Semiannual contest for unpublished chapbooks or poems or short stories 16-36 pages long. Submit via online submission manager.
Submit up to 5,000 words of fiction using online submission manager. Judged by Rick Bass.
Submit 300 words or fewer of fiction. Judged by Kim Chinquee.
Given for a children’s picture book manuscript by a writer of color. Open to residents of the United States and who have not previously had a children’s picture book published. Manuscripts should address the needs of children of color by providing stories with which they can identify and relate, and which promote a greater understanding …
Submit a novel, novella or collection of stories between 150 and 350 pages. Also awards an original manuscript of poems between 50 and 70 pages by a writer who already has published at least one full-length book of poetry, not including chapbooks. Submit by regular mail or online submission manager.
Submit fictional stories about families of all configurations. Submit through online submission manager.
Submit prose, creative nonfiction or poetry on the topic of tobacco. Max 500 words. Submit by regular mail or online submission manager.
Submit fiction or nonfiction up to 22 pages or one to three poems (max 10 pages) using the online submission manager. Creative nonfiction judged by Jill Christman, poetry judged by Mark Neely and fiction judged by Rachel Basch.
Submit one fiction or nonfiction submission, max 7,000 words, or up to three poems. Judged by Richard Siken (poetry), Lily Hoang (fiction/prose) and Kiese Laymon (nonfiction).
Submit original fiction or nonfiction of up to 6,000 words or submit 3-5 poems or one long poem of at least five pages. The theme is TBD. Submit online only.