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

William Faulkner Literary Competition (Novel category)
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $2,000
Entry fee: $50
Deadline: July 15, 2021

Nonfiction Contests

Richard J. Margolis Award
Eligibility: Nonfiction writers of social justice journalism
Prize: $5,000 + one-month residency
Deadline: July 1, 2021

Poetry Contests

Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000
Entry fee: $15
Deadline: July 1, 2021

Kingsley Tufts Award
Eligibility: Mid-career poets with a book published between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021.
Prize: $100,000
Deadline: July 1, 2021

Kate Tufts Discovery Award
Eligibility: Poets with a first book published between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021.
Prize: $10,000
Deadline: July 1, 2021

Multi-Genre Contests

Bellevue Literary Review Prizes
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $20
Deadline: July 15, 2021

Robert and Adele Schiff Awards
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $20
Deadline: July 15, 2021