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Curt Johnson Prose Awards – december Magazine

Guidelines: Maximum of 8,000 words for fiction and non-fiction. Name and address on cover letter only. $20 entry fee includes copy of Awards issue. Judges – Nonfiction Roxane Gay and Fiction Lily King.

Published: April 3, 2017

The 2040 Awards Contest

The judge for the 2040 Book Awards is novelist Mat Johnson, the author of the novels Loving Day, Pym, Drop,and Hunting in Harlem, the nonfiction novella The Great Negro Plot, and the graphic novels Incognegro and Dark Rain. We are seeking full length works: novels, short story collections, memoirs, or essay collections. 2040 Books is …

Published: April 3, 2017

The Profane Prizes

Profane, an independent lit journal, is offering both a Nonfiction and Fiction prize for 2017. Each prize is $1000. For each, entrants may submit 2 pieces, up to 7500 cumulative words. Get more info about our judges and guidelines at profanejournal.com

Published: April 3, 2017

Sexy With Food

This creatively naughty contest is hosted monthly. Words to make you blush about food. Contest Rules ENTRY RULES: 1. One (1) entry per person, per month. 2. You must post the contest to two (2) social media sites. You must provide links to postings. 3. You must have a valid email. 4. It would be …

Published: April 3, 2017

Lit Fest Fellowships for Emerging Writers

The Lit Fest Fellowship for Emerging Writers covers the full cost of tuition for a Master Workshop. Lighthouse will be awarding four fellowships for Lit Fest 2017 to advanced writers of fiction (1), poetry (1), dramatic writing (1), and creative nonfiction (1) who haven’t yet published a book-length work and who wouldn’t otherwise be able …

Published: February 27, 2017

F(r)iction’s Winter 2017 Literary Contests

TBL is pleased to announce the F(r)iction Winter Literary Competition. There are four submission categories: 1) creative nonfiction ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words, 2) short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words, 3) flash fiction with a word limit of 750 words, and 4) poetry no longer than three pages. Winners …

Published: February 27, 2017

2040 Awards Program

2040, a new imprint from the Santa Fe Writer’s Project, seeks work from multicultural authors or those from an ethnic background over the age of 18. International entries and translations welcome. All fiction and creative nonfiction will be eligible despite genre, form, subject, or length. So we’ll take full-length manuscripts, collections short or long, and …

Published: February 27, 2017

Irene Adler Prize

The Irene Adler Prize offers a $1,000 US scholarship to a woman pursuing a degree in journalism, creative writing, or literature at a recognized post-secondary institution in the U.S. or Canada, based on an essay competition. Entries must be 500 words. Choice of topics: “Who is a female role model who inspires you?” “What do …

Published: February 27, 2017

Arts & Letters Prize Contest

The 19th annual Arts & Letters Prize Competition will be judged by Richard Garcia (poetry), Amy Hassinger (fiction), Sonja Livingston (creative nonfiction), and Iona Sun (drama). Arts & Letters is a national literary journal operating out of the MFA program at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia. One of the premier journals of the Southeast, Arts …

Published: February 27, 2017

Journal of the Bizarre Editor’s Award

Since its founding in 2011, Journal of the Bizarre has become a respected and authoritative source on the paranormal and supernatural, thanks to unbiased and fact-based investigative reporting on psychic phenomena, cryptozoology, ufology and conspiracy theory. In keeping with this tradition, Journal of the Bizarre has decided to offer an Editor’s Award for the best …

Published: February 27, 2017