short stories

Ciardi/Chandra Prizes

BkMk Press
Greater than $20
Deadline: 
January 15, 2018

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by BkMk Press are given annually for a poetry collection and a short story collection. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 110 pages of poetry or 125 to 300 pages of short fiction with a $25 entry fee ($30 for electronic submissions) by January 15, 2018. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Danahy Fiction Prize

Tampa Review
$1 to $20
Deadline: 
December 31, 2017
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Tampa Review is given annually for a short story. The editors will judge. Submit a story of 500 to 5,000 words with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Tampa Review, by December 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Fall Story Contest

Narrative
Greater than $20
Deadline: 
November 30, 2017

A prize of $2,500 and publication in Narrative is given annually for a short story, a short short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a longer work of prose. A second-place prize of $1,000 and publication in Narrative is also awarded. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit up to 15,000 words of prose with a $25 entry fee by November 30. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Montana Award for Fiction

Whitefish Review
$1 to $20
Deadline: 
January 1, 2018

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Whitefish Review is given annually for a short story. Rick Bass will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a story of up to 5,000 words with a $20 entry fee by January 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize

Fiction Collective Two
Greater than $20
Deadline: 
November 1, 2017

A prize of $15,000 and publication by Fiction Collective Two, an imprint of University of Alabama Press, is given annually for a novel, short story collection, novella, or novella collection. U.S. writers who have published at least three books of fiction are eligible. Laird Hunt 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.

Short Story and Poetry Awards

Sixfold
$1 to $20
Deadline: 
October 24, 2017

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 October 24. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Mighty River Short Story Prize

Southeast Missouri State University Press
$1 to $20
Deadline: 
October 1, 2017

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.

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