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).
Open for poems in any style or theme. The Margaret Reid Prize awards poems with regular meter and/or rhyme or is written in a recognized poetic form. The Tom Howard Prize is given to the best poem of any style. Submit through online form.
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.
Submit 2-4 original, unpublished poems with a combined length of up to 400 lines. Only open to writers who have not yet published a book of poetry. Online submissions preferred.
Entries must be previously unpublished and fiction entries should be no longer than 25 typed, double-spaced pages.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.
Submit original, unpublished, free verse poems from 10 lines to two pages in English. Hard copy entries via regular mail only.
Established in honor of poet Benjamin Saltman in 1998, this contest recognizes a previously unpublished collection of poetry. 48 page minimum. Submit by regular mail or through online submission manager. Final judge: Mark Doty.
Offers three prizes for short fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. Submit via online submission manager only.
Submissions for the annual Knoxville Writers’ Guild writing contest will be accepted now through Sunday, June 15. Contestants may enter their work in several categories including poetry, creative nonfiction, novel excerpt, one-act play and screenwriting. In addition to the Leslie Garrett Award for Literary Fiction, this year KWG offers additional fiction categories for romance, crime/mystery, …