Each month we curate a list of contests, fellowships, and other writing opportunities with approaching deadlines. Opportunities will be posted in the month prior to their deadlines, so that you have ample time to submit your work or applications.

Fiction Contests

F(r)iction Short Story Contest
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000
Entry fee: $15
Deadline: December 15, 2019

Danahy Fiction Prize
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $20
Deadline: December 31, 2019

Nonfiction Contests

J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award
Eligibility: Writers with a contract with a U.S.-based publisher to write a nonfiction book
Prize: $25,000
Deadline: December 9, 2019

J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize
Eligibility: Writers with a nonfiction book published in 2018 on a topic of American political or social concern
Prize: $10,000
Entry fee: $75
Deadline: December 9, 2019

Mark Lynton History Prize
Eligibility: Writers with a book-length work of history published in 2018
Prize: $10,000
Entry fee: $75
Deadline: December 9, 2019

Poetry Contests

Robert H. Winner Memorial Award
Eligibility: Poets 40+ years old who have published no more than one full-length collection of poetry.
Prize: $2,500
Entry fee: $15
Deadline: December 23, 2019

Dorset Prize
Eligibility: All poets
Prize: $3,000 + residency
Entry fee: $30
Deadline: December 31, 2019

Tampa Review Prize for Poetry
Eligibility: All poets
Prize: $2,000 + publication
Entry fee: $25
Deadline: December 31, 2019

Multi-Genre Contests

Chautauqua Prize
Eligibility: Writers (fiction & some nonfiction) with a book first published in the U.S., in English, in 2019
Prize: $7,500
Entry fee: $75
Deadline: December 15, 2019

Writing Fellowships & Residencies

Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown Fellowship
Eligibility: Writers and poets who have not published a full-length book of creative work
Prize: 7-month residency + monthly stipend of $750
Entry fee: $50
Deadline: December 2, 2019