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

Salamander Fiction Prize
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry Fee: $15
Deadline: June 1, 2021

Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction
Eligibility: All U.S. writers
Prize: $2,500
Entry Fee: $15
Deadline: June 15, 2021

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, 2021

Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000 + possible publication
Entry Fee: $25
Deadline: June 30, 2021

Poetry Contests

Omnidawn Poetry Chapbook Contest
Eligibility: All poets
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry Fee: $18
Deadline: June 14, 2021

Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Award
Eligibility: All poets
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry Fee: $28
Deadline: June 15, 2021

May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Book Prize
Eligibility: All poets
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry Fee: $30
Deadline: June 30, 2021

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, 2021

Los Angeles Review Literary Awards
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry Fee: $20
Deadline: June 30, 2021