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 Contests

Salamander 2018 Fiction Prize

Eligibility: All writers

Prize: $1,000 + publication

Entry Fee: $15

Deadline: June 4, 2018

Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction for Writers of Color Award

Eligibility: Emerging writers of color (unpublished preferred)

Prize: $1,500

Deadline: June 15, 2018

Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction

Eligibility: All U.S. writers

Prize: $2,500

Entry Fee: $15

Deadline: June 15, 2018

Drue Heinz Literature Prize

Eligibility: Writers who have published a novel or a book-length collection of fiction with a reputable book publisher, or a minimum of three short stories or novellas in magazines or journals of national distribution

Prize: $15,000 + publication

Deadline: June 30, 2018


Poetry Contests

Boston Review Annual Poetry Contest

Eligibility: All Poets

Prize: $1,500 and publication

Entry Fee: $20

Deadline: June 1, 2018

Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Award

Eligibility: All poets

Prize: $1,000 + publication

Entry Fee: $28

Deadline: June 15, 2018

May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Book Prize

Eligibility: All poets

Prize: $1,000 + publication

Entry Fee: $25

Deadline: June 30, 2018


Translation Contests

Leif and Inger Sjöberg Award

Eligibility: English translations of works written in a Nordic language

Prize: $2,000 + publication

Deadline: June 15, 2018

Nadia Christensen Prize

Eligibility: English translations of works written in a Nordic language

Prize: $2,500 + publication

Deadline: June 15, 2018


Multi-Genre Contests

New Millennium Writings Awards in Poetry, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Nonfiction

Eligibility: All writers

Prize: $1,000

Entry Fee: $20

Deadline: June 30, 2018

Los Angeles Review Awards

Eligibility: All writers

Prize: $1,000 + publication

Entry Fee: $20

Deadline: June 30, 2018

Louise Meriwether First Book Prize

Eligibility: WOC & nonbinary writers of color residing in the U.S. who have not had a book published or have a book under contract at the time of submission

Prize: $5,000 + publication with The Feminist Press

Deadline: June 30, 2018

 

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