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This week’s batch of contests includes a $10,000 prize for emerging African American writers as well as a mixed bag of smaller prizes for fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. The deadline for all contests below is October 1.

The American Literary Review Awards is currently accepting submissions in the categories of Short Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry. Short fiction entries should not exceed 8,000 words and creative nonfiction should not exceed 6,500 words. For poetry, the entry fee covers up to three poems. Each winner will receive $1,000 and publication in the upcoming Spring 2015 issue. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: October 1, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

The Boston Review is currently accepting submissions for its Aura Estrada Short Story Contest. Stories should not exceed 5,000 words and must be previously unpublished. Any author writing in English will be eligible. The winner will receive $1,500 and publication in the Boston Review. Entry fee: $20 (includes a half year subscription to the journal). Deadline: October 1, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

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This week’s batch of contests includes poetry and fiction. The deadline for each contest is Sept 30.

The Hackney Literary Awards are currently seeking submissions for best unpublished novel. Length is open but the novel must be unpublished. The winner will receive $5,000. Entry fee: $30. Deadline: September 30, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

The Philip Levine Prize in Poetry is an annual book contest sponsored by the MFA Program at California State University, Fresno. Manuscript should be original poetry, not previously published in book form, and should be 48-80 pages, with no more than one poem per page. The winner will receive $2,000, book publication by Anhinga Press, and 25 copies of the book. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: September 30, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

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This week’s batch of contests includes a mixed bag of poetry and fiction prizes. The deadline for each is September 15.

The University of Wisconsin Press is now seeking submissions for two poetry awards: the Brittingham Prize and the Felix Pollak Prize. Prizes are awarded annually to the two best book-length manuscripts of original poetry submitted. Each submission will be considered for both prizes. Each winner will receive $1,000 and publication. Entry fee: $25 per manuscript, but covers entry for both prizes. Deadline: September 15, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

The Literal Latté Essay Award is now open for submissions. Essays must be unpublished and should not exceed 8,000 words. The winner receives $1,000; second place receives $300; third place receives $200. Entry fee: $10 per essay or $15 for two essays. All entries will be considered for publication. Deadline: September 15, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

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This week’s batch includes three residencies, including the well known MacDowell Colony, the oldest artists’ colony in the U.S. Deadlines range from Sept 4-15.

The Hambidge Residency is currently accepting applications for the mid-February through April residency period. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the residency allows artists to explore, develop, and express their creative voices. Residencies last from two weeks to two months depending on availability and the residency fee is $200 per week. All new applicants will be considered for the NEA Fellowship which provides a $700 stipend and waives the $400 residency fee for two week residencies. Other scholarships are also available. Applicants should submit a 300 word bio, a resume, and a writing sample of up to 30 pages of prose or 5-8 poems. Application fee: $30.Deadline: September 15, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

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This week’s batch of prizes includes fiction and poetry. Deadlines range from Aug 8-31.

The Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize is open to residents of Upstate New York. Submitted work must be a book of poems in English, at least 48 pages long, published between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. Books may be submitted either by the author or the publisher. The winner will receive $3,000 and publication by Red Hen Press. Writers who have been previously published by Red Hen Press are not eligible. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: August 31, 2014. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.

The 11th Annual Gival Press Short Story Award is now accepting submissions of previously unpublished original short stories written in English. Stories must be between 5,000 and 15,000 words. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication on the Gival Press website and in a future anthology of short stories. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: August 8, 2014. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.

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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.

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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.

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This week’s batch of contests includes a little bit of everything, from poetry to creative nonfiction. The deadline for all of them is July 15.

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, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

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This week’s batch of contests includes two poetry book contests! Deadlines range from June 30-July 1.

Bauhan Publishing is now accepting submissions for the 2014 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, 2014. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.

Glimmer Train’s Fiction Contest is currently accepting submissions. The winner will receive $2,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of that issue. Second place will receive $1,000 and 10 copies if accepted for publication. Third place will receive $600, or $700 and 10 copies if accepted for publication. Stories can range from 2,000 to 20,000 words. Entry fee: $19. Deadline: June 30, 2014. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.

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This week’s batch of contests includes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Deadlines ranger from Jun 15-30.

The Autumn House Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction Contests are now open for submissions. 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: June 30, 2014. For complete guidelines about each genre, please visit the website.

The University of Pittsburgh Press is now accepting submissions for its 2015 Drue Heinz Literature Prize for a collection of short fiction. The award is open to writers who have published a novel, a collection of short fiction, or at least three short stories or novellas in publications with national distribution. The winner will receive $15,000 and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Manuscripts must be between 150 and 300 typed pages. Deadline: June 30, 2014. For complete submission guidelines, please visit the website.

The Salamander Fiction Prize is now open for submissions. The winner will receive $1,500 and publication. Stories must not exceed 30 pages (double spaced, 12 point font). Multiple entries are allowed but each story must be submitted separately. Previously published works and works accepted for publication elsewhere cannot be considered. Entry fee: $15 per entry (includes a one year subscription). Deadline: June 15, 2014. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.

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