short stories

Bridport Prize

Bridport Arts Centre
Entry Fee: 
$15
Deadline: 
May 31, 2019

Two prizes of £5,000 (approximately $6,430) 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 $1,290) each and publication are given in each category. A prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,290) and publication is also given for a work of flash fiction. Hollie McNish will judge in poetry and Kirsty Logan 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 £10 (approximately $13) for poetry, £12 (approximately $15) for fiction, and £9 (approximately $12) for flash fiction. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Drue Heinz Literature Prize

University of Pittsburgh Press
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
June 30, 2019

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.

Fiction Prize

Salamander
Entry Fee: 
$15
Deadline: 
June 3, 2019

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Salamander is given annually for a short story. Wayétu Moore will judge. Submit a story of up to 30 pages with a $15 entry fee between May 1 and June 3. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Katherine Anne Porter Prize

University of North Texas Press
Entry Fee: 
$25
Deadline: 
June 30, 2019
A prize of $1,000 and publication by University of North Texas Press is given annually for a collection of short fiction. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 100 to 200 pages with a $25 entry fee between May 1 and June 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Hudson Prize

Black Lawrence Press
Entry Fee: 
$25
Deadline: 
April 12, 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 April 12. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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.

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.

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