Fiction

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Entries must be previously unpublished and fiction entries should be no longer than 25 typed, double-spaced pages.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Submit a previously unpublished collection of short stories of at least 150 words.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

Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers

Open only to writers whose fiction has not appeared, nor is scheduled to appear, in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000. Entries must not have appeared in any print publication. Max 12,000 words. Held quarterly. Submit using online submission manager.

Published: July 15, 2014

The Chariton Review Short Fiction Prize

Awarded annually to the best unpublished short fiction on any theme up to 5,000 words in English. All U.S. entrants receive a complimentary copy of the spring prize issue. Submit by regular mail or online submission manager.

Published: July 15, 2014

Aura Estrada Short Story Contest

Annual fiction contest for previously unpublished short stories up to 5,000 words. 2014 contest judge is Kiran Desai. Submit using online submission manager or via regular mail.

Published: July 15, 2014