Deadline: TBD 5. Francis College Literary Prize This biannual prize honors mid-career writers who have recently published their third, fourth or fifth work of fiction.
Francis College campus in Brooklyn, NY to deliver a talk about their work or teach a mini fiction workshop to St. Francis students. Deadline: Biennially; the deadline for prize submissions this year is May 15, The shortlist will be announced by August Submit any novel or short story published or scheduled to be published in the calendar year.
Deadline: Annually in the fall most recently in August or September. Deadline for submissions for awards was August 31, Deadline for awards TBA. Graywolf also offers smaller fiction and nonfiction prizes, with genres rotating by year; was a nonfiction year, so fiction is up in Deadline: Contest is held annually with rotating genres; the deadline for nonfiction has passed, and information has not yet been published.
Deadline: Biennially. The next contest will be held in , and submissions will be read between May 1 and May You may submit up to two manuscripts. Deadline: Submissions must be postmarked between April 1, , and August 31, Ernest J. Eligible authors should submit a work of fiction, such as a novel or short story collection, published in the calendar year.
Galleys for publication within the year are also accepted. Novels, novellas, and collections of short stories are all eligible. Plus, there are no submission fees or application forms to deal with; just mail four copies of your book or bound proofs to the organization to be considered.
Deadline: Annually on October 31 for books published that calendar year. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers This contest is a little different, because it requires you to already have published a short story in a literary journal or cultural website.
Short stories of up to 12, words are eligible and must be published in the calendar year preceding the year in which the award is given. Deadline: Contest is open annually between June and November. Submissions must be published in the prior year so books published in are eligible for the award.
Deadline: Annual submission window is September 1 through December Additionally, YoungArts Winners are eligible for nomination as a U. Applicants between the ages of 13 and 18 can enter for free. The Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers recognizes outstanding young poets and is open to high school sophomores and juniors throughout the world.
What is unique about this contest is that nearly winners will be chosen. What to write: The maximum word count varies depending on the category chosen and the exact final word count must be typed at the top of the manuscript.
Deadline: May 4, , was the early bird deadline and the final deadline which costs slightly more was June 1. They were also interested in memorable stories that genuinely reveal what it means to be human. What to write: Any length up to 12, words is welcome.
They have since opened this contest to all writers, requiring a short story of your choice. Deadline: This contest runs twice annually, with a deadline of April 30 and August The Roswell Award This contest recognizes emerging science fiction writers and is organized by the Light Bringer Project , who believe that science fiction is a unique and inspiring medium that encourages great thinkers and pushes human achievement in relation to scientific innovation.
What to write: All science fiction stories must be 1, words or less. It is suggested that you write an engaging story with an emphasis on mood, imagery, tone, themes, and strong characters. Deadline: Submissions are free and open in fall What to write: Writers must explore the impact of climate change in relation to the Earth or its impact on humanity. Scientific knowledge can be used to develop or exaggerate fictional situations and conditions.
This is an excellent opportunity for new writers of fantasy, dark fantasy, and science fiction. What to write: All entries must be up to 17, words in length no poetry or works intended for children will be accepted.
Deadline: This contest has four quarters, beginning on October 1, followed by January 1, April 1, and July 1.
Fiction and nonfiction writing contests Ready to share your novel or personal essay with the world? Open internationally. You can always purchase a subscription at the regular price at any time from anywhere. The mission of this contest is to reward bravery in real-life storytelling and create an understanding of our world through thoughtful, engaging narratives.
What to write: Each fictional story must be at least ten pages or 2, words but no more than 50 pages 12, words. In the event that we accept your essay for publication, it will go through a careful editorial process, and you will have plenty of opportunities to review it carefully. Our subscribers never pay a reading fee! Francis College Literary Prize This biannual prize honors mid-career writers who have recently published their third, fourth or fifth work of fiction. Not only are they legitimate but they also celebrate the art of writing and the writing community itself.
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