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

Machigonne Fiction Contest
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,500 + publication
Entry fee: $22
Deadline: September 27, 2019

Dzanc Books Prize for Fiction
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $5,000 + publication
Entry fee: $25
Deadline: September 30, 2019

Dzanc Books Short Story Collection Prize
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $2,500 + publication
Entry fee: $25
Deadline: September 30, 2019

Dzanc Books Novella Prize
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,500 + publication
Entry fee: $25
Deadline: September 30, 2019

Juniper Prize for Fiction
Eligibility: All writers in English
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $30
Deadline: September 30, 2019

Red Hen Press Fiction Award
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $25
Deadline: September 30, 2019

Nonfiction Contests

Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $3,000 + publication
Deadline: September 15, 2019

Poetry Contests

Brittingham Prize in Poetry
Eligibility: All poets
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $28
Deadline: September 15, 2019

Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry
Eligibility: All poets
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $28
Deadline: September 15, 2019

Knightville Poetry Contest
Eligibility: All poets
Prize: $1,500 + publication
Entry fee: $22
Deadline: September 27, 2019

Juniper Prize for Poetry
Eligibility: All writers in English
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $30
Deadline: September 30, 2019

Morton Marr Poetry Prize
Eligibility: Unpublished poets
Prize: $1,000
Entry fee: $5
Deadline: September 30, 2019

Multi-Genre Contests

Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards
Eligibility: Writers who are residents of Ohio
Prize: $5,000
Deadline: September 1, 2019

Robert Watson Literary Prizes
Eligibility: All writers and poets
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $14
Deadline: September 15, 2019

Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $20
Deadline: September 30, 2019

Writing Fellowships & Residencies

AAWW Margins Fellowship
Eligibility: NYC-based Asian American writers based in NYC
Prize: $5,000 + 1-year residency
Entry fee:
Deadline: September 9, 2019

Cullman Center Fellowship
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: up to $75,000 + access to the research collections at the NYPL Stephen A. Schwartzman Building
Deadline: September 27, 2019

Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships
Eligibility: Writers interested in journalism
Prize: Short-term research opportunity at the Nieman Foundation & stipend of $1,350 per week for those not supported by employer during the fellowship
Deadline: September 27, 2019