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

Salamander 2018 Fiction Prize
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry Fee: $15
Deadline: June 3, 2019

Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction for Writers of Color Award
Eligibility: Emerging writers of color (unpublished preferred)
Prize: $2,000
Deadline: June 9, 2019

Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction
Eligibility: All U.S. writers
Prize: $2,500
Entry Fee: $15
Deadline: June 15, 2019

Drue Heinz Literature Prize
Eligibility: Writers who have published a novel or a book-length collection of fiction with a reputable book publisher, or a minimum of three short stories or novellas in magazines or journals of national distribution
Prize: $15,000 + publication
Deadline: June 30, 2019

Aura Estrada Short Story Contest
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $500 + publication
Entry fee: $20
Deadline: June 30, 2019


Poetry Contests

Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Award
Eligibility: All poets
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry Fee: $28
Deadline: June 15, 2019

Omnidawn Poetry Chapbook Contest
Eligibility: All poets
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry Fee: $18
Deadline: June 17, 2019

Boston Review Annual Poetry Contest
Eligibility: All Poets
Prize: $500 and publication
Entry Fee: $20
Deadline: June 30, 2019

May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Book Prize
Eligibility: All poets
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry Fee: $25
Deadline: June 30, 2019

Max Ritvo Poetry Prize
Eligibility: Poets without a published collection
Prize: $10,000 + publication
Entry fee: $25
Deadline: June 30, 2019


Translation Contests

Leif and Inger Sjöberg Award
Eligibility: English translations of works written in a Nordic language
Prize: $2,000 + publication
Deadline: June 15, 2019

Nadia Christensen Prize
Eligibility: English translations of works written in a Nordic language
Prize: $2,500 + publication
Deadline: June 15, 2019


Multi-Genre Contests

New Millennium Writings Awards in Poetry, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Nonfiction
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $20
Deadline: June 23, 2019

Louise Meriwether First Book Prize
Eligibility: WOC & nonbinary writers of color residing in the U.S. who have not had a book published or have a book under contract at the time of submission
Prize: $5,000 + publication with the Feminist Press
Deadline: June 28, 2019

Los Angeles Review Awards
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry Fee: $20
Deadline: June 30, 2019