This week’s batch of contests include a nonfiction contest, 2 poetry contests, and one quirky novel contest, with deadlines ranging from September 10-October 1.
The Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize is currently seeking submissions for the best creative nonfiction piece. Essays should not exceed 10,000 words. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in Hunger Mountain, the Vermont College Journal of Arts & Letters. Two honorable mentions will receive $100 each. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: September 10, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.
The Philip Levine Prize in Poetry is an annual book contest sponsored by the MFA Program at California State University, Fresno. Manuscript should be original poetry, not previously published in book form, and should be 48-100 pages, with no more than one poem per page. The winner will receive $2,000, book publication by Anhinga Press, and 25 copies of the book. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: September 30, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.
The Quirk Books “Looking for Love” Fiction Contest is now open for submissions. Entries should be love stories that are “fresh, fun, and strikingly unconventional.” The contest is open to any professional or nonprofessional writer, regardless of nationality, but the work must be written in English. All manuscripts must be original works of book length (at least 50,000 words). The winner will receive a $10,000 advance against royalties and publication by Quirk Books. There is no entry fee. Deadline: October 1, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.
The Red Hen Press Poetry Award is currently accepting submissions for original poems of any theme. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in the Los Angeles Times Review. Entry fee: $20 for up to three poems, maximum 120 lines each. Deadline: September 30, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.