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 only 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 April 10. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in New South are given annually for a poem and a story or essay. Paige Lewis will judge in poetry and Kristen Arnett will judge in prose. Using only the online submission system, submit up to three poems or up to 7,500 words of prose with a $18 entry fee, which includes a subscription to New South, by April 1. All entries are considered for publication. 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 only 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.
A prize of $1,150 and publication by Leapfrog Press is given annually for a short story collection, novel, or novella. Cris Mazza and the Leapfrog editors will judge. Using only 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.
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Submit anything, from new to almost-forgotten, previously published if noted in an email, or rejected for whatever reason from other venues. I do work with talented writers if a theme or plot or character can be drawn out and refined for publication in Wood Coin. The magazine is uncensored as of January 2018, yet extreme literary or artistic stunts need to coincide with US obscenity laws.
Two prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for books of poetry and fiction published during the previous year. The Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award is given for a poetry collection of at least 48 pages. The John Gardner Fiction Book Award is given for a novel or a short story collection. Publishers or authors may submit two copies of books published in 2019 by February 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.