Fiction Contests

Machigonne Fiction Contest
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,500 + publication
Entry fee: $22
Deadline: September 24, 2018

Dzanc Books Prize for Fiction
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $5,000 + publication
Entry fee: $25
Deadline: September 30, 2018

Dzanc Books Short Story Collection Prize
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $2,500 + publication
Entry fee: $25
Deadline: September 30, 2018

Juniper Prize for Fiction
Eligibility: All writers in English
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $30
Deadline: September 30, 2018


Nonfiction Contests

Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $3,000 + publication
Deadline: September 15, 2018


Poetry Contests

Brittingham Prize in Poetry
Eligibility: All poets
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $28
Deadline: September 15, 2018

Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry
Eligibility: All poets
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $28
Deadline: September 15, 2018

Knightville Poetry Contest
Eligibility: All poets
Prize: $1,500 + publication
Entry fee: $22
Deadline: September 24, 2018

Juniper Prize for Poetry
Eligibility: All writers in English
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $30
Deadline: September 30, 2018

Morton Marr Poetry Prize
Eligibility: Unpublished poets
Prize: $1,000
Entry fee: $5
Deadline: September 30, 2018


Multi-Genre Contests

Robert Watson Literary Prizes
Eligibility: All writers and poets
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $14
Deadline: September 15, 2018

Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $20
Deadline: September 30, 2018


Writing Fellowships & Residencies

AAWW Margins Fellowship
Eligibility: NYC-based Asian American writers based in NYC
Prize: $5,000 +  residency
Entry fee:
Deadline: September 12, 2018

Anne Spencer Fellowship
Eligibility: African American writers
Prize: 2-week to 2-month residency at VCC
Entry fee: $40
Deadline: September 15, 2018

Cullman Center Fellowship
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $70,000 + access to the research collections at the NYPL Stephen A. Schwartzman Building
Deadline: September 28, 2018

 

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