short stories

Short Story Award for New Writers

Glimmer Train Press
Entry Fee: 
$18
Deadline: 
June 30, 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 over 5,000. Using the online submission system, submit a story of 1,000 to 12,000 words with a $18 entry fee between May 1 and June 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction

Philadelphia Stories
Entry Fee: 
$15
Deadline: 
June 15, 2018

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.

Fiction Prize

Salamander
Entry Fee: 
$15
Deadline: 
June 4, 2018

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.

Fiction Award

Elixir Press
Entry Fee: 
$40
Deadline: 
May 31, 2018
A prize of $2,000, publication by Elixir Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a short story collection or a novel. Amina Gautier will judge. Submit a manuscript of 120 to 500 pages with a $40 entry fee by May 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Drue Heinz Literature Prize

University of Pittsburgh Press
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
June 30, 2018

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.

Bridport Prize

Bridport Arts Centre
Entry Fee: 
$14
Deadline: 
May 31, 2018

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.

Raymond Carver Short Story Contest

Carve Magazine
Entry Fee: 
$15
Deadline: 
May 15, 2018

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.

Short Story and Poetry Awards

Sixfold
Entry Fee: 
$5
Deadline: 
April 23, 2018

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.

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