This week’s batch of contests includes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. The deadline for each of them is April 30.
The University of Pittsburgh Press is currently accepting submissions for the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize for a first full-length book of poems. The award is open to any poet writing in English who has not had a full-length book of poetry published previously, with full-length being defined as a volume of 48 or more pages published in an edition of 750 or more copies. The winner will receive $5,000 and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: April 30, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.
Late Night Library is now accepting submissions for the 2014 Debut-litzer Prizes in the categories of fiction and poetry. Only debut books first published in North America between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013 are eligible. Debut novels, short story collections, and novellas are eligible in the category of fiction. Debut poetry collections and chapbooks are eligible in the category of poetry. The winner in each category will receive a cash award of $1,000 and a featured appearance on Late Night Conversation. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: April 30, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.
The Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award is open to all writers. Stories cannot have appeared in print before. Submissions cannot exceed 3,000 words. The winner receives $1,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of that issue. Second place wins $500 and third place wins $300. Entry fee: $15 per story. Please do not submit more than three stories. Deadline: April 30, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.
The Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry is currently accepting submissions for the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction and the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. Poetry submissions may be 3-10 pages of poetry (either one long poem or several short poems). Prose submissions may be up to 7,500 words. Excerpts from novels are allowed as long as they are self-contained. The winner in each category will receive $2,000 and publication; the runner up will receive $1,000 and publication. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: April 30, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.