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

F(r)iction Short Story Contest
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000
Entry fee: $15
Deadline: July 31, 2019

William Faulkner Literary Competition
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $2,000
Entry fee: $50
Deadline: July 15, 2019

Nonfiction Contests

Richard J. Margolis Award
Eligibility: Nonfiction writers of social justice journalism
Prize: $5,000 + one-month residency
Deadline: July 1, 2019

Poetry Contests

Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000
Entry fee: $15
Deadline: July 1, 2019

Kingsley Tufts Award
Eligibility: Mid-career poets who have previously published books of poetry.
Prize: $100,000
Deadline: July 1, 2019

Kate Tufts Discovery Award
Eligibility: Poets who have not been previously published
Prize: $10,000
Deadline: July 1, 2019

Rattle Poetry Prize
Eligibility: U.S poets
Prize: $10,000
Entry fee: $25
Deadline: July 15, 2019

Multi-Genre Contests

Santa Fe Writers Project (SFWP) Book Award
Eligibility: All writers of fiction and creative nonfiction
Prize: $1,500
Entry fee: $30
Deadline: July 15, 2019

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