photo of fall leaves, a notebook, and a cup of tea with overlay that says Calls for Submissions Oct 2022

Fiction Contests

Zoetrope: All-Story Short Fiction Contest
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $30
Deadline: October 3, 2022

Nonfiction Contests

River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Book Contest
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $27
Deadline: October 31, 2022

Poetry Contests

Academy of American Poets First Book Award
Eligibility: U.S. poets who have not previously published a book
Prize: $5,000 + publication
Entry fee: $35
Deadline: October 1, 2022

APR/Honickman First Book Prize
Eligibility: U.S. writers who have not published a book-length collection of poems
Prize: $3,000 + publication
Entry fee: $25
Deadline: October 1, 2022

Alice James Award
Eligibility: Emerging & established poets
Prize: $5,000 + publication
Entry fee: $30
Deadline: October 16, 2022

Benjamin Saltman Poetry AwardEligibility: All writers
Prize: $3,000 + publication + 4-week residency
Entry fee: $25
Deadline: October 31, 2022

Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry
Eligibility: Female poets who have yet to publish a full-length book of poems
Prize: $1,000 + publication + residency
Deadline: October 31, 2022

Multi-Genre Contests

Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $5,000
Entry fee: $25
Deadline: October 1, 2022

American Literary Review Awards
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $15
Deadline: October 1, 2022

Writing Fellowships & Residencies

Adina Talve-Goodman Fellowship
Eligibility: Early-career writer of fiction who has not yet published a book and is not currently nor has ever been enrolled in an MFA program
Prize: $2,000, manuscript review, free tuition for all One Story online classes, free admission One Story’s week-long summer writers’ conference
Deadline: October 12, 2022

Amy Lowell Traveling Poetry Scholarship
Eligibility: All US-born poets (or with parent born in the US)
Prize: $60,500
Deadline: October 15, 2022

Dora Maar Fellowship
Eligibility: Midcareer professionals in the arts and humanities
Prize: residency at Dora Maar House
Entry Fee: $20
Deadline: October 15, 2022