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.

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, 2018

K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Award
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $10 for 1 story; $15 for 2 stories
Deadline: January 15, 2018

The Masters Review Short Story Award for New Writers
Eligibility: Emerging writers only
Prize: $3,000 + publication + agency review
Entry Fee: $20
Deadline: January 15, 2018

Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000 + possible publication
Entry Fee: $25
Deadline: January 15, 2018


Nonfiction Contests

Ellen Meloy Fund for Desert Writers
Eligibility: Emerging, mid-career or established writers are all welcome to apply
Prize: $5,000
Deadline: January 15, 2018


Poetry Contests

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 12, 2018

Colorado Prize for Poetry
Eligibility: All poets (except affiliates)
Prize: $2,000 + publication
Entry Fee: $28
Deadline: January 14, 2018


Translation Contests

French-American Foundation Translation Prize
Eligibility: Translations published for the first time in the U.S. between January 1 and December 31, 2017
Prize: $10,000
Deadline: January 15, 2018

National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowships
Eligibility: Published translators
Prize: $12,500 or $25,00
Deadline: January 11, 2018


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, 2018

Society of Midland Authors Literary Awards
Eligibility: Authors born in, residing in, or with strong ties to one of the 12 Midland states
Prize: $500
Entry Fee: $10
Deadline: January 6, 2018

Iowa Review Awards
Eligibility: All writers and poets
Prize: $1,500
Entry Fee: $20
Deadline: January 31, 2018


Writing Fellowships & Residencies

Steinbeck Fellowship in Creative Writing
Eligibility: New writers of any age and background
Prize: $10,000. Residency in the San José area is expected during the academic year.
Deadline: January 2, 2018

Yaddo
Eligibility: Any artist, except those enrolled in full time undergrad or graduate programs
Prize: 2-week to 2-month residencies
Deadline: January 1, 2018

Dartmouth Poet in Residence
Eligibility: Poets with at least one full-length collection of poetry
Prize: $2,000 + 6-8 week residency at the Frost Place
Entry Fee: $28
Deadline: January 5, 2018

 

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