapfrog editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at least 22,000 words with a $33 entry fee by May 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Hudson Prize

Black Lawrence Press
Entry Fee: 
$25
Deadline: 
March 31, 2019

A prize of $1,000, publication by Black Lawrence Press, and 10 author copies is given annually for a collection of poems or short stories. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a poetry manuscript of 45 to 95 pages or a fiction manuscript of 120 to 280 pages with a $25 entry fee by March 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

David Nathan Meyerson Fiction Prize

Southwest Review
Entry Fee: 
$25
Deadline: 
May 1, 2019

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Southwest Review is given annually for a short story by a writer who has not published a full-length book of fiction. Submit a story of up to 8,000 words with a $25 entry fee by May 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Literary Awards

Enizagam
Entry Fee: 
$20
Deadline: 
March 28, 2019

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Enizagam are given annually for a group of poems and a short story. Tongo Eisen-Martin will judge in poetry and Shanthi Sekaran will judge in fiction. Using the online submission system, submit up to 10 pages of poetry or a short story of up to 4,000 words with a $20 entry fee by March 28. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Writing Contests

Gulf Coast
Entry Fee: 
$23
Deadline: 
April 15, 2019
Three prizes of $1,500 each and publication in Gulf Coast are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Submit up to five poems totaling no more than 10 pages or a story or essay of up to 25 pages with a $23 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Gulf Coast, by April 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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