Contests and Awards June & July

ABZ Press First Book Prize A prize of $1,000, publication by ABZ Press, and 50 author copies will be given annually for a first poetry collection. Mark Halliday will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages with a $25 entry fee by June 30. Call, e-mail, or visit the Web site for complete guidelines. ABZ Press, First Book Prize, P.O. Box 2746, Huntington, WV 25727-2746. (304) 733-5054. John McKernan, Editor. ===== Academy of American Poets Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize A prize of $25,000 is given annually for an outstanding book of poems written by a living … Continue reading Contests and Awards June & July

Contests and Awards for February 2009

Alabama Writers Conclave Annual Competition Deadline: April 30, 2009. Prizes: 1st: $100; 2nd: $75; 3rd: $50; 4th: $25 and up to 4 Honorable Mentions. For all categories (EXCEPT Poem and First Chapter Novel): $5 per entry if AWC member, $8 per entry if non-member. For First Chapter Novel: $10 if member, $12 if non-member. For Poem: $3 per poem if member, $5 if non-member. Categories: fiction, short fiction, juvenile fiction, nonfiction, humor, traditional poem, free verse poem, first chapter of a novel. ===== American Fiction American Fiction Prize A prize of $1,000 will be given annually for a short … Continue reading Contests and Awards for February 2009


ACC WRITERS STUDIO THE 5TH ANNUAL LITERARY CONTEST. $250 first prizes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for unpublished work. Colorado residents only. Deadline: February 2. Winners honored at the Writers Studio Literary Festival in April. Submission guidelines at Writers Studio Web site: E-mail: Phone: (303) 797-5815. PLAN B PRESS 5TH ANNUAL POETRY CHAPBOOK CONTEST. Prize: $225 plus 50 copies. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: March 1.For details and prospectus call (215) 732-2663 or visit AMERICAN POETRY JOURNAL 2009 BOOK PRIZE.  For a full-length collection, 50-65 pages. $1,000 plus publication; all entries considered for publication. Deadline: February 28. … Continue reading CONTESTS and AWARDS for JANUARY 2009


10TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE OF FRESHWATER Seeks imaginative, original, well-crafted poetry. Editors’ Prize: $200. Send up to five unpublished poems with bio, contact info, e-mail, and sase for notification only. Deadline: December 15. Payment: 2 copies. Sample copy: $7. For complete submission guidelines visit website. ===== FULTON PRIZE FOR SHORT FICTION — $10 ENTRY FEE The winner will receive $400 and publication in The Adirondack Review. Entrants whose stories receive honorable mention will also have their stories published in The Adirondack Review. In addition, they will be awarded an honorarium of $30. Contest deadline: January 31, 2009. Winners will … Continue reading AWARDS/CONTESTS AND COMPETITIONS 12/08/08


THE PICCOLO FICTION OPEN — $10 ENTRY FEE The PFO is a literary competition in its ninth year of the Piccolo Spoleto Arts Festival. This year the theme is One Hundred Dollars. The word limit is 1,300. Please submit four copies of your original, unpublished work by January 9, 2009. Include one separate cover page with your contact information and title of the story. At the top of your story, include your phone number only. $200 will be awarded for the top story, followed by a $150 and a $50 prize, as well as runners-up. One story (or more) … Continue reading AWARDS, COMPETITIONS and CONTESTS 12/01/08


CURBSTONE PRESS   Miguel Mármol Prize An advance of $1,000 and publication by Curbstone Press is given annually for a first book of fiction in English by a Latino writer that “reflects a respect for intercultural understanding and fosters an appreciation for human rights and civil liberties.” Writers who have not previously published a book of fiction are eligible. Submit a manuscript of any length with a $15 entry fee by December 31. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the Web site for complete guidelines. Curbstone Press, Miguel Mármol Prize, 321 Jackson Street, Willimantic, CT 06226. (860) … Continue reading AWARDS/COMPETITIONS and CONTEST 11/24/2008


ATLANTIC MONTHLY STUDENT WRITING CONTEST Sponsored by Atlantic Monthly (The) Prestigious free contest for poetry and prose by US full-time college or graduate school students. Work that has previously appeared in school publications is eligible. Individual Poems, Short Fiction & Creative Nonfiction: Essay may be personal or journalistic $1,000 in each category (poetry, fiction, essay) each category, 2nd Prize $500, 3rd Prize $250, plus seven runners-up receive one-year subscriptions. Winners will be named in the May issue of The Atlantic. Deadline 12/01/08  Guidelines URL: ===== GLAMOUR MAGAZINE “My Real-Life Story” Essay Contest Sponsored by Glamour Magazine Free contest from … Continue reading AWARDS/CONTESTS and COMPETITIONS 11/17/08