Fiction

Juniper Prizes

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.

Published: July 15, 2014

Dogwood 2015 Contest

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.

Published: July 15, 2014

Black Warrior Review Contests

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).

Published: July 15, 2014

Serena McDonald Kennedy Award

Submit a novella up to 50,000 words or a 200-page manuscript of short stories. Any topic will be considered. Previously published work is also admissible.

Published: July 15, 2014

Robert Watson Literary Prizes

Entries must be previously unpublished and fiction entries should be no longer than 25 typed, double-spaced pages. Poetry entries can include any number of poems up to 10 pages. Submit via Submittable or regular mail.

Published: July 15, 2014

Iowa Short Fiction Award

Submit a previously unpublished collection of short stories of at least 150 words. Manuscripts that have been published in periodicals are not eligible. Authors cannot have a published book of fiction. Submit by regular mail only.

Published: July 15, 2014