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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.

Poetry Contests

Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000
Entry fee: $15
Deadline: July 1, 2022

Kingsley Tufts Award
Eligibility: Mid-career poets with a book published between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022.
Prize: $100,000
Deadline: July 1, 2022

Kate Tufts Discovery Award
Eligibility: Poets with a first book published between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022.Prize: $10,000
Deadline: July 1, 2022

Multi-Genre Contests

Bellevue Literary Review Prizes
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $20
Deadline: July 1, 2022

Robert and Adele Schiff Awards
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $20
Deadline: July 15, 2022

Santa Fe Writers Project (SFWP) Book Award
Eligibility: All writers of fiction and creative nonfiction
Prize: $1,500
Entry fee: $30
Deadline: July 18, 2022

Writing Fellowships & Residencies

Richard J. Margolis Award
Eligibility: Nonfiction writers of social justice journalism
Prize: residency at Blue Mountain Lake
Deadline: July 1, 2022