Each week, we’ll post a handful of contests, fellowships, and residencies our members might be interested in. This week we’re serving up two short story and two poetry contests, each with May 15th application deadlines
The James Laughlin Award is given to honor a second book of original poetry, in English, by a citizen of the United States. To be eligible, a book must have come under contract with a United States publisher between May 1, 2012, and April 30, 2013. Suggested length is between 40 and 75 pages. The Academy of American Poets will award the winning poet $5,000 and will purchase copies of the book for distribution to its members. Deadline: May 15, 2013. For more information, visit their website.
The Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition honors emerging short fiction writers. The winner receives $1,500 and publication in Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts. The runners up receive $500 each. Entries must not exceed 3,500 words in length. The entry fee is $15 for stories submitted early and $20 for those submitted by the deadline. Deadline: May 15, 2013. For more information, visit their website.
The Montreal International Poetry Prize is offering $20,000 for one original, unpublished poem of no longer than 40 lines written in English. Entry fees range from $15 to $25. Deadline: May 15, 2013. For more information, visit their website.
Carve Magazine’s annual Raymond Carver Short Story Prize is now accepting submissions. The contest is open to US and international residents but submitted stories must be written in English and should not exceed 6,000 words. The winner receives $1,000; second place receives $750; third place receives $500. Two editors’ choices picks will be selected and will win $250 each. All winners will be published in the Fall 2013 issue. Entry Fee: $17 online / $15 mailed, per entry. Deadline: May 15, 2013. For more information, visit their website.