This week’s batch of contests includes a little bit of everything, from poetry to creative nonfiction. The deadline for all of them is July 15.
The Bard Fiction Prize is open to emerging writers who are American citizens under the age of 40 at the time of application. In addition to the monetary award, the winner receives an appointment as writer in residence at Bard College for one semester. Applicants should include a cover letter explaining the project they plan to work on while at Bard and submit a C.V., along with three copies of the published book they feel best represents their work. Deadline: July 15, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.
The Literal Latté Poetry Award is currently accepting submissions. Poems must be unpublished and must not exceed 2,000 words. All styles are welcome. The winner will receive $1,000, second place will receive $300, and third place will receive $200. Entry fee: $10 per set of up to 6 poems; $15 per set of 10 poems. Deadline: July 15, 2014. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.
The annual Rattle Poetry Prize is currently open to submissions. The winner will receive $5,000 and publication in the Winter 2014 issue of Rattle. Poems may be any length, style, or subject. Entry fee: $20 per entry (includes a subscription to Rattle). You can submit four poems per entry. Deadline: July 15, 2014. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.
The Cincinnati Review is now accepting submissions for its annual Robert and Adele Schiff Prose and Poetry Awards. Writers may submit up to 8 pages of poetry or 40 pages of prose, per entry. Submissions must be previously unpublished. The winner of each category will receive $1,000 and publication The Cincinnati Review. Entry fee: $20 (includes a one year subscription to The Cincinnati Review). Deadline: July 15, 2014. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.