This week’s contests include fiction, poetry, and nonfiction (and one just for women writers), but all four have June 30 deadlines. Check them out!
The Autumn House Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction Contests are now open. Fiction and nonfiction submissions should be 200-300 pages in length; poetry submissions should be 50-80 pages in length. The winner of each contest will be awarded publication and $2,500 ($1,000 advance against royalties and $1,500 travel grant to promote his or her book). Entry fee: $30 per entry. Deadline for each contest: June 30, 2013. For complete guidelines about each genre, please visit the website.
Bauhan Publishing is now accepting submissions for the 2013 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Book Prize. The contest is open to international residents but the book must be written in English (translations are not eligible). The winner receives $1,000, book publication, and 100 copies of the published book. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: June 30, 2013. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.
Omnidawn’s First/Second Book Poetry Contest is currently open to writers who have never published a full-length book of poetry, or who have published only one full-length book of poetry. Manuscript length should be no longer than 120 pages. Contest judges are open to a wide range of styles, approaches, forms, etc. Entry fee: $27. Deadline: June 30, 2013. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.
The Women Who Write International Poetry and Short Prose Contest is currently open to women 18 years or older. Prose pieces can be fiction or nonfiction, maximum 3,000 words. All entries must be previously unpublished. The winner receives $300, publication in Calliope, and up to five copies of the publication. Entry fee: $12 per prose piece or per two poems submitted. Deadline: June 30, 2013. For submission guidelines, please visit the website.