calls for submissions may 2022

Fiction Contests

Crook’s Corner Prize
Eligibility: Debut novels set predominantly in the American South, published btwn January 1, 2021 and May 15, 2022
Prize: $5,000
Entry Fee: $35
Deadline: May 15, 2022

Raymond Carver Short Story Contest
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $2,000 + publication
Entry fee: $17
Deadline: May 16, 2022

Masters Review Flash Fiction Contest
Eligibility: Emerging writers
Prize: $3,000 + publication
Entry fee: $20 (for up to 2 stories)
Deadline: May 31, 2022

BOA Short Fiction Prize
Eligibility: Writers who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or have DACA status, TPS or LPS
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $25
Deadline: May 31, 2022

Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $30
Deadline: May 31, 2022

Aura Estrada Short Story Contest
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $20
Deadline: May 31, 2022 (free global/hardship entries); June 30, 2022 (paid entries)

Poetry Contests

Loraine Williams Poetry Prize
Eligibility: All poets
Prize: $1,500 + publication
Entry fee: $15
Deadline: May 1, 2022

Stan & Tom Wick Poetry Prize
Eligibility: Poets who have not published a full-length volume of poetry
Prize: $2,500 + publication
Entry fee: $30
Deadline: May 1, 2022

Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize
Eligibility: Poets under 40 years of age
Prize: $1,000
Entry fee: $15
Deadline: May 15, 2022

James Laughlin Award
Eligibility: Poets with 2nd full-length book of poetry coming out in the following calendar year
Prize: $5,000 + 1 week, all expenses paid stay at the Betsy Hotel in Miami
Deadline: May 15, 2022

Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize
Eligibility: Poets with a full-length book of poetry published in the previous calendar year
Prize: $25,000
Entry fee: $75
Deadline: May 15, 2022

Max Ritvo Poetry Prize
Eligibility: Poets without a published collection
Prize: $10,000 + publication
Entry fee: $25
Deadline: May 31, 2022

Guy Owen Prize
Eligibility: All poets
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $20
Deadline: May 31, 2022

Boston Review Annual Poetry Contest
Eligibility: All Poets
Prize: $1,000 and publication
Entry Fee: $20
Deadline: May 31, 2022 (free global/hardship entries); June 30, 2022 (paid entries)

Multi-Genre Contests

Ploughshares Emerging Writers Contest
Eligibility: Writers who have not published a book or a book coming out before April 2023
Prize: $2,000 + publication + review from Aevitas Creative Management
Entry fee: $24
Deadline: May 15, 2022