This week’s batch of contests includes fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry and all of them have an October 1 deadline.
The American Literary Review is currently accepting submissions for its three Literary Awards: Short Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry. Short fiction entries should not exceed 8,000 words and creative nonfiction should not exceed 6,500 words. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: October 1, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.
Alice James Books is currently accepting submissions of poetry manuscripts for the Kinereth Gensler Award. Submissions must be 48-80 pages in length (single spaced). Individual poems from the manuscript may have been previously published, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished. Emerging as well as established poets are encouraged to apply. Entrants must reside in New England, New York, or New Jersey. The winner will receive $2,000, book publication, and distribution through Consortium and will serve a three-year term on the Alice James Books Cooperative Board. Entry fee: $25 for hard copy submission; $30 for online submission. Deadline: October 1, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.
The Boston Review is currently accepting submissions for its Aura Estrada Short Story Contest. Stories should not exceed 5,000 words and must be previously unpublished. The winner will receive $1,500 and publication in the Boston Review. Entry fee: $20 (includes a half year subscription to the journal). Deadline: October 1, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.
Zoetrope: All-Story is currently seeking all genres of literary fiction for their Short Fiction Contest. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication on the Zoetrope: All-Story website. Second place will receive $500 and third place will receive $250. Stories must be previously unpublished and cannot exceed 5,000 words. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: October 1, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.