Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Fall Contests & Competitions


Tucson Festival of Books: Literary Awards
Deadline: 
October 31, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$20
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

Three prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The winners will also be invited to take part in a panel discussion at the annual Tucson Festival of Books and attend a workshop on the University of Arizona campus in March 2018. Using the online submission system, submit five poems of any length or a short story, essay, or excerpt from a novel or memoir of up to 5,000 words with a $20 entry fee by October 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Tucson Festival of Books, Literary Awards, P.O. Box 855, Cortaro, AZ 85652. Meg Files, Director.


Southeast Missouri State University Press
Deadline: 
November 1, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$30
Cash Prize: 
$2,000

A prize of $2,000 and publication by Southeast Missouri State University Press is given annually for a novel, a novella, or a collection of linked stories by a U.S. writer who has not published a novel. Submit a manuscript of any length with a $30 entry fee by November 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Southeast Missouri State University Press, Nilsen Literary Prize, 1 University Plaza, Mail Stop 2650, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. James Brubaker, Publisher.

Fiction Collective Two: Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest
Deadline:
November 1, 2017
Entry Fee:
$25
Cash Prize:
$1,500

A prize of $1,500 and publication by Fiction Collective Two is given annually for a short story collection, novella, novella collection, or novel. U.S. writers who have not previously published a book with Fiction Collective Two are eligible. Noy Holland will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of any length with a brief bio and a $25 entry fee by November 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Fiction Collective Two, Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest, University of Alabama Press, P.O. Box 870380, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. (773) 702-7000.

Gabriele Rico Challenge in Creative Nonfiction
Deadline: 
November 1, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$15
Cash Prize: 
$1,333
A prize of $1,333 and publication in Reed Magazine is given annually for an essay. Using the online submission system, submit an essay of up to 5,000 words with a $15 entry fee, which includes a copy of the prize issue, by November 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Reed Magazine, Gabriele Rico Challenge in Creative Nonfiction, San José State University, English Department, One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192. (408) 924-4425.
Reed Magazine: John Steinbeck Fiction Award

Deadline: 
November 1, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$15
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Reed Magazine is given annually for a short story. Using the online submission system, submit a story of up to 5,000 words with a $15 entry fee, which includes a copy of the prize issue, by November 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Reed Magazine, John Steinbeck Fiction Award, San José State University, English Department, One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192. (408) 924-4425.

Writer's Digest: Short Short Story Competition
Deadline: 
November 15, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$25
Cash Prize: 
$3,000

A prize of $3,000, publication in Writer's Digest, and an all-expenses-paid trip to the Writer's Digest Conference in New York City is given annually for a short short story. A second-place prize of $1,500 and publication is also awarded. Using the online submission system, submit a story of up to 1,500 words with a $25 entry fee ($20 for each additional entry) by November 15, or with a $30 entry fee ($25 for each additional entry) by December 15. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Writer's Digest
, Short Short Story Competition, 10151 Carver Road, Suite 200, Blue Ash, OH 45242. 

Ruminate: VanderMey Nonfiction Prize
Deadline: 
November 15, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$20
Cash Prize: 
$1,500

A prize of $1,500 and publication in Ruminate is given annually for a work of creative nonfiction. Using the online submission system, submit an essay or short memoir of up to 5,500 words with a $20 entry fee, which includes a copy of the prize issue, by November 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Ruminate
, VanderMey Nonfiction Prize, 1041 North Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins, CO 80521. Brianna Van Dyke, Editor in Chief.

Pushcart Press: Editors’ Book Award
Deadline: 
November 15, 2017
Cash Prize: 
$1,000
Website: 


A prize of $1,000 is given occasionally for a fiction or nonfiction manuscript that has been rejected by a commercial publisher. The award recognizes “worthy manuscripts that have been overlooked by today's high-pressure, bottom-line publishing conglomerates.” Manuscripts must be submitted with a formal letter of nomination from an editor at a U.S. or Canadian publishing company by November 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Pushcart Press, Editors’ Book Award, P.O. Box 380, Wainscott, NY 11975. (631) 324-9300. Bill Henderson, President.
Nowhere Magazine: Travel Writing Contest
Deadline: 
December 15, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$20
Cash Prize: 
$1,000
Website: 


A prize of $1,000 and publication in Nowhere Magazine is given twice yearly for a short story or essay that "possesses a powerful sense of place." Porter Fox will judge. Unpublished and published pieces that have not already been chosen as a contest winner are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit a story or essay of 800 to 5,000 words with a $20 entry fee by December 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Nowhere Magazine
, Travel Writing Contest, 1582 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213. 
Glimmer Train Press: Family Matters
Deadline: 
January 2, 2018
Entry Fee: 
$18
Cash Prize: 
$2,500
Website: 


A prize of $2,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of the prize issue is given annually for a short story about families of any configuration. Using the online submission system, submit a story of up to 12,000 words with an $18 entry fee by January 2, 2018. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Glimmer Train Press, Family Matters, P.O. Box 80430, Portland, OR 97280. (503) 221-0836. Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda Swanson-Davies, Coeditors.

No comments: