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Sixfold

Short Story and Poetry Awards

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $5

Application Deadline: 7/24/17

Genre: PoetryFiction

Deadline: 

July 24, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$5

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

E-mail address: 

sixfold@sixfold.org

Website: 

http://www.sixfold.org

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 a story of up to 20 pages with a $5 entry fee by July 24. Visit the website for complete guidelines. 

Sixfold, Short Story and Poetry Awards, 10 Concord Ridge Road, Newtown, CT 06470. (203) 491-0242. Garrett Doherty, Publisher.

Great Lakes Colleges Association

New Writers Awards

Cash Prize: $500

Entry Fee: $0

Application Deadline: 7/25/17

Genre: PoetryFictionCreative Nonfiction

Deadline: 

July 25, 2017

Cash Prize: 

$500

E-mail address: 

wegner@glca.org

Website: 

http://www.glca.org/glcaprograms/new-writers-award

Three prizes are given annually to a poet, a fiction writer, and a creative nonfiction writer to honor their first published books. The winners are also invited to visit several of the 13 GLCA colleges, where they will give readings, meet with students, and occasionally lead discussions and classes. Travel expenses and an honorarium of at least $500 are provided for each visit. Faculty members of the GLCA colleges will judge. Publishers may submit four copies of a book published between Spring 2016 and Spring 2017 by July 25; each submission is limited to one title per category. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Great Lakes Colleges Association, New Writers Awards, 535 West William Street, Suite 301, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Gregory Wegner, Director of Program Development.

Press 53

Award for Poetry

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $30

Application Deadline: 7/31/17

Genre: Poetry

Deadline: 

July 31, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$30

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

E-mail address: 

editor@press53.com

Website: 

http://www.press53.com/award_for_poetry.html

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Press 53 is given annually for a poetry collection. Tom Lombardo will judge. Submit a manuscript of 60 to 120 pages with a $30 entry fee by July 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Press 53, Award for Poetry, 560 North Trade Street, Suite 103, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. (336) 770-5353. Kevin Morgan Watson, Publisher.

 New Millennium Writings

New Millennium Awards

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $20

Application Deadline: 7/31/17

Genre: PoetryFictionCreative Nonfiction

Deadline: 

July 31, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$20

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

Website: 

http://www.newmillenniumwritings.org

Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication in New Millennium Writings and on the journal's website are given twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a short short story, and an essay that have not appeared in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. Submit up to three poems totaling no more than five pages, a short short story of up to 1,000 words, or a story or essay of up to 6,000 words with a $20 entry fee by July 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

New Millennium Writings, New Millennium Awards, 4021 Garden Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918. Alexis Williams Carr, Editor.

 

PEN Center USA

Emerging Voices Fellowships

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $10

Application Deadline: 8/1/17

Genre: PoetryFictionCreative Nonfiction

Deadline: 

August 1, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$10

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

E-mail address: 

pen@penusa.org

Website: 

http://www.penusa.org/programs/emerging-voices

Seven-month fellowships, which include a stipend of $1,000 each, are given annually to emerging poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who lack access to financial and creative support. Each fellow receives professional mentorship with an established writer in Los Angeles, attends courses at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program, and takes part in public readings and other programming throughout the fellowship period. Travel and lodging are not provided. Writers who do not have significant publication credits, are not enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate writing program, and do not hold an undergraduate or graduate writing degree are eligible. Submit up to 10 pages of poetry or 20 pages of prose, a curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation with a $10 entry fee by August 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

PEN Center USA, Emerging Voices Fellowships, P.O. Box 6037, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. (323) 424-4939. 

 

Indiana Review

"1/2 K" Prize

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $20

Application Deadline: 8/1/17

Genre: PoetryFictionCreative Nonfiction

Deadline: 

August 1, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$20

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

Website: 

http://indianareview.org/contests

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Indiana Review is given annually for a poem or fiction or a work of short creative nonfiction. Donika Kelly will judge. Submit up to three poems, stories, or essays of up to 500 words each with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Indiana Review, by August 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Indiana Review, "1/2 K" Prize, Indiana University, Ballantine Hall 529, 1020 East Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405. Tessa Yang, Associate Editor.

 

Leeway Foundation

Art and Change Grants

Cash Prize: $2,500

Entry Fee: $0

Application Deadline: 8/1/17

Genre: PoetryFictionCreative Nonfiction

Deadline: 

August 1, 2017

Cash Prize: 

$2,500

E-mail address: 

info@leeway.org

Website: 

http://www.leeway.org

Project grants of up to $2,500 each are given twice yearly to women and transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, or otherwise gender-nonconforming poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Delaware Valley region to fund art for social change projects. Writers living in Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia counties who are 18 years of age or older and who are not full-time students in a degree-granting arts program are eligible. Applicants must identify a person, an organization, or a business as a partner for their project. Submit a project description and budget with the required entry form by August 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Leeway Foundation, Art and Change Grants, Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832, Philadelphia, PA 19107. (215) 545-4078. Sara Zia Ebrahimi, Program Director.

Delaware Division of the Arts

Individual Artist Fellowships

Cash Prize: $6,000

Entry Fee: $0

Application Deadline: 8/1/17

Genre: PoetryFictionCreative Nonfiction

Deadline: 

August 1, 2017

Cash Prize: 

$6,000

E-mail address: 

roxanne.stanulis@state.de.us

Website: 

http://www.artsdel.org/grants

Established Professional Fellowships of $6,000 each and Emerging Artist Fellowships of $3,000 each are given annually to Delaware poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who have lived in Delaware for at least one year prior to application and who are not enrolled in a degree-granting program. Submit 15 to 20 pages of poetry or prose by August 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Delaware Division of the Arts, Individual Artist Fellowships, 820 North French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. Roxanne Stanulis, Coordinator.

 Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales

Poetry Prize

Cash Prize: $500

Entry Fee: $0

Application Deadline: 8/15/17

Genre: Poetry

Deadline: 

August 15, 2017

Cash Prize: 

$500

E-mail address: 

dogfishheadpoetryprize@earthlink.net

Website: 

http://www.thebroadkillriverpress.com/dogfish-head-poetry-prize

A prize of $500, publication by Broadkill River Press, ten author copies, and two cases of Dogfish Head craft beer are given annually for a poetry collection written by a poet living in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., or West Virginia. The winner is expected to attend a reading and award ceremony at the Dogfish Head Brewery in Lewes, Delaware, on December 9; lodging at the Dogfish Inn is provided, but travel expenses are not included. Destiny Birdsong, Christopher Salerno, and Michael Dwayne Smith will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 78 pages by August 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, Poetry Prize, c/o Broadkill River Press, P.O. Box 63, Milton, DE 19968. Linda Blaskey, Contest Coordinator. 

 

Ex Ophidia Press

Poetry Book Contest

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $25

Application Deadline: 8/15/17

Genre: Poetry

Deadline: 

August 15, 2017

Cash Prize: 

$500

E-mail address: 

dogfishheadpoetryprize@earthlink.net

Website: 

http://www.thebroadkillriverpress.com/dogfish-head-poetry-prize

A prize of $500, publication by Broadkill River Press, ten author copies, and two cases of Dogfish Head craft beer are given annually for a poetry collection written by a poet living in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., or West Virginia. The winner is expected to attend a reading and award ceremony at the Dogfish Head Brewery in Lewes, Delaware, on December 9; lodging at the Dogfish Inn is provided, but travel expenses are not included. Destiny Birdsong, Christopher Salerno, and Michael Dwayne Smith will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 78 pages by August 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, Poetry Prize, c/o Broadkill River Press, P.O. Box 63, Milton, DE 19968. Linda Blaskey, Contest Coordinator. 

Grayson Books

Poetry Prize

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $25

Application Deadline: 8/15/17

Genre: Poetry

Deadline: 

August 15, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$25

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

E-mail address: 

gconnors@graysonbooks.com

Website: 

http://www.graysonbooks.com

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Grayson Books is given annually for a poetry collection. Barbara Crooker will judge. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 80 pages with a $25 entry fee by August 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Grayson Books, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 270549, West Hartford, CT 06127. (860) 523-1196. Ginny Connors, Publisher.

Snake Nation Press

Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $25

Application Deadline: 8/31/17

Genre: Poetry

Deadline: 

August 31, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$25

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

E-mail address: 

snake.nation.press@gmail.com

Website: 

http://www.snakenationpress.org

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Snake Nation Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 75 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by August 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Snake Nation Press, Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry, 110 West Force Street, Valdosta, GA 31601. Roberta George, Founding Editor.

Deadline: 

August 31, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$25

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

E-mail address: 

snake.nation.press@gmail.com

Website: 

http://www.snakenationpress.org

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Snake Nation Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 75 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by August 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Snake Nation Press, Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry, 110 West Force Street, Valdosta, GA 31601. Roberta George, Founding Editor.

 

Black Lawrence Press

St. Lawrence Book Award

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $25

Application Deadline: 8/31/17

Genre: PoetryFiction

Deadline: 

August 31, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$25

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

E-mail address: 

editors@blacklawrencepress.com

Website: 

http://www.blacklawrence.com/submissions-and-contests/the-st-lawrence-book-award

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Black Lawrence Press is given annually for a debut 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 August 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Black Lawrence Press, St. Lawrence Book Award, 326 Bigham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211.

Aesthetica

Creative Writing Award

August 31, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$15

Cash Prize: 

$1,290

E-mail address: 

writing@aestheticamagazine.com

Website: 

http://www.aestheticamagazine.com

Two prizes of £1,000 (approximately $1,290) each and publication in Aesthetica will be given annually for a poem and a short story. The winners will also receive a consultation with literary agency Redhammer Management, a subscription to Granta, and books courtesy of Bloodaxe Books and Vintage Books. The winner in poetry will also receive a full membership to the Poetry Society in London. The editors will judge. Submit a poem of up to 40 lines with a £12 (approximately $15) entry fee or a short story of up to 2,000 words with an £18 (approximately $24) entry fee by August 31. All entries will be considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Aesthetica, Creative Writing Award, P.O. Box 371, York, YO23 1WL, England.

Sustainable Arts Foundation

Writing Awards

Cash Prize: $6,000

Entry Fee: $15

Application Deadline: 8/31/17

Genre: PoetryFictionCreative Nonfiction

Deadline: 

August 31, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$15

Cash Prize: 

$6,000

Website: 

http://www.sustainableartsfoundation.org

Ten awards of $6,000 each and ten awards of $2,000 each are given twice yearly to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers with children. Writers with at least one child under the age of 18 are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit up to 10 poems totaling no more than 15 pages or up to 15 pages of prose with a biography, an artist statement, a project statement, a curriculum vitae, and a $15 entry fee by August 31. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Sustainable Arts Foundation, Writing Awards, 1032 Irving Street #609, San Francisco, CA 94122.

Utica College

Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize

Cash Prize: $2,000

Entry Fee: $0

Application Deadline: 8/31/17

Genre: Poetry

Deadline: 

August 31, 2017

Cash Prize: 

$2,000

Website: 

http://www.utica.edu/nassarprize

A prize of $2,000 is given annually for a poetry collection published in the previous year by a resident of upstate New York. The winner will also give a reading and teach a master class at Utica College in April 2018. Submit two copies of a book of at least 48 pages published between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017, and a curriculum vitae by August 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Utica College, Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize, School of Arts and Sciences, 1600 Burrstone Road, Utica, NY 13502. Gary Leising, Contact.

New Guard

Poetry and Fiction Contest

Cash Prize: $1,500

Entry Fee: $20

Application Deadline: 8/31/17

Genre: PoetryFiction

Deadline: 

August 31, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$20

Cash Prize: 

$1,500

Website: 

http://www.newguardreview.com/tng-contests

Two prizes of $1,500 each and publication in the New Guard are given annually for a poem and a short story. Mark Doty will judge the Knightville Poetry Contest; Chris Abani will judge the Machigonne Fiction Contest. Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems of no more than 150 lines each or a story of up to 5,000 words with a $20 entry fee by August 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

New Guard, Poetry and Fiction Contest, P.O. Box 5101, Hanover, NH 03755. Shanna McNair, Publisher.

 Gulf Coast

Barthelme Prize for Short Prose

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $18

Application Deadline: 8/31/17

Genre: PoetryFictionCreative Nonfiction

Deadline: 

August 31, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$18

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

E-mail address: 

editors@gulfcoastmag.org

Website: 

http://www.gulfcoastmag.org

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Gulf Coast is given annually for a piece of short prose. Roxane Gay will judge. Submit a prose poem, a piece of flash fiction, or a micro-essay of up to 500 words with an $18 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Gulf Coast, by August 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Gulf Coast, Barthelme Prize for Short Prose, University of Houston, English Department, Houston, TX 77204. (713) 743-3223. Luisa Muradyan Tannahill, Editor.

Red Hen Press

Quill Prose Award

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $5

Application Deadline: 8/31/17

Genre: FictionCreative Nonfiction

Deadline: 

August 31, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$5

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

E-mail address: 

editorial@redhen.org

Website: 

http://www.redhen.org

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Red Hen Press is given annually for a short story collection, a novel, or an essay collection by a queer writer. Ryka Aoki will judge. Submit a manuscript of at least 150 pages with a $5 entry fee by August 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Red Hen Press, Quill Prose Award, P.O. Box 40820, Pasadena, CA 91114. (626) 356-4760. Keaton Maddox, Associate Editor.

Gulf Coast

Prize in Translation

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $18

Application Deadline: 8/31/17

Genre: Poetry

Deadline: 

August 31, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$18

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

E-mail address: 

editors@gulfcoastmag.org

Website: 

http://www.gulfcoastmag.org

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Gulf Coast is given in alternating years for a group of poems or a prose excerpt translated from any language into English. The 2017 prize will be given for prose. John Keene will judge. Submit up to 20 pages of prose translated into English and a copy of the original text with an $18 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Gulf Coast, by August 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Gulf Coast, Prize in Translation, University of Houston, English Department, Houston, TX 77204. (713) 743-3223. Luisa Muradyan Tannahill, Editor.

 

Radar Poetry

Coniston Prize

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $15

Application Deadline: 9/1/17

Genre: Poetry

Deadline: 

September 1, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$15

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

E-mail address: 

radarpoetry@gmail.com

Website: 

http://radarpoetry.com

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Radar Poetry will be given annually for a group of poems by a woman. Dorothea Lasky will judge. Using the online submission system, submit three to six poems with a $15 entry fee by September 1. All entries will be considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Radar Poetry, Coniston Prize, 19 Coniston Court, Princeton, NJ 98549. Rachel Marie Patterson, Editor.

phren-Z

Morton Marcus Poetry Contest

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $15

Application Deadline: 9/1/17

Genre: Poetry

Deadline: 

September 1, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$15

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

E-mail address: 

jory@cruzio.com

Website: 

http://www.phren-z.org/poetry_contest.html

Sponsored in collaboration with Santa Cruz Writes, a prize of $1,000 and publication in phren-Z is given annually for a poem. The winner is also invited to give a reading at the seventh annual Morton Marcus Poetry Reading at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, in November. Ellen Bass will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a poem of no more than two pages with a $15 entry fee by September 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

phren-Z, Morton Marcus Poetry Contest, 184 Kenny Court, Santa Cruz, CA 95065. Jory Post, Cofounder. 

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center

Poetry Contest

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $20

Application Deadline: 9/1/17

Genre: Poetry

Deadline: 

September 1, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$20

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

E-mail address: 

quentin@beyondbaroque.org

Website: 

http://www.beyondbaroque.org

A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a poem. Winners and finalists will be invited to read at Beyond Baroque in Venice, California, in April 2018. Submit up to four poems of no more than 40 lines each with a $20 entry fee by September 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Poetry Contest, 681 North Venice Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291. (310) 822-3006. Quentin Ring, Assistant Director.

 

Slippery Elm

Prizes in Poetry and Prose

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $15

Application Deadline: 9/1/17

Genre: PoetryFictionCreative Nonfiction

Deadline: 

September 1, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$15

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

E-mail address: 

slipperyelm@findlay.edu

Website: 

http://slipperyelm.findlay.edu

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Slippery Elm are given annually for a poem and a short story or essay. Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems of any length or up to 5,000 words of prose with a $15 entry fee, which includes an issue ofSlippery Elm, by September 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Slippery Elm, Prizes in Poetry and Prose, University of Findlay, 1000 North Main Street, Mail Box 1615, Findlay, OH 45840. Dave Essinger, Contact.

Black Warrior Review

Writing Contests

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $20

Application Deadline: 9/1/17

Genre: PoetryFictionCreative Nonfiction

Deadline: 

September 1, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$20

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

E-mail address: 

blackwarriorreview@gmail.com

Website: 

http://www.bwr.ua.edu

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Black Warrior Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Rachel McKibbens will judge in poetry, Nicola Griffith will judge in fiction, and Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib will judge in nonfiction. Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems of any length or a story or essay of up to 7,000 words with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Black Warrior Review, by September 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Black Warrior Review, Writing Contests, University of Alabama, Office of Student Media, P.O. Box 870170, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. Gail Aronson, Editor.

New York Public Library

Dogwood

Literary Prizes

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $10

Application Deadline: 9/5/17

Genre: PoetryFictionCreative Nonfiction

Deadline: 

September 2, 2017

Cash Prize: 

$10,000

E-mail address: 

younglions@nypl.org

Website: 

http://www.nypl.org/ylfa

Five prizes of $10,000 are each given annually for a novel or short story collection published in the current year by a writer age 35 or younger. Publishers may submit 10 copies of a book (or bound galleys) published in 2017 by September 2. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

New York Public Library, Young Lions Fiction Award, 445 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor, New York, NY 10016. (212) 930-0885.

Red Mountain Press

Poetry Prize

Cash Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $28

Application Deadline: 9/15/17

Genre: Poetry

Deadline: 

September 15, 2017

Entry Fee: 

$28

Cash Prize: 

$1,000

E-mail address: 

redmtnpress@gmail.com

Website: 

http://www.redmountainpress.us

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Red Mountain Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Irena Praitis will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 72 pages with a $28 entry fee by September 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Red Mountain Press, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 32205, Santa Fe, NM 87594. Devon Ross, Publisher.

 

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