This week’s batch of prizes includes a mix of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Deadlines range from Aug 1-15.
The Malahat Review invites emerging and established writers from Canada, the United States, and elsewhere to enter the Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Contest. A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the best work that embraces, but is not limited to, the personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, social commentary, travel writing, historical accounts, and biography, all enhanced by such elements as description, dramatic scenes, dialogue, and characterization. All entries should be previously unpublished, and between 2,000-3,000 words in length. Entry fee: $35 for Canadian entries, $40 for U.S. entries, and $45 elsewhere. Additional entries are $15 per submission. Deadline: August 1, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.
The Indiana Review is now accepting submissions for its annual Half-K Prize. The award is given to the best poem or short short story under 500 words. The winner receives $1,000 and publication. You may submit up to three poems or short shorts per entry. Entry fee: $20 (includes a one-year subscription to the Indiana Review). Deadline: August 15, 2014. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.
The Comstock Review is now accepting submissions for its annual poetry contest: the Muriel Bailey Memorial Award. Entries must be original poems and cannot have been published previously. Poems should not exceed 40 lines. The winner will receive $1,000. Entry fee: $5 per poem. There is no limit on the number of poems you can submit. Deadline: August 1, 2014. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.
Ropewalk Press is currently accepting submissions for their Editors Fiction Chapbook Prize. The winner will receive $1,000, publication, and 25 complimentary copies. Maximum length: 45 pages. Entry fee: $20 for the first entry; $5 each additional entry. Deadline: August 1, 2014. For complete guidelines, visit the website and select Chapbook Contest Guidelines on the left hand sidebar.