This week’s batch of contests includes poetry, creative nonfiction, and imaginative fiction, with deadlines ranging from September 15-September 30.
The Hackney Literary Awards are currently seeking submissions for best unpublished novel. Length is open. The winner will receive $5,000. Entry fee: $30. Deadline: September 30, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.
The Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards are currently open for submissions. The Kingsley Tufts Award is intended for poets in mid-career, who have previously published books of poetry. The winner of the this award will receive $100,000. The Kate Tufts Discovery Award is intended for poets who have not been previously published. The winner of this award will receive $10,000. The publication date for eligible books must between September 1, 2012 and August 31, 2013 and work must be originally written in English by a poet who is a citizen or legal resident of the United States. Deadline: September 15, 2013. For complete information, please visit the website.
The Literal Latté Essay Award is now open for submissions. Essays must be unpublished and should not exceed 8,000 words. The winner receives $1,000; second place receives $300; third place receives $200. Entry fee: $10 per essay or $15 for two essays. All entries will be considered for publication. Deadline: September 15, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.
The Mary Shelley Award for Imaginative Fiction is currently seeking submissions. Stories must be unpublished and ideally will be between 1,000 and 3,500 words (maximum length: 4,500 words). Works of fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and horror are welcome but editors are open to any stories that reach beyond those genres as well. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in Rosebud Magazine. Four runners up will receive $100 and publication. Entry fee: $10 (or $15 if you would like to receive a copy of the issue in which the winners appear). Deadline: September 15, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.