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 time to submit your work or applications.

Fiction Contests

Crook’s Corner Prize
Eligibility: Debut novels set predominantly in the American South, published btwn January 1,
2018 and May 15, 2019
Prize: $5,000
Entry Fee: $35
Deadline: June 1 2020

Salamander Fiction Prize
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry Fee: $15
Deadline: June 1, 2020

Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction for Writers of Color Award
Eligibility: Emerging writers of color (unpublished preferred)
Prize: $2,000
Deadline: June 8, 2020

Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction
Eligibility: All U.S. writers
Prize: $2,500
Entry Fee: $15
Deadline: June 15, 2020

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, 2020

Poetry Contests

Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Award
Eligibility: All poets
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry Fee: $28
Deadline: June 15, 2020

Omnidawn Poetry Chapbook Contest
Eligibility: All poets
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry Fee: $18
Deadline: June 15, 2020

May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Book Prize
Eligibility: All poets
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry Fee: $30
Deadline: June 30, 2020

Multi-Genre Contests

New Millennium Writings Awards in Poetry, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Nonfiction
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $20
Deadline: June 30, 2020

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 30, 2020