This week’s contests include poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Deadlines range from June 1 through June 30. Check them out.
The Barrow Street Press Book Award is given to the best previously unpublished manuscript of poetry in English. The winner will receive $1,000 and book publication by Barrow Street Press. Poets may submit a 50-80 page unpublished manuscript for consideration. Entry fee: $25 by mail, $28 online. Deadline: June 30, 2013. For more information, visit the website.
The Southern Poetry Review’s annual Guy Owen Prize awards $1,000 and publication in their journal for an unpublished poem. Poets may submit three to five poems, 10 pages maximum. Entry fee: $20 (includes one-year subscription to journal). Deadline: June 15, 2013. All entries will be considered for publication. For more information, please visit the website.
New Millennium Writings is accepting submissions for their Fiction, Short-Short Fiction, Poetry, and Nonfiction Awards. Each winner will receive $1,000 as well as publication in an issue of New Millennium Writing and on their website. Fiction and nonfiction pieces should not exceed 6,000 words and short-short fiction should not exceed 1,000 words. Poetry entries may include up to three poems, not exceeding five pages. Entry fee: $20 per submission. Deadline: June 17, 2013. For complete guidelines, visit the website.
The Pressgang Prize is now accepting submissions for a book-length collection of stories, essays, or some other prose. Pressgang is the small press affiliate of Butler University. The winner will receive $1,200 and publication, and will do a reading at Butler University. All entries will be considered for standard publication as well. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: June 1, 2013. For more information, visit the website.