This week’s batch of contests includes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction with deadlines ranging from July 15-July 31.
The Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award is open to all writers. Stories cannot have appeared in print before. Submissions cannot exceed 3,000 words. The winner receives $1,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of that issue. Second place wins $500 and third place wins $300. Entry fee: $15 per story. Please do not submit more than three stories. Deadline: July 31, 2013. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.
Narrative Magazine is currently seeking submissions for its fifth annual Poetry Contest. The contest is open to all poets but submissions must be unpublished (and cannot have previously been chosen as a winner or honorable mention by other contests). Each entry may contain up to five poems. The winner will receive $1,500, second place receives $750, third place receives $300, and ten finalists will receive $75 each. Entry fee: $22 per entry. Deadline: July 19, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.
The 2013 Northwind Story Contest is now open to all fiction and narrative nonfiction writers. Entries must be previously unpublished and should be between 1,500 and 8,000 words. The winner receives $1,000, second place receives $250, and third place receives $100. All three receive publication in the Fall 2013 issue as well. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: July 31, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.
The Santa Fe Writers Project is currently seeking submissions for its Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Awards Programs. All genres, forms, and lengths accepted including full length manuscripts, short collections, and excerpts. Self-published authors, small press authors who receive little marketing support, and international authors are eligible. The winner in each category receives $1,000 while two runners up per category will receive $650 each. Entry fee: $30. Deadline: July 15, 2013. For complete guidelines and eligibility requirements, please visit the website.