The Colorado Prize for Poetry is an international literary contest started in 1995. Each year’s prizewinner receives a $2,000 honorarium and publication of his or her book by the Center for Literary Publishing and distribution by the University Press of Colorado. Manuscripts must be between 48 and 100 pages. Individual poems may be previously published, …
How to Enter: 1. Pick a prompt from one of the 10 available pages. 2. Write your story and make sure it’s between 500 and 1,500 words. 3. Prepare your story as a post on your own blog or website. Include a link at the end of your post to the prompt you used and …
Submit up to 25 pages of prose or 10 pages of poetry. All manuscripts are considered for publication. Submit through regular mail or online submission manager during the month of January. Judges will be Robyn Schiff (poetry), Rachel Kushner (fiction) and David Shields (nonfiction).
Submit a group of poems, a single story or essay or a manuscript (up to 50 pages) of a full-length novel, novella or collection of short stories or essays. Judged by Andrew Zawacki. Submit by regular mail or through online submission manager.
Submit a 50 to 60 page manuscript of vignettes. Can be poetry, prose or a combination of both. Maximum 60 poems. Prose should be approximately 800 words per piece, maximum 20,000 words total. Submit through online submission manager.
Send up to three poems or a short story of up to 9,000 words. Fiction judged by Ramona Ausubel. Poetry judged by Cathy Park Hong. Submit by postal mail or through online submission manager.
Upload a short story or poetry collection. Winner selected by reader’s votes and comments. Top voted 20 short stories and 40 sets of poems are published.
Open to college undergraduates only. Submit manuscript of 10 original, unpublished poems. Each poem must be no more than 46 lines. Send by regular mail only.
Submit one short story or essay, maximum 8,000 words, or up to three poems. Send through online submission manager or regular mail.
Open to Connecticut poets only. Submit up to three unpublished poems, maximum 40 lines each, via regular mail.