A prize of €1,500 (approximately $1,694) and a weeklong residency at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation’s castle in the Umbria region of Italy will be given annually for a work of short fiction. Natasha Brown, Anton Hur, Ottessa Moshfegh, and Joanna Walsh will judge. Submit a story of up to 2,000 words with a €20 (approximately $23) entry fee, €10 (approximately $11) for each additional entry, with a maximum of five entries per person, by April 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Desperate Literature, Short Fiction Prize, Calle Campomanes 13, 28013 Madrid, Spain. Terry Craven and Charlotte Delattre, Co-owners.