I doubt if anyone would argue that until a writer breaks through, he works for fractions of pennies per hour. Fortunately, there are a few writing contests, and I’ll try to provide information about those here.

Since I am only writing nonfiction now, I’ll list the nonfiction contests, but you can find a great list of poetry and nonfiction contests a:  http://www.pw.org/grants]

CRWROPPS List

The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review (http://thedoctortjeckleburgreview.com) is reading nonfiction submissions! Submit your literary nonfiction pieces: science writing, medical writing, interviews, literary journalism, essays, and experimental nonfiction. To submit, please visit: http://moonmilkreview. submittable.com/submit/1193

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Ms. Vipra Ghimire
Nonfiction Editor
The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review

Literal Latte Essay – September 30 , 2017

http://www.literal-latte.com/contests/essay-awards/
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Literal Latte Food Poem – March 15, 2017

http://www.literal-latte.com/contests/food-verse-contest/

Literal Latte Short Story – January 15, 2017

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Literal Latte Short Short Story [2,000 words] – June 30, 2017

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 Fish Publishing Short MemoirJanuary 31, 2017

 http://www.fishpublishing.com/competition/short-memoir-contest/

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Literal Latte Short Story – January 15, 2017

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Boulevard Short Fiction – December 31, 2016

http://www.boulevardmagazine.org/short-fiction-contest/

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Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest – December 12, 2016

THE DIALOGUE BETWEEN SCIENCE & RELIGION

We’re looking for original narratives illustrating and exploring the relationships, tensions, and harmonies between science and religion—the ways these two forces productively challenge each other as well as the ways in which they can work together and strengthen one another. $10,000 for best essay, $5,000 for runner-up. Deadline: December 12, 2016. Complete guidelines »

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Fish Publishing Short Story – November 30, 2016


http://www.fishpublishing.com/competition/short-story-contest/

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Arcadia Press – November 30, 2016

A winner will be chosen in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Winners in each category will receive $1,000 and twenty-five author copies. The winning chapbooks will be distributed to our subscribers as well as available to purchase from our store.

We’re especially excited to announce the nonfiction category, as it’s the first time we’ll be publishing a nonfiction chapbook. We understand this isn’t a common opportunity for nonfiction writers, so we’re looking forward to all that new

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Announcing Parks and Points

Fall 2016 Writing Contest!

The deadline for the fall nonfiction contest has been extended to October 12, 2016.\

The centennial of the U.S. National Parks Service has inspired us to contemplate our reverence for all shared public parklands; these are spaces for exploration and adventure, self-discovery and self-reflection, and identification with community. Parks and Points is dedicated dually to celebrating park spaces and to promoting domestic travel as accessible and affordable.

For our first writing contest, we are seeking nonfiction submissions of up to 1,500 words, in the form of autobiographical essay, reportage, profile, memoir, or narrative nonfiction that express a moment of significance — personal transformation, awakening, adventure, exploration, reward, accomplishment, revelation — that is inspired by or set within a park space. Note that your entry is not required to be about a U.S. national park, and that the writer does not need to be the subject of the essay. First, second and third place entries will be published on ParksandPoints.com, as will the names of finalists. All winners will be selected by contest judge Leigh Stein.

Prizes

As we are a travel and points based website, we are excited to offer prizes that reflect our love for and interest in travel:

  • 1st Place $200 Delta Airlines gift card
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Tulip Magnolia tree in full bloom in front of the Sandburg Home Flat Rock, NC

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Carl Sandburg Residency

Deadline:
October 10, 2016
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Alligator Juniper Contest
October 15, 2016
  • Reading period is August 15-October 15th Annually.
  • Maximum length: 30 pages of double-spaced prose or 5 poems
  • Entry fee: $18 for each story, essay, or for every 5 poems. Additional entries require an additional fee.
  • No children’s literature or strict genre work please.
  • No previously published work.
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted, but contact us if your work is selected elsewhere.
  • Please omit any personal information from your manuscript and instead submit a cover letter with name, permanent address, phone number, and email.
  • Manuscripts should be typed with numbered pages. Prose double-spaced, 12 point font, and 1 inch margins. Poetry single-spaced.
  • Submit  via our submissions link on this site ($3 printing fee) or by snail mail (gratis). No email submissions please.
  • Note: We usually inform in January.

Alligator Juniper features contemporary poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and black & white photography. We encourage submissions from writers and photographers at all levels, emerging, early-career, and established.

We produce one annual issue comprised of the winners and finalists of our national contests. All entrants pay a $15 submission fee and receive a complementary copy of that year’s issue in the spring. First place winning writers in each genre receive a $1000 prize. The first place winner in photography receives a $500 award. Finalists in writing and images are published and paid in contributor copies.

There is currently no avenue for submissions other than this annual contest. Deadline: October 15, 2016

To enter contest, visit:

http://alligatorjuniper.org/submit.html

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SEQUESTRUM NEW WRITER AWARDS
www.sequestrum.org/contests
$15 ENTRY FEE.
Over $500 in total prizes will be awarded to up-and-coming writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Prose and poetry will be judged separately with one first prize winner per genre. First prize of $200 (one per genre) and $50 runner-up prizes (minimum two per genre). All winners and runners-up will be published in our Spring ’16 Issue. Finalists listed on the website. 12,000-word limit for prose, 40 lines for poetry (up to three poems per submission). Simultaneous and multiple submissions allowed. No previously published material. ONLY OPEN TO WRITERS YET TO PUBLISH A BOOK-LENGTH MANUSCRIPT. Deadline October 15, 2016.

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Cutthroat Writing Awards

Deadline:
October 15, 2016
5,000 Words
Entry Fee: 

$18

Three prizes of $1,250 each and publication in Cutthroat are given annually for a group of poems, a short story, and an essay. Marilyn Nelson will judge the Joy Harjo Poetry Award; Michael Martone will judge the Rick DeMarinis Short Fiction Award; and Rick Bass will judge the Barry Lopez Creative Nonfiction Award. Submit three poems of up to 100 lines each or a short story or essay of up to 5,000 words with an $18 entry fee by October 15. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Cutthroat, Writing Awards, P.O. Box 36474, Tucson, AZ 85740. (970) 903-7914. Pamela Uschuk, Editor in Chief.

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Lighthoue Works Fellowship
October 15

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OMI – Hudson Valley

Applications for 2017 must be received by October 20, 2016.

http://www.artomi.org/program.php?Writers-Omi-4
2017 Sessions:

Spring: March 24 – June 2
Fall: September 8 – November 3


How to Apply:

All applications must be submitted electronically.

All notifications will be provided electronically by January 15, 2017.

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Writing Between the Vines Retreat Application WINTER/SPRING 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE OCTOBER 28, 2016

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Tucson Festival of Books

Literary Awards

Deadline:
October 31, 2016

5,000 Words

Entry Fee: $20

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 2017. 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. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Tucson Festival of Books, Literary Awards, P.O. Box 85394, Tucson, AZ 85754. Meg Files, Contact. tucsonfestivalofbooks.org

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THE WONDER ESSAY PRIZE
https://www.wonderessaycontest.com/
$20 ENTRY FEE.
Submit an original, unpublished essay on the topic of “What is Your Life’s Purpose.” Length 1,500 words or fewer. Contest deadline is November 1, 2016. Entries must be postmarked by this deadline or submitted online by midnight. First Prize is a check for $1,000 dollars and publication on The Wonder Institute website. Honorable mention(s) will be selected at the discretion of the final judge, Linda Durham. Honorable Mention entries may also be published on the Wonder Institute website.

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Patrick Henry Writing Fellowship

The C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience invites applications for its full-time residential writing fellowship, which supports outstanding writing on American history and culture by both scholars and nonacademic authors. The deadline for applications for the 2017-2018 Patrick Henry Writing Fellowship is November 1, 2016.

The Center’s Patrick Henry Writing Fellowship includes a $45,000 stipend, health benefits, faculty privileges, a book allowance, and a nine-month residency (during the academic year 2017-2018) in historic Chestertown, Md.

Applicants should have a significant book-length project currently in progress. The project should address the history and/or legacy – broadly defined – of the American Revolution and the nation’s founding ideas. It might focus on the founding era itself, or on the myriad ways the questions that preoccupied the nation’s founders have shaped America’s later history. Work that contributes to ongoing national conversations about America’s past and present, with the potential to reach a wide public, is particularly sought.  We encourage a broad reading of such terms as “founders” and “founding ideas.”

For information on how to apply for a Patrick Henry Fellowship, click here.

Applications from published writers and established scholars are welcome.
Questions may be directed to Patrick Nugent, Starr Center Deputy Director at.

Deadline for the 2017-2018 fellowship is November 1, 2016.

Applications may be submitted via email in a single pdf document to.

All email correspondence must include applicant’s full name in the sub

Temple

November 1, 2016

Subject: Call for Submissions: TINGE Magazine

TINGE Magazine, Temple University’s online literary journal, is seeking submissions of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. The submission period for the next issue is open now until November 1, 2016. Please go totingemagazine.org for more information.
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SEMO First Novel
November 1, 2016

NILSEN LITERARY PRIZE FOR A FIRST NOVEL

Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by November 1, annually.
Reading Fee: $25 check/money order/cash, made payable to Southeast Missouri State University Press, must accompany each entry.
Award, contest deadline of Nov. 1, 2016: $2,000 and publication by Southeast Missouri State University Press and an invitation to present a reading at the University.
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Anne of Green Gables
November 1, 2016

Ends on November 1, 2016

NonBinary Review is a quarterly digital literary journal that joins poetry, fiction, essays, and art around each issue’s theme. We invite authors to explore each theme in any way that speaks to them: re-write a familiar story from a new point of view, mash genres together, give us a personal essay about some aspect of our theme that has haunted you all your life. We also invite art that will accompany the literature and be featured on our cover. All submissions must have a clear and obvious relationship to some specific aspect of the source text (a character, episode, or setting). Submissions only related by a vague, general, thematic similarity are unlikely to be accepted.

Please consult the Wikipedia entry on Anne of Green Gables for a plot summarization & cast of characters, & refer to the free text of the novel available through Project Gutenberg. Submissions which do not tie into the plot or make use of characters/settings from the novel cannot be considered–there needs to be a clear connection to the source material. 

We want language that makes us reach for a dictionary or a tissue or both. Words in combinations and patterns that leave the faint of heart a little dizzy.

FICTION, CREATIVE NON-FICTION, FLASH & HYBRID/EXPERIMENTAL

NonBinary Review accepts fiction and creative non-fiction of up to 5,000 words in length, although shorter is probably better. Fiction should be double spaced, 12-point type, in Times New Roman or similar font in a Word document or text file. Authors may submit up to 5 pieces of flash fiction, no more than 1000 words each, in this category. Please upload each piece as a separate document on this submission. Flash (fiction or CNF) is the ONLY category where multiple pieces related to the same theme may be selected for publication.

POETRY

NonBinary Review accepts poetry of up to 3 pages in length. Poetry should be single spaced, 12-point type, in Times New Roman or similar font in a Word document or text file. You may submit up to five files with this submission, but each poem must be submitted as a separate document.

VISUAL ART

We prefer high-resolution images in JPEG, PDF, TIFF, GIF or PNG format. Visual art must be related to each issue’s theme and please attach only one file at a time. Each file must be accompanied by the artist’s bio and an artist’s statement, which should be submitted as a Word document or text file, double spaced, 12-point type, in Times New Roman or similar font.

ALL SUBMISSIONS

Your 50-word bio should be included in your cover letter. You may submit more than one piece, but each piece must be submitted as a separate document.

PAYMENT
NonBinary Review pays 1 cent per word for fiction and nonfiction, and a flat fee of $10 for poetry (singular poems or a suite)  and $25 per piece of visual art, payable upon receipt of the signed publication contract. In return, we ask for worldwide serial rights and electronic publishing rights. NonBinary Review does not accept previously published work unless specifically solicited by the editors. All contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which their work appears.

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Writing Contests

VELA’S SECOND NONFICTION CONTEST
http://velamag.com/second-nonfiction-contest/
$20 ENTRY FEE.
Deadline November 1. Winner will receive $1,000 and publication. We’re looking for creative nonfiction, written by women, with a strong voice, a compelling narrative, and/or a powerful driving question. We’re interested in a wide range of essays, including literary journalism, personal essays, memoir, and experimental essays. We are not a “women’s magazine,” and are not looking for work that is written solely for a female audience. Please submit original, unpublished nonfiction of up to 6,000 words.

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Deadline:
November 1, 2016
5,000 Words
Entry Fee: $20

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Briar Cliff Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. The editors will judge. Submit three poems totaling no more than six pages or up to 5,000 words of prose with a $20 entry fee, which includes a copy of the prize issue, by November 1. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Briar Cliff Review, Writing Contests, Briar Cliff University, 3303 Rebecca Street, Sioux City, IA 51104. (712) 279-1651. Tricia Currans-Sheehan, Editor.

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A Public Space

Emerging Writer Fellowships

Deadline:
November 1, 2016

Three six-month fellowships of $1,000 each, publication in A Public Space, mentorship from an established author, and optional workspace in the journal’s Brooklyn, New York, office from March 2017 to September 2017 are given annually to emerging fiction writers and nonfiction writers. Using the online submission system, submit a short story or essay of any length with a cover letter and a personal statement between October 1 and November 1. There is no application fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

A Public Space, Emerging Writer Fellowships, 323 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217. (718) 858-8067.
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Malahat Review

Open Season Awards

Deadline:
November 1, 2016
2500 Words
Entry Fee: $40

Three prizes of $1,500 Canadian (approximately $1,160) each and publication in Malahat Revieware given annually for a group of poems, a short story, and an essay. Sina Queyras will judge in poetry, Jaspreet Singh will judge in fiction, and Molly Peacock will judge in creative nonfiction. Submit up to three poems of no more than 100 lines each, or a short story or essay of up to 2,500 words with a $40 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Malahat Review, by November 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Malahat Review, Open Season Awards, University of Victoria, P.O. Box 1700, Station CSC, Victoria, B.C. V8W 2Y2, Canada. (250) 721-8524.

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The Wonder Institute Contest

November 1, 2016
1500 Words

http://www.thewonderinstitute.org/annual-essay-contest

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ARGS Reidency

November 1, 2016

http://www.argsresidency.com/

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The Artist’s Book Grant is a six- to eight-week residency for artists to produce a limited edition book work. Working intensively in our studios, artists print and bind their own books, and are encouraged to create an edition size no larger than 100 and no smaller than 50.

The grant includes a stipend of $350/week, up to $750 for materials, up to $250 for travel within the Continental US, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. WSW can provide technical advice; training on new equipment, techniques, and materials; and production assistance.

The contract stipulates that 20% of the edition goes to WSW’s archive, exhibition, and display copies; 20% of the edition goes to the artist; and 60% of the edition goes to general sales. WSW has developed a series of archive and exhibition opportunities for our artists’ books, and artists can collaborate with WSW on marketing for a 50% commission fee.

WSW’s artists’ books are held in over 200 collections world-wide, and in nine repositories that have the majority of our collection: Indiana University (Bloomington), Rochester Institute of TechnologyUniversity of DelawareVassar CollegeVirginia Commonwealth UniversityYale UniversityUniversity of MichiganThe Library of Congress, andBucknell University.

An outside jury of artists and curators choose the grant recipients.

The residency in a nutshell:

Postmark deadline*: November 15
Notification date: via email by March 1
Residency length: 6-8 weeks
Residency occurs: 6-18 months after application, September through June

Application must include:

  • The application form
  • A complete resume
  • A materials budget
  • A one-page project description, including the media and studio needed (no more than 200 words)
  • If using original text, please include a representative writing sample
  • A CD or flash drive with up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here). WSW reserves the right not to review applications that are not formatted properly.
  • An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image
  • A structural dummy to demonstrate how the book will be bound or function when handled. (This does not have to be a complete representation of the finished piece. Please do, however, include 1-2 fully realized spreads. Your dummy should represent the book’s actual size. We do, of course, anticipate that you will refine your ideas before the residency begins.)
  • Applicants who don’t want to be notified by email can include a self-addressed, stamped envelope
  • Please note: label all materials you’re submitting with your full name (including the dummy). Application materials will not be returned unless requested. In this case, adequate postage and packaging material must be included with the application.

*All applications must be physically mailed and postmarked by November 15. 

Please send to:
Artist’s Book Grant Application
Women’s Studio Workshop
PO Box 489
Rosendale, NY 12472

Art-in-Ed Artist’s Book Residency Grant

The Art-in-Education Artist’s Book Grant is an eight- to ten-week residency awarded to two emerging artists to create a new artist’s book and teach young people.

Our Art-in-Education (AIE) program is a model for arts education and operates in conjunction with the Kingston City School District. AIE provides a high quality arts experience by bringing students to a professional artist’s workspace and giving them concentrated time to learn printmaking, papermaking, and book arts.

Generally, the resident dedicates her first month to producing a limited edition artist’s book, which is hand-printed and bound in the studio. WSW can provide technical advice; training on new equipment, techniques, and materials; and production assistance. (You can read more about the artist’s book aspect here.)

During the second half of the residency, the artist works with young people in WSW’s studios, teaching one to two days/week for three to four weeks, and visiting the students twice in school. Studio space and equipment is reserved for students during program hours, but artists may work at any time outside of AIE.

This grant includes a stipend of $350/week for up to ten weeks, up to $750 for materials, up to $250 for travel within the Continental US, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access during non-AIE sessions.

This residency has a two-step jury process: artists submit their materials, then WSW applies to the appropriate funders.

The residency in a nutshell:

Postmark deadline*: November 15
Notification date: via email by March 1
Residency length: 8-10 weeks
Residency occurs: the school year following application, October–December or January–April

Application must include:

  • The application form
  • A complete resume
  • A materials budget
  • A one-page project description, including the media and studio needed (no more than 200 words
  • If using original text, please include a representative writing sample
  • A one-page description of your relevant experience working with young people
  • A CD or flash drive with up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here). WSW reserves the right not to review applications that are not formatted properly.
  • An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image
  • A structural dummy to demonstrate how the book will be bound or function when handled. (This does not have to be a complete representation of the finished piece. Please do, however, include 1-2 fully realized spreads. Your dummy should represent the book’s actual size. We do, of course, anticipate that you will refine your ideas before the residency begins.)
    Applicants who don’t want to be notified by email can include a self-addressed, stamped envelope
  • Please note: application materials will not be returned unless requested. In this case, adequate postage and packaging material must be included with the application.

*All applications must be physically mailed and postmarked by November 15.

Please send to:
Art-in-Ed Artist’s Book Application
Women’s Studio Workshop
PO Box 489
Rosendale, NY 12472

Harpur Palate

November 15
https://harpurpalate.submittable.com/submit

HARPUR PALATE AWARD FOR CREATIVE NONFICTION
https://harpurpalate.submittable.com/submit
$15 ENTRY FEE.
Deadline November 15, 2016. Creative nonfiction submissions should be previously unpublished, original work shorter than 8,000 words. The annual winner receives a $500 prize and publication in the following issue of Harpur Palate
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Pleiades

November 15, 2016

  • Pleiades Press Fall Contests
  • Deadline: November 15, 2016
    Pleiades Press is now accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction manuscripts. The Lena-Miles Wever Todd prize for a poetry manuscript will be judged by Jaswinder Bolina. The winner will receive $2000+publication. All entrants receive a title from our catalog. Entry fee $25, deadline Nov. 15. The Robert C Jones Prize for Short Prose (Fiction & Nonfiction) book contest will be judged by Jenny Boully. The winner will receive $2000+publication. Entry fee $25, deadline Nov. 15. Full guidelines athttp://PleiadesPress.org.

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Apply for Scholarship

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THE NARRATIVELY UNTOLD STORY AWARD – Outsiders Theme
http://narrative.ly/about/untold-story-award/
$10 ENTRY FEE.
For our inaugural Untold Story Award we’re looking for an epic feature on the theme “Outsiders.” We will accept completed pieces or detailed proposals. What’s an Epic Feature? A big story that requires long-term, in-depth reporting. The reporter should spend time as a fly on the wall in the daily lives of their subjects, and become an expert on the characters and the topic (up to 6,000 words). What do we mean by “Outsiders?” We’re looking for stories of misfits, rebels, revolutionary thinkers, super-subcultures, and anyone on the fringes of society — from a secret all-girls book club in Saudi Arabia to the eco-vigilantes of Cambodia who chase down trawlers in their own beat-up fleet. We especially love stories about outsiders who go up against the establishment. Deadline November 21, 2016. One Grand Prize Winner will receive $3,000 to fund their story.
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Baltimore Review – Milestones

November 30, 2016

Baltimore Review Summer Contest.  The theme for The Baltimore Review’s winter contest is “Milestones.”  Why? The Baltimore Review is celebrating 20 years of publishing! A mighty milestone for us. Now we want to hear about other milestones. You can use the theme in any way you’d like. Submit your poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction online to our Submittable Contest category. Three winners will be selected from among all entries. All submissions considered for publication. Prizes are $500, $200, and $100. Entry fee is $10. Final judge: Lia Purpura. Deadline is November 30, 2016. Visit us at http://www.baltimorereview.org to learn more.

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General Rules, Guidelines, & Contact

Ongoing Deadline: November 30th (Postmarked)]

http://www.soulmakingcontest.us/rules.html
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Time and Place in France
November 30. 2016

The Time & Place Prize is an international literary award
established to provide the two things every writer
requires . . .
the time and the placeto write.
Join us in France!
The winner of The Time & Place Prize receives a month-long stay in an idyllic
cottage nestled among the menhirs, myths and mists of Bretagne, France.
“The Time & Place Prize is a perfect situation. It doesn’t get any better.”
2013 winner Jill PattersonThe Prize includes:
Free round-trip airfare to and from France
Free room & board for the month of July in a
private cottage in bucolic Brittany
The cottage is equipped with all the tools a
writer needs, including library, computer, free
wifi access, a complete OED, etc.
Time and place to work on your ideas

Wilder Poetry

November 30, 2015
60-100 pages of poems

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2016 Wilder Series Poetry Book Prize: 
         A Poetry Contest for Women Over Age 50Submission Dates: Sept. 1, 2016 – Nov. 30, 2016.Judges: The editors of Two Sylvias Press–
Kelli Russell Agodon and Annette Spaulding-Convy.Prize: $1000 and publication by Two Sylvias Press
(print book and eBook publication, and a vintage art nouveau pendant).The Wilder Series Book Prize is open to women over 50 years of age (established or emerging poets) and includes a $1000 prize, publication by Two Sylvias Press, 20 copies of the winning book, and a vintage, art nouveau pendant. Women submitting manuscripts may be poets with one or more previously published chapbooks/books or poets without any prior chapbook/book publications. (We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” and we welcome trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who are significantly female-identified.)

All manuscripts will be considered for publication.
Please read the complete guidelines below before submitting your manuscript.(Note: Please scroll down to order the 2015 Wilder Book Prize Winner:
Carmen Gillespie, The Blue Black Wet of Wood
Submission Requirements:Please submit an original, unpublished full-length manuscript of poetry (no translations or previously self-published books). Individual poems may have been previously published in journals, magazines, anthologies, and chapbooks, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished.Open to: Women over the age of 50 (born on or before November 30, 1966)Length: 60-100 pages of poems
(One poem per page. Note: poems can be longer than one page, we just want to make sure each poem begins on its own page and that two poems are never included on the same page.)Manuscript should include a table of contents and an acknowledgments page for previously published poems.Poet’s name should not appear in the manuscript.A poet may submit more than one manuscript for consideration. Submit additional manuscript(s) in a separate email(s) and include submission fee(s).Simultaneous submissions allowed. Please notify Two Sylvias Press immediately if manuscript is accepted elsewhere.NOTE: Our mission at Two Sylvias Press is to support poets. Your manuscript will NOT be disqualified if it was submitted incorrectly. We will not penalize you for trying and making a mistake. If we have a question or concern about your manuscript format, we will contact you and allow you to resubmit. Please know that we are on your side. Thank you for trusting us with your work.HOW TO SUBMIT:

Note: If you do not receive an email confirmation of your submission within 24 hours,
resubmit your manuscript. The confirmation email may be in your spam folder.
Please do not email Two Sylvias Press to receive an individual confirmation of receipt
of your manuscript or to confirm your payment.

  • In the body of email, please include a short bio, manuscript title, page length, poet’s name, and all contact info (email, mailing address, and phone number).
  • Email subject line should include: last name, manuscript title, and the year (2016).
  • Submission/Reading Fee is $20 per manuscript OR $35, which includes copy of the winning book.

– See more at: http://www.twosylviaspress.com/wilder-series-poetry-book-prize.html#sthash.m5DPIVqJ.dpuf

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Milk Journal 
November 30, 2015
Subject: Call for Submissions – Milk Journal
http://www.milkjournal.net/guidelines

Milk Journal is now reviewing poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and artwork for our third issue! Submissions will remain open until November 30th, 2016. Please send us your most gut-wrenching, your strangest, and your most enthralling work – we are open to all types of form and content. Our guidelines are available at, www.milkjournal.net, where you may also familiarize yourself with previous issues.

Southern Voices (Working Title)

http://www.thelizmcmullenshow.com/cfs-southern-voices-anthology/
Deadline: December 10, 2016
Publication: Fall of 2017
Payment: $50 plus two paperback copies, and an eBook
Rights: The Liz McMullen Show Publications requires the right to publish the original story in the above-mentioned anthology, in print, digital and audio forms, exclusively for one year after publication (exceptions made for “year’s best” anthologies) and non-exclusively thereafter. The author retains copyright.
Seeking Southern voices, from the Appalachian hollers to the Deep South and everywhere in between, for the new short fiction anthology. This anthology aspires to combat the media-fueled stereotype that all Southerners share the same values (and the same accent!) by depicting the diversity of the region. We want to hear the stories of Southerners of a wide range of ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, physical differences, social classes, and points of view. The stories may be contemporary or historical as long as they depict time and place authentically and imaginatively (Take it easy on the moonlight and magnolias, y’all). Styles and subject matter are wide open, but no erotica, gratuitous violence, or apostrophe-laden dialect.
Guidelines:
  • Previously unpublished work only
  • Preferred Length: 2,500 to 4,500 words
  • 12 pt. Times or other serif font, double spaced
  • Indent for paragraphs
  • No spaces between paragraphs
  • Poorly formatted/edited submissions will not be accepted
  • Submit your stories in .doc or .docx here: southernanthologyATgmailDOTcom
  • Multiple submissions are permitted, simultaneous submissions are not

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Naional Writers Association Nonficton Award
December 31
http://www.nationalwriters.shoppingcartsplus.com/f/Nonfiction_Entry_Form4.pdf

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STORY SHARES CONTEST – Historical Fiction
http://www.storyshares.org/contest
NO ENTRY FEE.
Deadline December 31, 2016. Eligibility to participate in the Promotion or to win prizes is limited to individual persons who are legal residents of the United States or its territories and possessions. Limit one registration per individual. Registered users must submit a story between 1,000 and 10,000 words (“Qualifying Story”) and designate the story under one of the following categories: i) Diversity, ii) Historical Fiction, iii) Fantasy, iv) Horror /
Suspense, or v) Teens by Teens. The winner of the diversity category wins $3,000. Winners in the other categories receive $500.

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Albee Foundation New York

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Historical Society Fellowiships
January 6, 2017

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VCCA January 15, 2017

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Women’s National Book Association

January 17, 2017
Nonfiction: 2500 Words

http://www.wnba-books.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/2016_Writing_Contest_Web.pdf

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THE LAMAR YORK PRIZES FOR FICTION AND NONFICTION

January 31

Two prizes of $1,000.00 each and publication in The Chattahoochee Review are awarded to a winning story and essay in the annual Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction, which honor the founder and former editor of The Chattahoochee Review.

  • Send stories and essays of up to 6,000 words, double-spaced.
  • Entries must be submitted via Submittable (under the appropriate contest category) between November 1 and January 31. Early submissions are encouraged. We no longer accept paper submissions. All entries will be considered for publication.
  • Submissions are judged anonymously. Please include a cover letter in the appropriate Submittable entry field with the entry’s title and entrant’s name, address, and phone number. Remove identifying information from the file attachment. We would appreciate a note letting us know how you heard about the contest in the cover letter.
  • Simultaneous submissions are discouraged but permissible, though we ask to be notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere (tcr@gsu.edu).

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MillY Colony Fellowship March 1

Located in Maine’s northerly “Downeast,” halfway between Mount Desert National Park and Campobello Island, one mile into the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll find a 150-acre island hosting a one-of-a-kind artist residency program.

2017 Deadline: March 1, 2017

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https://www.writingclasses.com/contest/stella-kupferberg-memorial-short-story-prize-2017

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2017 Literary Contests

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April 1, 2017 Book Center

Art-in-Ed Workspace Residency

The Art-in-Ed Workspace Residency is a four- to five-week opportunity for artists with teaching experience; knowledge of intaglio, silkscreen, or hand papermaking; and an interest in creating their own work while also working with local school students. Artists can work on their own projects in any of our studio disciplines.

Our Art-in-Education (AIE) program is a model for arts education and operates in conjunction with the Kingston City School District. AIE provides a high quality arts experience by bringing students to a professional artist’s workspace and giving them concentrated time to learn printmaking, papermaking, and book arts.

Spring residency:

During a five-week residency, artists teach in WSW’s studios two days/week for three weeks and visit the students twice in school. In exchange for teaching elementary and/or middle school students, residents receive onsite housing and 24/7 studio access during non-AIE sessions. Spring residents do not have to pay a studio fee, but are expected to pay for their own materials.

Fall residency:  

During a four-week residency, artists teach high school students in WSW’s studios one day/week. Fall residents pay $100/week for each week of their residency residency, in exchange for onsite housing and 24/7 studio access during non-AIE sessions.

The residency in a nutshell:

Fall applications due by: April 1, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by June 1
Length of residency: 4 weeks

SEMO Poetry Book
April 1, 2017

THE COWLES POETRY BOOK PRIZE

an annual competition in honor of Vern Cowles, a man who loved literature

Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by April 1, annually.
Reading Fee: $25 check/money order/cash, made payable to Southeast Missouri State University Press, must accompany each entry.
Award, contest deadline of April 1, 2017: $2,000 and 30 copies for the author, publication and distribution of a full-length poetry manuscript with a full-color perfect-bound cover, winner will retain full copyright of his or her work.

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26th Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize

$5,000 Fiction |$5,000 Nonfiction $5,000 Poetry | 

DEADLINE October 1

Winners receive publication, invitation to a reception and reading in their honor and a cash prize.

Guidelines

  • Submit one piece of fiction or nonfiction up to 8,500 words or any number of poems up to 10 pages. Please double-space fiction and nonfiction entries.
  • Multiple submissions and simultaneous submissions are welcome, but you must pay a separate fee for each entry and withdraw the piece immediately if accepted elsewhere.
  • Entries must be previously unpublished.
  • Entry fee: $22
  • Each entrant receives a one-year subscription to the Missouri Review in print or digital format.

Eligibility

  • Previous winners of the Editors’ Prize and current University of Missouri students and faculty are ineligible.
  • Previous Editors’ Prize finalists are welcome to enter again.

 

SEMO Short Story Contest
October 1, 2017 Up to 30 pages
Up to 30 pages

MIGHTY RIVER SHORT STORY CONTEST

Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by October 1, annually.

Reading Fee: $20 check/money order/cash, made payable to Southeast Missouri State University Press, must accompany each entry. Fee includes a copy of Big Muddy in which the winning story appears.

Award, contest deadline of October 1, 2016: $1000 and publication in an issue of Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley.

Manuscripts submitted to the contest will be read and judged anonymously.

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SEMO Flash Fiction Contest
October 1, 2017

WILDA HEARNE FLASH FICTION CONTEST

Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by October 1, annually.
Reading Fee: $15 check/money order/cash, made payable to Southeast Missouri State University Press, must accompany each entry. Fee includes a copy of Big Muddy in which the winning story appears.
Award, contest deadline of October 1, 2016: $500 and publication in an issue of Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley.

Manuscripts submitted to the contest will be read and judged anonymously.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions must not be previously published.
  • Submit a maximum of 500 words, double-spaced, with the following information on a separate cover page:
  • American Antiquarian Society

    Fellowships for Creative Writers

    Deadline:
    October 5, 2016
    25 Pages

    At least three fellowships are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers for four-week residencies at the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) in Worcester, Massachusetts, to support historical research and “imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with pre-twentieth-century American history.” Fellows will receive a stipend of $1,850. For residencies in 2017, using the online submission system submit up to 25 pages of poetry or prose, a project proposal, a résumé, and two letters of recommendation (sent directly to AAS by the references) by October 5. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    American Antiquarian Society, Fellowships for Creative Writers, 190 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609. (508) 471-2131. James David Moran, Director of Outreach.

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