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Eligibility: Emerging writers of color (unpublished preferred)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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