This week’s batch includes a little something for everyone: mystery, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and even a residency program. Deadlines range from July 31 – August 1.
The Amy Clampitt Fund Residency Program is open to poets and established writers and grants free use of the Amy Clampitt House for a six to twelve month period beginning on February 3, 2014 and ending on January 17, 2015. The resident fellow receives a $2,500 monthly stipend and is expected to reside in the house full time and focus exclusively on his/her creative work. The resident is also expected to give occasional readings in the local community. Deadline: August 1, 2013. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.
The Hillerman Prize is now open to any writer, of any nationality, who has never been the author of a published mystery, and is not under contract with a publisher for publication of a mystery. All manuscripts submitted must be original works of at least 60,000 words written in English. Murder or serious crimes must be at the core of the story and the story must be set in the Southwest United States. The winning manuscript will be published by St. Martin’s Press and the winner will receive a $10,000 advance against future royalties. Deadline: August 1, 2013. For complete details and submission guidelines, please visit the website.
The Narrative Spring Story Contest is open to fiction and nonfiction writers. Entries may be short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, literary nonfiction, or excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction. Entries must be previously unpublished and should not exceed 15,000 words. The winner will receive $2,500, second place $1,000, third place $500, and up to ten finalists will receive $100 each. Entry fee: $22. Deadline: July 31, 2013. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.
A Room of Her Own Foundation is now accepting submissions for its Orlando Prizes. Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Los Angeles Review will be awarded to a poem, a short story, a short short story, and an essay by a woman writer. Poems may be up to 36 lines, short short stories may be up to 500 words, short stories may be up to 1,500 words, and essays may be up to 1,500 words. Entry fee: $15 per submission. Deadline: July 31, 2013. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.