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Fiction Contests

Dzanc Books Prize for Fiction
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $5,000 + publication
Entry fee: $25
Deadline: September 30, 2022

Dzanc Books Short Story Collection Prize
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $2,500 + publication
Entry fee: $25
Deadline: September 30, 2022

Juniper Prize for Fiction
Eligibility: All writers in English
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $30
Deadline: September 30, 2022

Red Hen Press Fiction Award
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $25
Deadline: September 30, 2022

Nonfiction Contests

Juniper Prize for Creative Nonfiction
Eligibility: All writers in English
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $30
Deadline: September 30, 2022

Poetry Contests

Brittingham Prize in Poetry
Eligibility: All poets
Prize: $1,500 + publication
Entry fee: $28
Deadline: September 15, 2022

Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry
Eligibility: All poets
Prize: $1,500 + publication
Entry fee: $28
Deadline: September 15, 2022

Juniper Prize for Poetry
Eligibility: All writers in English
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $30
Deadline: September 30, 2022

Philip Levine Prize in Poetry
Eligibility: Any poet writing in English
Prize: $2,000 + publication
Entry fee: $22 by mail; $25 online
Deadline: September 30, 2022

Translation Contests

Leif and Inger Sjöberg Award
Eligibility: English translations of works written in a Nordic language
Prize: $2,000 + publication
Deadline: September 1, 2022

Nadia Christensen Prize
Eligibility: English translations of works written in a Nordic language
Prize: $2,500 + publication
Deadline: September 1, 2022

Multi-Genre Contests

Barthelme Prize for Short Prose
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $20
Deadline: September 2, 2022

Writing Fellowships & Residencies

MacDowell Colony
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: 4-month residency
Entry fee: $30
Deadline: September 10, 2022

Anne Spencer Fellowship
Eligibility: African American writers
Prize: 1-month residency at VCCA
Entry fee: $30
Deadline: September 15, 2022

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 30, 2022