This week’s handful of contests include both short fiction and nonfiction, with May 31 deadlines. Check them out.
Butler University’s Booth Journal Story Prize is now accepting submissions. Stories ranging from 500 to 7,500 words are eligible. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication. The runner up will receive $250 and publication. Entry fee: $20, but includes a 1-year subscription to Booth Journal. Deadline: May 31, 2013. For more information, visit the website.
The University of Georgia Press is offering their annual Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. The award is open to short story collections written in English by published and unpublished writers. Winners receive a cash award of $1,000, and their collections will be published by the University of Georgia Press. Manuscripts should be 40,000-75,000 words in length. Entry Fee: $25. Deadline: May 31, 2013. For complete guidelines, visit their website.
Creative Nonfiction and Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability are looking for essays that illuminate and present the human side of environmental, economic, ethical, and/or social challenges related to the state of the planet and our future for their Walton Sustainability Solutions Best Creative Nonfiction Essay Award. The winner will be awarded $10,000. Essays must be previously unpublished and no longer than 4,000 words. Entry fee: $20 (or $25 for a subscription to Creative Nonfiction). Deadline: May 31, 2013. For more information, visit the website.
The Winning Writers Sports Fiction & Essay Contest is looking for the best short stories and essays on sports-related themes. The first place winner in each category will receive $1000 each. Five honorable mentions in each category will receive $100 each. Winning entries will also be published online. Entries should be no longer than 6,000 words. Entry fee: $15 per entry. You may submit as many entries as you like. Deadline: May 31, 2013. For more information, visit their website.