Each month will feature a curated batch 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 (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

Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $20
Deadline: March 1, 2017

Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $20
Deadline: March 1, 2017

Nelligan Prize
Eligibility: Short story writers
Prize: $2,000 + publication
Entry fee: $15; $17 online
Deadline: March 14, 2017

Arts & Letters Fiction Prize
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $20
Deadline: March 31, 2017


Nonfiction Contests

Natan Book Award at the Jewish Book Council
Eligibility: Nonfiction writers with a book that has an existing publishing contract with a recognized commercial publisher, scheduled for publication between November 1, 2017 and October 31, 2018
Prize: $10,000 (+ up to $15,000 covering marketing/publicity)
Deadline: March 1, 2017

Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $20
Deadline: March 1, 2017

Creative Nonfiction “Dangerous Creations” Contest
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $10,000
Entry fee: $20
Deadline: March 20, 2017

Susan Atefat Prize in Creative Nonfiction
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $20
Deadline: March 31, 2017


Poetry Contests

Ruth Stone Poetry Prize
Eligibility: All poets
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $20
Deadline: March 1, 2017

Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor’s Choice Award
Eligibility: Poets who have previously published at least one full-length book of poems and are citizens or residents of the U.S.
Prize: $1,000 + publication + additional $1,000 for marketing/promotion
Entry fee: $30
Deadline: March 7, 2017

Rumi Prize in Poetry
Eligibility: All poets
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $20
Deadline: March 31, 2017


Multi-Genre Contests

Prairie Schooner Book Prize
Eligibility: Poets and fiction writers
Prize: $3,000 + publication
Entry fee: $25
Deadline: March 15, 2017


Writing Fellowships & Residencies

Grub Street Emerging Writer Fellowship
Eligibility: writers 18+ yrs
Prize: writing classes and seminars
Deadline: March 1, 2017

National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships
Eligibility: Fiction and nonfiction writers with published work (see eligibility for details)
Prize: $25,000
Deadline: March 8, 2017

American Prospect Writing Fellowship
Eligibility: Journalists at the beginning of their careers
Prize: $33,000/year for two years
Deadline: March 10, 2017

Cave Canem Residency at the Rose O’Neill Literary House
Eligibility: African-American poets
Prize: $1,000 + one-month residency
Deadline: March 15, 2017

Milton Postgraduate Fellowship
Eligibility: New writers of Christian commitment working on their first book of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry
Prize: $5,000 stipend, mentorship, + residency
Entry fee: $35
Deadline: March 15, 2017

Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Fellowship
Eligibility: Academics, independent scholars and writers working on projects relating to the literature, history, culture, or art of the Americas before 1830
Prize: $20,000
Deadline: March 15, 2017

Hugo House Writer in Residence
Eligibility: Published writers of poetry
Prize: $500 monthly stipend for 9 months
Deadline: March 31, 2017

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship
Eligibility: Minnesota poetry and prose writers over the age of 18
Prize: $7,000
Deadline: March 31, 2017

 

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