This week’s batch of contests includes a fellowship for our Massachusetts residents as well as contests for fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Deadlines range from January 27-31.
The Iowa Review Awards is a multi-genre writing contest in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Submissions may be up to 25 pages of prose or 10 pages of poetry (one poem or several, but no more than one poem per page). Work must be previously unpublished. The winner will receive $1,500 and the runners-up will receive $750. All manuscripts will be considered for publication. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: January 31, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.
The Massachusetts Art Council’s Artist Fellowships provide direct, unrestricted support to Massachusetts artists in recognition of exceptional original work, to foster the creation of new art in the Commonwealth. Any artist 18 years or older who has been a legal resident of Massachusetts for the last two years at the time of application is eligible. All Artist Fellows/Finalists must be legal residents of Massachusetts when grants are awarded. Submissions must be 25 pages or less, but may be a single work or up to four works or excerpts. Deadline: January 27, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.
The Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize is open to all writers regardless of geographical location or prior publication. Submissions must be unpublished and should not exceed 12 pages. The winner will receive $1,000 and possible publication in The Thomas Wolfe Review. Entry fee: $25, $15 for North Carolina Writers’ Network members). Deadline: January 30, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.
The William Saroyan International Prize for Writing is a biennial competition for newly-published books and is intended to encourage new or emerging writers, rather than to recognize established literary figures. Works of fiction or nonfiction by authors from around the world and first published during 2012-2013 are eligible for consideration. Authors who have published four or more books will not be considered new and emerging. The winner in each category will receive $5,000. Entry fee: $50. Deadline: January 31, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.