This week’s contests include poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction, with deadlines ranging from May 31 to June 3.
The sixteenth annual Boston Review Poetry Contest is now accepting submissions. The winner will receive $1,500 and publication in the November/December 2013 issue of the Boston Review. Poets can submit up to five unpublished poems. Entry fee: $20. All submitters will receive a complimentary half-year subscription to the Boston Review. Deadline: June 3, 2013. For more information, visit the website.
The Bridport Prize is now accepting submissions for its poetry, short story, and flash fiction categories. The contest is open to all nationalities aged 16 and over. The winning story and poem will receive £5000 each (approx. $8,000); the winning flash fiction piece will receive £1,000 (approx. $1,600). Runners up will also receive cash prizes. The winning stories, poems and flash fiction will be also published in the Bridport Prize 2013 anthology. Entry fees ranges from £6 to £8 (approx. $9 to $16). Deadline: May 31, 2013. For detailed information, please visit the website.
The American Poetry Review is taking submissions for their Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize. The winning poem will receive $1,000 and will be featured in the September/October issue of The American Poetry Review. Entry fee: $15. Poets may submit one to three poems per entry, but the number of entries is unlimited. Deadline: May 31, 2013. For more information, please visit their website.
The Southern Indiana Review will once again be offering their Thomas A. Wilhelmus Editors’ Award for Creative Nonfiction. The winner will receive $1,500 and publication in a future issue of Southern Indiana Review. Essays may be up to 35 pages. Entry: $20; $5 for each additional submission. Deadline: June 1, 2013. For more information, visit the website.