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

Tom Howard /Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

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.

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Entries must be previously unpublished and fiction entries should be no longer than 25 typed, double-spaced pages.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

Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award

Established in honor of poet Benjamin Saltman in 1998, this contest recognizes a previously unpublished collection of poetry. 48 page minimum.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.

Published: July 15, 2014

Knoxville Writers’ Guild’s annual writing contest

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, …

Published: June 11, 2014