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

F(r)iction Short Story Contest
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000
Entry fee: $15
Deadline: July 15, 2018

William Faulkner Literary Competition
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $2,000
Entry fee: $50
Deadline: July 15, 2018


Nonfiction Contests

Richard J. Margolis Award
Eligibility: New journalists or essayists
Prize: $5,000 + one-month residency
Deadline: July 1, 2018

Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000
Entry fee: $20
Deadline: July 16, 2018


Poetry Contests

Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000
Entry fee: $15
Deadline: July 1, 2018

Kingsley Tufts Award
Eligibility: Mid-career poets who have previously published books of poetry.
Prize: $100,000
Entry fee:
Deadline: July 1, 2018

Kate Tufts Discovery Award
Eligibility: Poets who have not been previously published
Prize: $10,000
Entry fee:
Deadline: July 1, 2018

Rattle Poetry Prize
Eligibility: U.S poets
Prize: $10,000
Entry fee: $25
Deadline: July 15, 2018


Multi-Genre Contests

New Millennium Writing Awards
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000
Entry fee: $20
Deadline: July 31, 2018