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Welcome to our new Calls for Submissions post. Each month we’ll curate a list of contests, fellowships, and other writing opportunities with approaching deadlines. Opportunities will be posted the month prior to their deadlines, so that you have ample time to submit your work or applications (e.g. January 2017 Calls for Submissions is posted in December; all opportunities will have January deadlines).

If you would like a contest, grant, fellowship, residency, or workshop to be added to our next Submissions post, please contact us. Include a link to your submission guidelines and the information we include in all our listings: deadline, entry fee, and prize.

Fiction Contests:

Glimmer Train Family Matters Prize
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $2,500
Entry Fee: $18
Deadline: January 2, 2017

K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Award
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $10 for 1 story; $15 for 2 stories
Deadline: January 15, 2017

The Masters Review Short Story Award for New Writers
Eligibility: Emerging writers only
Prize: $2,000 + publication + agency review
Entry Fee: $20
Deadline: January 15, 2017

Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000 + possible publication
Entry Fee: $15
Deadline: January 29, 2017


Nonfiction Contests:

Creative Nonfiction "Adaptation" Essay Contest
Eligibility: Open to all writers
Prize: $3,500
Entry Fee: $20
Deadline: January 9, 2017

Ellen Meloy Fund for Desert Writers
Eligibility: Emerging, mid-career or established writers
Prize: $5,000
Deadline: January 15, 2017


Poetry Contests:

New American Poetry Prize
Eligibility: All poets
Prize: $1,000 + book contract + 25 author copies
Entry Fee: $22.50
Deadline: January 1, 2017

92Y Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Contest
Eligibility: Poets who have not published a full-length poetry collection
Prize: $500 + publication + reading
Entry Fee: $12
Deadline: January 13, 2017

Colorado Prize for Poetry
Eligibility: All poets (except affiliates)
Prize: $2,000 + publication
Entry Fee: $28
Deadline: January 14, 2017

Rattle Chapbook Prize
Eligibility: All writers, worldwide
Prize: $2,000 + publication
Entry Fee: $20
Deadline: January 15, 2017


Translation Contests:

French-American Foundation Translation Prize
Eligibility: Translations published for the first time in the U.S. between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
Prize: $10,000
Deadline: January 15, 2017


Multi-Genre Contests:

Mississippi Review Prize
Eligibility: All fiction writers and poets
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry Fee: $15 hard copy; $16 online
Deadline: January 1, 2017

Society of Midland Authors Literary Awards
Eligibility: Authors born or residing in one of the 12 Midland states
Prize: $500
Entry Fee: $10
Deadline: January 7, 2017

Iowa Review Awards
Eligibility: All writers and poets
Prize: $1,500
Entry Fee: $20
Deadline: January 31, 2017


Writing Fellowships:

Steinbeck Fellowship in Creative Writing
Eligibility: New writers of any age and background
Prize: $10,000
Deadline: January 2, 2017

Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation
Eligibility: Working journalists (including freelancers) with at least five years of full-time media experience
Prize: $65,000
Deadline: January 31, 2017


Writing Residencies:

Yaddo
Eligibility: Any artist, except those enrolled in full time undergrad or graduate programs
Prize: 2-week to 2-month residencies
Deadline: January 1, 2017

Dartmouth Poet in Residence
Eligibility: Poets with at least one full-length collection of poetry
Prize: $1,000 + 6-8 week residency at the Frost Place
Entry Fee: $28
Deadline: January 5, 2017


Writers Workshops & Retreats:

Please note these may be non-paying opportunities with additional fees such as tuition, room & board, etc.


Kundiman Retreat

Eligibility: Asian American fiction writers & poets
Prize: 5 day retreat including master classes & manuscript consultation
Application fee: $25
Other fees: tuition $375; room and board is free
Deadline: January 15, 2017

Lambda Literary Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices
Eligibility: Writers in the LGBTQ community
Prize: a one-week intensive workshop immersion in fiction, genre fiction, nonfiction, playwriting or poetry
Application fee: $25
Other fees: $850 tuition, $800 room and board; scholarships available
Deadline: January 30, 2017


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