This week’s batch of prizes is a mixed bag of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry awards. Deadline for each is March 15.
The Bellingham Literary Review Prizes award works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The 49th Parallel Poetry Award is given to a poem or group of poems of any style or length. The Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction is given to a short story. And the Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction is given to an essay. Poetry entries may be up to 3 poems per entry. Short story and essay entries may be up to 6,000 words. The winners will receive $1,000 and publication in the Bellingham Review. Entry fee: $20; additional entries $10 each. Deadline: March 15, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.
The Colorado Review is currently accepting submissions for the Nelligan Prize for best short story. Stories must be previously unpublished. There are no theme restrictions, but stories must be under 50 pages. The winner will receive $2,000 and publication in the Fall 2014 issue of the Colorado Review. All stories will be considered for publication. Entry fee: $15 ($17 online). Deadline: March 15, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.
The Prairie Schooner Book Prize is given annually to a collection of poetry and a collection of short fiction. Fiction manuscripts should be at least 150 pages long and poetry manuscripts at least 50 pages long. Novels will not be considered. All writers, including non-US citizens, writing in English are eligibile. The winners will each receive $3,000 and publication by the University of Nebraska Press. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: March 15, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.
The Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize is given to the best short story written on a particular theme. This year’s theme is “Tales After Dark.” Stories should not exceed 750 words. All entries must be written in English and previously unpublished in a book, nationally distributed periodical, or Web-based magazine. The winner will receive $1,000 and two tickets to the performance of Selected Shorts featuring their work. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: March 15, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.