This week’s contests include poetry, fiction, and nonfiction with deadlines ranging from July 1 to July 15.
The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation is accepting submissions for the Barbara Mandingo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards. The contest is open to everyone, but poems must be previously unpublished and written in English. You may submit up to three poems, maximum 30 lines per poem. The winner will receive $1,000 and the winning poem will be posted on the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation website. Entry fee: $15 for up to three poems. Deadline: July 1, 2013. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.
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, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.
Teachers & Writers Magazine is now accepting essays on literary arts education for their annual Bechtel Prize. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in Teachers & Writers Magazine and on the website. Essays should relate to creative writing education and/or the writing life. Essays must be unpublished and no more than 3,500 words in length. Entry fee: $20 per entry. Deadline: July 1, 2013. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.
The 2013 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award is now accepting submissions for a first book of poetry written in English by a US citizen or permanent resident who has not previously published a volume of poetry. Manuscripts should be between 50 and 75 pages in length. Entry fee: $25 when submitted by mail, $28 when submitted online. All entrants will receive a year’s subscription to Crab Orchard Review. Deadline: July 8, 2013. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.