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This week’s batch of contests includes numerous prizes for poetry as well as a multi-genre competition. Deadlines range from June 15-30.

The Barrow Street Press Book Award is given to the best previously unpublished manuscript of poetry in English. The winner will receive $1,000 and book publication by Barrow Street Press. Poets may submit a 50-80 page unpublished manuscript for consideration. Entry fee: $25 by mail, $28 online. Deadline: June 30, 2014. For more information, visit the website.

The Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Competition is currently accepting submissions for an unpublished manuscript of poetry. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication. Manuscript must range between 48 and 80 pages in length and be written in English. Translations do not qualify for this award. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: June 16, 2014. For complete submission guidelines, please visit the website.

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This week’s batch of contests includes poetry, nonfiction, and a multi-genre contest. Deadlines range from May 31-June 2.

The seventeenth annual Boston Review Poetry Contest is now accepting submissions. The winner will receive $1,500 and publication in the November/December 2014 issue of the Boston Review. Poets can submit up to five unpublished poems, no more than 10 pages total. Entry fee: $20. All submitters will receive a complimentary half-year subscription to the Boston Review.  Deadline: June 2, 2014. For more information, visit the website.

The Pressgang Prize is now accepting submissions for a book-length collection of stories, essays, or some other prose. Pressgang is the small press affiliate of Butler University. The winner will receive $1,200 and publication, and will do a reading at Butler University. All entries will be considered for standard publication as well. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: May 31, 2014. For more information, visit the website.

The Southern Indiana Review will once again be offering their Thomas A. Wilhelmus Editors’ Award for Creative Nonfiction. The winner will receive $2,000 and publication in a future issue of Southern Indiana Review. Essays may be up to 35 pages. Entry fee: $20 ($5 for each additional submission. Deadline: June 2, 2014. For more information, visit the website.

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This week’s batch of contests includes a Scandinavian translation prize as well as fiction and nonfiction awards. Deadlines range from June 1-2.

The American Short Fiction Short Story Contest is currently open for submissions. Entries must be 2,000-6,500 words. International submissions are eligible if written in English. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in the fall issue of ASF. The runner up will receive $500. All entries will be considered for publication. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: June 1, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

The American-Scandinavian Foundation is offering two translation prizes for outstanding English translations of works written in a Nordic language. Fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry translations are eligible. The Leif and Inger Sjöberg Award is given to an individual whose literature translations have not previously been published. The winner will receive $2,000, publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review, and a commemorative bronze medallion. The Nadia Christensen Prize includes a $2,500 award, publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review, and a commemorative bronze medallion. Prose manuscripts must not exceed 50 pages; poetry manuscripts must not exceed 25 pages. Deadline: June 1, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

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This week’s batch of prizes includes two awards for creative nonfiction, a short fiction prize, and a translation prize. Deadlines range from May 26-31.

The BOA Short Fiction Prize will be awarded to a collection of short stories. Translations, novels, and novellas are not eligible. Individual stories from the manuscript may have been published previously in magazines, journals, etc. Entries should range from 90-200 pages. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication by BOA Editions. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: May 31, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

The Creative Nonfiction Short Memoir Award will be given to an essay that reaches beyond a strictly personal experience for some universal or deeper meaning. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in the Memoir Issue. Essays must be previously unpublished and should not exceed 4,000 words. All essays must tell true stories and be factually accurate. Entry fee: $20 (or $25 for a subscription). Deadline: May 31, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

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This week’s batch of contests includes a prize for military veterans and active duty members as well as a poetry prize and short story contest. The deadline for all prizes is May 15.

The Iowa Review’s Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award is open to U.S. military veterans and active duty service members. Submissions may be poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. There is no theme. Work must be previously unpublished. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in The Iowa Review. Second place will receive $750 and three runners up will receive $500 each. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: May 15, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

The Academy of American Poets is currently accepting submissions for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, which is awarded to the most outstanding book of poetry published in the United States in the previous year. The contest is open to any book of original poetry, in English, during 2013 in a standard edition by a living American citizen. A standard edition is 40 pages or more in length. Self-published books are not eligible. The winner will receive $25,000. Entry fee: $75. Deadline: May 15, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

The Raymond Carver Short Story Contest is currently accepting submissions. The prize is open to both U.S. and international entrants but stories must be written in English. Only literary fiction will be considered. Entries should not exceed 6,000 words. The winner will receive $1,500 and publication in the fall issue of Carve Magazine. Second place will receive $500, third place will receive $250, and two Editor’s Choice picks will receive $125. All runners up will receive publication. Entry fee: $17 online; $15 by mail. Deadline: May 15, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

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This week’s batch of contest includes awards for poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction. The deadline for each is May 15.

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 between June 1, 2013 and June 1, 2014. Suggested length is between 40 and 75 pages. The winner will receive $5,000. Deadline: May 15, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

The Georgia Review is currently accepting submissions for the Loraine Williams Poetry Prize for a single poem, originally written in English and never before published either in print or online. Work previously published in any form or submitted simultaneously to other journals will not be considered. Entries may include up to three poems, but no more than a total of ten pages. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in The Georgia Review. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: May 15, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

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This week’s batch of prizes includes one for budding poets, another for authors who have not published a book yet, and one for nonfiction writers. Deadlines range from May 1-15.

Southwest Review (SWR) is now accepting submissions for the David Nathan Meyerson Prize for Fiction. The prize is open to writers who have not yet published a book of fiction, either a novel or collection of stories. Entries should be no longer than 8,000 words. No simultaneous or previously published work. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in SWR. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: May 1, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

Ruminate Magazine is currently accepting submissions for the Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize. All submissions must be previously unpublished work. Entries can include two poems, no longer than 40 lines each. The winner will receive $1500 and publication in the Summer 2014 issue. The runner up will receive $200 and publication. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: May 1, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

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This week’s batch of contests is mostly for poets, though Ninth Letter is offering up prizes in multiple genres. Deadlines range from April 25-30.

Tulepo Press is currently accepting submissions for the Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry. Submissions must be in English; translations are not eligible, nor are previously self-published books. Submit a previously unpublished, full-length poetry manuscript. In terms of page limits, 48 to 88 pages of poems is suggested, but all manuscripts will be read and given full consideration, regardless of length. The winner will receive $3,000, publication by Tupelo Press, 20 copies of the winning title, a book launch, and national distribution with publicity and promotion. Entry fee: $28. Deadline: April 30, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

The Iowa Poetry Prize, open to new as well as established poets, is awarded for a book-length collection of poems written originally in English. Manuscripts should be 50 to 150 pages in length. Submissions should be postmarked in the month of April. The winner will be published by the University of Iowa Press under a standard royalty agreement. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: April 30, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

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This week’s batch of contests includes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. The deadline for each of them is April 30.

The University of Pittsburgh Press is currently accepting submissions for the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize for a first full-length book of poems. The award is open to any poet writing in English who has not had a full-length book of poetry published previously, with full-length being defined as a volume of 48 or more pages published in an edition of 750 or more copies. The winner will receive $5,000 and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: April 30, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

Late Night Library is now accepting submissions for the 2014 Debut-litzer Prizes in the categories of fiction and poetry. Only debut books first published in North America between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013 are eligible. Debut novels, short story collections, and novellas are eligible in the category of fiction. Debut poetry collections and chapbooks are eligible in the category of poetry. The winner in each category will receive a cash award of $1,000 and a featured appearance on Late Night Conversation. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: April 30, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

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This week’s batch includes a fellowship for parents, the Crab Orchard Review’s genre prizes, and a poetry contest. Deadlines range from April 15-21.

The Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Parents is currently open for submission. Entrants must be the parent of at least one child under 10 years of age, but can be at any stage in their writing career. All genres and styles of fiction are welcome, but no plays or poetry. Novel excerpts are acceptable if they can stand alone as a story. Entries should not exceed 1,498 words. The winner will receive $1,000 as well as a full year of promotion. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: April 16, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

The Crab Orchard Review offers three literary prizes: the Richard Peterson Poetry Prize, the Jack Dyer Fiction Prize, and the John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize. Entries must be previously unpublished, original work written in English by a United States citizen or permanent resident. Poetry entries should consist of one poem up to five pages in length. Prose entries may be up to 6,000 words for fiction and up to 6,500 words for literary nonfiction. Each winner will receive $2,000 and publication. Finalists will receive $500 and publication. Entry fee: $25 per entry (includes a subscription); $10 per additional entry. Deadline: April 21, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

The Spoon River Poetry Review Editors’ Prize Contest is currently accepting submissions. Entries must be unpublished and can include up to three poems, maximum ten pages in length. The winner will receive poem $1,000 and publication in SRPR. Two runners-up will receive $100 each, and 3-5 honorable mentions will be selected. Entry fee: $20 (includes subscription). Deadline: April 15, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

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