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This week’s batch includes a brand new residency opportunity as well as fiction, nonfiction, and poetry contests. The deadline for each is November 1.

Fiction Collective 2 (FC2) is currently seeking entries for their innovative fiction contests. The Catherine Doctorow Fiction Prize is open to any U.S. writer in English with at least three books of fiction published. The winner will receive $15,000 and publication by FC2, an imprint of the University of Alabama Press. The Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest is open to any U.S. writer in English who has not previously published with Fiction Collective Two. The winner will receive $1,500 and publication by FC2. Submissions for either contest may include a collection of short stories, one or more novellas, or a novel of any length. There is no length requirement. Entry fee: $25.  Deadline: November 1, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.

The Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest is seeking new essays about mistakes—major or minor, tragic or serendipitous, funny or painful. Essays must be previously unpublished and no longer than 4,000 words. The winner will receive $1,000 and the runner up will receive $500. Entry fee: $20 (or $25 if you would like a subscription to Creative Nonfiction). Deadline: November 1, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.

Reed Magazine is currently seeking submissions for their fiction, nonfiction, and poetry contests. The Edwin Markham Prize is for works of poetry and is awarded for a poem or group of poems (up to 5). The winner will receive $1,000. The John Steinbeck Award is for a work of fiction up to 5,000 words. The winner will receive $1,000. The Gabriele Rico Creative Nonfiction Challenge is for a work of nonfiction up to 5,000 words. The winner will receive $1,333.Each winner will also be published in Reed Magazine. Entry fee: $15/ea. Deadline: November 1, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.

The Paris Review Writer in Residence Program is now accepting applications. The Standard, East Village will provide a room free of charge to a writer who has a book under contract for the first three weeks in January. The residency is open to writers of prose or poetry, fiction or nonfiction. All submissions must be in English or include an English translation. Applicants should submit a description and sample of the work-in-progress, a letter from the publisher confirming that the work is under contract, and a letter from the writer explaining how this residency would benefit his or her work-in-progress. Deadline: November 1, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.

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