This week’s batch of contests includes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, all with November 30 deadlines.
The Cider Press Review Book Award offers $1,500 and publication to a full-length book of poetry. The winner also receives 25 author’s copies. Submissions should be between 48-80 pages in length, written in English, and previously unpublished in book form (individual poems may have been previously published in journals, anthologies, etc.). Entry fee: $25. Deadline: November 30, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.
Bear Star Press is currently accepting poetry manuscripts for its 2014 Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize, which is awarded to a writer living west of the central time zone. Writers must currently reside in the Mountain or Pacific time zones, Alaska, or Hawaii. All work must be original and manuscripts should be between 50 and 65 pages in length. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: November 30, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.
Carolina Wren Press is currently accepting manuscripts for its Lee Smith Novel Prize. The award will be presented to a novel by an author from, living in, or writing about the American South (authors need only meet one of these qualifications). The winner will receive $1,000 and publication. Submissions must be original, previously unpublished novels, written by one person, in English, at least 50,000 words in length. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: November 30, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.
The Narrative Fall Story Contest is open to fiction and nonfiction writers. Entries may be short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, literary nonfiction, or excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction. Entries must be previously unpublished and should not exceed 15,000 words. The winner will receive $2,500, second place $1,000, third place $500, and up to ten finalists will receive $100 each. Entry fee: $22. Deadline: November 30, 2013. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.