This week’s batch of contests includes poetry, general fiction, military fiction, and mixed genre. Deadlines range from Nov 18-Dec 1.
The Crab Orchard Review Open Competition awards two prizes for two poetry collections by U.S. poets. The winners receive $4,000 each and publication by Southern Illinois University Press. Manuscripts are recommended to be a minimum of 50 pages to a recommended maximum of 100 pages of original poetry (12 pt. type preferred). No more than one poem should appear on a page. Entry fee: $25 ($28 online). Deadline: November 18, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.
The Fish Publishing Short Story Prize is now open for submissions. The competition is open to writers of any nationality writing in English. Ten stories will be published in the 2014 Fish Anthology (first, second, third and seven honorable mentions). The winner will receive €3,000 (approximately $4,048) and publication in the Fish Publishing anthology. Stories may be up to 5,000 words. Entry fee: €20 (approximately $27). Deadline: November 30, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.
The New England Book Festival will consider nonfiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children’s books, young adult, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, photography/art, poetry, gay literature, regional literature, spiritual, business books, unpublished stories and compilations/anthologies. All entries must be in English. The winner will receive $1,500 and a trip to our awards ceremony at the Omni Parker House hotel in Boston, to be held in January. Books published on or after Jan. 1, 2010 are eligible. Entry fee: $50. Deadline: November 25, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.
The American Library Association’s W.Y. Boyd Literary Award is given annually for a novel set in a period when the United States was at war. The work must have been published during the year prior to the award. Young adult and adult novels only. The winner will receive $5,000. Deadline: December 1, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.