This week’s batch includes several contests and an artists’ residency. Deadlines range from July 31-Aug 1.
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: July 31, 2014. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.
The Narrative Spring Story Contest is open to fiction and nonfiction writers. Entries may be short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, literary nonfiction, or excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction. Entries must be previously unpublished and should not exceed 15,000 words. The winner will receive $2,500, second place $1,000, third place $500, and up to ten finalists will receive $100 each. Entry fee: $22. Deadline: July 31, 2014. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.
A Room of Her Own Foundation’s To the Lighthouse & Clarissa Dalloway Book Prizes will be awarded to a collection of poetry (48 to 96 pages) by a woman and a collection of prose by a woman (50,000 to 150,000 words). For the Clarissa Dalloway Book Prize, accepted genres include but are not limited to memoir, biography, novel or novella, young adult literature, and graphic novels. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication by Red Hen Press. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: July 31, 2014. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.
Yaddo, the artists’ community, offers residencies from two weeks to two months that include room, board, and studio. Artists may apply individually or as collaborative teams of two or three. There is no fee for residency. Application fee: $30 (plus applicable fees for media uploads). Deadline: August 1, 2014 (for residencies starting in late October through May of the following year). For complete guidelines, please visit the website.